Speaker Profile

M.D., Partner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures

Akhil Saklecha, MD is a Partner at Cleveland Clinic Ventures(CCV) leading life sciences investments. CCV is the start-up investment arm of the #2 ranked hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report. Prior to CCV, he was a Partner at Artiman Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with over $1.2 billion under management. Prior to joining Artiman, Akhil served in administrative roles at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was also CEO of Canton Aultman Emergency Physicians, a professional staffing firm for hospitals. Akhil is Board-certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He continues to practice medicine on a part-time basis where he remains connected to clinical care. Akhil graduated from the combined accelerated B.S./M.D. program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Summa Health System and holds a M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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