HealthCursor consulting team includes senior information technology and healthcare business leaders with more thn 15-20 years of real world experience. Our Investors, Consultants, Advisors and Employees constitute a robust team to provide pragmatic horizon gazing and game changing strategies.

Our Health Informatics, Big Data Analytics, Medical Technology and Delivery systems teams bring diverse and deep experience to every healthcare engagement. Our Core team consists of renowned leaders and entrepreneurs that have run and mentored successful businesses of today and are vested in some of the best innovation companies of tomorrow.

Our involvement at planning and detailed design stage for all our projects is led by an experienced HealthCursor Principal. Principal is responsible for ensuring the timely delivery and quality of the design and that the performance of the HCG team meets and exceeds expectations.

We believe that our team should be equipped with the very latest technology and mentorship, and in this way we can offer our clients innovation and optimum structural solutions through access to market research, evidence, experience and POCs.And therefore, we have a strong Advisory Board to support our work.

Vikas Dass

Vikas Dass


Vikas Dass is a thought leader in Pharmacy retail, Healthcare CPG, retail, ecommerce and e-healthcare business models. He is a nationally recognized expert on business strategy, customer service, Online sales, and marketing. With over thirteen years of experience in the Indian and European markets beginning in the trenches of retail and extending to senior management positions in technology driven healthcare projects, he has been a corporate officer, franchisor and entrepreneur.

Dr. Ruchi Dass

Dr. Ruchi Dass

CEO & Director

Dr. Dass is regarded as one of the leading global innovators in the Healthcare ICT and Public Health sector. Dr Dass has previously held innovation roles with Apollo Group of Hospitals, WHO, BOSCH, Commonwealth Connects Program, Religare Technologies and ASHOKA. Her many innovations have received international recognitions, most notably by the GSMA, IPIHD (World Economic Forum) and TED. She is also recently voted as one of the Most Influential woman in Health IT in the world by Fierce Health.

Our Advisors


Dr.joel Joel Selanikio

A practicing pediatrician, former Wall Street computer consultant, and former epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Joel Selanikio is the CEO of DataDyne, a social business working in fields such as international development and global health.

Selanikio started to experiment with electronic data capture back when the Palm Pilot was cutting edge technology. In the years since then, he has helped to experiment with the growing potential and availability of technology–and the growing ubiquity of the cloud. Combining the two has led to systems such as Magpi mobile data collection software. Previously known as “EpiSurveyor,” the service now has over 20,000 users in more than 170 countries.

Selanikio holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, a medical degree from Brown University, and he is a graduate of the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship of the CDC. He continues to practice clinical pediatrics as an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University and on the Emergency Response Team of the International Rescue Committee.


Dr. Geeta Nayyar

Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A., is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for PatientPoint. A nationally recognized leader in healthcare information technology as well as a board-certified practicing physician, she brings an integrated perspective to physicians, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and accountable care organizations that are facing the challenges of the nation’s changing healthcare system.

Dr. Nayyar was most recently the chief medical information officer at AT&T, where she provided a clinical perspective to the AT&T ForHealthSM strategy and portfolio. She also served as the principal medical officer at Vangent, Inc. and as the chief medical officer of APCO Worldwide, a public affairs and strategic communications firm. A specialist in rheumatology, Dr. Nayyar maintains an active practice while serving on the medical school faculty at Florida International University and George Washington University.

Dr. Nayyar received her Medical Doctor and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Miami. She earned her Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. Dr. Nayyar holds memberships and committee appointments in several professional organizations including the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. She is a member of the advisory board of the Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS).


Thierry_ZYLBERBERG_PHOTOThierry Zylberberg

Thierry ZYLBERBERG is Executive Vice President of the France Telecom/Orange Group, and Head of Orange Healthcare, the Group’s Healthcare Division that he created in 2007.  Orange Healthcare aims to develop e-health activities in France and internationally leveraging the France Telecom-Orange Group’s expertise in Information and Communication Technologies.

Thierry is a widely recognized thought leader on the transformational impact of new technologies on the healthcare ecosystem. He frequently speaks at a wide range of conferences on the subject of m-Health and e-Health. He was recognized by the French Magazine L’Usine Nouvelle as “one of the 100 leaders who will transform the Industry in 2011”

Thierry previously served as Executive Vice President, in charge of Strategic Partnerships for the FT/Orange Group.  He has held various positions inside and outside the France Telecom Group, among which Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Major Accounts Division at France Telecom, General Manager of France Telecom Mexico, which was responsible for managing the French carrier’s investments in Telmex and providing Telmex with assistance and advice on its newly deregulated markets.

He is also a co-founder of the Women’s Business Mentoring Initiative, an organisation founded by Stanford Business School alumni which aims to help women entrepreneurs develop business projects in France.

Thierry is a graduate of Stanford University, the École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.

Our Fellows

“At HealthCursor, we believe that innovation happens through networks of inspired people, and we consider our community to be one of our strongest assets. With a network that includes NGOs, foundations, non-profits, government entities, and public health groups — as well as people affiliated with academic institutions such as MIT, IIT, IIM, Kellogg school of management — HealthCursor is able to collaborate at scale and effect meaningful change faster and more systemically”.