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March 28 - 29


Washington D.C.

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The Medicine Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference was designed for physicians by established physician entrepreneurs. It is an educational and networking summit, focused on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in medicineMIE is supporting doctors to be innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders in the health care revolution. Develop your idea, network with established physician entrepreneurs, meet angel investors and venture capitalists, and get the resources to further your initiative.


Attire: Chic / Business Casual


How ideas started

and evolved into

real healthcare



Get to know the experts in entrepreneurship and innovation and hear how they found success first hand



Learn about opportunities at existing innovative companies, meet a co-founder and chat with entrepreneurs who need your expertise for their idea.



Leave the conference with an actionable plan and a right network to begin building a framework 

MIE 2019 Speakers

Saya Nagori, MD

Conference Chair

Dr. Nagori is a physician entrepreneur who currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for SimpleHealth.com, a telemedicine platform she helped to found in 2015. In just 4 years, over 1 million patients have used the SimpleHealth telemedicine platform. Dr. Nagori is a pioneer in telemedicine and is passionate about women's health as well as health equity. She has been an invited speaker for several organizations and national conferences. She is also a key opinion leader several health technology companies, and is a practicing clinician.

Joseph Habboushe, MD

Dr. Habboushe is an emergency physician at NYU and the CEO/Cofounder of MDCalc- the largest physician medical referenced used by over 65% of U.S. doctors monthly. Joe also founded Vitalis Pharmaceuticals, which is currently developing several medications he has invented. Joe serves as President Elect of the Weill Cornell Medical Alumni Association and sits on the advisory board of Columbia Business School's Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program.

Sylvia Romm, MD

Dr. Romm is the Founder and Chairperson of SonderHealth, a telehealth company focused on the nutrition needs of infants through adults. Her company was acquired by American Well where she now serves as VP of Clinical Transformation. Dr. Romm works with health systems, health plans, pharma companies, and innovators to design and implement their digital health strategies. She has authored articles in NEJM Catalyst, Forbes, KevinMD, Huffington Post and was named as FierceHealthCare's 8 Influential Women Reshaping Health IT.

Dhaval Bhanusali, MD

Dr. Bhanusali is a practicing dermatologist and serves as the CEO of Health Digital, a rapidly growing health tech firm based out of NYC and Tampa. He was recognized as Crain's New York's top 25 Healthcare Innovators. One of his current projects is developing a new EMR for Dermatology. Dr. Bhanusali has also been featured in Elite Daily, Buzzfeed, Yahoo, the Atlantic, People Magazine, Teen Vogue, Self, Bustle, and WebMD.

Khizer Khaderi, MD

Dr. Khaderi, is the Founder and CEO of Vizzario Inc, a human-centered artificial intelligence company. He previously served as the director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at UC Davis Eye Center and is the founder of UC Davis Sports Vision Lab. Dr. Khaderi is an adjust associate professor at Stanford University and the head of the Stanford Performance Vision Center and Lab. He is an advisor for several start ups, including Magic Leap, and has a domain expertise in visual psychophysics, wearables, virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and artificial intelligence.

Sunit Jariwala, MD

Dr. Jariwala is the Director of Clinical and Research Innovation for the Department of Medicine at Einstein / Montefiore. He is also Director of Allergy/Immunology Research and created ASTHMAXcel, an app for personalized asthma education to both children and adults. He has been the Principal Investigator for 12 grants, and his mobile app specifically has obtained over $2 million in grant funding. He is the Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's Health Informatics, Technology & Education Committee.

Emily Wein, Esq.

Emily H. Wein is a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and member of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. Emily delivers practical legal guidance designed to comply with the law and accomplish client’s operational goals. She has worked with large interdisciplinary hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, multi-state clinical practices, and physician entrepreneurs.  Emily has notable depth on advising telemedicine clients on the highly technical, traditional healthcare regulatory issues of Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, and billing and coding.

Joel Wishkovsky

Joel Wishkovsky is the CEO and Founder of SimpleHealth.com an online telemedicine platform for the renewal of contact lenses and birth control evaluations. SimpleHealth was founded in 2015 and since then has raised over 25 million in funding, most recently completing a Series B raise in May of 2018. Joel is also a Board Member at Parsley Health and an investor at Unreasonable Ventures. He was also the Founder and COO of SOLS which was acquired by Aetrex Worldwide.

Purvi Parikh, MD

Dr. Parikh is the President of the NY Allergy and Asthma Society. She is also board member for Physicians for Patient Protection and serves on the Health and Public Policy Committee for the American College of Physicians. She is a spokesperson for the Allergy and Asthma Network and makes frequent appearances on NBC, FOX, CNN, Wallstreet Journal and CBS. She has a monthly column in US News and World report and participated in a vaccine panel with actress Zoe Saldana representing the United Nation Foundation’s shot@life initiative. Dr. Parikh was recently invited to the home of Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group, to participate in a think tank on changing the world in a positive way.

Rahul Dubey

Rahul Dubey is CEO of Percynal Health Innovations and the Founder of the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Innovation Lab. Rahul is currently responsible for collaborating with C-level executives at his Health Plan, Provider IDN, collaborating organizations as well as across multi-institutional stakeholders to develop and implementing innovative frameworks and unique approaches that lead to accelerated adoption of mission critical initiatives that ensure the delivery of high quality care and improve consumers ability to receive needed care all while driving down the overall cost of the overall care received.

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Dr. Nazareth is a practicing gastroenterologist in NYC.  She sits on the medical advisory board at Women’s Health magazine. She also advises medtech start-ups and investors on clinical validation and use case perspective. She has contributed as a writer and medical commentator on CNN, Huffington Post, Bustle, Popsugar, US News, Shape, MindBodyGreen and Reader’s Digest. Dr. Nazareth speaks on gut health and healthcare innovation and has deep expertise in nutrition, microbiome and wellness.

Karan Mehta, Investor

Karan is an investor at Octopus Ventures, an NYC/London-based tech Venture Capital firm that invests in the earliest stages of company formation and has the ability to follow their investment from a few hundred thousand right up to $35m. See their portfolio here. Prior to OV, Karan was a startup consultant at VentureProject, scaled and exited a direct to consumer jewelry brand, led strategy and operations for a jewelry manufacturing company, and was a trader at JP Morgan.

Sirish Kondabolu, MD

Dr. Kondabolu is a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon and the Co-Founder/CEO of Medicine ReMixed, a media company and creative agency focused on podcasting and voice technology in Healthcare. He served as a consultant for Anchor FM, a startup recently acquired by Spotify. Medicine ReMixed was named to The Best Podcasts list in 2018 by Anchor. Dr. Kondabolu is currently a Media consultant for Orthobullets, an online platform for Orthopaedic Surgery education. He created a Top 100 iTunes Education Podcast called “The Orthobullets Podcast.” His current projects include patient education applications for voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. He has been interviewed by Wired magazine, featured in TechCrunch and other technology blogs for his work in podcasting.

Leah Houston, MD

Dr. Leah Houston is a board-certified Emergency Physician and the Founder of HPEC - the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. HPEC is using blockchain technology to create a decentralized community of physicians and is building a platform that will give every physician a self-sovereign digital identity attached to their credentials. HPEC goals are to restore physician autonomy, streamline the current antiquated and laborious process of credentialing, reduce administrative waste, improve access to care, and give physicians sovereign ownership of their data and employment rights.  

Jami Youmans

As a Founder and Managing Partner of Vantedge Ventures, Jami leads all aspects of design, planning, and execution of client strategies. Her first-hand experience with the issues and opportunities facing Healthcare Leadership is a foundational element guiding the change Vantedge Ventures seeks to make. Jami is a healthcare executive and entrepreneur passionate about making an impact on healthcare with innovative technologies and solutions. Her demonstrated experience of working in the hospital and healthcare industry and understanding of hospital change management is an asset to the stakeholders we serve. Jami supports the connections between innovators and health systems in understanding the key differentiating points of value to accelerate solutions.

Maneesh Gulati, Esq.

Maneesh Gulati is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of McCarter & English.  During his 18 years of practice, Maneesh has managed and developed patent portfolios, including drafting and prosecution of patent applications in the genomics, chemical, biotechnological, biomarker and mechanical fields. Maneesh has managed patent portfolios of start-ups, privately held companies, universities and multiple Fortune 100 biotechnology companies. In particular, He has managed and prosecuted portfolios protecting FDA approved drugs and biologics. In addition, Maneesh has further engaged in extensive freedom to operate analyses, patentability analyses, due diligence investigations, non-infringement and invalidity opinion drafting, and competitive landscape analyses for industry clients, venture groups and emerging companies.

Deborah Shelton, Esq.

Deborah Shelton is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of McCarter & English, and the leader of the firm’s FDA Regulatory Practice.  Deborah provides clients with industry-relevant FDA regulatory expertise in drugs, biologics, and medical devices.  Her counsel is informed by a strategic, rigorous, and pragmatic approach to client counseling gained from 20 years of serving in diverse settings, including in external and corporate counsel leadership roles. Deborah also serves as the volunteer regulatory liaison to the Medical Advisory Board for a non-profit rare-cancer patient advocacy organization. Deborah has published and spoken on a wide array of issues of interest to the drug, medical device and other FDA-regulated industries.

Matthew Uretsky, Esq.

Matthew Uretsky is a partner of McCarter & English. He concentrates his practice on advising entrepreneurial clients in a broad range of technology-driven industries in the areas of general corporate, transactional and securities law matters. Matt drafts and negotiates documents for, and counsels with respect to, choice of business entity, public and private equity financing transactions, securities law compliance, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt financings for private and public companies, business formation, consulting agreements and due diligence on transactional matters. Matt is an active speaker in the venture capital space, blockchain, smart contracts, and digital currency. He also serves as an advisor to New York University’s Summer Launchpad Program and the Princeton Tech Meetup.

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Aditi Deeg

Aditi Deeg is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer for Health Tech Women as well as the Chief Operating Officer for The Junior League, a 115 year old non profit, and one of the oldest, largest, and most effective women's volunteer organizations in the world. Aditi has a long history of experience and expertise in business development, fundraising skills as well as strategic planning and financial management. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer for PingMD, a digital healthcare solutions company which was acquired by Kipu Systems in 2017.  

Thanikai Sokka

Thani Sokka has a long and impressive history of working in business and finance, and has worked for Google as well as Dow Jones, where he was VP of Technology Product Management. He is also the CTO and General Partner at Startup Runner. StartupRunner inspires, educates, equips millennial entrepreneurs to build a profitable business that positively impacts their community. They buy minority and majority stakes in diverse early stage companies which demonstrate the ability to generate free cash flow increasing returns on equity and earnings per share.

Annie Schlossman

Annie Schlossman is a media, brand, and video expert. She is a Producer for TAG, a video production company that creates video for a variety of creative and corporate clients across all industries. Recently, she produced DAKOTA an independent feature film staring actress / pop-star Phoebe Ryan. She is currently producing FemHealth, a podcast, with several expert female physicians across the country to explore women's health issues. Annie has a passion for public health and uses her deep rooted understanding of leveraging patient friendly content for social awareness.  

Chris Brown, Investor

Chris is an New York based investor at First Round, a seed stage venture capital fund focused on partnering with entrepreneurs at the very first phase of their company building journey. First Round invests sector agnostically with portfolio companies such as Uber, Square, Warby Parker, Clover Health, Flatiron Health, and Forward. Prior to First Round, Chris worked in The Blackstone Group's Hedge Fund Solutions division, the firm's $78B investment arm focused on discretionary investment in hedge funds.

Rebecca Yu, Investor

Rebecca is a vice president at BelHealth Investment Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm, where her responsibilities include deal origination, execution and portfolio oversight. Her previous experience includes roles at Warburg Pincus and Goldman Sachs. She currently sits on the board of directors of Gemini Bio-Products, a CA based life science reagents platform, and is an Advisor to Pulse Telemedicine, physician founded telemedicine startup based in NYC.

Karim Babay, Investor

Karim is CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Intrinsic Value Investment Partners, a hedge fund that is value led and healthcare focused, having invested in HealthSapiens, Kinderhealth, and University General Hospital in Houston to name a few. He is also the Chairman and CEO of HealthSapiens, a decentralized global digital healthcare ecosystem. Mr. Babay has over 15 years of entrepreneurial and global investing and corporate finance experience allocating capital across the capital structure, angel investing, liquid and illiquid investments in securities. 

Jay Bhatt, DO

Jay Bhatt is the Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA), president of HRET and serves on the executive team for the AHA Center for Health Innovation. Most recently, he was the first chief health officer at the Illinois Health & Hospital Association. In this role, he led large improvement projects including the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) and has launched several improvement collaboratives, managed the Medical Executive Forum, led the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety, launched a physician leadership academy, and designed and advanced a statewide high-reliability initiative.

Vincent Deramo, MD

Dr. Deramo, is a practicing ophthalmologist and is the Chief of Ophthalmology at Syosset Hospital. He is co-founder and CEO of ConnectOnCall, a smartphone-based app and digital after-hours answering system serving hundreds of practices throughout the US. ConnectOnCall uses Electronic Health Record(EHR) integration to provide on call physicians with patient data, and to document any on call activity, reducing medical liability. Vincent has helped create partnerships with leading EHR companies, including SRSSoft, GE, Nextech and Athena, where ConnectOnCall is listed as a top-rated app on the Athena Marketplace.

Ann Mond Johnson

Ann Mond Johnson is the CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Previously she served as the CEO of Zest Health, a technology-enabled service that enables consumers to optimize their benefits by combining a mobile firstsolution with access to live support. Under her leadership, Zest solidified its value proposition and doubled its base business in one year. Prior to joining Zest, Ann co-founded and served as the CEO of Subimo, a pioneer in healthcare cost and quality transparency tools for consumers. Under her leadership, Subimo’s reach extended to major national and regional health plans as well as Fortune 500 companies. Subimo was acquired by WebMD in 2006.

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sam Virk, MD

Dr. Samant Virk is Founder & CEO of MediSprout. The virtual video product is a secure, reliable way for a multitude of practitioners to better connect with patients to build relationships and provide ongoing care. Dr. Virk has practiced clincial medicine for 15 years, with a specialization in Neurology and Interventional Spine, during which time his frustration with the healthcare inefficiencies led to the founding of MediSprout. His company’s accessible two-way remote communication is an economically viable system for every doctor and a convenient way to stay connected with the patient. MediSprout has been named as a TEDMED Hive company which recognizes cutting-edge innovations that change the status quo across health and medicine.

Karen Lee, MD

Dr. Lee is an assistant professor in Neurology and Sleep Medicine at NYU, and previously served as the Medical Director of the Stroke and Neurology department at Sequoia Hospital, where she developed their stroke telemedicine program, earning the hospital a Gold Stroke Plus Award. She is currently a medical consultant for several TV shows, including NBC's Manifest and has been featured in Business Insider, the NY Post, NYU’s 2018 Year in Review, and Sirius XM Doctor Radio. She speaks regularly at conferences, focusing on the intersection between sleep and neurology in both the pediatric and adult population.

Premal Kamdar

Premal Kamdar is a healthcare entrepreneur, consultant, and engineer. As an

Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Stevens Venture Center, he co-founded an

industry-sponsored HealthTech Hackathon to advance Stevens Institute’s vision as a

technological leader in healthcare. He has advised several pharmaceutical and biotech companies across the product life cycle and built commercialization strategies for early-stage companies and hospitals. Premal holds degrees from Cambridge University and Stevens Institute of Technology and was a digital health fellow at the Texas Medical Center. He also serves on the committee of the NYC Cambridge University Entrepreneurs network.

Chef Palak Patel

Celebrity Chef & Entrepreneur

Winner, Chopped

Winner, Beat Bobby Flay

The MIE Networking Reception will feature delicious bites from Food Network Star Chef Palak Patel. Chef Palak is an entrepreneur who focuses her cooking and recipes on healthy & nutritious food including options for vegetarians & vegans. Physicians interested in the diet & lifestyle entrepreneurial space will have an opportunity to meet and chat with Chef Palak at the evening networking reception.

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Ali Novitsky, MD

D. Novitsky, is the CEO and founder of MindBodyMarriage.  She is a Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach, Board Certified Pediatrician, Board Certified Neonatologist, National Speaker, Assistant Director of the National Physician Women's Conference (Brave Enough), Blogger, and Host of The 'Resuscitate Your Marriage' Podcast.  Ali maintains her clinical practice as a neonatologist in the Philadelphia area.  Ali strives to live life to the fullest and to empower busy professionals to find wellness through mind and body synergy.

Carla Brennar

Carla Brenner is the founder and president of Healthtech Women, a global non-profit that supports over 30,000 women using technology to change health globally. Carla specializes in corporate development and sales, having worked with leading pharma, medical device, and technology companies including Medicis (Valeant), McKesson, Salesforce (healthcare) and most recently at Amazon (AWS) Healthcare. Carla earned an MBA from Arizona State University and BS in Molecular Biology from Denver University.