Ashoke “Bappa” Mukherji has over 15 years of healthcare industry experience focused exclusively on the acquisition and operation of rural hospitals and clinics. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Java Medical Group which he founded in 2017 for the purpose of partnering with rural hospitals to reorient their business models to become financially viable.
Bappa earned a B.S. in Economics from the California Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and an MBA from Vanderbilt University School of Business. Prior to getting involved in rural healthcare, he practiced law at Neal & Harwell PLC in Nashville, Tennessee in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and finance. He co-founded Guy Brown Products in 1997 where he served as CEO until 2010, at which time the company had over $200 million in annual revenue. Bappa has been involved in numerous other ventures in the healthcare industry including founding The Rapha Centre in 2014 to treat patients addicted to opioids.