Rajesh Panjabi

Co-founder and CEO,
Last Mile Health

Raj Panjabi, MD, is CEO of Last Mile Health and associate physician in the division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. At age nine, Panjabi escaped a civil war in his home country of Liberia. He returned as a 24-year-old medical student and co-founded Last Mile Health.

Last Mile Health saves lives in the world’s most remote communities by partnering with governments to design, scale and advocate for national networks of community health professionals. Last Mile Health’s work has been published in The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and PLOS Medicine, as well as featured by TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, Forbes magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and The New York Times. In 2016, TIME named Panjabi to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” with a tribute from President Bill Clinton. In 2015, Fortune named him one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” Panjabi is a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Social Entrepreneur, and an Echoing Green Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2017 TED Prize, Clinton Global Citizen Award, and the Global Citizen Movement Award.

Panjabi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, holds a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.