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Hi 👋 I'm Sam, the founder of MobileMSK.

I'm also a medical student pursuing a combined career in clinical medicine and innovation. When I'm not working, I enjoy training for endurance sports and skiing. I also love movies, music, hanging out with my family, and playing with our dog, Bode.

In 2015, I had my first of two surgeries for recurrent shoulder dislocations which kicked off a 5-year rehab journey, as well as a deeper commitment to my personal health and wellness. I was also exposed to telemedicine and explored the idea for virtual physical therapy which is quite popular.

During my first year of medical school, I started networking and doing research in my free time. I wanted to organize a startup to expand the capabilities of healthcare software, starting with the musculoskeletal space and going deeper than virtual PT.

Ultimately, I realized a major opportunity with back pain (high prevalence, top expense category, crossover to general medicine/wellness) and digital health funding was soaring. MobileMSK is not officially fundraising - We received about $50,000 of support from organizations like the Medical Alley Association and Microsoft. We are gaining traction to launch our first commercial healthcare product soon.

Rishad Usmani, MD is the founder of HealthTech Investors and a board member at Halo Health. He is a practicing family physician, an active investor and an advisor to startups in the healthcare space.

Rishad earned an Hons. B.Sc. from U of T, an M.D from St. George's University and completed his residency in family medicine at UBC. He previously launched a startup called ClinicUp, which closed down in 2022. He runs a podcast called Learning with Rishad and a weekly newsletter on healthcare, investing and entrepreneurship.

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