myDoqter is America’s network of qualified physicians, built to foster the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship. We are connecting doctors and patients through:
- professional-social (procial) media, and
- virtual healthcare technology created with physician insight.
myDoqter was founded in 2016 as just a simple idea conceived in the mind of Dr. Iyer in a Manhattan studio apartment: let's use the amazing power of technology not to disrupt, but to serve patients by elevating the sanctity of the patient-doctor relationship. Shortly thereafter, cofounders Dr. Leyda Bowes and Dr. Jason Lupton joined the mission, and support from our amazing team, fellow physicians, patients, and friends has since snowballed.
The current state of technology provides us with immense abilities limited only by our vision of how we use it. What if we designed a platform to help patients find the right physician match for them with transparency and ease, while simultaneously building the community tools to empower the patient-doctor relationship? What if we could restore the right connectivity in health care based on commitment to medical education, transparent credentials, sound information, and knowledge? What if we could create the world we want to see based on the values of compassion, honesty, integrity, and service to others?
Setting out on a journey to translate these values into the health care technology environment, we set up a physician-led UX and design team to build myDoqter, underscored by the tenets of the Profession of Medicine that we hold dear to create the most intuitive and efficient health care experience.
Dr. Leyda Bowes is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and founding medical director of Bowes Dermatology and the nationally and globally recognized CoolSculpting Center of Excellence in Miami, Florida. Besides Dermatology, Dr. Bowes’ other career passion is medical innovations. She co-founded myDoqter in 2016, a digital healthcare platform. myDoqter addresses the emergent needs of the medical practice of the 21 st century, and integrates the functionalities required for the successful and efficient delivery of healthcare. Dr. Bowes leads Operations for myDoqter, and she has organized a team of experts in digital technology, healthcare, business development, systems integration and connectivity, as well as customer service, that work cohesively to facilitate an innovative platform that can fulfill and adapt to the everchanging needs of doctors and their patients, at the local and global scale.
Dr. Bowes graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she finished with honors and was inducted into the National Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Bowes completed her Dermatology Residency at the prestigious Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery of the University of Miami School of Medicine. Following this, she completed a two-year Fellowship in Cutaneous Applications of Lasers at Harvard Medical School, Wellman Center for Photomedicine of the Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Bowes also completed a one-year Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, California. She also has served as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology from 2004 to 2007.
Dr. Bowes is recognized as an expert in CoolSculpting, and her entrepreneurial nature and business development skills led her to build one of the most widely recognized CoolSculpting centers in the U.S. and globally. The center received many accolades, such as #1 In CoolSculpting Worldwide for several years, a recognition given by the Zeltiq company, now part of Allergan Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Bowes has travelled extensively nationally and internationally to lecture on this procedure, as well as other aesthetic treatments. This expertise, together with her ongoing passion for medical dermatology, allowed Dr. Bowes to become a local and national media expert. She has appeared in 150+ television segments, and has been consulted as a medical expert for Telemundo/NBC’s Al Rojo Vivo, Univision’s Despierta America and ABC/WPLG10’s What’s Going Around. She has also contributed with educational segments in NBC6, CNN Latino and CNN. Dr. Bowes has enjoyed the role of educator throughout her career and, starting with her days as Clinical Instructor at Harvard Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital, she has continued to educate and act as mentor for many medical students and residents throughout her career.
Dr. Bowes maintains an active medical license in the states of Florida and Massachusetts. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Women's Dermatological Society, the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Shilesh Iyer is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale College, and graduated with Honors from the New York University School of Medicine where he was elected to the prestigious National Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha.
After completing his internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Medical School, Dr. Iyer went on to train in Dermatology at UCLA, where he received the Outstanding Resident Award for three successive years. He also served as Chief Resident in Dermatology and completed advanced fellowship training in cosmetic and laser dermatology, liposculpting, and dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Iyer has always had an interest in research and innovation and has published extensively in the medical and cosmetic dermatologic literature. He also is committed to medical knowledge and education, and previously served as a clinical instructor in the Division of Dermatology at UCLA. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Dermatology of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
As former director of the Resident Training Clinic at Columbia University, Dr. Iyer began his foray into technology overseeing the implementation of the clinic’s EMR. Between 2012 and 2017 he was also co-founder and partner of Modern Dermatology, a tech-heavy practice in Manhattan, where he garnered expertise in the state of health care technology with an analytical eye to its limitations, as well as potential for impact and transformation. He is currently president of Shilesh Iyer, MD, PC, seeing patients on a part-time basis while pursuing his interest in efficient and innovative technology solutions in medicine. To this end, he has collaborated with a cutting-edge design team to provide medical insight in the UX-design of multiple platforms, including Mendmi.
Dr. Iyer has been featured in Elle, CBS news, Forbes, Teen Vogue, Yahoo.com, as well as other online media outlets, and has collaborated with Joan Rivers on her popular guide to cosmetic surgery. She described him as working “endlessly at making sure that all of the correct information is given to patients”. Having practiced in both Los Angeles and New York, Dr. Iyer has treated top celebrities as well as other high-profile faces. He currently resides in New York City and maintains personal interests in wellness, yoga, meditation, and philosophy.
Dr. Jason Lupton has been involved with myDoqter since its inception and is Chief Operations Officer - directly interfacing with other physicians to invest and grow the platform. After having run an extremely successful private practice in southern California for so many years and with his interests in advanced medical technology, he is ready to advance this next generation platform to both preserve and protect the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Lupton is a fellowship-trained dermatologist, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He completed his college education and medical school training at the prestigious Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He then pursued Dermatology Residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Upon completion, he earned a fellowship position at the world-renowned Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in D.C., where he specialized in all clinical applications of lasers and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. He also began a prolific career as a national and international lecturer and author of scientific and clinical papers on all applications of lasers.
Dr. Lupton’s private practice in San Diego, California, specializes in cutaneous laser treatments, skin cancer prevention and treatment, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as the full spectrum of injectables, as well as anti-aging and skin tightening technologies. His aesthetics dermatologic expertise encompasses the extensive use of lasers to treat the most diverse skin conditions such as scarring, sun spots, aging skin, burns, pre-cancers, tattoos, among others. He has been serving patients in San Diego, Los Angeles, and throughout Southern California for 20 years. He is married to his wife April for 16 years, and enjoys traveling and discovering nature with her and their two children.
Sumedha Niranjan, MBA, is a business professional with a diverse range of experiences in healthcare operations, performance improvement, and entrepreneurship. Ms. Niranjan earned her B.A. degree in Growth & Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College, and received her M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management with a concentration in strategy and healthcare. Sumedha's professional experience ranges from working with leading Fortune 500 and large not-for-profit health systems, to consulting with early-stage digital health start-ups.
Ms. Niranjan currently resides in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, and digital photography.
Dr. Irina Erenburg leads Business Development and Market Strategy for myDoqter. She is also Founder, President & CEO of Blossom Innovations, LLC, a groundbreaking company dedicated to the discovery and development of new clinical breakthroughs in Dermatology & Aesthetics. Dr. Erenburg is a successful serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in innovation business leadership. She is a co-founder and board member of R2 Dermatology, Inc., AVAVA, Inc. and Soltego, Inc.
Prior to this, she was the Director of Strategic Transactions at the Partners HealthCare Office of Innovations, Boston’s largest hospital network and a teaching affiliate of Harvard University. Throughout the 13-year tenure, she was responsible for execution and management of high-value deals and launch of several successful start-ups, including Zeltiq Aesthetics. Dr. Erenburg is a graduate of Brandeis University, where she received her B.A. degree in Biology and Music, and of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. She has received multiple recognitions and awards throughout her academic and professional career, including most recently the prestigious IMCAS Innovation of the Year Award in 2019.
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare futurist who has extensive experience in the healthcare industry as a founder, executive, consultant and speaker. She is Senior Advisor for myDoqter, guiding the company’s development in the fields of Telehealth, Innovation and Blockchain. She currently serves as Chief Ethics Officer for the Government Blockchain Association, an international not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote blockchain technologies.
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes serves as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at MEDNAX Healthcare Solutions. In this capacity she provides oversight for all quality and innovation initiatives across the enterprise, such as Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Telehealth, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety. Prior to her current role, she held several leadership positions within the academic, corporate and not-for-profit healthcare arena, most notably serving as VP of Education, Quality and Safety Officer, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Chief of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Medical Director of Clinical Research Trials, and Medical Director of Managed Care. Her consulting engagements have included healthcare systems, VC funds, angel investment funds, not-for-profit entities and corporations.
After completing her post-graduate residency and fellowship training at Columbia University College ofPhysicians and Surgeons in 2003, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes earned her Executive Masters of BusinessAdministration (MBA) degree in 2011 from the University of Miami Herbert Business School. She is currently a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship and teaches the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School. During her academic tenure at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes was a highly active member and chaired several committees within the UHealth System. She was also a member of the UM Faculty Senate, UMMG Faculty Council, and was an avid advocate of several initiatives lead by the UM Institute of Bioethics and Health Policy.
Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is also a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations and holds several certifications, such as Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Managers. She has Professional Certifications in Healthcare Quality granted by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, and is credentialed as Manager for Quality and Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality.
Marko Matkowski is a marketing professional with a special interest in entrepreneurship and digital marketing. Mr. Matkowski graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Law from the Carl von Ossietzky Universität in Oldenburg, Germany, and earned a Master of Science degree from Florida International University in Miami. He consulted various startups in digital marketing, including but not limited to brand building, content marketing, and paid advertising. Furthermore, he co-founded an educational dog training online platform for the German market. At myDoqter, Mr. Matkowski is responsible for digital marketing, social presence, and design.
Reece Hoerle is a Medical Student at East Virginia Medical School (EVMS) with special interests in technology and physician advocacy. He graduated from Virginia Tech where he received a degree in Biological Systems Engineering. Following his undergraduate, Mr. Hoerle worked at the NIH and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) where he worked on creating technology and new treatments for our nation's ongoing opioid epidemic. He also worked as a programmer and User Interface tester at a smart-watch company that focused on the use of wearable technology to help improve the health of senior citizens. In medical school, Mr. Hoerle has helped bring the Redcap database to EVMS's free health fairs. The use of the Redcap database has helped improve the efficiency and data security for those who attend EVMS's health fairs. He also serves as a Spanish Interpreter at the Esperanza free clinic in Hampton, Virginia. Mr. Hoerle works at myDoqter as a technical analyst and user interface tester, as well as a Medical Student Liasion.
Giulia Pedrina is a project manager professional with an internationally tested marketing background. Ms. Pedrina completed her degree in Communications from the University of Padua, Italy, and earned her Master of Science degree in Marketing from University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. She was also awarded the prestigious Erasmus Scholarship to attend Post-Master training in Communications at Eötvös Loránd University, in Budapest, Hungary.
Her strong cross-cultural adaptation skills allowed her to work with ease in different countries and in different fields: from fashion and educational projects, to events and project management. This unique background allows Ms. Pedrina to approach and contribute to the development of healthcare and professional-social (ProcialTM) media platforms with unique and diverse perspectives, as they apply to marketing, communications, and public education.
At myDoqter, Mrs. Pedrina is responsible for planning and overseeing projects within the platform, manage relations with users, and support the team with social media and marketing initiatives.