Executive Director

Sarang Deo
Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Associate Professor, Operations Management, ISB

Professor Deo as the Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management provides a strategic roadmap to all healthcare initiatives at the ISB. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of faculty and research affiliates to cover research and education programmes in collaboration with healthcare and pharmaceutical companies globally. He provides academic oversight to the Institute’s Long Duration Programme, the Healthcare Management Programme.

Professor Deo’s research investigates the impact of operational decisions regarding design and management of healthcare delivery systems on population-level health outcomes. His work spans a variety of contexts including vaccine supply chains, ambulance transport, diagnostic networks in a variety of geographic contexts including the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa and India.

His current projects include improvement of the quality of TB diagnosis and treatment in India's private sector, understanding operational and economic barriers for last mile delivery of health commodities in rural areas, assessing the impact of telemedicine on patients' care-seeking behavior, and development of community-based chronic disease management programs.

He has published several research papers in top-tier academic journals and also developed case studies that are closely related to his research projects. He frequently collaborates with international agencies such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada.