We've set out to modernize healthcare recruiting.

About DirectShifts

We're a team of freelance physicians and entrepreneurs who have come together to solve a major pain point facing medical professionals today. Healthcare is a noble profession that has become overburdened by loss of autonomy, administrative bloat, and an ever-increasing number of intermediaries widening the gap between patients and providers. We want to help realign the industry around its original purpose and let providers administer better care.

Given the sheer complexity of the modern medical industry, it has become increasingly difficult for facilities to find qualified professionals. The DirectShifts platform is an innovative solution that streamlines and modernizes the process of matching clinicians to jobs and on-boarding them expeditiously. Inspired out of personal need by our physician led team, we understand the plight of today's medical professionals and aim to disrupt the staffing market by empowering those providing it. Come join us in building the future of healthcare.

Our Leadership Team

Sai Thumuluru

Sai has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from Georgia Tech and several years of experience starting and building technology companies

Nandini Yadav MD

Nandini is a Board Certified and Internal Medicine Physician with several years of experience working locum tenens across the country

Mari Bradford

Mari has more than 12 years of healthcare recruiting experience for both locum tenens and permanent staffing and most recently was the COO of Horizon Health Consultants

Rajat Upadhyaya

Rajat was the first technical hire & VP Engineering at Urban Ladder: a furniture e-commerce startup that has raised more than $112 million. He has deep experience building products and technical teams

Eric Delong

Eric was previously CEO of Medpro LLC: a healthcare recruitment company and has several years of experience doing business development and building sales teams

Raviraj Patel MD

Raviraj Patel is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician with several years of experience doing locum tenens across the country. He is also the official doctor on the sidelines for the New York Jets.

Our Investors and Advisors

We’re backed by stellar investors with deep industry expertise and a wealth of knowledge and experience working with health systems and clinicians.

Medstartr Ventures -
Healthcare focused early stage investors
Anita Pramoda
- Former-CFO of Epic EMR, Partner at TCV Growth Ventures
Jim Sweeney - Founder of Caremark (sold to CVS)
Scot Ward - SVP @ Navvis Healthcare and Former Chief Administrative Officer @ Corizon Health
Mark Holmquist - Associate Principal, Vizient & former VP @ Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company


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