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 at the Indian School of Business, where I also serve as the Deputy Dean for Faculty and Research and as the Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management.

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.  I currently serve as the member of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on TB (STAG-TB).

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