Pankaj Merchia, M.D., Chief Executive Officer
Prior to founding MDPad, Dr. Merchia was a manager in the New Jersey Office
of McKinsey & Company where he primarily served clients in the Firm's Pharmaceuticals
& Medical Products and Payor-Provider Practices on a variety of strategy, growth,
operations, sales, and marketing issues. Over the last decade Dr. Merchia
has led or been involved with dozens of medical informatics projects focused on
decision support systems, education, information coding theory, structured
communication, workflow automation, and collaboration at Harvard Medical School,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Merchia
holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts Institute of Technology's
joint Division of Health Sciences & Technology. He graduated at the age of 18 from
The Johns Hopkins University with Bachelor's Degrees in Biomedical Engineering,
Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mathematics, each with honors.
Jiwan Merchia, Ph.D., acting Chief Financial Officer
Prior to Founding MDPad, Dr. Merchia was a management consultant at RVP Consultants
on the use of decision support systems and data warehousing for a number of
Fortune 100 companies. Previously he has served on the business school faculty
at Columbia University, The University of Connecticut, and Drexel University.
Dr. Merchia is a CPA, CMA, and CCA. Dr. Merchia graduated from high school at
the age of 12, was ranked first in B.A. in Economics & Mathematics from Panjab
University, holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with honors from Delhi University,
and a Ph.D. in Decision Support Systems with field honors in Operations Management &
Management Accounting from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
A. Raj Merchia, B.S., Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Merchia was previously a lead software developer at Tachion, a young company
developing telecommunications and data network switches. Prior to this he founded
RVP Consultants that provided data warehousing and mining services to fortune 500
clients in the Marketing Information, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Health Care,
Insurance and Food Services industries. Mr. Merchia has also served as a data
warehousing consultant and developer at Red Brick Systems, a software developer
at Oracle Corporation; and a manager at Acme Computers. Mr. Merchia holds a
Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering with University and Departmental Honors
from Carnegie Mellon University.
Stephen Davis, B.S., M.Ed., Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Mr. Davis brings a wealth of experience in the area of marketing and strategic planning
having spent fourteen years with Parke-Davis. Most recently Mr. Davis was a Senior Product
Manager in the Women's Healthcare Division, where he received numerous honors including
the Pharmaceutical Sector Marketing Excellence Award in 1999. While performing in this
capacity, Mr. Davis successfully managed and grew a 250 million dollar product portfolio
by capitalizing on emerging trends and demographics with targeted marketing initiatives
directed to the professional, consumer and managed care segments. Two additional areas
that Mr. Davis excelled in were Sales Management and Professional Advocacy Development
at the local and national level. Mr. Davis holds a Masters Degree from the University
of Georgia and is a certified Cardio/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist with the
American College of Sports Medicine.
Vikas Merchia, M.D., Vice President of Product Development
Dr. Merchia has worked extensively on the development of workflow automation systems in
healthcare. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Merchia led the development of numerous
automation solutions for the shipping and distribution, wholesale and legal industries.
Dr. Merchia has in various capacities overseen customer service, technical support, sales,
marketing, and procurement at a computer retailer and consulting firm. Dr. Merchia holds
Bachelors of Science degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.D. from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
He has completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Temple University Hospital.