Rashmee Patil, MD
Hepatologist & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Rashmee Patil completed her undergraduate education at Yale University where she also competed on the Division 1 tennis team. She obtained her medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at NYU and Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Patil has practiced medicine in diverse settings and has served as principal investigator for over 60 studies in the field of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. She currently serves as CEO of Pinnacle and founded South Texas Research Institute (“STRI”), a leading site management organization in NAFLD/NASH focused on serving a diverse patient population in the historically underserved Rio Grande Valley. Prior to founding STRI in 2020, she led the Hepatology Department at the DHR Liver & Transplant Institute in McAllen, TX.
In December 2022, STRI partnered with Pinnacle, expanding its network and geographic presence. In her spare time, Dr. Patil enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, mentoring, and seizing every opportunity she can for personal and professional growth.
Madhavi Rudraraju, MD
Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist &
Chief Medical Officer
She was the recipient of the 2022 Summit Apex Award for overall excellence in research, has over 6 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, and 4 publications worldwide. Dr. Rudraraju comes with a superb background holding positions like Medical Director at Methodist Specialty and Transplant- Liver Failure Program, Medical Director for United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), and Chief of Transplant service line for the Medical Executive Committee.
She is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), and European Association for the study of the Liver (EASL). Dr. Rudraraju has been with Pinnacle since 2020 and has formed a multitude of relationships with physicians and experts to raise awareness of liver disease and find a treatment for the patients that need it most. Dr. Rudraraju is an avid plant enthusiast and loves spending her free time cooking, gardening, and with family.
Andre DeLeon, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
KaTasha Green, MBA
Vice President of Business Operations
Margaret Leal, MS, CCRC
Vice President of Clinical Research Operations
Monia Garza, CCRC
Vice President of Compliance