Dr. Akileswaran is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, most recently serving as the Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Alameda Health System, where she has been on staff for 5.5 years.
Dr. Akileswaran received her BA in Community Health, magna cum laude, from Brown University and went on to obtain her MD and MBA degrees at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, respectively. She completed her residency training at UCSF, where she spent time at county facilities such as Zuckerberg San Francisco General. It was there that she cemented her commitment to working in safety net health systems.
Prior to her leadership tenure at AHS, Dr. Akileswaran was a physician entrepreneur, cofounding a venture-backed digital health company called Cleo, which allows working families to access health and wellness support towards better family health. Dr. Akileswaran helped build the business and team and ran operations for the first three years. Cleo is a global employee benefit at companies like Salesforce, eBay, and PepsiCo.
At AHS, Dr. Akileswaran has been overseeing Ambulatory operations for Ob/Gyn – over the last year, she has led efforts to double clinic volumes, reduce no show rates by 50%, implement team-based care, and develop innovative routes for our patients to access care.
She previously worked at McKinsey & Company, was a Fulbright Scholar, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and completed the California Healthcare Foundation Leadership Fellowship.