Ashish Deshpande

Director of Clinical Informatics

What do you love about working at OM1?

It has been said multiple times before as well – PEOPLE. The collaborative, jovial and, more importantly, non-political interactions have been a breath of fresh air. Also love the fact that I get to learn something new EVERYDAY!! Love being a part of such a fantastic group.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Mumbai, India – one of the thriving port cities of the country (pictures on the left), before moving to Cleveland, Ohio for my clinicals/research. Grew up not far from a beach. In fact, life’s been a full circle – in case folks do not know, I have moved back to Mumbai, and am currently in the same house I grew up in!! Happy to be a tour guide or
provide some travel tips.

Tell us about a favorite vacation you had…

I love traveling, and seeking out newer destinations – most likely NOT the famous tourist destinations though. Couple of my most fav vacations have been Alaska (and walking over an active glacier) and Rajasthan, India (walking through 9th century temples, castles in the middle of a lake or an arid desert has been exhilarating)

What is one fact about you that your coworkers might not know about

I love and have a passion for cooking – just short of being a certified chef. Being a professional chef could be my 2nd (err… 3rd or 4th or 5th) career!!

What are you reading right now and what are some of your favorite

I am currently enjoying “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus”, some very interesting factoids about civilizations in that era. Some of my fav books include World War II – era books and anything with an espionage theme. [and Harry Potter, of course!!]