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Sriram Shamasunder

Co-Founder, Heal Initiative


Sriram Shamasunder is co-founder of HEAL(Health Equity, Action and Leadership) Initiative. HEAL Initiative is an immersive two year health workforce program that trains and transforms front line health professionals serving underserved communities as a life long choice. HEAL works in underserved areas in California, Navajo Nation and 7 countries around the world. HEAL trained 80 front line health professionals over the last three years, half of whom are Native American or health professionals from low and middle income countries.

Sri was awarded the Young Physician of the Year American College of Physicians and was named an Asia21 fellow by the Asia Foundation.

Sri was a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to India, and a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur. Recently, he gave a Berkeley Ted X talk entitled "Whose Suffering Matters Less, and Why"? Sri graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, trained at Harbor- UCLA medical center and is currently clinical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco.


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Caribbean, North America, West and Central Africa