Ravi Shah
Founding Director
Columbia Psychiatry Mind Ventures

Ravi Shah is a Columbia University psychiatrist with extensive experience in mental health technology and innovation. As the Founding Director of Columbia Psychiatry Mind Ventures, Dr. Shah works to marry the “thinkers” with the “doers.” That is, he works to invest the department’s wide and deep intellectual capital (in the form of faculty experts) into partnerships with innovators, startups, and venture capital firms looking to transform mental health and addiction care. In addition, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of Columbia University’s Psychiatry Faculty Practice. In those roles he focused on telehealth dissemination, building the first commercial ketamine service at an academic medical center, and physician practice management. Dr. Shah is also the Co-Founder of Mantra Health, a telemedicine mental health startup looking to solve the college mental health crisis.

Ravi graduated from Princeton University with a degree in public and international affairs. He then worked in investment management prior to starting his combined MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School. During that time he worked at McKinsey & Company in the health care practice. He completed residency in Adult Psychiatry at Columbia University, where he served as chief in his final year.