Akhil Saklecha

Advisor - Healthtech

Akhil Saklecha is Chief Scientific Officer of Acute Care at Danaher (NYSE: DHR) where he leads the company’s scientific and technology strategy. Akhil joined Danaher from Cleveland Clinic, where he was the Managing Director of Venture Capital leading investments into life sciences, medical devices, and digital health startups for the #2 ranked health system in the world.

Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Akhil was Managing Director at Artiman Ventures in Silicon Valley where he invested into early-stage technologies transforming industries across healthcare, education, ecommerce, real estate, and packaging.

Amit also was CEO and co-founder of Slive, a venture-funded startup focused on saliva diagnostics. Before becoming a VC, Akhil was CEO of an emergency physician staffing company, Chairperson of Emergency Medicine (Aultman Hospital), and Vice-Chairman of Quality (AH). He has served on local, state, and national boards and committees touching emergency medicine, quality improvement, EMS services, and health insurance.

Akhil is Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine and continues to practice part-time at Cleveland Clinic.

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