The Ram Duriseti Grant

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Ram Duriseti attended Stanford University for his Undergraduate Education where he earned a BA and a BS. He completed Medical School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor graduating with an MD in 1996.During his Emergency Medicine residency at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, he completed some preliminary work in preparation for a planned doctorate in Engineering.  After completing residency and while working as an attending Emergency Physician in the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine, he pursued doctoral work in decision modeling and computational algorithms at Stanford University. In 2006, he graduated with a Ph.D. from the Stanford University School of Engineering.


Through the arc of his career, Ram has continually sought opportunities to meld his two areas of study: medicine and quantitative/computational methods to tackle difficult questions and problems. Ram founded ShiftGen to apply modern computational algorithms to schedule generation while also creating a web-based scheduling tool built around optimizing the user experience. The end goal was to allow organizations to save time, money, and improve workplace satisfaction. Ram remains actively engaged with customers and is involved with ongoing development. He has been involved with various other health technology ventures both as a core team member (Lifesquare) and as a consultant.