Our Vision

Navinata Health provides Physicians and Patients with a unique combination of convenient, customized & credible Education + Expert Insight.

Physicians participating in our Knowledge Exchange PlatformTM have the ability to Share their Insight, Learn about new + innovative Therapies via tailored Education & Connect directly with Leading Experts. This allows busy Physicians to conveniently stay on the cutting edge of disease advances – in critical care delivery areas including Cancer, Respiratory & Neurological disorders and Auto-Immune diseases.

We’ve also recently launched a new Patient Educational platform for newly diagnosed Cancer Patients. Our current focus is in metastatic NSCLC, with additional educational programs coming soon in Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer & Multiple Myeloma.

Physician Education Platform

Our unique platform provides Doctors, Physician Assistants & Nurses with convenient, customized & credible Education + Expert Insight

Knowledge Exchange PlatformTM

Current Focus: Cancer, Respiratory, Neurology, Auto-Immune

HCPs conveniently receive custom Education & Expert Support via a 3 step process:

  1. Share Insight – HCPs shares insight & educational needs

  2. Learn about Innovative Therapies – HCP gains access to focused & customized Education Modules on relevant topics

  3. Connect w/ Experts – HCP gets additional questions answered via on-demand discussions with handpicked Experts & HCP Thought Leaders

Patient Education Platform

Our new cancer patient educational platform provides newly diagnosed metastatic NSCLC patients & their families / caregivers with access to a customized library of short 5-6 min videos that delivers tailored, trusted & timely education that evolves alongside each patient’s NSCLC treatment journey.

Key benefits for treating Physicians include:

  • A trusted educational resource that reinforces the information you provide your patients during their visits

  • Less time spent by you & your team on educating patients / answering questions & more time on delivering care

  • An opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to delivering on all aspects of patient care (eg, including emotional & financial support)

Key benefits for Patients + their Families / Caregivers include:

  • Tailored education that evolves alongside each patient’s journey

  • A trusted educational resource that educates via a series of short 5-6 min videos

  • A comprehensive program that includes foundational cancer education, treatment algorithms, plus financial & emotional support

Meet our founding team

Umar Akbar, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

Umar has been actively involved in the Pharmaceutical Industry for over 15 years with experience spanning Strategy, Sales & Marketing and R&D.

After completing his Education (BS ChemE, Cornell & PhD ChemE, UC Berkeley), he advised a number of Pharma Brands on their MD Engagement Strategy as a consultant at ZS Associates for over 5 years. After seeing Pharma’s challenges in engaging physicians firsthand as a consultant, he left ZS in early 2015 to start up Navinata Health.

In his free time, Umar enjoys basketball and all things Spurs.

Mariam Ahmed

Co-Founder & VP Business Development

Mariam has been passionate about Innovation & spurring Collaboration throughout her various Sales & Marketing roles over the past 12+ years at Dow Chemical and Hess.

After receiving a dual degree in ChemE & Math (Univ Western Ontario), Mariam spent a number of years as an internal Change Management & Collaboration consultant following the Dow-Rohm & Haas merger. Her most recent experience at Hess involved helping to accelerate the growth of their Energy Marketing division followed by supporting the launch of an innovative new Energy sub-division within Hess.

In her free time, Mariam enjoys finding new & creative ways to entertain her 4 year old Twins.



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