RachitTharianiChief Planning Officer, Wexner Medical Center
Senior Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development, Strategy Management Office, Ohio State 

As chief planning officer for the Wexner Medical Center, Rachit Thariani is responsible for overall strategic planning and business development, including developing and implementing the medical center’s strategic and business plans, forecasting and aligning with long-range financial plans and providing strategic analytics and performance management services to all medical center entities and mission areas. His responsibilities also include helping build and define the structure, model and execution of a culture-based, performance-excellent enterprise that ensures the accomplishment of corporate goals and priorities. To that end, Rachit also leads the Management Engineering and Process Improvement and the Enterprise-Wide Project Management Office areas.

Additionally, Rachit leads strategic planning and implementation efforts for the university.

He is also the interim president and executive director of The Ohio State Health ACO, LLC, Ohio State’s Track 1 Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization. In this role, he is responsible for building out Ohio State’s accountable care infrastructure and furthering its journey into population health management.

Rachit is a graduate of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State where he received his MBA with a specialization in Finance and was awarded the Pace Setters Award, the college’s top honor for student excellence. Rachit also has a master’s degree in Management Studies (finance) and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mumbai.

Rachit joined the Wexner Medical Center in 2004 as a planning manager in the Strategic Planning department where he focused on developing strategic and business plans for the Cancer program. Over the years, he has led the development of numerous high-impact strategic and business plans, and has played an important role in shaping various services directly impacting the medical center’s growth over the last decade. Prior to getting his MBA, Rachit worked in the banking and financial services sector.

Rachit has served as a member of the medical center’s Diversity Council. He serves as a guest lecturer in the College of Public Health, teaching a graduate-level course in healthcare data. He regularly mentors students at Ohio State, and frequently guest lectures and serves on panels on strategic and business planning topics.