Arul Thangavel, MD

President

Wisercare

Dr. Arul Thangavel is President of WiserCare, a digital health technology company devoted to amplifying the patient voice to change the trajectory of health care. WiserCare combines evidence, patient preferences, and a proprietary data modeling approach to help patients and their providers make more confident decisions. Our customers are health systems, insurers, and ACOs seeking to help patients make their voices heard in care decisions, and helping providers make more efficient and satisfying use of their time with patients. WiserCare's Advance Care Planning approach has helped thousands of patients voice their end of life care care preferences to get the experience they want even if they can't speak for themselves. At WiserCare, Dr. Thangavel runs clinical strategy and partnerships, helping health systems, payers and patients unite to produce better health outcomes.

For background, Arul is an Internal Medicine physician with extensive technology, research, quality improvement and clinical experience. He still maintains a clinical practice at the University of California, San Francisco, where he completed Internal Medicine residency, went to medical school and graduated with honors. Prior to joining WiserCare, Arul was both an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown and a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of State during the last two years of the Obama administration.

Arul's clinical and research interests span multiple fields, including end of life care, human neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, big data in healthcare, clinical quality improvement and global health practice and policy. He has delivered keynote and plenary conference lectures at national and international conferences, on topics ranging from Advance Care Planning to medication adherence in under resourced settings. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and newspaper articles.

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