Dr. Ajay Bakshi


Neurosurgeon, Tech Entrepreneur, Digital Public Goods

Dr. Ajay Bakshi is trained as a neurosurgeon and has worked as a neuroscientist, strategy consultant and CEO of Max Healthcare, Manipal Hospitals and India Operations of IHH/Parkway Hospitals. He is the Co-founder of NeuranceAI – which is building technology products by converging neuroscience with artificial intelligence. He is also a volunteer at iSPIRT – a Bangalore based technology think tank.

Dr. Bakshi trained as a neurosurgeon at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from where he completed his MBBS and M.Ch.(Neurosurgery) in 1997. He then worked as a clinical neurosurgeon at a not-for-profit institution in New Delhi for four years. Thereafter, he moved to the Department of Neurobiology at Drexel University to set up his stem cell transplantation lab.

In 2005, Dr. Bakshi entered management professionally when he joined McKinsey & Company at their New Jersey office. For the next 6 plus years, Dr. Bakshi worked at McKinsey and worked on topics related to Strategy, M&A, Technology and Innovation. Since 2011, Dr. Bakshi has led Max Healthcare, Manipal Hospitals and India Operations for Singapore based IHH/Parkway Hospitals.

Dr. Bakshi is very passionate about using technology for solving population scale problems. He authored one of the first white papers on mobile healthcare for the GSM Association – this is quoted by Wikipedia. He has been an advisor to large government entities (Dubai Healthcare City, Saudi FDA, Bahrain Ministry of Health) and has recently been appointed as the Advisor to the National Health Authority of India. He has been a core volunteer at iSPIRT since 2019 where he has led the development of the conceptual model underpinning the Unified Health Interface (UHI) which is being implemented by the NHA.

Apart from his professional journey, Dr. Bakshi is passionate about classical music, reading philosophy and science and travelling. His wife is a successful neurosurgeon in Delhi and his daughter is a lawyer.

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