About The Speaker
Dr. Dua is a visionary physician-entrepreneur who created HeyRenee based on her 15 years of experience as a practicing nephrologist, her service as Chief of Medicine at two of LA’s largest hospitals and her 7 years as Chief Medical Officer of Heal, during which time she oversaw the successful delivery of over 300,000 doctor house calls. She went from literally going home-to-home delivering house calls to patients in need to building a team of 200+ medical teams who saw over 2,000 patients per week across the United States. She won the CES Innovation Award and was instrumental in working with CMS to expand house calls to all seniors and in driving strategy for Heal’s clinical and patient facing products. Driven by the belief that great healthcare is a human right, Dr. Dua has always gone beyond the call of duty to give the greatest care to the neediest patients. She created HeyRenee in June 2021 and quickly raised $3.8MM in seed funding to be the indispensable “best friend” that helps underserved, chronic disease patients follow their doctor’s care plan towards living happier, healthier lives. Renee completed her BS in Biochemistry at UC San Diego, her MD at Rosalind Franklin University, her residency in internal medicine at UCLA, and her fellowship in nephrology at USC. Renee is an outspoken role model for women in STEM, frequently speaking at top universities, conferences and media outlets. Finally, she is the mother of three young children, who are her pride and joy. In her rare free time, she cooks and takes long drives in her EV with her best friend and husband, Nick Desai.