Our Team

Praveen Hariharan and his wife Kritika, with the support of their parents and mentors, founded the MAASHA Trust and the BHAASHA Foundation.

For both the founding members, public service has been a part of their formal education and hope to continue this forward.

Dr.Praveen Hariharan

ABIM Certified

Praveen Hariharan is a physician with clinical interests in acute care medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and thrombosis, and research interest in venous thrombosis and allied disciplines. He completed primary medical education from B.J. Medical College in 2008, post-graduate training in Internal Medicine from Boston University Medical Center/VA Boston Healthcare System with an additional clinical research fellowship from the Center of Vascular Emergencies at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Master's in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. He has held research and clinical appointments at multiple academic medical centers in Boston before founding the MAASHA Trust. In addition, he serves as an attending physician at the clinical decision unit at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University. In this capacity, he has served diverse underserved communities, including the veterans in Massachusetts, and mentored many post-graduate trainees. He has published original contributions in scientific journals and contributes to peer-reviewing for multiple scientific journals.

Kritika Balasubramanian


Kritika, is math teacher at Russian School of Mathematics. In addition, she is certified meditation teacher and a disciple of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living foundation. She completed her basic computer science training in India before pursuing her post-graduation in computer science at Boston University.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Are there any sister organizations associated with the MAASHA Trust?

Yes. The MAASHA Trust will be associated with the founding member proposed BHAASHA (Bharat Arogya Anusandhan Shiksha) Foundation  in India, through its mission and vision. BHAASHA Foundation currently operates a lab and primary care clinic at a remote/rural district in Gujarat, India. Both entities share a similar mission and vision in public service.

Would any individuals who receive funds through the Trust programs  have a family or business relationship with any officer, or with the trustees?

No. The Trust would not fund any programs to individuals directly related to the Trust and is not consistent with its mission and vision.

Are there any other planned activities?

 We always welcome ideas from our patrons to promote the mission and vision of the Trust. Please feel free to contact us. 

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