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Meet our Team

TeleMed2U Leadership Team

The TeleMed2U leadership team is comprised of both clinical and non-clinical experienced professionals, from the field of healthcare and technology.

Our Story

TeleMed2U was founded with the mission to increase access to quality specialist care. What started initially from our passion to serve our underserved and underprivileged communities, has now grown into a thriving telemedicine practice serving patients, clinics, hospitals and health plans of every kind and type. Our Chief Medical Officer and co-founder, Dr. Javeed Siddiqui, holds nearly two decades of acclaimed telemedicine experience. Prior to TeleMed2U, Dr. Siddiqui co-developed and directed a leading university-based telemedicine program that garnered national recognition for its prominence in the field. Together with dedicated clinical, administrative, and technical personnel, the team is proud to have grown TeleMed2U into one of the most prominent telemedicine practices in the Western United States.

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Leadership

AJ Patel, RPH

Chief Executive Officer
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AJ has more than 20 years of experience leading Healthcare Operations in the drugstore and specialty pharmacy environment. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of TeleMed2U where he leads the company’s Sales & Operations, Recruiting, Legal and Credentialing/Contracting teams. He collaborates closely with the Advisory Board on the development of clinical programs and future strategy to enhance convenient access to specialty medical care in various markets across the country.

Javeed Siddiqui, MD, MPH

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
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Dr. Siddiqui co-founded TeleMed2U, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer, and is the primary developer of clinical programs and strategy. He directs TeleMed2U’s extensive group of multi-specialty medical providers, and is instrumental in managing the operational and business development aspects of the practice. Dr. Siddiqui also practices inpatient and outpatient telemedicine as an Infectious Disease physician member of the group.

Sami Malik

Chief Marketing Officer
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Sami has more than 7 years of experience in building direct to consumer digital health brands. He currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of TeleMed2U where he is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of marketing and advertising initiatives for all the TeleMed2U family of companies.

Vince Silvaer

Chief Revenue Officer
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Vince is an executive with more than 25years’ experience in building and leading winning sales organizations. He currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer at TeleMed2U where he is responsible for sales operations which include the company’s revenue-generation strategies and results across the company’s multiple business lines.

Divyansu Patel, MD

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
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Divyansu Patel, MD is an Adult and Child & Adolescent board certified psychiatrist. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health, in which he oversees Behavioral Health Programs for Telemed2u. Dr. Patel was a co-founder of Biobehavioral Research of Austin in which he is principal Investigator for multiple clinical trial in different disease states in psychiatry. Dr. Patel provides asynchronous and synchronous treatment in outpatient clinic in Austin, TX.

Directors & Supervisors

Charles Sweet, MD, MPH

Director of Behavioral Health Services
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Dr. Sweet is a native Texan and attended The University ofTexas at Austin for undergraduate studies. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees at the University of Illinois and then did residency training at the prestigiousJohns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Sweet came back to Austin, TX for specialized training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has been in practice since2009.  Dr. Sweet believes strongly in working with, and trainingPhysician Assistants to treat the behavioral health needs of adults, children and adolescents.  

Jodi Nagelberg, MD, MHA

Director of Endocrinology
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Jodi Nagelberg, MD, MHA is a board-certified physician and serves as the Director of Endocrinology at TeleMed2U. She oversees the development of clinical programs in Endocrinology and supports technology advancement to enhance patient care. Dr. Nagelberg also practices as an Endocrinology physician providing synchronous quality telemedicine care to patients and asynchronous services to providers.

Jessica Haskins, PharmD, AAHIVP

Sr Director of Sales Operations & Strategy
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Jessica Haskins, PharmD, AAHIVP serves as the Senior Director of Sales Operations and Strategy for Telemed2u.  Dr. Haskins earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and she did her post-doctoral residency at the University of Texas at Austin.    She has helped scale clinical programs for pharmacy in infectious disease, cardiology, inflammatory conditions, oncology, organ transplant, endocrinology, neurology, and gastroenterology.  Dr. Haskins has practiced pharmacy for 18 years in clinical and retail pharmacy settings and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.

Nikhil Sharma, CSaSP

Head of Technology
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Nikhil brings over 15 years of experience from enterprise software and management consulting, holding various leadership roles for large global consulting companies including IBM, Fujitsu, KPIT and Birlasoft. Nikhil serves as the Head of Technology at TeleMed2U and is responsible for driving TeleMed2U’s innovative technology offerings to improve patient care and for developing strategies to bridge the gap between traditional and next generation telehealth products.

Chris Garnto

Director of Business Development
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Chris travels throughout TeleMed2U’s vast service area developing new inpatient and outpatient business opportunities and expanding services lines within the company’s existing hospitals and clinics. He is instrumental in providing customer service in the field, and gathering market intelligence which translates into service delivery strategies for the practice.

Tia Kastanes

Manager of Clinical Operations
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Tia has over 15 years of experience in healthcare and Emergency Services. Tia oversees inpatient and outpatient clinical operations at TeleMed2U. She serves as a liaison for physician and client communication for synchronous and asynchronous service delivery.

Shilpa Sharma

Billing and Data Analyst
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Shilpa trains and supervises the team of coordinators who perform TeleMed2U’s patient scheduling and daily clinic implementation. Her responsibilities include deployment and oversight of clinic workflow, implementation of new client services, and administration of clinic calendars. Shilpa has a special talent for business analytics and is responsible for the production of reports pertaining to utilization, revenue, and other statistical metrics.

Stacy Walsh

Lead Recruiter
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Stacy is responsible for seeking, qualifying and attracting physician providers in various medical specialties to fill TeleMed2U’s service openings in multiple states. Her position involves all aspects of the recruitment process, including responsibility for contracting providers that are clinically competent and who possess personal attributes reflective of TeleMed2U’s vision and values.

Jessica Ramirez

Director of Clinic Operations
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Jessica has worked with Dr. Sweet and Dr. Patel since 2009 and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. As the Director of Clinic Operations, she coordinates with all departments and staff to ensure that operations run smoothly. Her dedication to Specialty Clinic, a TeleMed2U Company, and its patients has allowed us to continue to provide much needed behavioral health services in Texas and beyond. Jessica has been integral to the success of Specialty Clinic and she works hard every day to build on that success.  

Candice Peel, CCRC, ACRP-PM, CMA, CPT

Director of Clinical Research
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Candice Peel joinedBioBehavioral Research in 2020 bringing a wealth of clinical research experience and knowledge to our company. She has over 12 years of experience in the medical field with 6 of those years in Clinical Research as a Director, and Clinical Research Coordinator. 

Candice is certified in many different areas in the healthcare field which include Certified ClinicalResearch Coordinator and Project Management through the Association of ClinicalResearch Professionals. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Phlebotomist, and Non-Certified Radiology Technician. She currently has over 60 hours of nursing credits and is completing her Bachelor of Science. 

At her previous appointments, she has managed over 50+ clinical trials which include areas in Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Depression, Device, Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Infection, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Surgery, Weight loss, and Women’s Health. She has also managed and oversaw research operations at multiple research facilities across several States in theUS.  

Candice has had many roles in her career and has found that research is her passion. She has contributed to the success of multiple sites with the inception, overall growth, and standards needed to conduct a successful research site with her leadership.

Michelle Colangelo

Employee Relations Manager
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Michelle brings over 20 years of human resources experience and a proven track record of success managing human resources functions from mid-size to large global IT consulting services companies.  Michelle will focus on TM2U’s full employee life cycle needs while aligning policy and procedures with the company’s strategic goals and objectives.  She currently has her PHR, SHRM-CP, and SHRM CA Law HR Specialty credentials.

Advisory Board

Greg Buchert, MD, MPH

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Greg Buchert, MD, MPH recently retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Shield of California’s Promise Health Plan that serves 500,000 members in Medi-Cal, Medicare and Dual Eligible programs in California. He formerly worked with Centene as the Chief Executive Officer that launched the company’s first Medicaid Managed Care Plan in California and later as Chief Medical Officer of HealthNet. His previous positions include work as a Principal Consultant with Health Management Associates, a national healthcare consulting firm, and as the Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director for CalOptima, a public managed care company for which he was a founding executive. Greg started his career as a Pediatric Emergency Physician serving in leadership positions at two children’s hospitals and as administrative director of a medical group.

Steven Schorer, MD

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Dr. Steven Schorer serves on the Advisory Board of TeleMed2U. He works closely with leadership to advise of the current and future strategy of the company. Dr. Schorer received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis and his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He trained in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, eventually completely his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago. He has worked as an emergency physician throughout the California, primarily in Sacramento, since 1994, and has served on the medical faculty at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Dr. Schorer received his MBA from CSU Sacramento. Steve also has extensive experience as a healthcare consultant to the pharmaceutical and medical staffing industries.

Roy Kedem, MD

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Dr Kedem graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991.  After starting a few small businesses in New York City, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to pursue premedical studies at Harvard, and research in genetics and gene sequencing at Harvard, Beth Israel.  He left to attend medical school in the UK at the Cambridge Overseas Medical Program in 1998.  Dr Kedem then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in Stamford, Connecticut.  After residency, he completed a fellowship in Hospital Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr Kedem has been working as an internist and academic hospitalist since 2007.  He began working in the field of Telemedicine in 2018, and has been involved in patient care, supervising clinicians and writing and refining clinical protocols.  Dr Kedem is published both in the Journal of Hospital Medicine and the Journal of Critical Care.  A 2007 publication, which he authored, on chronic mesenteric ischemia, has led to a novel and accepted treatment for this condition.  

Dr Kedem lives with his wife and daughter in Rhinebeck, New York where he works as a hospitalist and telemedicine practitioner.  When not working, he enjoys drawing, reading and playing banjo.

Deborah Mulligan, MD

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Dr Mulligan is a tri-lingual, board-certified practicing pediatric emergency medicine physician and a nationally recognized Physician Executive with over 25 years of experience in health systems, academic and venture-backed entrepreneurial organizations. Her specific areas of expertise include strategy formulation, organizational transformation, operations improvement, where she advises health systems and policymakers about disruptive technologies and business models that accelerate transformation and constrain health expenditures.

Dr. Mulligan currently serves as the Telemedicine Director of Online Module Rural and Urban Underserved Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) KPCOM, and Founder of the NSU Institute for Child Health Policy.

She has held leadership positions in health care, government, research, and technology sectors to include that of Medical Director at Broward Health Pediatric Services and consulting Chief Medical Affairs Officer of MDLIVE. Consultancy roles have included the Department of Health and Human Services MCHB EMSC as Project Director, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Center for Disease Control, and Florida State Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health.

Jon Murphy

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Jon Murphy is a management consultant with more than twenty years of Health Plan leadership experience including mission-critical roles for Blue Shield of CA, First Consulting Group, and Kaiser Permanente.  His background includes management in sales operations, product strategy, customer service, claims processing, and new and renewing enrollment.  Jon was the executive accountable for integrating a major California-based Health Plan back-office membership system with the Covered CA public exchange.  Today, Jon is a Managing Director with ClearTurn Consulting, focused on enabling Health Plan clients to achieve their lofty goals.  Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and he is an Eagle Scout.  Jon’s personal passions include running, cooking, community involvement, and being a dedicated father to his two children.

Raj Chudasama

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Raj Chudasama serves on the TeleMed2U Advisory Board and provides strategic advice on key IT infrastructure and system development initiatives. Raj has more than 20 years of experience in building and deploying innovative products and e-commerce platforms, driving digital transformation to improve customer experiences and to accelerate company growth. Raj currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at QuoteCenter, the fastest growing Home Depot company, where he is responsible for company-wide technology strategy, architecture, e-commerce platforms, data, and engineering practices. Previously, Raj successfully led the Digital transformation of both Home Depot’s B2C and B2B e-commerce platforms. Raj is also pursuing his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Sasha Vrajich

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Sasha Vrajich is proud to support Telemed2U's strategy as an advisory board member.  Sasha has more than 25 years of experience in the IT field leading transformational projects across various industries including telecom, healthcare, energy, and financial services.  Currently Sasha is responsible for leading outcome based technology solutions for TEKsystems Global Services, specializing in IT outsourcing and digital transformation.  His previous roles helped to impact efficiency and profitability for various global organizations including EMC, DXC, Capgemini, and CGI.  In addition to holding several technology patents, Sasha studied Computer Science at The University of Texas in Austin and holds various industry accreditations from Microsoft, Amazon, ServiceNow, and PMI.