Rakesh runs a tertiary cardiac surgical practice at Barts Heart Centre and leads on surgical research at the Centre.
He is helping to develop a new life sciences cluster (www.bartslifesciences.org) in London. The cluster is predicated around discovery, diversity and delivery. It will help to translate basic science from bench to the bedside at scale. It is using AI and big data including omics data to predict and prevent disease and undertake precision medicine. These interactions between industry, the NHS and academia underpin the new industrial strategy.
Rakesh sits on the board of Capital Enterprise who are London’s start up experts bringing together academia, entrepreneurs and industry.