The Future of Virtual Specialty Care

Summus is transforming virtual specialty care for millions of employees and their families around the world. We founded Summus to restore the connection between patients and the collective wisdom of our medical community. Our mission is to empower families at every stage of their healthcare journey by bringing personalized expert advice to every medical decision.

Founders

Julian Flannery
Julian Flannery | Founder & CEO
Julian previously served on the management team and was Managing Director, Global Research at Gerson Lehrman Group, the world's largest membership-based platform for professional expertise. He oversaw GLG's service operation, products, and content, and directed management of its 400,000+ expert membership base. He formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as Associate and Chief of Staff to the Chairman & CEO and in Special Situations and Investment Banking. In 2001, he served in The White House as an aid to the Chief of Staff to the President. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. in Economics from Duke University.
Aftab Kherani, MD
Aftab Kherani, MD | Founder & Chairman
Aftab is Chief Medical Officer, Managing Director of Ajax Health and Operating Partner at Aisling Capital. Previously, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in the pharmaceutical, medical product, and private equity practices. Prior to McKinsey, Aftab was a Chief Resident in Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, and completed residency in general surgery. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons as an organ procurement fellow. He received his M.D. from Duke University, and was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship recipient. He earned his B.S. in Biology and A.B. in Economics from Duke, Magna Cum Laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
Jennifer Kherani, MD, FACEP
Jennifer Kherani, MD, FACEP | Founder
Jennifer was previously an attending Emergency Medicine physician and Instructor of Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. She served as Chief Resident in her final year of training at the combined program of Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kherani received her M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a year-long post-doctoral research fellowship at Columbia University and received her B.A. in neuroscience from Colgate University. Jennifer spent a pre-doctoral year at Columbia conducting cardiac physiology research in the laboratory of Dr. Mehmet Oz, Vice Chair of Surgery.

Medical Advisory Board

Solomon Aronson, MD, MBA
Solomon Aronson, MD, MBA
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology. Director of Business Development, Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic.
Duke University School of Medicine
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
Director, Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation. Vice Chair, Transitions and Care. Interim Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
John A. Chabot, MD, FACS
John A. Chabot, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery. Executive Director, Pancreas Cancer. Vice President, Columbia Doctors. Professor of Surgery.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Helena R. Chang, MD, PHD
Helena R. Chang, MD, PHD
Director, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. Professor of Surgery.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Isaac George, MD
Isaac George, MD
Surgical Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Wayne Hellstrom, MD, FACS
Wayne Hellstrom, MD, FACS
Chief, Andrology. Professor of Urology.
Tulane University School of Medicine
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
The Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Chair, Hand and Upper Limb Research. Medical Director, Innovation. Medical Director, Clinical Research.
Hospital for Special Surgery
James A. Lee, MD
James A. Lee, MD
Vice Chair, Surgery. Chief, Endocrine Surgery. Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Theodore Pappas, MD, FACS
Theodore Pappas, MD, FACS
Chief, General and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery. Vice Dean for Medical Affairs. Distinguished Professor of Surgical Innovation.
Duke University School of Medicine
Abtin Tabaee, MD, FACS
Abtin Tabaee, MD, FACS
Associate Professor & Associate Attending of Otolaryngology.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Alon Zadok Weizer, MD, MS
Alon Zadok Weizer, MD, MS
Medical Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center. Associate Professor of Urology.
University of Michigan Health System
Tamara Wexler, MD, PHD
Tamara Wexler, MD, PHD
Director, Pituitary Center. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
NYU Langone Medical Center
Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS
Peter G. Whang, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.
Yale School of Medicine
Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS
Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS
CEO and Executive Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute. Moseley Professor of Surgery Emeritus, Harvard Medical School.
Baptist Health South Florida

Corporate Advisory Board

Dennis Purcell
Founder and Senior Advisor, Aisling Capital. Former Managing Director of Life Sciences Investment banking at Chase Hambrecht & Quist.
Ayman Sabi
Founder and CEO, SABI Medical Group. Former CEO White House / Black Market and National Retail Group.
Arif Nathoo
CEO and Co-Founder, Komodo Health. Former Consultant, Medical Affairs Practice, McKinsey & Company.
Laura Waitz
Former Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Human Resources, The Blackstone Group.
Laurence Herman
General Counsel and Managing Director, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Former Senior Vice President, Capital IQ.
Joshua Bilenker, MD
President and CEO, Loxo Oncology. Operating Partner, Aisling Capital. Former Medical Officer at the US Food & Drug Administration.
Robert Liander
Former Lead Database Architect, Capital IQ. Former CTO, Relationship Science.

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