M. Samir Qamar, MD
Founder and CEO
A family physician by training, Samir began the first medical membership practice in Monterey, California, where he also served as the house doctor for the famed Pebble Beach Resorts. Samir is considered a national expert in the fields of membership practices, VIP medicine, and Direct Primary Care. His innovative work in launching MedLion, California’s first Direct Primary Care practice, has been highlighted nationwide as the company continues to grow without the help of outside investors. Samir graduated with an M.D. and completed his medical training at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania, one of the oldest and most respected family medicine programs in the country. His visions on the future of primary care have been referenced in national publications. He speaks six languages, and has studied health care systems all over the world. Samir resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, MedLion’s new home.
Michael W. McClelland, JD
Michael is our lead attorney in all matters of medical practice and related regulation. He is a national expert on membership medical practices, insurance law, and the business of medicine. Michael was formerly the head prosecutor for California’s Department of Managed Care, and is well known in the managed care arena. Michael maintains offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles, California, and is one of MedLion’s most trusted advisors in all aspects of the company’s operations.
Hisana Qamar, MD
Hisana is a MedLion physician, and one of the co-founders of MedLion, Inc. She is trained in Family Medicine, and has been in private practice and urgent care medicine for the past decade. In Monterey, she grew her private practice to one of the largest family medicine practices in the county within a few years. She subsequently converted her practice to a MedLion practice, the first practice conversion in the company. Hisana is now charged with Quality Control and Continuing Medical Education for MedLion physicians. In addition, Hisana actively maintains her new MedLion practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.
VP, Patient Relations
Based in Las Vegas at the MedLion administrative offices, Samantha orchestrates customer service protocols, and is a right-hand officer in the day-to-day technical operations of the company. Originally trained as a pharmacy technician, Samantha switched gears and became office manager for the first VIP medical practice in prestigious Monterey, growing it to one of the most successful concierge practices in Central California. Simultaneously, she managed a second, traditional insurance-based practice, growing it from 20 patients to over 3,000 in just four years. Afterwards, with Dr. Samir Qamar, she then assisted in the creation of a third practice, which ended up becoming Monterey-based MedLion Direct Primary Care, California’s first Direct Primary Care practice. Samantha has a wealth of experience in the VIP medicine, Direct Primary Care, and traditional medical practice systems, and is one of MedLion’s most valuable officers.
Christopher W. Mayer, MBA
Chief Financial Advisor
Chris is MedLion’s lead financial and business adviser. He concurrently serves as Managing Editor for Agora Financial, one of the largest financial advisory publications. With an MBA, Chris’ background includes corporate lending, international investments, and financial analysis. He is the author of several financial publications, including two novels, and is frequently a radio and TV guest on networks such as CNBC and Fox News.