Ver2 is an integrated digital medicine services company. We use digitalization, connectivity, evidence-based processes, and intelligent computing to solve some of healthcare’s biggest challenges across the continuum of care.
People share data and collaborate to improve care outcomes.
Knowledge facilitates decision making through connected minds, evidence based processes, and intelligent computing.
Devices allow for real time collection, analysis, and application of patient data.
Brian de Francesca
Chief Executive Officer
Brian is an American national with 20 years of international healthcare experience, having worked in the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is an authority on the digitalization of medicine and the use of digital solutions and connectivity to solve problems and create better healthcare. Brian has worked with the leading healthcare brands, such as Johns Hopkins in the USA, Bumrungrad Hospital in Asia and Tawam Hospital here in the UAE. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Bio Systems, the leading biomedical engineering company in the Asia-Pacific region. Brian received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins, his MBA from Loyola University, is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and is a certified corporate director with the Institute of Directors.
Vartan K. Margossian
Chief Operating Officer
Vartan is an American national with over ten years of business and investment experience. He brings to Ver2 a diverse set of versatile skills and experiences from his previous investment and operational roles. He previously was a VP at a healthcare private equity and advisory firm in New York City where he evaluated investment opportunities, monitored portfolio companies, and executed healthcare M&A transactions. He started his investment banking career as an Associate at HSH Nordbank in NYC where he arranged and structured over $2 billion of syndicated financing for corporate and project finance transactions. He previously served as a Strategic and Financial Consultant at Vanderbilt University – ITS where he was part of a team responsible for planning and investment in the IT infrastructure at VU and the VU Medical Center. Vartan holds an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and International Business from Vanderbilt University.
Sumedha Sahni, MD
Director – Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Dr. Sumedha Sahni is a medical professional with 28 years of experience in her primary specialization of Laboratory Medicine and in integrated healthcare delivery. From setting up a vast Clinical Reference Laboratory and Clinical Trials operations to revamping existing complex, hospital-based lab systems, she has consistently forged medical best practice with exceptional quality. She is recognized for her pioneering efforts in implementing quality standards of CAP, JCIA, OSHA and HAAD, among others, in UAE and India. As a Johns Hopkins resource at Tawam Hospital for seven years, she worked with the hospital management, SEHA and HAAD in the health system transformation in Abu Dhabi emirate. Among recent accolades are winning the Arab Health Award 2011, being short-listed for 2013 and a nomination for Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction Awards 2013.
Lydia A. Haroun, RN, BSN, MS, PA-C
Manager – Clinical Operations
Lydia is an American national with over 7 years of experience in healthcare. She began her healthcare career working as a nurse in inpatient cardiology and cardio-thoracic surgery settings at well-known institutions including the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center. Lydia obtained a Master of Science Physician Assistant, and subsequently worked as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant in Baltimore. Physician Assistants receive an abbreviated and condensed medical training and have the authority and capacity to carry-on delegated physician’s duties including medical assessments, diagnoses, development of patient care plans, medication prescription, and serve as first assist to surgeons in the operating room. Lydia’s diverse experience in healthcare provides Ver2 with the medical and nursing insights needed to tackle some of healthcare’s greatest challenges.
Lydia served as a nurse volunteer in Haiti multiple times in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the country in 2010 and the ensuing cholera epidemic. Lydia also served with a mobile medical-dental team that brought care to rural areas of Cameroon.
Sarah Adnan, MBA, B.IE
Manager – Process Improvement
Sarah is an Industrial and System Engineer with Masters of Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah. She has 9 years of experience in Project Management and Planning. She started her career with Tawam Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine as a Project Engineer who is responsible about renovation and expansion projects from initiation to execution and handover to end users. One of the main projects that Sarah worked on is the Breast Care Center that is the first one in the Gulf region. Afterwards, she joined Telus Health, Canada where she worked on new modules of the EMR (Electronic Medical Records) system testing. Moreover, she trained doctors and nurses on using the new EMR modules all over the Ontario province as part of a project with the Health Ministry in Ottawa.
During her time in America, Nikita worked on several biomedical engineering projects including Stem Cell Therapy at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, OBM Endo-microscopy for Rectal Cancers and 3-D Food Printing at Boston University. As a part of her passion for the Startup industry, she also participated in Startup Weekend competitions in Boston and Mumbai. She was placed as a Runner-up at Startup Weekend Mumbai 2014 for her unique business idea. After moving to Dubai, she was selected as the MENA Chairperson of a French-based company called Hello Tomorrow in order to connect entry-level entrepreneurs to relevant enterprises in the region. During this time, she facilitated the growth of the local ecosystem of science and technology start-ups. Nikita graduated from Boston University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a concentration in Business Technology Innovation.
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Arab Health Recruitment and Training Fair sponsored by Informa took place on October 18. Brian de Francesca, CEO, spoke about digitalization of medicine and new […]
Arab Health Recruitment and Training Fair sponsored by Informa takes place on 18 October at 3pm. Brian de Francesca, CEO, will speak about digitalization of […]