Shriram Vijayakumar

  • Shriram Vijayakumar

    Founder & CEO, DaVita Care India

    Shriram's inspiration to start NephroLife in India began with a revelation that - "Every year, 300,000 people need some form of renal replacement therapy in India but less than 10% of them have access to kidney care, and most of them die in the first year."
    Shriram started NephroLife in 2009 with an angel investment from serial entrepreneur, Dev Kumar Roy, to establish the first-of-its-kind, technology-enabled, and dedicated kidney care community in the country with a strong focus on improving the clinical outcomes, quality and longevity of life for patients with kidney disease.

    In 2011, after closing a second round of funding with VC major New Enterprise Associates and DaVita Inc. - a US-based Fortune 400 Company and one of largest kidney care providers worldwide, DaVita India was born. With the aid of a robust online monitoring system, networked dialysis machines, holistic medical care focus, and an outcomes-based healthcare approach, DaVita India is improving the overall value delivered to patients via its standalone as well as in-hospital business formats, and is committed to pursuing its mission of being the Provider, Partner and Employer of Choice.

    Today, DaVita India is present across 8 cities and partnered with multiple leading hospitals and nephrologists across the country, and has emerged as India’s leading provider of innovative, high quality and no compromise kidney care.

    Shriram began his career at Mars & Co. Management Consulting Firm in New York. During his time there, he advised Fortune 500 Companies in FMCG, Automotive and Health Insurance verticals in the United States, China, Hong Kong and India. He then returned to India as CEO of NU Hospitals, a nephro-uro speciality hospital.  He was also an advisor to InstaHealth Solutions, a Healthcare Information Systems Company. He has a double major in Economics & Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon.