Gajen Sunthara is the former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) and a member of the United States Digital Service (USDS). He was a tech-architect for President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and Nation’s healthcare interoperability which uses open FHIR standards across numerous U.S. federal agencies with private sectors.
Gajen has deep healthcare domain knowledge across various healthcare specialties as he pioneered in the development of early Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the private and public sectors.
He spent 19 years of his career at Boston Children’s Hospital, Nation’s leading pediatric hospital, where he developed Epic and Cerner EHR systems. In addition, he helped advance the EHR modernization efforts across federal agencies for U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that uses eHMP and U.S. Department of Defense’s AHLTA EHR systems.
Previously, Gajen was the Director of Innovation R&D at Boston Children's Hospital. He is also the founder of 1upHealth, Inc., an inclusive healthcare data platform for patients, providers and app developers, which was seed/grant funded $3.6 MM along with 2 startup exits.
Currently, Gajen holds a critical position in another stealth Silicon Valley healthcare startup, while being an Innovation Advisor for Boston Children’s Hospital, and a Senior Advisor for Harvard Medical School’s Primary Care program.
Gajen has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Information Technology from Harvard University.