The List of Female Physician Healthtech Founders that was Impossible to Find

by | Sep 25, 2020 | Healthtech | 0 comments

The list of awesome female physician healthtech founders.

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At MDisrupt I spend a lot of  my time talking to practicing physicians who are mid-career and thinking about reducing or winding down their clinical practice. Many are considering how they can engage and work with the healthtech industry and ask me how they can add value to healthtech companies. 

So this weekend I sat down to write a blog called 3 Leadership Roles Doctors Can Play in Healthtech Companies. As I was writing it, I wanted to showcase examples of physicians who had successfully made the transition from clinical practice to healthtech. One of the most shocking things I discovered was how hard it is to find physician healthtech founders who are women. There are many female founders out there (not nearly enough, but many) and lots of female scientist founders, too (though also not enough). But finding female physician healthtech founders was ridiculously difficult. And not because they don’t exist—but because for some reason no one is creating lists of them and showcasing them enough. 

After about 10 hours of scouring the internet for these elusive lists, I went to my trusty source, Twitter, and asked two very networked women in the health industry to help me through their networks: Chrissy Farr @Chrissyfarr and Sally Church @MaverickNY.

Fortunately, Twitter did not disappoint. I was soon inundated with recommendations of awesome women physicians who’ve founded healthtech companies. So in case anyone else ever needs this list, I’ve compiled it here. Because women founders are awesome, and women physician founders who build healthtech companies should always be easy to find! 

Since we started building this list, many more female physician founders have come to our attention. We tried to capture as many founders as possible on this list, however, in case we missed you—we’ve created a way for you to add yourself.

If you are a female physician founder, and want to be added to this list, add yourself to the list by clicking the button below:

Aaliya Yaqub, MD

Company: GoForward
Preventive primary care, powered by technology

Twitter: @DrAaliya
LinkedIn: Aaliya Yaqub, MD

Pamela Pierce Palmer, MD

Company: AcelRX
A specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies

Twitter:
LinkedIn: Pamela Pierce Palmer, MD

Jennifer M. Joe, MD

Company: Medstro
The only online community and challenge platform as a service designed specifically for healthcare professionals

Twitter: @JenniferJoeMD
LinkedIn: Jennifer M. Joe, MD

Iman Abuzeid, MD

Company: Incredible Health
Preventive primary care, powered by technology

Twitter: @ImanAbuzeid
LinkedIn: Iman Abuzeid, MD

Robin Berzin, MD

Company: Parsley Health
Doctor-led holistic medicine proven to treat the root cause of your health issue, in-person or online

Twitter: @robinberzinmd
LinkedIn: Robin Berzin, MD

Robin Berzin, MD

Company: Parsley Health
Doctor-led holistic medicine proven to treat the root cause of your health issue, in-person or online

Twitter: @robinberzinmd
LinkedIn: Robin Berzin, MD

Michelle Longmire, MD

Company: Medable
A decentralized trial platform providing a seamless experience, connecting patients, sites, and clinical trial teams

Twitter:@LongmireMD
LinkedIn:Michelle Longmire, MD

Joy Bhosai, MD, MPH

Company: ChatrHealth
Creating technology that protects patients and keeps people healthy through driving communication for providers and patients

Twitter: @JoyBhosaiMD
LinkedIn:Joy Bhosai, MD, MPH

Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH

Company: Carrot Fertility
Global fertility benefits for employers that save money and tame anxiety

Twitter: @AsimaAhmadMD
LinkedIn:Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH

Sarah Munkholm, MD

Company: MyMedCards
Innovative digital solution that ensures accessible and high-quality medical guidelines

Twitter: @mymedcards
LinkedIn:Sarah Munkholm, MD

Courtney Hill, MD

Company: Yonder
Yonder makes an app, custom to your practice, for young children & parents to use at home to prepare for their visit.

Twitter: 
LinkedIn: Courtney Hill, MD

Bronwyn Harris, MD

Company: Tueo Health
Childhood asthma management and monitoring

Twitter: @DoctorBronwyn
LinkedIn: Bronwyn Harris, MD

Janene Fuerch, MD

Company: Emme
Offers smart case and app to support healthy and effective use of the birth control pill

Twitter: 
LinkedIn: Janene Fuerch, MD

Stephanie Eltz, MD

Company: Doctify UK
evolutionising the global healthcare market, enabling patients to search, book and review clinics and hospitals online

Twitter: @StephanieEltz
LinkedIn: Stephanie Eltz, MD

Bhavagaya Bakshi, MBBS

Company: C the Sign
A multi-platform digital tool that uses AI mapped with the latest evidence to identify patients at risk of cancer

Twitter: @bakshib87
LinkedIn: Bhavagaya Bakshi, MBBS

Hajnalka Hejja, MD

Company: Super Izzy
A femtech chatbot that offers personalized health advice for women, based on data collection and contextual understanding

Twitter: @HajnalkaHejjaMD
LinkedIn: Hajnalka Hejja, MD

Emily Anhalt, PsyD

Company: Coa
Therapy & expert-led classes for mental health, all grounded in community

Twitter: @dremilyanhalt
LinkedIn: Emily Anhalt, PsyD

Nadine Hachach-Haram, MD

Company: Proximie
A secure, complete software solution that expands surgical collaboration, enabling surgeons to share expertise using augmented reality tools before, during and after surgery

Twitter: @DrNadz
LinkedIn: Nadine Hachach-Haram, MD

Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD

Company: Rimidi
A cloud-based software solution that enables personalized management of chronic cardiometabolic conditions across populations

Twitter: @Lucienneide
LinkedIn: Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD

Lynda Chin, MD

Company: Apricity Health
Empowering patients and their clinical teams with real-time data and expert knowledge to manage cancer therapy

Twitter: @LyndaChin
LinkedIn: Lynda Chin, MD

Tisha Rowe MD, MBA

Company: RoweDocs
Reliable Online Wellness Experience (ROWE); one of the largest and most diverse women-owned multi-specialty telemedicine networks

Twitter: @tisharowemd
LinkedIn: Tisha Rowe MD, MBA

YiDing Yu, MD

Company: Twiage
Powerful data and real-time care coordination for EMS, ED, and hospital teams

Twitter: @YiDingYu
LinkedIn: YiDing Yu, MD

Mahnaz Hashmi

Company: Medstars
Medstars provides a range of innovative clinician-designed health tech products to make it easier for patients and health professionals to connect

Twitter: @mahnazhashmi
LinkedIn: Mahnaz Hashmi

Satasuk Joy Bhosai, MD MPH

Company: Pluto.health
A smart health assistant that bridges siloed data to help patients get things done.

Twitter: @joybhosaiMD
LinkedIn: 

Lyndsey Harper, MD, FACOG, IF

Company: Meet Rosy
Research-based technology solution for women who suffer from low libido

Twitter: @babymamadoctor
LinkedIn:Lyndsey Harper, MD, FACOG, IF

Mylene Yao, MD

Company: Univfy
Highly-scalable AI platform to provide scientifically-validated, personalized reports that counsel patients from diverse demographics about their probability of having a baby with IVF

Twitter: @MyleneYao
LinkedIn: Mylene Yao, MD

Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM

Company: Respira Labs
Developing the first wearable device that can monitor lung function before it leads to COPD exacerbation attacks

Twitter: @DrArtunduag
LinkedIn: Maria Artunduaga, MD, MPH, MTM

Kimberly Gandy, MD, PhD

Company: Play-it Health
Virtual health management; dependable revenue and continuity of care in changing times

Twitter: @KimberlyGandy1
LinkedIn: Kimberly Gandy, MD, PhD

Stephanie Canale, MD

Company: Lactation Lab
As the first company to offer a complete milk analysis, we provide detailed explanations and actionable insights to make your breastfeeding journey as empowering as possible

Twitter: @Stephan79740428
LinkedIn: Stephanie Canale, MD

Roopan Gill, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Company: Vitala
Co-creates and implements open-access digital sexual and reproductive health (SRH) solutions

Twitter:@Roops22
LinkedIn: Roopan Gill, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Alexandra Greenhill, MD

Company: Careteam
Virtual care collaboration and communication platform that enables care planning and patient engagement across all health conditions and workflows

Twitter: 
LinkedIn: Alexandra Greenhill, MD

Sarah Welsh, MBBS

Company: Hanx
Female-founded intimate wellness products

Twitter: 
LinkedIn: Sarah Welsh, MBBS

Vedrana Högqvist Tabor

Company: Boost Thyroid
Preventing health complications caused by autoimmune diseases with our smart solution BOOST Thyroid

Twitter: 
LinkedIn: Vedrana Högqvist Tabor, PhD

Sophia Yen, MD

Company: Pandia Health
A one-stop online shop for recurring medications, starting with birth control

Twitter: @teenmd
LinkedIn: Sophia Yen, MD

Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA

Company: Healthy Bytes
Personalized, expert nutritional counseling via telehealth that is covered by most major insurance plans

Twitter:@maryjogorman
LinkedIn:Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA

Rayna Patel, MBBS

Company: Vinehealth
Allows people living with cancer to track their symptoms, manage their medications and understand their care

Twitter:@drraynapatel
LinkedIn: Rayna Patel, MBBS

Monica Bolbjerg, MD

Company: Qure4u
Complete virtual care platform offering patients and providers a fully integrated solution that supports the entire patient journey and optimizes care before, during, and after office visits

Twitter:@BolbjergMonica
LinkedIn:Monica Bolbjerg, MD

Evelyn Chan, MD, MPH

Company: Smileyscope
Medical device that alleviates the fear of needle experiences through innovative VR technology

Twitter:
LinkedIn:Evelyn Chan, MD, MPH

Suzanne Clough, MD

Company: Welldoc
Leading digital health company revolutionizing chronic disease management to help transform lives

Twitter:@suzanneclough
LinkedIn:Suzanne Clough, MD

Michelle Dipp, MD, PhD

Company:Biospring Partners
Leverages deep experience in life sciences and technology to support B2B services, tools, and enterprise software companies that are driving innovation across the life sciences industry

Twitter:@dipp
LinkedIn:Michelle Dipp, MD, PhD

Aakriti Gupta, MD

Company:Heartbeat Health
Personalized care, starting with cardiology

Twitter:@aakriti_15
LinkedIn:Aakriti Gupta, MD

Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA

Company: Cleo
Family benefits platform made for working parents

Twitter:@chitra_mdmba
LinkedIn:Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA

Subha Airan-Javia MD

Company: TrekIT Health
A secure, collaborative, patient-centered think-space enables clinicians to share and assign tasks to anyone on the care team, while quick access to real-time clinical data empowers clinicians to make more informed decisions at the point of care

Twitter:@subhaairan
LinkedIn:Subha Airan-Javia MD

Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD

Company: Sherlock Biosciences
Developing the most advanced platforms in molecular testing to offer unparalleled breadth and versatility for diagnostic solutions

Twitter:@PardisSabeti
LinkedIn:Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD

Rasha Gadelrab, MBBS

Company: MyHealthSpecialist
The UK’s only private specialist recommendation service. Company’s aim is to connect doctors and patients to the very best specialists in private healthcare. 

Twitter:@rashagadelrab
LinkedIn:Rasha Gadelrab, MBBS

Breanne Everett MD

Company: Orpyx
Sensory insoles and remote monitoring solutions for diabetic foot management

Twitter:@everettbreanne
LinkedIn:

Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, FACPM

Company: 3D4MD
3D4MD is a social enterprise that makes high quality, 3D printing solutions to impact over 1 billion lives at home, abroad, and in space.

Twitter: @julielynnwong
LinkedIn: Julielynn Wong, MD, MPH, FACPM

Toyin Ajayi, MD

Company: Cityblock Health
We bring together primary care, behavioral health, and social services to deliver better care for every member.

Twitter: @toyinajayidoc
LinkedIn:Toyin Ajayi, MD

Jennifer Meller, MD, MBA

Company: Navimize
Put patient and provider safety first with Navimize, the easiest virtual waiting software.

Twitter: @drjen_Navimize
LinkedIn:Jennifer Meller, MD, MBA

Carolyn Lam, MD

Company: eko.ai
Complete AI decision tool for echocardiography

Twitter: @iamcardio
LinkedIn:Carolyn Lam, MD

Natalie Davis MD

Company:PreventScripts
Partners with providers to delay onset of lifestyle disease for their at-risk populations, at scale.

Twitter: @nataliehodge
LinkedIn:Natalie Davis MD

Sandy Penn Whitehouse, MD

Company: Tickit Health
Proprietary platform that captures high-fidelity person-reported data and empowers organizations to understand each unique individual they serve, to improve outcomes for the entire population

Twitter: @PennWhitehouse
LinkedIn:Sandy Penn Whitehouse, MD

Bora Chang, MD

Company: KelaHealth
Delivers patient-specific predictive insight and risk stratification software to help improve surgical quality and prevent complications

Twitter:@ChangBora
LinkedIn: Bora Chang, MD

Karen Otte, MD

Company: Motognosis
We are experts in the automated assessment of motor symptoms, providing easy-to-use software solutions with a focus on neurologic disorders.

Twitter: 
LinkedIn:Karen Otte, MD

Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD

Company:Azova
Fully connected digital health technology platform designed to enable all healthcare providers to deliver their services over the internet

Twitter:@CherylEberting
LinkedIn: Cheryl Lee Eberting, MD

Susan Gross, MD

Company:The ObG Project
Educational resource for women’s health / primary care professionals

Twitter:@DrSueGross
LinkedIn:Susan Gross, MD

Jane van Dis, MD

Company: Equity Quotient
We work with standout healthcare organizations, employer groups, and academic centers to create cultures of equity, safety, and respect.

Twitter:@janevandis
LinkedIn: Jane van Dis, MD

Elizabeth McGloughlin, MBBCh

Company: Tympany Medical
Designing and developing solutions which will drive the next generation of sterile endoscopy in ENT and beyond

Twitter:@Betty_McG
LinkedIn: Elizabeth McGloughlin, MBBCh

Mahnaz Hashmi, MBBCh

Company:Medstar
Connect with the very best private UK health specialists, chosen & curated by doctors.

Twitter:@MahnazHashmi
LinkedIn:Mahnaz Hashmi, MBBCh

Dana Corriel, MD

Company: SoMeDocs
Curated online spaces allow healthcare professionals to connect, use tools that help optimize personal branding and business success, and grow effective presence that translates into better healthcare delivery.

Twitter: @DrCorriel
LinkedIn:Dana Corriel, MD

Alaa Elnajjar, MD, Msc

Company: Kinect Space
A digital platform that provides 24/7 mental health services for physicians by integrating telepsychiatry services, group support services, and meditation

Twitter:@Alaa_elnajjar
LinkedIn:Alaa Elnajjar, MD, Msc.

Katrina Firlik, MD

Company: HealthPrize
Creates direct-to-patient medication adherence programs for branded therapeutics

Twitter:@KatrinaFirlik
LinkedIn:Katrina Firlik, MD

Ailis Tweed-Kent, MD

Company: Cocoon
Engineered the world’s most adaptable and sustainable natural material to be used as a sustainable ingredient in various healthcare, consumer, and industrial products

Twitter:@AilisTweedKent
LinkedIn:Ailis Tweed-Kent, MD

Jerrica Kirkley, MD

Company: Plume
Gender-affirming hormone therapy from the phone

Twitter:
LinkedIn:Jerrica Kirkley, MD

Casey Means, MD

Company: Levels
T
racks blood glucose in real-time, so users can optimize diet and exercise.

Twitter:@DrCaseysKithcen
LinkedIn:Casey Means, MD

Paula Muto, MD

Company: UberDoc
Provides priority access to the best doctors for an affordable, transparent price for in-person and telemedicine appointments

Twitter:@PaulaMutoMD
LinkedIn: Paula Muto, MD

Wendye Robbins, MD

Company: Blade Therapeutics
Advancing a risk-diversified product portfolio to address various fibrotic diseases and their underlying pathophysiology

Twitter:
LinkedIn: Wendye Robbins, MD

Alexandra Haessler, MD

Company:FemPulse Therapeutics 
A wearable neuromodulation solution for personalized, discreet, and affordable treatment of OAB

Twitter:
LinkedIn:Alexandra Haessler, MD

Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP

Company: Nowpow
A personalized community referral platform that makes it easy to help people stay well, meet basic needs, manage with chronic illness and care for others.

Twitter:@StacyLindau
LinkedIn:Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP

Suzanne Mitchell, MD MS

Company:Seeyourselfhealth
See Yourself Health is a digital health platform founded on a decade of research using immersive technology to help people with chronic illness become high performing drivers of health.

Twitter:
LinkedIn: Suzanne Mitchell, MD MSc

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