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Shantanu Nundy, MD

Chief Medical Officer

“As a physician, I see relationships and personalized support as central to high quality healthcare. As an engineer, I see the potential for intelligent technologies to simplify the complexity of healthcare and augment healthcare professionals. What drew me to Accolade is that they are already delivering both at scale and bending the cost curve and delighting patients as a result.”

Dr. Shantanu Nundy, chief medical officer of Accolade, oversees the company’s clinical strategy and solutions to improve health outcomes for individuals and families, as well as the experience and relationships they have with their providers. Dr. Nundy is also a practicing primary care physician at Mary’s Center, a federally qualified health center serving a large, immigrant community in Washington, D.C. Dr. Nundy is a technologist with expertise in combining medicine and innovation with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry and global health policy.

In 2021, Dr. Nundy published his second book, Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent it. He has authored and been cited in the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal on issues including how employers can navigate the pandemic to provide better healthcare, the challenges and potential solutions for distributing Covid antiviral pills in an inequitable healthcare system and how consumers can take a greater role in their own healthcare.

Prior to joining Accolade, Dr. Nundy served as senior technology advisor in the World Bank Group’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice. In this role, he accelerated adoption of health innovation and technology across the Bank’s $15 billion healthcare portfolio in low- and middle-income countries.

Dr. Nundy’s work has been recognized by the MacArthur Foundation and World Health Organization. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychology Today, Rolling Stone, Wired and others. He is also the author of Stay Healthy At Every Age, a Wall Street Journal top five book in health and wellness of 2010.

He also serves as a lecturer in health policy at the George Washington Milken Institute for Public Health. He is a graduate of MIT (BS), Johns Hopkins (MD), and the University of Chicago (MBA).