Pooja Goel

Managing Director

Pooja joins Ascension Ventures from Virgo Investment Group, where she served as a Partner responsible for the healthcare practice. She has spent over two decades in the healthcare industry, grappling firsthand with healthcare megatrends and their consequences. This includes the high cost of care for patients with multiple chronic conditions, the need to address social determinants of health, a shift in payment models from volume to value, decentralization of care, and increasing emphasis on the patient/family experience.

Prior to AV, she was the National General Manager for new business at Landmark Health. Before that, she served as Vice President for New Market Integration at DaVita and led a team that identified opportunities for new centers in Europe, Latin America, Asia & the Middle East. She was also responsible for many transformational initiatives while holding several key operational roles in kidney care, and international and population health.

Pooja began her career in hospital operations at multiple academic medical centers, including Kaiser Permanente. She holds a bachelor's degree in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in health administration from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.