AFDO RAPS Healthcare Products Collaborative
Bakul Patel



Senior Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory


Bakul Patel is the Senior Director of Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory at Health@Google, overseeing global regulatory strategy and engagement. He aims to harness digital health to revolutionize healthcare by preventing and predicting disease. Before Google, Patel was the Chief Digital Health Officer at the FDA, where he shaped digital health regulations and coined the term "software as a medical device" (SaMD). He led initiatives like the software precertification pilot and AI/ML-based software framework. Patel has diverse leadership experience in telecommunications, semiconductors, wireless, and IT. He holds an MS in electronic systems engineering from the University of Regina and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

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