Founder and CEO
Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., M.P.H., is a physician, public health scientist and thought leader who seeks to change the way we regard our society’s helpers, protectors, and healers—people and organizations who operate in demanding and traumatic environments. As founder and CEO, he provides hands-on leadership of Greenleaf’s operations. This includes collaborating with his expert staff on the development of integrative wellbeing solutions that deliver extraordinary value to clients, as well as guiding the firm’s strategic expansion and enabling a mindful internal culture for its staff. Siddharth’s interdisciplinary expertise spans the humanities, social sciences, common sense preventive medicine, cross-cultural resilience and spiritual practices, trauma-informed care, disaster public mental health, and real-world applications of cutting-edge neuroscientific thinking.
Greenleaf grew out of Siddharth’s international consulting to governments, health care organizations, NGOs, and the private sector in the areas of chronic high stress, brain health, trauma resiliency, strategic communications, and leadership effectiveness. Before founding the firm, he conducted a private practice at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC. Previously, Siddharth headed the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, along with a faculty appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, NYC. Siddharth received his Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Rice University in Houston and completed his Doctor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After one year of specialized training at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry, he attended the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for advanced training in preventive and behavioral medicine and a Masters in Public Health.