Tom Stanis is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Story Health, a health technology startup that brings together virtual care and artificial intelligence to revolutionize treatment for people with heart failure and other complex medical conditions by extending the reach of specialists into the home. After his father’s stroke, and experiencing a personal health scare of his own, Tom saw the threatening gaps in treatment too often experienced by high-acuity patients. With these experiences spurring Tom’s passion to change the way specialty care is delivered and motivating him to build the solutions that would fill those existing care gaps and create a better healthcare system, Story Health was born.
Prior to founding Story Health, Tom was co-founder and Head of Software at Verily Life Sciences, Alphabet’s healthcare division, where he oversaw product development, including medical devices, care systems, and research platforms. At Verily, Tom was a key contributor in the company raising $1.8 billion in funding and growing the software engineering, data science and user experience teams from 30 people to over 300. Before Verily, Tom worked at Google for over a decade as a Principal Engineer, building core systems inside Google’s highly successful AdWords system.
Tom serves on the advisory board of Duke Forge, the University’s center for actionable health data science. Tom holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Outside of his mission to improve healthcare, Tom can be found out on the trails of the Santa Cruz Mountains, riding bikes through the Redwood Forests. For some reason, he prefers the uphill climb, always trying to beat his last PR.
Nikhil Roy is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Story Health, where he designs and implements the company’s core health technology products. This includes AI-enabled clinician tools that extend care for severe conditions into the home, where patients need it most, and create better care experiences and health outcomes for patients. Nikhil has over 15 years of experience as a product designer, innovator and leader in the health and technology space – bringing a proven track record of successfully creating HIT products that improve clinical outcomes to his work at Story Health.
Prior to joining Story Health, Nikhil worked at Verily Life Science as the Lead Product Manager for the company’s diabetes management product. Nikhil also held product management roles at YouTube and Google Analytics and helped co-create and publicly launch Google Data Studio.
Outside of the office, Nikhil continues exploring his passion for the different ways technology can transform people’s lives, now and in the future. As a result, he has become an electric car aficionado, spending some of his personal time learning, testing and thinking about how the world can best move towards a truly sustainable future through breakthroughs technologies.
Ashul Govil, MD is Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Story Health, where he oversees all medical and clinical aspects of the company’s products and services. A practicing board-certified cardiologist in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Govil has spent years caring for heart patients, and that experience has given him a front row seat to the gaps that exist in the healthcare system and threaten his patients. This insight inspired him to help develop Story Health.
In addition to Dr. Govil’s esteemed work with high-acuity heart patients, he has also served as an expert advisor for health technology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies for over a decade and has evaluated medical device safety, efficacy and design for the FDA.
A member of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Govil received his MD/MBA from University of Virginia, trained at Johns Hopkins during his residency, and served as chief cardiology fellow at California Pacific Medical Center. In 2019, Dr. Govil received Sutter Health’s Patient Choice Award, which recognizes the top three physicians and best care experience, as voted by patients, out of thousands of physicians in the Sutter medical network – a great honor of his career.
Matching, if not outpacing, his passion for improving patient care, is Dr. Govil’s joy in rediscovering the wonders of nature with his two young sons. With so much access to the great outdoors in northern California, they will be exploring the woods and mountains for many years to come.
Too often, new technologies lead to more work and don’t achieve their ultimate goals. We approach our products with an eye towards simplicity and are driven to solve the problems of integration and adoption. The result — clever products that solve complex medical challenges.
We’re working towards a world where clinicians can use adaptive systems to help patients wherever they are. We solve problems and overcome the barriers people face by taking a holistic view of a patient’s life.
We see the clinician-patient relationship as the strongest in medicine and aim to strengthen that connection. We steward care and data with safe, secure and dependable products — and are honored to earn the loyalty of health systems, patients and clinicians.