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.

iMedicalApps was founded by then medical student Iltifat Husain in 2009, and is managed by Dr. Husain and Dr. Satish Misra, a founding partner in the publication.

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. Further, our physician writers practice medicine full time, enabling us to provide a grounded perspective, unlike other physician led websites.

Find out more about iMedicalApps’ team below.


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.


Douglas Maurer DO, MPH, FAAFP

Associate Editor

Douglas Maurer DOLTC 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

Associate Editor

Steve HeadshotSteve (@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

Associate Editor

saif usman mdSaif 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.

Brian Chau MD

Associate Editor

BrianChauHeadshotBrian Chau is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) resident physician at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California. Drawn to the field of PM&R for its focus on helping patient’s improve their functional abilities, his interest include the use of virtual reality in rehabilitation and wearable activity trackers in promoting exercise. With a fascination in the interface between technology and healthcare, he hopes to equip both clinicians and patients with the latest information in mobile healthcare advancements. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and fishing.

Nathan Skelley MD

Associate Editor

NathanSkelleyHeadshotNathan Skelley is an orthopaedic surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri before attending Cornell University where he majored in Science and Technology studies. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and plans to focus his medical career on the treatment of orthopaedic sports injuries.


Brian W. Wu PhD

Staff Writer

brian wuBrian (@brianwwubrianwwu.com) is currently an eighth-year student at the University of Southern California pursuing his Medical Degree. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology and Neurobiology and currently holds a PhD in integrative biology and disease for his research in exercise physiology and rehabilitation. He has successfully founded his own company, writing a series of books called Health Stories for Kids —an idea he had since he was a fifth grader— with the belief that “stories are powerful” to deliver knowledge through experience and emotion.

Carmen Chu MSc

Staff Writer

Carmen ChuCarmen is currently an MPH candidate at the University of Hong Kong, specializing in infectious diseases. She has previously obtained a MSc from the University of Alberta in the Department of Physiology, and a BSc in Immunology and Infection. She believes in developing and facilitating effective means of communication for healthcare and public health related issues through technology to improve knowledge, delivery, availability, compliance, and practice.

Paul Cerrato

Staff Writer

Paul Cerrato latest photoPaul Cerrato, MA, has served as Executive Editor of Contemporary OB/GYN and Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare and is the author of the soon-to-be released Protecting Patient Information: A Decision Maker’s Guide to Risk, Prevention, and Damage Control.

His work has been published extensively in the professional and consumer press, including JAMA, Medscape, and Medpage Today.

Scott Pearson

Staff Writer

ScottPearsonHeadshotScott became interested in Computer Science in high school and majored in it at Clemson University. He went to medical school but decided to go into medical computing instead of practicing. He works in biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University on project REDCap (research informatics). He has written four medical mobile apps, including most recently the REDCap Mobile App.


Sanjit Misra

Senior Technical Advisor

Sanjit Misra HeadshotSanjit is the Senior Technical Advisor at iMedicalApps. He also supports iPrescribeApps. He leads development of analytic strategies focused on the digital health industry to identify sector trends, new medical & health applications, and other insights. He is also currently the Program Manager for Stanford Health Care’s Clinical & Business Analytics group, leading analytics efforts in Sepsis, EHR alert monitoring, and surgery recovery time.  His past experience includes pharmacy analytics at McKesson and reporting at Epic Systems. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with majors in Polymer Chemistry and Mathematics. He joined iMedicalApps to further his interest in utilizing data to provide insight in health care and to improve patient care.

Megan von Isenburg

Senior Research Advisor

Megan HeadshotMegan von Isenburg writes about how mobile apps deliver the information side of information technology. A librarian at Duke Medical Center, Megan conducts and teaches research, all with an eye to developing and distributing the best evidence to support patient care. She works closely with residents, teaching faculty, medical students, and global health researchers, and is particularly passionate about how mobile devices can bridge the digital divide in under-resourced areas at home and internationally. Megan also serves as co-director of the Duke Evidence-Based Medicine Workshop.

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.

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.

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.

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