about me 

A general medicine doctor by background, I am an experienced clinical leader, consultant and director in the healthcare and technology industries, working at the intersection of clinical, commercial and technology fields. I have expertise in leading the design, implementation and commercialisation of digital health solutions, and supporting healthcare organisations with service and digital transformation. I hold a particular interest in the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare. I have built, led and managed global cross-functional teams and worked in the UK NHS and across international healthcare systems.

In my current role as an Associate Partner at IBM, I am responsible for working with healthcare clients to solve complex problems and transform care delivery leveraging IBM's technology capabilities in AI, Analytics, Hybrid-Cloud and Blockchain, and consulting services expertise. As a member of the Global Chief Health Officer's Team, I also provide clinical and strategic support for healthcare initiatives across IBM, globally.


I am also the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Doctorpreneurs, a non-profit organisation and global community for healthcare professionals and students interested in healthcare​ technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. I provide independent digital health advisory services to startups, corporates, investors and accelerators.

Prior to joining IBM and outside of medical practice, I have held roles as the Clinical Lead for Digital Health at Bupa, an international healthcare insurance and provider organisation, and as a Clinical Fellow to the NHS National Medical Director.

Throughout my career I have been a coach and mentor supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds with personal and professional development. Click here for more about coaching services.

Click here for health-tech / digital health advisory enquiries or speaking requests.




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Associate Partner - Healthcare | IBM 

Sept 2020 - Present

Member of Chief Health Officers Team | IBM 

March 2017 - Present

Global Clinical & Client Success Leader | IBM Watson Health

Jan 2018 - Sept 2020

Global Clinical Consultant | IBM Watson Health 

Oct 2016 - Jan 2018


Co-Founder & Managing Director | Doctorpreneurs

April 2014 - Present

NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur

Mentor & Sponsor | NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

March 2016 - Present

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Global Clinical IT Manager | Bupa

Sept 2015 - Oct 2016

NHS National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow | Bupa

Sept 2014 - Aug 2015

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Innovation Fellow | Anglia Ruskin University MedTech Campus

Sept 2014 - Sept 2017

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Mentor | Startupbootcamp Digital Health Programme

Jan 2017 - Jan 2020


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Medical Doctor | Centre for Health & Human Performance, 76 Harley Street

Sept 2015 - Jan 2017

Medical Doctor | NHS

Aug 2011 - Aug 2015


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Strategic Management and Management of Technology & Innovation 


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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgey (MBBS) 


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Management (BSc)



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Top 5 in UK Healthtech | 2019

Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech | 2017, 2018, 2019

NHS National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow | 2014/15

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