Vasant Kumar
President and CEO

Vasant has over two decades of experience at senior levels of business management in pharmaceuticals, international finance, information technology and management consulting. As the CEO of Scriplogix, the parent company of CareCentra, Vasant has spent more than a decade engaging individuals, physicians and healthcare thought leaders in conversations around health and health decisions.

He leveraged the company’s range of competencies and substantial health data assets on attitudes, perceptions, preferences, motivations and behaviors to develop sophisticated analytical tools that not only measures patient engagement, but persuades people to lead healthier lifestyles. This body of work forms the underpinnings of the CareCentra platform.

Prior to founding Scriplogix, Vasant was VP for Strategic Planning & CIO for Ranbaxy, then one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies since acquired by Daiichi Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, as a Financial Economist at the World Bank, he dealt with economic policy and the management of large projects across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, in emerging markets.

An author and columnist on strategy, information economics, and knowledge management, Vasant holds degrees in Business Administration, Mathematics, and Finance.


Dr. Paresh Shah
MD, FACS, Executive Director – Medical Affairs

Paresh C. Shah, MD is a national leader in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery. He currently serves as the Director, Division of General Surgery and Vice Chairman, Quality and Innovation in Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. As a leader in the field, Paresh is active in the major surgical societies and is on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). A thought leader in Health Informatics at a national level, he has represented the MGMA at the Presidential Task Force on Health Care IT.

Paresh received his B.S. from the City University of New York, and his M.D. from SUNY-Brooklyn (Downstate), before training in General Surgery at Downstate and Kings County Hospital, and completed his residency at the Lahey Clinic after a Surgical Research Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


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