Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Counsyl
Ramji Srinivasan grew up on Long Island in a family of doctors. Now he’s aiming to give both doctors and patients better medical data so they can make choices that improve outcomes. Ramji dropped out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2007 to launch Counsyl with several co-founders. His goal was to make preventative medicine achievable with improved molecular screening. As CEO, Ramji oversees operations and technological development at Counsyl. He’s played an integral role in the creation of Counsyl’s highly-automated lab, as well as the company’s platform for patient and doctor communications. Ramji earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in financial mathematics, both from Stanford University.
Session: Rare is Common
While individually rare, the collective incidence of inherited Mendelian diseases exceeds that of Down syndrome. In this session, we’ll discuss the findings from screening over 500,000 patients, hear a mother’s perspective about parenting a terminally ill child, and explore the practical implementation of widespread screening in a clinical setting.