MDChat was developed by Mobile Health One, a national healthcare communications technology company founded by respected neurosurgeon and successful entrepreneur John Abrahams, M.D.
While building the largest neurosurgery practice in New York’s Westchester County, Dr. Abrahams was often frustrated by his inability to reach existing colleagues or referring professionals but found existing platforms were nothing more than social media tools with no true patient care, regulatory compliance or practice productivity benefits. This frustration led to a promising, innovative solution: MDChat, the first HIPAA-secure communications platform designed to improve workflow productivity within and between healthcare environments.
John Abrahams, M.D. Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Abrahams completed his undergraduate degree at LeMoyne College in Physics and went on to obtain his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College, completed his surgical internship at New York University Medical Center and residency in Neurological Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Abrahams completed both a spine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Medicine and Engineering.
He is a partner in Brain and Spine Surgeons of New York, the largest Neurosurgical practice in Westchester County and Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at New York Medical College. Dr. Abrahams has authored 30 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters.
In 2006, Dr. Abrahams founded Endomedix, Inc. (Newark, NJ), a biomedical device start-up focused on novel sealant technology. In 2010, Dr. Abrahams founded AsiloMedix, Inc. which developed a laminar prosthetic device for spine surgery and licensed to Spinal USA (Parsippany, NJ) in 2011. He recently founded CranioMedix, Inc. in 2011, another biomedical device start-up in the early stages of development.
David B. Crane Chief Executive Officer
David is a successful technology CEO with 25 years’ management experience, 15 of those years in healthcare IT. He has a strong background in technology, strategy development, marketing, business and product development, and finance and fundraising. Prior to joining Mobile Health One as the founding CEO, David founded and managed five companies and raised several million dollars in funding for new ventures primarily in the Internet/e-commerce, Software as a Service (SaaS), healthcare IT, and business process outsourcing industries.
David has been a volunteer business consultant with the Citizen’s Development Corps based in Washington, D.C. serving as a consultant to companies in Guatemala and Ukraine. He has also been a regular speaker and “in-class” volunteer with Junior Achievement for 30 years.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business degree and his MBA (with honors) from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Ezriel Kornel, M.D. Board Member
A principal of Brain & Spine Surgeons of New York since 1990, Dr. Kornel is in the forefront of minimally invasive neurosurgery (MIS). Dr. Kornel has become an expert in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery of the spine as well as minimally invasive approaches in the surgical treatment of brain tumors. He is one of the first neurosurgeons in the New York metropolitan area to replace damaged cervical discs with the newly introduced artificial discs. He was trained in Stockholm in the use of the Gamma Knife and utilizes this stereotactic radiosurgical technique for the treatment of brain tumors as well as for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. He is also the director of the Institute for Neurosciences at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, NY and is affiliated with many of the leading hospitals in the area.
Dr. Kornel gained his initial expertise during his neurosurgical residency at the George Washington University Medical Center under the tutelage of Hugo Rizzoli, M.D., at the time one of the most renown and respected neurosurgeons in the world. Dr. Kornel has numerous mentions in the biography of James Brady, press secretary to President Reagan, because of his involvement in Mr. Brady’s care after his tragic gunshot injury.