Meet The Team
Arun Rai, MD
President & Co-Founder
Arun is clinically trained as a minimally invasive surgeon and during the course of training noted that clinical expertise was poorly categorized, and affected the way patients were referred and device collaboration conducted. Alongside the other founders, Arun created Hatchleaf to leverage clinical data to identify and precisely categorize clinical expertise. Arun provides overall leadership and the vision for Hatchleaf, leveraging deep experience in product innovation and health system quality improvement. When he's not working on Hatchleaf, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
He earned his BA in Medical Science & Business and MD from Boston University, completing his residency in urologic surgery from Baylor and endourology fellowship at Northwell Health. Arun earned his MS in Healthcare Leadership and MBA, with distinction, from Cornell University where he met Nick.
Nick is an experienced healthcare executive and entrepreneur, providing strategic leadership and overall P&L management to the Hatchleaf team. He brings expertise in executive management, operations, M&A (buy and sell-side), and product/process innovation. He previously served as a business cluster president for Eurofins Scientific and as president & COO of MedLabs Diagnostics, in addition to founding and leading various entrepreneurial ventures. Nick enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, world travel and cuisine, and is a perpetual student.
Nick earned his AB in Molecular Biology from Colgate University, his MS in Healthcare Leadership and MBA, with distinction, from Cornell University where he met Arun. Nick was a Sloan Visiting Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a focus in strategy, entrepreneurship & innovation, and system dynamics.
Naveen Yadav, MD
Principal & Co-Founder
Naveen is a Clinical Urologist by trade, and a Bioengineer at heart. At an early stage of training, he recognized the power of merging cutting edge technology with clinical medicine which tends to be set in its ways. Over the course of several projects, he ultimately joined forces with other colleagues to found Hatchleaf in order to continue wielding his passion to transform the way medicine is practiced. When he is not working, he enjoys immersing himself in tech, DIY projects, and spending time with his family.
Naveen is Texas born and bred, completed his Bioengineering Degree at Rice University, followed by Medical school and Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Sameer Malhotra, MD
Sameer is a physician executive, informatician, internist, educator, researcher with over 15 years of experience in the field of Biomedical Informatics and Hospital Medicine. He has led operational IT projects in a physician executive role for the past 11 years at Weill Cornell Medicine, with transformative work pertaining to clinical terminology systems, interoperability, clinical decision support, genomics, patient safety, healthcare cost, analytics and quality.
Sameer earned his his MBBS in Medicine from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, MA in Biomedical Informatice from Columbia University, MD in Internal Medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed a fellowship in Quality and Medical Informatics from Weill Cornell Medicine.