Medical Brain forges strong multi-channel bonds between healthcare consumers, their providers and others in the healthcare continuum. By combining the power of AI and machine learning, with medical expertise, Medical Brain delivers precise guidance into their hands for a seamless healthcare experience.
Eyal is CEO and Co-Founder of the Medical Brain®, a revolutionary platform using decision support science and machine learning to engage patients and providers with real-time intelligence for effective evidence-based decisions and timely action to improve outcomes and safety, while reducing costs. Eyal is recognized as a leading pioneer in clinical decision support having spent the past 21 years evolving systems and technologies to today’s platform. Before founding the Medical Brain®, Eyal founded both medCPU and PeriGen (formerly E&C Medical Intelligence). Under his leadership, medCPU and PeriGen established a strong presence in their markets and helped their hospital clients meaningfully improve quality and reduce costs and address some of the most complex health system challenges such as hospital readmission. Dr. Ephrat is an MD with expertise in maternal fetal medicine. His medical degree is from Hadassah Medical School.
Sonia is President and Co-Founder of the Medical Brain®. She is a successful entrepreneur with over 18 years of healthcare IT domain experience and over 25 years as a business manager across a wide array of enterprises. Throughout her career she founded, managed, and successfully sold several companies representing a wide range of businesses. Her healthcare focus began as one of the founders of Scientia Healthcare, a healthcare technology fund that invested in HIT emerging technologies. One of her prominent investments was in E&C Medical Intelligence (currently PeriGen), a pioneer in clinical decision support. This led Sonia to focus her life in this exciting field, and in 2008 she founded medCPU together with Dr. Eyal Ephrat, who has been leading the revolution of successfully integrating smart computer assistance to clinicians at the point-of-care. medCPU’s successful growth led to an acquisition of the majority of its shareholders’ equity by UPMC in April of 2016. In early 2017, together with Dr. Ephrat, she co- founded the Medical Brain® as the next revolutionary company to drive intelligent patient engagement.
Dr. David B. Nash is the Founding Dean Emeritus, and he remains on the full-time faculty as the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy, at the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH). His 11 year tenure as Dean completes 30 years on the University faculty. JCPH is dedicated to developing healthcare leaders for the future. After voluntarily stepping down as Dean, Jefferson Health asked him to take on some additional responsibilities as “Special Assistant” to the Chief Physician Executive, and a member of the board of our ACO, one of the largest in the nation, effective July 2019.
A board-certified internist, Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in public accountability for outcomes, physician leadership development, and quality-of-care improvement.
Formerly Executive Chairman and CEO Cooper University Health Care, New Jersey.Previously served as President MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and COO Ambulatory Services and Programs of Excellence, Virtua Health. She has served on numerous state and national healthcare advisory boards and is currently an independent Director at Greenway Health, Trellis Rx, MedVet and others.
Bruce Solomon, based in Boston, is a Senior Advisor at ASG. In this role, he draws on a 30-year career in healthcare delivery to help clients of the firm develop, build, and scale health care programs in dynamic markets around the world.
A leading global health expert, Mr. Solomon previously served in senior leadership positions at several renowned academic medical centers and integrated delivery organizations, including WellSpan Health, Stony Brook University Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In these roles, he led efforts to increase productivity, improve efficiencies, promote coordinated care, modernize infrastructure, and facilitate strategic affiliations.
Mr. Solomon has an M.B.A. in Finance and an M.P.H. in Health Systems Management from Tulane University, and a B.A. in Economics from Roanoke College.
Kevin Sears is a nationally recognized expert in managed care and population health, having served in leadership roles in both payer and provider sectors over the last 20 years. Previously, Kevin served as Executive Director of Market & Network Services for the Cleveland Clinic, overseeing top line revenue in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle-East and co-leading the 106,000 member ACO, rated #1 in the nation during its first year of operation. During his tenure, he launched The Clinic’s first three health insurance initiatives with Oscar Health, Anthem and Humana. Prior to the Clinic, he served as Senior Vice President, Payer Strategy & Product Development at Trinity Health Inc., the nation’s second largest non-profit health system, where he led the contracting, product development and medical economics functions across the 22-state Trinity enterprise and launched numerous co-branded insurance products in the individual and Medicare Advantage market segments. He has also held leadership positions with Intermountain Health Care as well as Coventry Health Care and the Centene Corporation. Throughout his career, Kevin has successfully led organizations to deliver strong organic growth and top line performance by improving medical expense management and by lowering costs.
Kevin currently serves on the executive team and leads the population health and payer/provider innovation practice management at BDC Advisors, a healthcare strategy consulting firm, serving top health systems and health plans.
He has also served in a special assignment advising the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), focused on developing alternative payment models for the Affordable Care Act. Kevin publishes and speaks widely. He has served or currently serves on a number of influential boards and national forums including United Health Group, Anthem, Cigna, the Health Care Transformation Task Force and the National Business Group on Health, as well as serving as Executive Chairman of Tula Health. Kevin holds an MHA from The Ohio State University, and a BA from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Ninfa Saunders is an experienced health care executive having served as a top executive for several health systems. She is formerly the President and CEO of Navicent Health, where she transformed the hospital into a regional referral center through acquisitions, partnerships, new service lines and a strategic alliance with 30+ hospitals. In her role, she orchestrated a merger with Atrium Health placing Navicent in a strategic position for the health system. Previously, she served as President and COO of Virtua Health; with her leadership the organization became the largest system in South Jersey.
Throughout her career, Ninfa has been recognized for her exceptional leadership, including Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders in the US” and “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.” In 2020, she was honored with the American Hospital Association’s “Board of Trustees Award” for her work as past chair of its Institute for Diversity.
Since retiring from Navicent Health in 2020, Ninfa has been focused on corporate board service. Currently, she serves as healthPrecision’s Vice Chairperson and sits on the boards of T2 Biosystems, a publicly traded diagnostic laboratory company, Avia, a private digital transformation enterprise; and Laudio, a privately held tech start-up that develops employee engagement solutions. Her non-profit board affiliations include CVS/Aetna’s Health Advisory Board and Jefferson Health’s President’s Leadership Council.
Ninfa’s dual background as a CEO and COO informs her ability to formulate and execute innovative strategies, as well as pivot business models to meet changing economic conditions. She is passionate about leveraging her broad expertise to help corporate boards define “smart growth” strategies that are profitable, sustainable and add shareholder value.
Dr. Saunders completed her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University. Her Bachelors of Science in Nursing is from Concordia College in Manila, Philippines.
Patty joined the Medical Brain® with a lifelong dedication to quality and safety in healthcare. Patty has 31 years of Critical Care experience with an emphasis on clinical education, best-practice protocol development, program implementation and data-driven process improvement. Her areas of expertise include Critical Care, Cardiovascular Surgery and Sepsis Management. From 2007- 2017, Patty partnered with executive leadership to develop comprehensive sepsis programs for three health systems. From 2013 – 2015, she participated in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Phase IV Sepsis on the Wards Collaborative as a faculty team member for the Midwest sites.
Lauren joined the Medical Brain® as EVP strategic partnerships. She previously served on the board of medCPU and co-founded an integrated clinical and supply chain solution for developing markets, Smart Track. Prior positions include chief advisor for international collaborations and partnerships for the UAE Ministry of Health, and Chief Clinical Officer for Dubai Healthcare City, University Hospital project with Harvard Medical International. She has held positions with Ernst & Young, University of Pennsylvania Health System as Director of Women’s Health and faculty in the School of Nursing, and with Tenet Health System as Chief Nursing Officer. Dr. Arnold’s PhD is from the University of Pennsylvania.
Avin has been a successful entrepreneur and healthcare technology executive for 18+ years. Prior to joining the Medical Brain®, Avin was the CEO of LARA, a leader in Augmented Reality. He helped LARA grow from a small, Europe-focused company to strategically growing in the US market. Prior to that, Avin co-founded and built Etransmedia, a healthcare technology company, which he led as the CTO & COO. Etransmedia grew from a startup to a company with 1,000+ employees and customers in 40+ US states; and had a very successful exit to a Private Equity consortium in 2017. Avin is an investor, Board Member and/or advisor to a number of young technology companies; as well as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at his alma mater Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
For over 20 years Andrew has been a noteworthy leader in the software development, architecture and team management. Prior to joining the Medical Brain®, he gained solid experience as a C and Assembler system programmer and eventually expanded it to the design and development of the scalable high-load solutions for companies in various fields – Raiffeisen, Xerox, Audatex and others. Lately Andrew has been working on the data analysis, machine learning and AI system design. Andrew graduated from the Kiev National Polytechnic Institute in 2001, holds an MSc in Computer Engineering and MBA, he is engaged in research in artificial intelligence.
Olena is a project officer with 10 years experience coordinating and managing social and commercial projects. Before joining Medical Brain®, Olena worked for international NGOs, promoting and managing social projects in Former Soviet Union countries as a project coordinator and fundraiser, organizing educational and leadership training, and participating in multiple social and educational projects in the USA, EU and Israel. Olena is a degreed artist and graphic designer. In 2014 graduated from Cherkasy National University with a degree in Philology.
Paul is the former President of Paine Webber Group, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Northwell Health, and previously served as Chairman, Lenox Hill Hospital. He is well known for his deep knowledge in healthcare and finance. He is an experienced board member having served as director of ZAIS Group Holdings, Guardian Life Insurance, Community & Southern Holdings, He previously served as chairman of Fordham University and the New York Philharmonic. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and BA from Fordham University
Ned is the former Managing Principal of GTCR, a leading private equity firm managing approximately $15 billion in total capital. He was also co-head of GTCR’s healthcare group. He previously served as a Managing Director of William Blair Capital Partners. He currently serves on multiple boards including Alcyone Therapeutics, ArthroMeda, C3 HealthcareRx, and Blinker. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB, cum laude, from Princeton University.
Marc was named 2020 CIO of the year by HIMSS and CHIME, in recognition of his significant leadership and contributions to healthcare. Most recently he served as VP and CIO, Intermountain Healthcare. Previously he served as Partner with both Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young and earlier served on the Congressionally appointed Federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and BS from University of Utah.