Dr. Vankawala is a founding physician member of EquityMD after enjoying the many years of passive income and tax benefits as an investor in Napali Capital.
Hemant grew up in Dallas and earned a BA Trinity University, an MS from University of North Texas and his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Hemant is an ABEM Board-Certified Emergency Medicine and EMS physician who trained at Thomason Hospital in El Paso with Texas Tech Health Science Center.
Hemant was a member of the team that built and ran Emerus Hospitals from a single free-standing ER in the Houston area to a network of partner branded hospitals across the US. As a co-founder of Emerus Hospitals, Hemant was a pioneer of the micro hospital trend and ultimately facilitated a transaction to private equity.
He has been a volunteer co-EMS Medical Director of Big Bend National Park and Terlingua Fire & EMS since 2004. Dr. Vankawala serves as the 2019-2020 President of the Texas College Emergency Physicians. He is a founding co-director of the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society. Hemant also serves as a board member for his local NPR station in Dallas, KERA.