Sudhir Borgonha, MD

FA Research Fund - Translational Science Director

Sudhir Borgonha

Sudhir is a physician researcher with over 15 years of experience leading early stage projects and companies. Before coming to FARF, he was the Medical Director at Strand Genomics, where he was instrumental in developing customized gene panels in rare diseases and cancer, including launching a liquid biopsy test. He oversaw clinical reporting in collaboration with clinicians across the globe for over 5,000 patients per year, of which over a 1,000 were in rare diseases. As Translational Science Director, Sudhir leads development of FA translational science by working with academic and industry partners to pursue clinical research opportunities to better understand and treat FA. He manages translational projects including the development of a clinical registry and tissue bank.

A graduate of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and the Sloan School of Management, MIT, Sudhir is passionate about integrating emerging technologies into medicine. He is an aspiring writer and still has mixed feelings about why Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize in literature and Philip Roth didn’t.