About iMedicalApps

iMedicalApps is the leading online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps. Our physician editors lead a team of physicians, allied health professionals, medical trainees, and mHealth analysts in providing reviews, research, and commentary of mobile medical technology. Our publication is heavily based on our own experiences in the hospital and clinic setting.  Our experiences at iMedicalApps have led us to develop iPrescribeApps.com, a platform that will enable providers to prescribe health apps to their patients.

We have been recognized as experts in mobile health by the New York TimesWired MagazineSlate Magazine, American Medical News, and many other reputable media outlets. We have been referred by the venerable Cochrane Collaboration as an evidence based trusted Web 2.0 website. We have been in various medical journals, such as the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of Surgical Oncology, the Journal of Surgical Radiology, and others.

Unlike other medical review and mHealth sites, the iMedicalApps Editors do not make medical apps and institute strict conflict of interest policies enabling us to provide an unbiased view of mobile medical technology.

Editors


Iltifat Husain, MD

Editor in Chief, Founder

iltifat husain pictureIltifat Husain (@IltifatMD) is the founder and editor-in-chief of iMedicalApps.com. He is the co-founder of iPrescribeApps.com, a platform that will enable providers to prescribe health apps to their patients.

He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the Mobile App Curriculum at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Iltifat has given interviews to the New York Times, USA Today,Wired, Slate, and many other national news publications.

He has given conference talks across the World on mobile medical technology. He recently served on a panel discussing mobile technology at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C.

He completed his undergraduate degree in Finance at North Carolina State university.  He did his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency training at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

Satish Misra MD

Executive Editor, Founding Partner

SM HeadshotSatish (@MisraSatish) is the Managing Editor and Founding Partner at iMedicalApps. He is the co-founder of iPrescribeApps.com, a platform that will enable providers to prescribe health apps to their patients.

He is currently a second-year cardiology fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Satish is particularly interested in the application of evidence-based medicine to the digital health space, applications for prevention of cardiovascular disease, and use of technology to advance diagnosis and management of arrhythmia.

He has been recognized for his experience in this field, having been interviewed by media outlets like the Washington Post and London-based Guardian as well as an invited speaker on mobile medical applications at the FDA. He has also written about digital health technology for organizations like the American College of Cardiology and contributed editorials in medical journals.

He completed degrees in Biochemistry and Economics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He completed medical school and residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Writers


Douglas Maurer DO, MPH, FAAFP

Staff Writer

LTC Douglas Maurer, DO, MPH, FAAFP received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is a graduate of the Waco Faculty Development Fellowship and the Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship completing a Master of Public Health at the University of Washington.

He has served as the Program Director of the Darnall Family Medicine Residency at Fort Hood, TX for five years, and currently is the Program Director of the Madigan Faculty Development Fellowship at Fort Lewis, WA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His research interests include medical simulation, medical student interest in primary care, prevention of obesity and evidence based medicine at the point of care.

Steven Chan MD

Staff Writer

Steve (@StevenChanMDwww.stevenchanMD.com) is a resident physician at the University of California, Davis Health System, researching mobile technology, psychiatry & human behavior. Steve previously worked as a visual designer and software engineer at both Microsoft & UC Berkeley. His current research is in asynchronous telepsychiatry and mobile applications to mental health. He has won awards at numerous health tech competitions, including the Health 2.0 Code-a-thon, UC Berkeley-Genentech Hacking Health annual, and the California Healthcare Foundation Design-a-thon. He enjoys bicycling, urban backpacking, video games, and traveling.

Saif Usman MD

Staff Writer

Saif Usman M.D. (@Su9) is a sports medicine physician with MedStar Medical Group in Rockville, MD. He completed his medical school at Sind Medical College in Pakistan. He did his family medicine residency training at Latrobe hospital in Pennsylvania and then a sports medicine fellowship at University of Missouri – Kansas City.

While interested in mobile health and medical education, Saif is particularly interested in wearable technology and its utilization in improving physician-patient interactions and overall patient health. Aside from medicine he has a strong interest in clinical research, currently studying concussion management, overuse and burnout in young athletes and usage of wearable fitness trackers in clinical medicine. In his free time he is an avid gamer, soccer enthusiast and enjoys travelling with his family.

PJ Lally MD

Staff Writer

P.J. Lally, M.D. is a family practice resident at Mercy Family Health Center in Sacramento. A transplant from the cold north of Minnesota and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, P.J. now lives in sunny Napa Valley. His interests in medicine include Family Practice, Critical Care, Palliative Care, and Quality Improvement.

P.J. was drawn in to write for iMedicalApps after finding himself with over a hundred medical related iPhone apps, the default contact for his clinic’s E.H.R. questions, and trying to learn code via Podcasts on his daily commute.

P.J. reviews applications for iOS devices with the hopes of improving the quality of medicine for both providers and patients.

Jay Agarwal MD

Staff Writer

Jay Agarwal, M.D. is starting residency in July 2015 at  Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for Otolaryngology.  He did medical school at Albany Medical College. He graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 with a degree in Biology through the Seven Year Physician-Scientist Program. He has a passion for research, medical education and mobile health. He is interested in exploring the bridge between mobile technologies and how they can be used to help doctors in training, as well as, improve patient education and compliance.

Irfan Husain MD

Staff Writer

Irfan Husain, M.D. is starting residency in Emergency Medicine in July 2015 at the University of Texas Houston.  He completed medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.  He graduated from Duke University with a major in Economics. Irfan completed an MPH with a concentration in Health in Crisis and Humanitarian Assistance at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to medicine, Irfan’s academic interests include disaster preparedness and response and public health implications of mobile technology.

Waqaar Khawar

Junior Staff Writer

Waqaar Khawar is a third year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine. Before medical school, he graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a degree in Computer Science and worked in telecom for 2 years. Waqaar is interested in the further integration of technology in medicine.  Waqaar’s focus in iMedicalApps is primarily on news about cutting edge medical research and technology.