Samir most recently served as the CEO of Genoa Telepsychiatry, and an EVP at Optum. Samir and his partners founded 1DocWay in 2011 with a mission of increasing access to behavioral healthcare for the underserved. Over the course of 10 years, Samir and his team led 1DocWay through incubation, venture financing, an exit /PE recap in 2015 and then another exit to Optum in 2018 as the largest provider of telepsychiatry services in the nation, currently serving over 250k+ Medicaid appointments per year.
Prior to 1DocWay, Samir served as the President of Signature Healthcare and Director at CenterPointe Hospital, midwest-based behavioral health inpatient and outpatient providers, before selling the combined businesses to private equity firms, where he still serves on the Board of Directors. Samir started his career as a consultant for McKinsey focused on payors and providers.
In addition, Samir advises numerous healthcare and technology startups, including Headway, RideHealth, and Glacier, and sits on the boards of the Zakat Fund of NYC and the Penn Muslim Life Program.
Samir earned a BA in Neuroscience from Penn, and a BS and an MBA from Wharton with a focus on Healthcare Management.