Rahul is a trained medical doctor from Auckland, New Zealand and has had six years of post graduate clinical experience across three countries. He is a Registrar (Resident) with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians under their specialty training program.
Rahul decided to influence the broader determinants of health care outcomes and delivery by studying a Masters in Business Administration in Social Innovation at the University of Oxford.
Whilst at Oxford, he helped scale up a palliative care organisation in rural India by securing a large grant of Rs. 20 million for access to morphine in three states. He also served as an elected member of the fabled Oxford Union Debating Society; the Richard Doll Society; the Oxford Healthcare Business Network; and was a contributing editor for the Journal of Human Welfare at Green Templeton College. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a public health degree at Harvard.
Rahul grew up in India and Oman, and lived in a monastic order in the foothills of Bombay prior to studying neuroscience and medicine at the Universities of Otago and Auckland in New Zealand.
He enjoys performing theatre and Indian classical music and practices GoJu-Ryu karate when he can.
He sees himself at the interface of evidence-based clinical practice and responsible management - as a social entrepreneur in health. He is the founder of OnTrackBirths - an endeavour bringing maternal care to vulnerable populations.