KKR-backed Geode Health names Dr. Ravi Shah Chief Medical Officer

Outpatient mental health service provider Geode Health has named Mantra Health cofounder Dr. Ravi Shah as its next chief medical officer.

In this new role Shah will oversee clinical delivery services and quality across the company’s locations.

Geode Health partners with clinical practitioners including psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists and therapists in order to provide mental health services for adults and children. The company offers both in-person and virtual care options.


The Chicago, Illinois-based company said it currently has new offices opening and acquisitions underway, according to a release.

“I am passionate about delivering technology-enabled, high-quality outpatient mental health care. I am proud to be joining Geode Health because of its emphasis on delivering a stellar provider experience and ensuring patient access by participating with insurance plans,” Shah said in a statement.

A psychiatrist by training, Shah comes to the new position after serving as Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry’s chief innovation officer. During his tenure at Columbia University, he also served as the medical director of the psychiatry faculty practice. 


In 2018 Shah co-founded digital mental health Mantra Health along with Ed Gaussen, Matt Kennedy. Shah continues to serve as a medical advisor to the company, which now has $28 million in venture funding.

Shah has a combined medical degree and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School.

In June of 2021 global investment firm KKR announced the formation of Geode Health, with the goal of offering in-person and virtual outpatient mental health treatment across the US. At the time of the launch the company announced that former Elite Dental Partners CEO Gaurav Bhattacharyya would be its first CEO and Cityblock Health vet Mike King would serve as its chief operating officer.

In November Bhattacharyya told Behavioral Health Business that the company was be looking to complete its first M&A in the first half of 2022.

While he would not say what the first deal would be, he did note that the company is focused on three core markets including Texas, the Upper Midwest and the Southeast. Bhattacharyya also expressed interest in acquiring large practices looking to further development and solo practitioner officers looking to alleviate administrative burden. Geode is also looking to build its technology to provide care and complete administrative tasks.