Medmonk is based on the premise that it's in everyone's best interest for medications to be used regardless of price. Patients get the care and medications they need, insurers are protected against larger claims, and pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies get maximum use of their medications.
Co-founder Somaira Punjwani, an HIV specialty pharmacist, had to invent a process as an alternative to turning away patients who struggled with their co-pay. She did this manually for over three years with overwhelming positive feedback from grateful patients who could now afford their medications.
Chief Executive Officer
Before founding Medmonk, Abbas was the Product Manager for iolo technologies in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to that he worked for Research In Motion (maker of BlackBerry) as a computer scientist on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Abbas holds a Bachelors of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Chief Business Development Officer
Prior to joining Medmonk, Ashar led Walgreens' Immunoglobulin Program to become one of the largest of its kind in the country. He came to Walgreens through the acquisition of Rx Solutions, of which he was President and CEO and led the company to be the largest (and fastest growing) specialty injectables provider in the Midwest. Prior to that, he was Vice President for Crescent Healthcare and Regional Infusion Manager for Apria Healthcare.
Chief Clinical Officer
Somaira comes to Medmonk with over 10 years of pharmacy experience. She spent her career with Walgreens as a lead pharmacist at a specialty pharmacy focused on treating HIV, Oncology, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Hepatitis.
Zod (Farzad) Nazem
Chief Technology Officer
Yahoo! Inc. (1996-2007)
Zod was Chief Technology Officer at Yahoo! and is one of the company’s longest-serving executives.
Head of Physician Technology
Bill leads Genentech's technology team responsible for physician-facing services.