DEEPAK KAURA, Chief Medical Officer, 1Qbit; Pediatric Radiologist, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Deepak Kaura is a pediatric radiologist and Chief Medical Officer of 1QBit, a Vancouver-based quantum computing software company. Dr. Kaura leads the development of ground-breaking advanced artificial intelligence solutions in health and life sciences. As a leader in the industry, he has built enterprise partnerships for data, developing and clinically validating several machine learning products for radiology, one of which has Class 3 medical device approval from Health Canada. He is also the Vice-Chair of the CAN Health Network, an integrated demand-based marketplace designed to unlock the economic potential of the Canadian health care system. He served as a member of the Advisory Council on Deep Space Healthcare for the Canadian Space Agency from 2019-2021. He has recently joined Synthesis Health Partners as Chief Medical Officer where he leads product development strategy, the practice of medicine and strategic growth for the company.
Previously, Dr. Kaura was the Chair of the Board of Joule, a Canadian Medical Association subsidiary. He also spent five years in Qatar with the Sidra Medical and Research Center, most recently as the Executive Chairman of the Foundational Clinical Services Management Group, where he helped to set new standards in patient care for women and children and led ground-breaking work in the application of machine learning to health care. Dr. Kaura has also served several medical and scientific societies, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as a Subspecialty Chair in Pediatric Radiology and has established a number of start-ups in the health care industry. He received his MBA from HEC Paris, FRCPC following training in Calgary, and his MD from the University of Manitoba. He has held faculty appointments as Associate Professor at Cornell University and the University of Calgary. Dr. Kaura has also published several academic papers and articles and holds two healthcare-related patents.