Kapil Parakh

Medical Lead, Google Fit

Kapil Parakh is a practicing cardiologist who currently serves as the Medical Lead for Google Fit. He helped lead the redesign of the app, working with the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association to incorporate their scientific recommendations into the product. Kapil has also worked on search to launch products that disseminate high quality health information to one billion people. Before joining Google, Kapil was a White House Fellow and served as principal health advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is also the co-founder of an award winning non-profit on health innovation. He was previously Director of Heart Failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview where he developed novel care delivery models. As a clinician-scientist he has published over a 35 papers, many on psychosocial factors in heart disease. Kapil currently chairs the American College of Cardiology Innovation Advisory Group and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Yale. Kapil is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and holds a MD, MPH and PhD.

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