Rajiv Doshi

Executive Director (US), Stanford-India Biodesign
Consulting Associate Professor

Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Dr. Rajiv Doshi serves as the Executive Director (US) of Stanford-India Biodesign and is also a Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, the program is a first of its kind collaboration between Stanford University, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Dr. Doshi’s research and teaching interests involve medical technology innovation for emerging markets, with a particular focus on India. Dr. Doshi has served as an advisor to the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India since the Stanford-India Biodesign program began in 2007. He also has advised foundations and medical technology companies in crafting strategies to create new medical products for India. In 2012, he was named by Forbes India as one of the top 18 Indian scientists who are changing the world.

Dr. Doshi serves as a Sr. Advisor to LUNAR Design, where he co-directs the emerging markets medical technology practice. In this role, Dr. Doshi advises companies how to identify unmet clinical needs in India and how to create appropriate solutions to those needs.

Dr. Doshi is also the Founder and CEO of LightSide MD, a medical products incubator that focuses primarily on the conception and development of consumer healthcare products.

Dr. Doshi previously founded Ventus Medical, where he served as its first Chief Executive Officer and later as its Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Doshi is the inventor of the core technology of Ventus Medical’s products: for obstructive sleep apnea (Provent Sleep Apnea Therapy) and snoring (Theravent Snoring Therapy).

Prior to founding Ventus Medical, he was a Principal at De Novo Ventures. Dr. Doshi has taught medical device design courses at Stanford since 2000 and has roughly 70 US and international patents issued or pending in the fields of pulmonary medicine, cardiology, general surgery, sleep medicine and wound care.

Dr. Doshi holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, an MS in Biomechanical Engineering and an MD, all from Stanford University where he was a Soros Fellow.

Contact Information:

Clark Center
318 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5428



Cardiovascular Medicine, Medical Device Design

Research Interests