About Us

We've set out to modernize healthcare recruiting. We're a team of 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.

Our Mission

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.


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.

Sammy Woods

Sammy has more than 8 years of healthcare recruiting experience for both locum tenens and permanent staffing.

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.

Jimmy Walker

Jimmy has several years of experience as an account executive at Aerotek recruiting

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.

Investors and Advisors

Leading seed accelerator program
Healthcare focused early stage investors

Anita Pramoda

Former-CFO of Epic EMR, Board member of Federal Reserve, 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


Best Healthcare Startup 2018
Top 10 Healthcare Company 2018

Work With Us

We're a team of physicians and entrepreneurs who have come together to solve a major pain point facing medical professionals today: healthcare recruiting. If you are a hospital or provider practice, work with us to improve your recruitment cycles, reduce cost and improve quality of candidates. If you are a clinician work with us to find your next opportunity to practice with more ease, better pay and less administrative burden. Join us in this revolution.
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