About

Neil is a Knight-Hennesy Scholar pursuing an MD/MBA at Stanford Medical School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins. There, he focused on patient-facing devices that democratize medicine and was part of a team that was a finalist for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE. He also spent time fixing medical equipment in Rwanda and later co-founded a medical hackathon called MedHacks.

During a Fulbright year to the Netherlands, Neil completed a master’s in health economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam and published cost-effectiveness research. Now, he is interested in advancing health equity through policy reforms and delivery system innovation.

Projects

Cost-Effectiveness of a Precision Health Approach to Tuberculosis

VascTrac: Digital Health Approach to Peripheral Artery Disease

Medical Tricorder

Opioid Pill Disposal

Ebola Suit

Portfolio

Genomics Education

At the time (summer 2013), less than 10% of physicians felt comfortable interpreting any genomic data of their patients. Neil worked with two labmates to create a genomics curriculum - one targeted at patients and one at providers. The patient-facing curriculum has been viewed >45,000 times on YouTube. The project is further described in this news article from the San Diego Union Tribune.

Ruminations

Blog from Rwanda: In 2014, Neil spent 9 weeks fixing medical equipment in Rwanda. The experience helped him understand the importance of health policy in improving health, and set him on a path to study health policy and economics. This blog and related article catalog some of his experiences.

Vaccines: In 2018, Neil testified in support of SB-276, a California bill (later signed into law) that ended vaccine personal belief exemptions. He reflected on the experience here.

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In The News

19 Johns Hopkins students, recent graduates named Fulbright Scholars

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