Akhil Saklecha, MD
Akhil Saklecha, MD

Akhil Saklecha, MD

Partner, Cleveland Clinic Ventures

Akhil joined Cleveland Clinic Ventures as a Partner leading Life Science investments.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Ventures, Akhil was a Partner at Artiman Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with over $1.2 billion under management. While at Artiman, he led investments in early-stage start-up companies with an interest towards medical technology and served on the boards of Cellmax Life, Oncostem Diagnostics, Slive, ApplyBoard, DMS Networks, and HomeUnion. In addition to his Board of Director roles, he also served as CEO of Slive, an Artiman portfolio company. Prior to joining Artiman, Akhil served in administrative roles at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio as Medical Director of the hospital’s regional transfer program and Chairman of the Emergency Department and Level II Trauma Center. He was also CEO of Canton Aultman Emergency Physicians, a professional services firm that provides physicians, mid-level providers, and coding expertise to multiple hospitals and urgent care centers. In this same time period, Akhil participated at the local, state, and national levels of governing institutions within emergency medicine, healthcare quality, information technology, managed care, and emergency medical services.

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, patients, and physicians. 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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