Full Name
Omkar Kulkarni
Job Title
Director, Health Innovation Accelerator
Speaker Bio
Omkar Kulkarni is the Director of the Healthcare Innovation Accelerator at Cedars-Sinai Health System 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.
Omkar Kulkarni