Our esteemed Fellow, Ruchi Dana MD MBA, has been appointed as Vice-Dean of Research on May 4th, 2020.
Dr. Ruchi Dana is a qualified medical practitioner, who has transitioned successfully into a seasoned entrepreneur and Business Leader. Ruchi did her MD from JNMCH, AMU and her full-time MBA from Stanford University and is an SSGSA Scholar. Ruchi also received her PMP Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation from Stanford University and was part of the Stanford BioDesign Exchange Team to China. Ruchi is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences and sits on several Corporate and Startup boards including Dana Group of Companies, UAE and Duluth Medical Technologies Inc, US. Ruchi has been recognized by Forbes Middle East as the “Next Generation Business Leader, Arab World” for 3 consecutive years 2017, 2018 and 2019. She has also been recognized by Campden Wealth as the “Women to Watch” in September’18 issue and was conferred with the Yuva Ratna Award, 2018. Ruchi has also been recognized as “Top 75 Family Business Leaders” 2019 by Campden Research (UK). Ruchi has also been recognized by Forbes magazine as Top Power Businesswomen in the Middle East 2020.
Ruchi is currently the President, COO of Duluth Medical Technologies Inc, a Silicon-Valley based Robotic Medical device startup. Duluth is focused to develop intelligent, agile and affordable surgical robots, to improve patient care. Ruchi has been working on medical devices right through her undergraduate college days and has presented various papers, publications on low-cost medical devices at international conferences. While at Stanford, Ruchi was part of the Stanford BioDesign Team and her team won the NIH grant for needs finding under the C-IDEA consortium at Stanford. Ruchi has also worked with Golden Seeds, a women-focused Angel Network in New York and New Silk Route Growth Capital, a PE firm in Dubai, she has mainly focused on healthcare-related investments at both these firms.
While still sitting on the board of her $500-million-a-year family business, Dana Group, Dr. Ruchi Dana has managed to earn her MBA from Stanford and found three businesses: Jugaad, an on-demand last-mile logistics provider in the UAE, Pik A Venture, a crowdfunding accelerator platform for South-East Asia and One Big Family, an app for the elderly. Still, in her early thirties, Ruchi’s contributions to the family business include helping it diversify into value-added steel products, lubricants, retail, and hospitality sectors. Ruchi mentors startups/founders and also volunteers her time for Médecins Sans Frontières, TiE, and AIF. Following her passion for Medical Devices, Ruchi is currently devoting her time to Duluth Medical Robotics and is looking for strategic partners, who can help realize her dream of making Robotic Surgeries more affordable and scalable.