PROFILE:

BHAVYA REHANI, MD
President, Co-Founder & CEO,
Health4theworld

Bhavya Rehani, MD, a recognized authority on global health and health inequities among vulnerable populations.

Dr. Rehani is the Co-Founder, CEO and President of Health4theworld, an award-winning nonprofit organization. She completed her residency from University of Cincinnati, Neuroradiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and has been a faculty at UCSF.

Growing up in India, Dr. Rehani witnessed the poor access to healthcare for her own grandparents in rural India. Inspired to find a solution and give back, she launched Health4theWorld.

Acclaimed for her service to the global community, Dr. Rehani was recently awarded the 2020 UCSF Chancellor Award for Public service.

In 2019, she was awarded the Silicon Woman of Influence Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and named in “Rising Stars: 66 Leaders in Healthcare Under 40”by the Becker’s Health Review.

In 2018, Dr. Rehani was awarded the Woman of the Year and Female Innovator of Year by Women in Business Awards & Health4theworld was awarded the Organization of the Year and Tech Start Up of The Year.

Dr. Rehani received RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 2012 and RSNA Education Scholar Grant in 2015.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, NBC and SF Business Times.

Health4theworld provides free education & technology resources in 110 countries. Faculty in 19 specialties from 25 academic institutions have provided weekly live and asynchronous learning through Health4theWorld Academy with more than 500 videos posted since the last 5 years. Dr Rehani has led the integration of innovative technologies in global health including a Stroke App to help patients in the remote corners of the world. She has led the integration of emerging technologies in education including virtual reality, machine learning and mobile health in medicine.

During COVID-19, her work has focused on providing humanitarian assistance globally.

Health4theworld was

built on the founding principle of

selfless service.

 

Dr. Rehani has been featured in multiple news media.

She is an invited member for UN Women/QBI Biosciences Institute at UCSF & a NIH Fogarty Grant Reviewer as well.

It is the doctors and patients in low resource communities which inspire her everyday to design new solutions to bring health to underserved & vulnerable populations. She hopes that she can help more people like her grandparents who don’t have access to health and live in remote parts of the world.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2019/05/17/a-woman-of-influence-bhavya-rehani-starts-medtech

Dr. Bhavya Rehani was awarded the Silicon Valley Woman of Influence in 2019 by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

https://www.pressheretv.com/the-dr-of-vr/

Dr. Rehani was featured on Press Here on role of virtual reality and how Health4theworld has used it in education and mobile applications.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2018/07/26/elite-us-doctors-share-expertise-with-developing-world-to-improve-global-health/?sh=d8989391c38f

“The 100% volunteer-led organization is working to share health information with doctors and patients around the world to improve health outcomes. Everything they offer is entirely free to the doctors, other healthcare professionals and the patients.”

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/07/03/husband-and-wife-team-is-using-vr-and-telemedicine.html

“The problem is huge and the solution has to be something sustainable,” Rehani said. “Our aim is to create one of the largest systems where anybody in the world can access information they can use to help their patients.”

https://www.stanforddaily.com/2018/02/15/nonprofit-applies-machine-learning-to-global-healthcare/

Our aim is to create an app that is a friend, which they love so much they want to use it every day,” Rehani said. “Something that makes them smile even if they’re having a bad day or lying alone