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Meet the Coltrain Team

Our Story

Gautam is a cardiologist in Wenatchee, Washington. Sanjay is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Wichita, Kansas. Best friends since medical school, we have been obsessed with the dated technology used by HCPs to communicate and connect, driven by pagers, fax machines, and clunky EMRs.

As physicians in fragmented, semi-rural healthcare systems, we found ourselves increasingly frustrated and on an island, unable to effectively communicate with our colleagues. After we both had bad outcomes directly attributable to delays in communication, we invested our own time and money to solve the problem.

In 2020, after 18 months of development, Coltrain was created. It was our best attempt, within our limited budget and technical expertise, to begin fixing this problem with a mobile tool designed to optimize the way we, as HCPs, think and work.

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Innovative and effective

Coltrain embodies the idea that when clinicians effectively communicate, with modern digital tools, everyone wins. From the day we launched, Coltrain has had a positive impact on countless patient lives.

For us, this is only the beginning

We are going directly to HCPs with tools that make our lives better, connect us seamlessly with colleagues, and empower us to be better clinicians.

Join us, as we change the way HCPs approach health tech and empower all of us to better connect with modern digital tools. Get on the Coltrain!

Our Founding Team

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Gautam Nayak, MD FACC

Co-founder, CEO

Gautam has been a cardiologist in Wenatchee, WA since 2009.  He is the current Governor of the Washington American College of Cardiology chapter, representing all cardiovascular professionals in the state, and is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Prior to coming to Wenatchee, Gautam served 10 years in the US Navy, completing his medical training and serving as a staff cardiologist at the National Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed Military Medical Center) in Bethesda, MD. During this time, he deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Gautam grew up outside of Kansas City, MO, completing his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

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Sanjay Khicha, MD FACS

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer

Sanjay has been a cardiothoracic surgeon in Wichita, Kansas since 2012. He currently serves as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Program Director of ECMO and Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at HCA Wesley Medical Center. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Kansas. Originally from Wichita, Sanjay completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English, medical school at Tulane University, general surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center and cardiothoracic surgical fellowships at the Ochsner Clinic and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gautam and Sanjay share how Coltrain
aims to innovate and disrupt healthcare.

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Anil Ramjiani, MBA

Chief Operations Officer

Anil brings over 20 years of Strategy, Leadership, General Management, and Commercial experience. He is currently a Commercial Director based in Amsterdam at Nike, Inc., looking after key digital and physical partnerships through strategy, operations, and distribution for the marketplace. Anil obtained his MBA from London Business School and subsequently worked for Adidas in Germany, Netherlands, UK, and the Middle East in Marketing, Finance, Operations and Retail. Anil has started several businesses both independently and within multinational corporations, building and trialing new business models, platforms and recruiting/developing cross-functional teams. He has a proven track record growing businesses and managing relationships with senior / C-Level leadership in telecoms, sporting goods and fashion industry sectors.

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Harish Dhurvasula, MS

Technical Advisor

Harish brings over 20 years of software industry experience dealing with technologies ranging from the browser, to virtualization, as well as the cloud. He is currently a Director of Engineering at a company that pioneered server virtualization. Harish started his career at Netscape Communications and later at a virtualization company where he built the very first interface to manage the virtual infrastructure. In 2014, he joined a cloud storage startup that was eventually acquired by the virtualization giant. Harish holds Masters Degrees in Computer Science and in Physics.

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Evan Mijares

Lead Engineer

What started as a passion for writing code developed into a career of software leadership and engineering management for Evan. He has a history of developing and managing mobile apps, eCommerce platforms, and total architectural solutions for various enterprise clients. Having bounced between the agency and in-house realms, Evan is well endowed with the importance of implementing efficient process that translates a business need into a product that delights millions of users. He is a strong advocate for entrepreneurial, start-up mentality and continued self education.