We’re thrilled to welcome maternal health leader, Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG, to our growing team as Chief Medical Officer.

Compassionate clinician. 

Fierce advocate for women and families. 

Leading voice on health equity, accessibility, and cultural humility.

Innovative builder working for system-wide change.

These are just some of the ways you could describe Dr. Neel Shah, Maven’s new Chief Medical Officer. 

Listed among the “40 smartest people in health care” by Becker’s Hospital Review, Dr. Shah has spent the past decade at Harvard Medical School, serving as an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, and founding Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Shah’s work as a social entrepreneur has focused on improving healthcare and addressing disparities in care so that all families can thrive. In 2009, he founded Costs of Care, an NGO dedicated to providing better health care at lower cost. In 2017, Dr. Shah co-founded the March for Moms Association, a coalition advocating for the health and wellbeing of mothers. Dr. Shah has written more than 50 peer-reviewed academic papers and contributed to four books.


“Joining Maven presents a unique opportunity for me to build the healthcare system I’ve been evangelizing for 15 years” - Dr. Neel Shah

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As Maven’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shah will lead the clinical product strategy underpinning our new care model for women’s and family health. He will bring critical insights to our product and provider teams, and forge meaningful relationships with our 140+ employer and health plan clients to improve care and outcomes. Prior to joining Maven as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shah served on our Scientific Advisory Board alongside industry-leading physicians in women’s and family health: Dr. Mary E. D’Alton, Dr. Brian Levine and Dr. Laura E. Riley.

When we asked our Founder & CEO, Kate Ryder for some of the reasons why Dr. Shah was the perfect fit for the Chief Medical Officer role, she had much to say, including this:

“Neel has been living and breathing our mission his whole career” - Kate Ryder

We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Shah as we scale Maven’s impact and deliver on our mission to change the health of the world—one woman, one family at a time. 

To read more about Dr. Shah’s approach to driving change in maternal health and his perspective on joining Maven, check out this article in STAT News.

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