Sentinel Healthcare

Our Team

Sentinel Health was co-founded by a team of seasoned physicians and entrepreneurs. Together, we're working to solve one of healthcare's biggest challenges - delivering transformative care for patients with hypertension.


irav Shah, M.D., CEO 

Nirav Shah, MD, Chief Executive Officer

Nirav Shah is Chief Executive Officer of Sentinel. An experienced neurohospitalist, he is stroke director of Swedish Neuroscience in Seattle, WA., the largest stroke program in the Pacific Northwest. Nirav developed the idea for Sentinel while working on a stroke prevention wearables project at University of California, San Francisco, where he frequently saw patients in the emergency department with stroke and chronic hypertension. 

Tanzid Shams, MD, Chief Business Development Officer

Tanzid Shams is Sentinel's Chief Business Development Officer and the Director of Neurology at Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA). He is a graduate of Harvard University and completed his neurology training at Columbia University Medical Center. He has worked on the founding team of several healthcare and technology startups. He is currently championing the sales and distribution of Sentinel to healthcare systems and insurance companies. 




Jorge Sanchez, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Jorge Sanchez is Sentinel's Chief Medical Officer. He is an internal medicine hospitalist with clinical and entrepreneurial expertise. He has experience in multiple healthcare settings, including outpatient clinics, hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He has worked both with underserved Latino populations and rural healthcare systems, and previously co-founded a hospitalist company spanning South Florida, which he successfully exited. He has published research on hypertension and has taught at Rutgers Medical School. Currently he is ramping up efforts to execute the clinical and technological aims of Sentinel Healthcare.

Clifford Fonner, Data Analysis

Clifford Fonner is Sentinel's Chief Technology Officer. As Executive Director of the Virginia Cardiac Services Quality Initiative and the Maryland Cardiac Surgery Quality Initiative, he has an in-depth working knowledge of clinical data and translatable development of comprehensive quality improvement with modern analytics. He has successfully obtained Medicare funding to translate his work nationally. He is managing the development and data execution of Sentinel.