Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah is a proud father of three, a TUSD parent, and a product of public education. His husband, Tim, spent 4 years as principal of Grijalva Elementary School in TUSD, and previous to that taught elementary school.
Dr. Ravi's oldest daughter is a student at Lineweaver Elementary School. Before his election to the TUSD Governing Board, Dr. Ravi has always prioritized his children’s education, serving as treasurer of his daughter’s PTA and member of the TUSD Governing Board Audit Committee, where he used his Eller MBA to help our district succeed.
Outside of TUSD, Dr. Ravi is a family physician and currently serves as the CEO of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), where he works to cultivate a healthy and stigma-free society through transformative action.
Previous to joining SAAF, Dr. Ravi saw patients with the U of A / Banner Health. As an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona, he cared for patients of all ages, delivered babies, and taught residents and medical students. He also served as Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine and the UA Mobile Health Program, which provides free care to underserved communities throughout Southern Arizona. Prior to his work in Tucson, he provided free medical care to Latino immigrant and African American communities in inner city Chicago.
Dr. Ravi is extremely passionate about serving and advocating for diverse populations and helping families of all backgrounds get the best care possible.
Dr. Ravi's TUSD Governing Board service follows a history of leadership and policy influence. He served as Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), representing over 120,000 family physicians and medical students. He was a union member and delegate of the SEIU, supporting workers’ rights and using the voice of physicians to successfully stand up to coal power plants that were polluting communities of color. And as Commissioner for the Oak Park Board of Health just outside of Chicago, he led the way on bike safety for kids.
Dr. Ravi loves exploring Tucson and cooking for his family, and is a bicycle commuter and backyard gardener.