Welcoming New RVI Members Aarush Manchanda and Nick Gardner

We are pleased to welcome Nick Gardner and Aarush Manchanda as RVI's newest members.

Nick Gardner, New RVI Member

Nick Gardner, New RVI Member

Nick Gardner is the Owner/President of NGM Services Inc, a mechanical services company specializing in plumbing, heating, welding, construction, and Residential, Commercial and Industrial equipment installation.

Nick is a certified Master Plumber and Welder, and has twenty years of experience in mechanical contracting. Nick is an alumnus of Westfield State College and Greenfield Community College.

To learn more about Nick, check out his LinkedIn profile here.

Dr. Aarush Manchanda, New RVI Member

Dr. Aarush Manchanda, New RVI Member

Dr. Aarush Manchanda is in the trenches of heart disease and precision medicine every day--and has been for over 10 years. After receiving his medical degree from most prestigious Medical College in India, he immigrated to the United States where he completed his internship and residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

He earned many top awards as a student, resident, and researcher, including the Resident of the Year Award from George Washington University and the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington D.C., and the Best Resident Research Award from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania for consecutive years. He continued to be a leader amongst this colleagues serving as a chief fellow at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

After graduating from fellowship in 2010 and being board certified in five specialties: internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, cardiac computed tomography, and echocardiography., he took the role of Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at Intermountain Cedar City Hospital--in Utah.

In this role, he brought comprehensive cardiology services including state of the art multimodality cardiology, once thought to be only a fantasy for the rural community of Cedar City, into the realm of everyday practice. Dr. Aarush Manchanda has made it his life's work to facilitate a health-conscious community and is at the forefront of shared decision making and personalized medicine. He strongly believes this to be the mantra for "precision cardiology", a term coined by him. His first step towards precision cardiology is educating people about the heart and how it works (https://www.theartisansapproach.com) and continuously seeks ways to make understanding complex health issues accessible to everyone. Aarush published a book in 2016 entitled “Your Heart House: An Artisan’s Approach™ to Understanding Heart Health”.

Dr. Aarush Manchanda (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aarushmanchanda) is an active investor with widespread interests, ranging from healthcare and wellness tech solutions using digital health, genomics & precision medicine, telehealth, artificial intelligence, iOT, biosensors, nanotechnology to fintech and ride sharing companies. He is a Board of Director at Portable Genomics, an adviser at Massive Bio, Fruitstreet, and sixsents, and a Co-Founder of a telemedicine startup called This American Doc.

He currently works as a cardiology faculty at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield MA, affiliated with University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Aarush Manchanda lives with his wife, two daughters and son in Longmeadow, Massachusetts and spends his leisure time skiing, playing golf, and meditating. To learn more about Dr. Aarush Manchanda, you can find him on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.