Meet Dr. Melissa Lim
Dr. Lim the is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Somnology, Inc. She is a board-certified sleep specialist with her own busy private practice in Redwood City, CA. She is the Medical Director of Redwood Pulmonary Medical Associates and Redwood Sleep Center, Inc. She is the clinical architect of the internet-based sleep center management software now hosted in many sleep labs across the globe, called Sleep Workflow. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine, completed her internship and residency at Boston City Hospital/Boston University, and conducted her fellowship training at Johns Hopkins Hospitals and the University of California, San Francisco. Realizing the magnitude of sleep problems worldwide, she created the first version of MobileSleepDoc Pro mobile app in 2012 as a tool to help not only her own patients, but anyone with a smartphone who has trouble sleeping. A brand new version of the app was released in 2014, with continuous upgrades in store. After completing the design of the Plex® Sleep Scanner wearable device in 2015, she joined forces with business leader Patrick Yam to create Somnology, Inc
Meet Patrick J. Yam
Patrick Yam is the CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Somnology, Inc. He joined founder Dr. Melissa Lim in early 2015 to build a premier sleep monitoring device enterprise assisting a global population affected by sleep disorders. Prior to teaming with Dr. Lim he was the CEO of Sensei Partners LLC, a Menlo Park, CA based private investment firm. His 25+ year career includes responsibilities as a macro-economist, financial and technology executive, investment banker, and Institutional Investor with significant experience in company-building—his main passion. He has been a senior advisor to two sovereign nations on innovation and, entrepreneurship. A professional speaker and published author, he teaches and lectures on entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, where he is an SCU Regent. Previously, he served as the first Dean’s Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and was a former faculty member of the Venture Capital Institute. He is associated with the University of California, Santa Barbara, where, as a UC Trustee, he was a member of the investment committee as well as a senior director of the Economic Forecast Project and a senior adviser to Beacon Economics, a national economic consulting firm. In 2019, Mr. Yam was appointed as an advisor to UCSF’s Innovation Catalyst Program to focus on digital healthcare and medical devices. He has been responsible as the Chief Executive Officer in building and operating enterprises in the investment, financial, technology, and medical sectors. He received his MBA with distinction from Santa Clara University.
Meet Dr. Kenneth P. Moritsugu
Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Samurai Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in health consulting focused on public health systems and policies, “putting the patient at the center of everything we do.” Dr. Moritsugu is the former Vice President for Johnson & Johnson’s Diabetes Solutions Companies, and former WorldWide Chairman of the J&J Diabetes Institutes (JJDI). He retired from J&J in 2013. Rear Admiral Moritsugu was the Acting Surgeon General of the United States, in 2002 and again from July 2006 until his retirement from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in September 2007. A career officer in the USPHS for 37 years, he served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States from 1998. Dr. Moritsugu earned a Medical Doctor degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1971, and a Master of Public Health in Health Administration and Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975. Dr. Moritsugu is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine; holds Fellowships in the American College of Preventive Medicine, the Royal Society of Public Health, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the National Academy of Public Administration; and is a Certified Correctional Health Professional.
Meet Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer
Board certified in six medical specialties and/or subspecialties, Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer is listed as one of the ‘100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare’ by Modern Healthcare. Dr. Kizer is a highly experienced executive physician who is the current Chief Healthcare Transformation Officer and Senior Executive Vice President for Atlas Research, LLC. Dr. Kizer’s work is a nationally respected health care leader with the rare distinction of having been elected to both the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Kizer has also served both in academia and philanthropy. He served on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and as Chairman of The California Wellness Foundation and was a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kizer is internationally recognized having been an advisor to numerous foreign countries on health-related matters. Dr. Kizer has served as the founding Director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement; the founding President and CEO, National Quality Forum, a Washington, DC-based quality improvement and consensus standards setting body that has been called the nation’s premier health care quality improvement organization; the founding Chairman and later President and CEO, Medsphere Systems Corporation, a leading commercial provider of subscription-based health information technology; under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and chief executive officer of the nation’s largest healthcare system, in which capacity he engineered the internationally acclaimed transformation of the Veterans Healthcare System in the late 1990s; & as director of the California’s Department of Health Services as well as director of California’s Emergency Medical Services Authority, where he was the architect of the state’s EMS and trauma care systems in the early 1980s.