Chitra Akileswaran, MD

Co-Founder & Clinical Advisor

Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and is concurrently the Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Alameda Health System, a large safety net health system in Oakland, California. She holds a Lecturer appointment at Harvard Medical School. With a background in healthcare leadership and interest in care delivery innovation, Chitra established initial operations and Cleo’s care model. She was responsible for creating the role of the Cleo Guide and ensuring that trust continues to be the central tenet of the Cleo experience. She previously worked at McKinsey & Company. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is the proud mother to her son, Prem.