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Who We Are2018-07-21T17:57:30+00:00

We are a RELATIONSHIP company. We believe that it’s the relationship people have with themselves, with others, and the world around them that ultimately impacts their health, wellbeing, and happiness. At Bluedoor we specialize in creating, forming, and nurturing relationships with like-minded people and organizations who share our vision and are passionate about making a difference.

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Michael Levy

Michael Levy

Co-founder + CEO

Michael is a passionate healthcare executive turned digital health evangelist and entrepreneur. In addition to co-founding Bluedoor, Michael has served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center for Health Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has designed and developed their Digital Health Program in support of UNC’s Digital Transformation strategy. Prior to Bluedoor and UNC, Michael was Co-founder and COO of Digital Therapy, a cognitive computing platform powered by IBM Watson in the behavioral health space. His previous leadership roles include Vice Chair of Administration for the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Health System, engineering a $15 million turnaround within his first year; and Director of Clinical Operations for UNC Health Care’s specialty ambulatory clinics where continued growth and expansion were achieved. Michael also held several leadership roles at UCLA Health within various clinical departments. He has a BSc in Neuroscience from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MBA from Elon University in North Carolina.

Lee Phillips

Lee Phillips

Co-founder + Chief Strategist

Lee is a seasoned innovator and strategist with more than 25 years’ experience in Europe, the US and Asian markets. He has previously worked in senior management roles for global brands including Vodafone and Harrods, and has led creative agencies in Tokyo and London. For the last 12 years he has specialized in the health sector, leading branding and consumer product innovation projects for organizations including US healthcare giant Humana, global telehealth-care company Tunstall, and major US health systems. Lee is an expert in consumer engagement and behavior change marketing, and pioneered population health management strategies in the UK’s NHS. In addition to co-founding Bluedoor, he is a Co-founder and Fellow of The Institute of Healthcare Design Thinking. Lee holds a BA and MA in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University, UK.

Tania Malik

Tania Malik

Investor Relations Chief

Tania is a successful entrepreneur and lawyer whose focus for the last 22 years has been in healthcare. She has built various businesses centered on connecting patients with physicians to increase access and improve outcomes including Vital Health Network which was implemented with Aetna, and Virtual Medical Group, a national network of board certified physicians who treat patients via telemedicine. In 2007, she founded COPE Today, a telemental health company which was acquired by MindCare Solutions Group in 2013. Tania has served on non-profit boards holding the position of Chair and on for-profit boards including a company that was sold to Intuit for $91 million. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and Georgia State University School of Law and is a member of the bar in North Carolina and Georgia.

Emerson Huitt

Emerson Huitt

Managing Partner, Technology and Innovation

Emerson has 14 years of experience architecting and implementing cutting-edge technology solutions across the marketplace. His experience covers the spectrum of technical leadership from early-stage technology research and development in venture-backed start-ups to enterprise-wide projects in major corporations. Emerson has been instrumental in designing and building cutting-edge technology platforms that drive business value, efficiency, and best-in-class performance across the life science and healthcare sector. He has played key roles in long-term strategic visioning and focuses on technology roadmaps that allow rapid, iterative improvement and delivery of value while incorporating the flexibility to adapt to evolving needs and use cases. Emerson has spoken frequently on software design and architecture best practices and the role and impact of emerging technology in the healthcare sector. He advises numerous early-stage organizations on technical strategy.

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Donald Goodwin

Donald Goodwin

Managing Partner, Business Development + Strategy

Donald has three decades of healthcare business development success providing management services, strategic insight, product propositions, and go-to-market strategies to employers and clients including Wyeth, Pfizer, Amgen, BMS, RediClinic, Revolution Health, Medscape, and WebMD. He has led/participated in transformative, technology-driven initiatives that have influenced the seamless system of patient care, electronic medical information, patient and provider education, and provider accreditation.

Keith Duprey

Keith Duprey

VP Marketing

Keith is passionate about marketing strategy. He sees opportunities where most see problems and is constantly advocating for customer experience while collecting valuable data along the way. His love of customers, brands, data and marketing began in college – receiving his degree in Marketing from SMU in Dallas, TX; Keith went on to work with higher education brands the University of South Carolina and Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business; cutting his teeth on database and loyalty marketing at Delta Air Lines; working to manage new product development, relationship marketing and innovation at Turner; growing share of Interface’s modular carpet business in key priority segments of corporate, education, healthcare, and multifamily; and now shifting his career to digital health products and services that will lead to empowering patients and providers with better data leading to better health outcomes.

Don Turner

Don Turner

Managing Partner, Healthcare Transformation

As the previous Global Head of Commercialization at IBM Watson Health, Don has 25 years of experience commercializing transformative and award-winning innovations on a global basis. His experience ranges from serving in leadership roles at fortune 50 multi-national technology companies, to serving as Chairman, CEO, and various C-level roles for early and growth-stage ventures. Don has played key roles in rapidly building several billion-dollar businesses, driving business expansion across 140+ countries, forming a broad range of strategic alliances and partnerships, and successfully managing numerous M&A transactions. He has led the development of go-to-market strategies to penetrate emerging markets and managed global sales and marketing organizations that produced geometric growth across established markets. Don is a frequent keynote speaker on healthcare transformation, precision medicine, and digital health, lectures at top universities on healthcare ​commercialization and entrepreneurship, and serves on numerous healthcare industry expert panels, boards, and steering committees.

Meryem Bektas

Meryem Bektas

Senior Research Analyst

Meryem grew up in Germany and received her PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Berlin with distinction (magna cum laude). She then worked as a research scientist in the fields of cancer, skin disorders and autoimmune diseases at renowned institutions including the National Institutes of Health, Duke University, Georgetown University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has co-authored close to 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals. To pursue her wider interest in healthcare she attended UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to receive her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare, Marketing and Operations Management. Meryem joined Bluedoor in 2017 as a Senior Research Analyst and leads market research and trends analysis across our portfolio of clients.

In addition to our Founders and Managing Partners, our team is comprised of more than 40 industry experts and recognized thought leaders operating at the intersection of healthcare, business, science, medicine, and technology. This enables us to construct high-powered expert teams around specific client needs to ensure the delivery of best-in-class strategies and solutions.

Our Associates & Advisors

Jack Lord, MD
Jack Lord, MDThought leader
Former Chief Innovation Officer at Humana, Jack is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare innovations. He currently serves on the board of several digital health companies, including Dexcom.
Ted DellaVecchia
Ted DellaVecchiaBusiness Transformation Executive
Senior operating executive and CIO for global brands including Starbucks, BCBS and IBM, Ted is currently CEO of Symbotix, an enterprise reinvention firm engaged in digitally transforming healthcare organizations.
John Reites
John ReitesInnovator
Former Head of Digital Health Acceleration at Quintiles and digital health entrepreneur. John is currently Chief Product Officer at THREAD, a remote patient research and care platform.
Tere Calcines
Tere CalcinesDigital Health Specialist
Former EVP and COO at Berg, Tere is an experienced strategic planner with more than 20 years running clinical operations for the Dermatology Department in a major US health system.
Mallesh Murugesan
Mallesh MurugesanTechnologist
Founder and CEO of Abeyon, a human-centered software design firm specializing in the health sector. Mallesh has extensive experience in mobile health technologies and user experience design.
Kaori Sato
Kaori SatoResearch Fellow
Fellow at the Experience Institute in Chicago and former Research Analyst at Duke’s Global Health Institute. Kaori is passionate about human-centered design in healthcare.
Dr. Ian Chuang
Dr. Ian ChuangHealthcare Informaticist
Chief Analytics Officer at Medecision and former Chief Medical Officer at Netsmart. Ian previously led the development of care management and clinical decision support systems at CIGNA.
Dr. Spencer Dorn
Dr. Spencer DornClinician
Vice Chief of Gastroenterology and Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC, Spencer is a nationally regarded physician, clinical administrator and academic with a special interest in health policy and informatics.
William Calhoun
William CalhounGeneral Counsel
Senior Legal Officer with significant leadership experience in two highly-regulated public companies. William has actively participated in acquisitions and divestitures, SEC reporting, and corporate governance.
Nick Jordan
Nick JordanEntrepreneur
Co-founder and CEO of software development firm Smashing Boxes, Nick holds mentorship roles with Groundwork Labs and Startup Health, and is on the board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
Glenn Pearson
Glenn PearsonHealthcare Leader
Principal and founder of Pearson Health Tech Insights, Glenn brings more than 30 years’ leadership experience in healthcare, helping hospitals determine the effectiveness of emerging technologies.
Dr. Myla Bui
Dr. Myla BuiConsumer Health Champion
Founder of Nature’s Trusts and Associate Professor of Marketing at Loyola Marymount University. Myla’s areas of expertise include consumer health and welfare issues and nutritional labeling.
Dr. Robert Furberg
Dr. Robert FurbergDigital Health Specialist
Senior Clinical Informaticist and Research Technologist at RTI International, Robert is helping discover ways to improve healthcare delivery through the use of emerging technologies, including wearables and sensors.
Dr. Thomas Spain
Dr. Thomas SpainClinical Innovator
Director of Practice Improvement and Transformation at MidSouth PTN and Clinical Advisor at Digital Reasoning, Thomas is a systems-minded primary care physician and clinical innovator.
Vikram Natarajan
Vikram NatarajanTechnologist
SVP of technology at Medfusion, Vikram is a health IT technologist with product leadership and operations expertise in consumer and digital health.

Bluedoor Digital Health Internship Program

Sohil Shah
Sohil ShahFounder of greenhatch
UNC undergrad and founder of greenhatch, a digital social enterprise eradicating poverty in the developing world. Sohil is passionate about digital health access and inclusivity.
Vadim Mikhaylyants
Vadim MikhaylyantsMBA Candidate – Duke University Fuqua School of Business
Experience advising multinational healthcare and life sciences companies on the effectiveness of their critical business processes. Vadim is passionate about accelerating healthcare democratization through technology.
Neerali Patel
Neerali PatelMSPH – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Experienced in primary care innovations and new care delivery models, Neerali is passionate about creating and collaborating ideas to make a difference in patient lives.
Mason Martin
Mason MartinUNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC undergrad and Kenan-Institute Scholar majoring in business and chemistry, Mason is passionate about researching the intersections of business, medicine, and technology.
Diana Lee
Diana LeePharmD Candidate – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Former high school English teacher, UNC undergrad, and NYMC grad student, Diana is passionate about increasing cultural competency and healthcare access for underserved communities.
Paige Balint
Paige BalintUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC Undergrad majoring in Health Policy and Management and minoring in Entrepreneurship. Paige is passionate about promoting innovation, efficiency, and quality in the healthcare space.
Alex Schulte
Alex SchulteUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC undergrad majoring in Health Policy and Management, and Economics. Alex is interested in utilizing evidence-based practices to help healthcare organizations make better decisions.
Graham Treasure
Graham TreasureFounder, Director at Salud Ahora
Graham graduated from UNC with a degree in Economics. He has experience in healthcare delivery in Latin America.
Walter Winslow
Walter WinslowUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
UNC undergrad studying Health Policy and Management, Business Administration, and Computer Science. Walter is interested in increasing the role of technology in healthcare delivery to promote increased quality and efficiency.
Michelle Liang
Michelle LiangUNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Senior at UNC majoring in Health Policy & Management and Economics. Michelle is interested in helping organizations navigate the complex healthcare landscape and deliver the most efficient, high quality care.
Alina Clarke
Alina ClarkeMSPH Candidate – UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Experienced in human-centered design, Alina is interested impacting healthcare through innovative service delivery models.

Bluedoor Collaborative Partners