M. Samir Qamar

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Samir Qamar, M.D. is MedLion’s founder and CEO. Dr. Qamar is one of the original pioneers of the fast-growing DPC industry, a primary care model he designed to improve care, quality, and costs for consumers, while improving practice quality for physicians.

In 2014, to complement MedLion, Dr. Qamar launched tech company MedWand, after inventing new technology that allows doctors to collect diagnostic data and remotely perform physical exams on patients anywhere in the world. MedWand was noted by Frost & Sullivan as one of 2015’s top 10 healthcare disrupters, winner of the 2015 Health 2.0 Launch event, and cited by Forbes as one of 5 healthcare tech startups to watch in 2016.

Prior to MedLion and MedWand, Dr. Qamar began one of the nation’s first concierge medical practices in Monterey, California, where he also served as House Doctor for the famed Pebble Beach Resorts. He is a consultant to the AAFP, adviser to state governments on healthcare legislation, and healthcare adviser to Fortune 100 tech companies. Dr. Qamar completed his family medicine training at University of Pennsylvania-Lancaster General Hospital, one of the nation’s top primary care programs. His healthcare visions have been referenced in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Forbes, Medscape, and numerous other publications. In 2016 he was recognized as one of the top 100 health tech influencers worldwide by Hotwire UK, a distinction shared by the CEOs of Mayo Clinic, 23andMe, Fitbit, and WebMD. Dr. Qamar grew up around the world in a U.N. family, speaks five languages, and currently resides in Nevada.

Praveen V. Mooganur

President, Chief Operating Officer

Praveen is MedLion’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Praveen is responsible for MedLion’s overall business growth and leads operations including national distribution, product, finance, provider network development, and consumer experience.

Prior to MedLion, Praveen was chief operating officer and co-founder of WiserTogether, a healthcare IT company that provides personalized treatment comparison software to employers, health plans, and consumers. In addition, Praveen held various roles at the Corporate Executive Board and Tata Motors across his career.

A seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Praveen’s investments include groundbreaking healthcare startups such as MedWand Digital Health and ZendyHealth. Praveen was recognized as one of the top Innovators in 2012 by the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism (IHC). Praveen is a frequent speaker on healthcare innovation at national conferences and leadership forums.

Praveen holds an MBA from The George Washington University, and an M.Sc. in Nuclear Physics from The Bangalore University. Praveen lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and two children.

For business or press related inquiries, please contact Praveen at pmooganur@medlion.com.

Samantha Rivera

Senior Vice President, Operations

Samantha Rivera is MedLion’s Senior Vice President. Samantha Rivera orchestrates all service protocols, and has been a right-hand officer in the day-to-day technical operations of the company since MedLion’s inception.

A pharmacy technician by training, Samantha switched gears and managed the first VIP medical practice in Monterey, growing it to one of the most successful concierge practices in the nation. Simultaneously, she managed a second, traditional insurance-based practice, growing it from 20 patients to over 4,000 in under three years. Afterwards, with Dr. Samir Qamar, she assisted in the creation of a third practice, which ended up becoming the pilot practice for MedLion, and California’s first Direct Primary Care practice.

Samantha has more than a decade of experience in Direct Primary Care, concierge medicine, and traditional medical practice systems. Usually working round-the-clock, Samantha resides in Nevada, and works at MedLion’s home office.