Sarang Deo

Professor, Operations Management
Deputy Dean - Faculty and Research, Executive Director - Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM)

Email sarang_deo@isb.edu

Website https://sites.google.com/a/isb.edu/sarangdeo/


I am Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at the Indian School of Business. My primary area of research is health care delivery systems. I am interested in investigating the impact of operations decisions on population level health outcomes. Some of the healthcare contexts that I have studied include the influenza vaccine supply chain and the phenomenon of ambulance diversion in the US, HIV early infant diagnosis networks in sub-Saharan Africa, and formal and informal pathways for TB diagnosis in India. I regularly collaborate with international public health funding and implementation agencies such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and PATH for my research.

Prior to joining the ISB, I was Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. I obtained a PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and B. Tech. from IIT Bombay. Before entering academics, I worked with Accenture as a management consultant.



  • 2023 - Present: Deputy Dean – Faculty and Research, Indian School of Business
  • 2020 - Present: Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2017 - Present: Executive Director, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business
  • 2021 - 2023: Area Leader of Operations Management, Indian School of Business
  • 2016 - 2020: Associate Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2011 - 2016: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2007 - 2011: Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management


In the Media

March 22, 2023: More healthcare not always about better health, The New Indian Express.

April 11, 2019: panelists at Facebook ‘One India Series’, Republic TV.

April 2, 2019: How Aadhaar-based biometrics hurts PDS in India, Live Mint.

December 20, 2015: Health Care on Tap, Business Today.

June 4, 2012: When Hospitals Turn Away Ambulances, Kellogg Insight.

May 1, 2012: Accel Partners, IDG Ventures to invest $5 million in Forus Health, Economic Times.

October 20, 2011: Decentralization of resource-constrained networks, Pharmabiz.

October 1, 2011: Using Operations Management to Improve Healthcare Access, ISB Insight.

April 1, 2011: A Potentially Fatal Illness, An Unpredictable Vaccine, Kellogg Insight.

December 1, 2009: Rational Rationing, Kellogg Insight.

Research & Publications