Omkar Kulkarni is the Health System Director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars in Los Angeles, California. In his role, Omkar is responsible for the success of the startup accelerator run by Techstars and Cedars-Sinai. He supports company recruitment & selection, mentor identification and engagement and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Accelerator.
In his previous role at Cedars-Sinai, Omkar managed the facilitation of health system-wide improvement efforts focused on improving clinical quality. His team is focused on reducing all-cause 30-day readmissions amongst high-risk patients, preventing hospital-acquired infections, reducing patient falls, improving pain management and reducing avoidable C-Sections amongst low-risk women. Omkar is a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt and trained in Design Thinking principles and utilizes these methodologies to drive change at Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Omkar has his Master’s in Public Health, with an emphasis on healthcare management, from Columbia University and his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University.
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