Rajiv Doshi, MD
Raj is the founder and CEO of Piper Biosciences. A physician and engineer by training, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Stanford University where his research focuses on health technology innovation. He is also the Director of the India Program at Stanford Biodesign, a collaboration between Stanford and the Government of India to create novel medical products for India’s underprivileged. Previously, Raj founded and was CEO of Ventus Medical where he was the core inventor of its products to treat obstructive sleep apnea (Provent) and snoring (Theravent). He is an inventor on over 80 issued or pending patents.
Raj received his BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Biomechanical Engineering, and an MD from Stanford University. He is also the recipient of the Soros Fellowship.
Maya Adam, MD
Advisor, Medical Education
Maya advises on the creation of digital medical content for Piper Biosciences. At Stanford University, Maya is the Director of Health Education Outreach at the Stanford Center for Health Education. In 2013, she developed Stanford Child Nutrition and Cooking, a public health education outreach effort that has reached more than 300,000 students globally. Since then, she has launched 4 additional massive open online courses. Maya serves as the Faculty Lead for Digital MEdIC South Africa, leading the development of novel digital teaching tools to support the work of international community health workers in under-resourced areas. Maya is the author of Food Love Family: A Practical Guide to Child Nutrition.
Maya received her BA in Human Biology from Stanford and her MD from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to her post-secondary studies, she spent 10 years as a professional ballet dancer with the State Theater of Saxony in Germany.
Leslie Ziegler Schrock
Leslie oversees digital engagement and manages the Piper Biosciences brand. Leslie also serves as an advisor and board member to companies at the convergence of health and technology, and is the cofounder of Bitty Foods, a company introducing edible insects to the western world. Previously, she was part of the founding team at Rock Health, an incubator focused on digital health, serving primarily as the firm’s creative director and chief evangelist. Earlier in her career, she worked in advertising as an art director at McCann Erickson and Tribal DDB. Leslie speaks internationally on health, design and technology, most recently at SXSW, Chicago Ideas Week, WIRED and CES, and has been featured in publications including Fast Company, NPR, Time, GQ, Entrepreneur, Inc, Vogue and The New York Times.
Leslie received her BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.
Board of Directors
Rajiv Doshi, MD
Srini Akkaraju, MD, PhD
Srini is a senior advisor to Sofinnova Ventures. Previously, he was a general partner of Sofinnova Ventures, managing director of New Leaf Venture Partners, and cofounder and managing director at Panorama Capital, a private equity firm founded by the former venture capital investment team of J.P. Morgan Partners. Srini previously was a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners and worked in business and corporate development at Genentech. Srini serves on the boards of Seattle Genetics, Varsartis, Intercept Pharmaceuticals and aTyr Pharma. He previously served on the boards of Barrier Therapeutics, Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Synageva Biopharma Corp. and ZS Pharma, all publicly traded biotechnology companies, and Amarin Corporation plc, a foreign publicly traded biotechnology company.
Srini received his MD and PhD in Immunology from Stanford University, and undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science from Rice University.
Yogen Dalal, PhD
Yogen co-founded and seed funded Glooko, a diabetes management company, and currently serves on its board. He spent over 20 years at Mayfield Fund investing in communications, enterprise software, and internet consumer and infrastructure. His investments include AudienceScience, BeVocal, BroadVision, Concur, Nuance, Packet Engines, TIBCO, Vantive and Zenprise. Prior to joining Mayfield Fund, Yogen was a founding member of two startups, Claris Corporation and Metaphor Computer Systems. He was an original member of the Star and Ethernet development teams at Xerox, and a co-author of the TCP Specification in 1974. Yogen also serves on the board of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a nationally acclaimed professional non-profit theater company.
Yogen received a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University and a BTech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he was honored as a distinguished alum.