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.