Medniva Team

Meet The Team

Sumeet Sud

CEO / Co-Founder

  • Chief Marketing Officer of Invida / Menarini Asia Pacific (2010-2015)
  • 23-year successful global industry track record, including Merck, Pfizer, & entrepreneurial biotechs
  • Highly attuned to global healthcare industry commercialization / education needs
  • Broad therapeutic area experience covering the major primary care categories, rare diseases, biologicals / vaccines
  • U.S. / Asia background

Dr. Ranga Krishnan

Academic Advisor

  • Dean, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, USA (2015-present)
  • Dean, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2008-2015)
  • Chairman, Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center (1998-2009)
  • Member of the Duke University Medical Center Chancellor's Academic Cabinet (2010-2015)
  • Owner of 11 patents
  • 470 publications; 67 book chapters; 5 books; 8 published reviews; 162 abstracts
  • Reviewer for 10 journals, including the Journal of American Medical Association

Brian O'Dwyer


  • Commercial Founder & Executive Chairman, CognaLearn (2015-present)
  • Entrepreneur in Residence at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School focused on customizing and commercializing learning technologies & methods (2014-2015)
  • Adjunct Professor Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Asia (2014-present)
  • Recent CFO of Skywest Airlines until sale to Virgin
  • Prior investment Banker (Credit Suisse) and Management Consultant (A.T. Kearney)

Dr. Prakash Masand

Medical Advisor

  • Founder, Chairman, CEO of Global Medical Education (HQ in U.S.A.)
  • Adjunct Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Former Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Medical Center
  • Psychiatry residency at S.U.N.Y. in New York, and fellowship at Harvard Medical School
  • Highly attuned to industry medical education needs; founder of PsychCME in the U.S. (sold to United Health)
  • Author of >300 abstracts, articles, reviews, and book chapters

Dr. Sandy Cook

Academic Advisor

  • Senior Associate Dean, Education, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2006 - present)
  • Education consultant for pharmaceutical companies (J&J and GSK)
  • Educational methodology researcher and education journal editor
  • Previously Associate Dean University of Chicago School of Medicine.
  • PhD, Adult and Continuing Education, Cornell; MS, Research Methodology; BA, Experimental Psychology, Ohio State University

Dr. Robert Kamei

Academic Advisor

  • Vice Dean, Education, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2006 - present)
  • Architect of the innovative Duke-NUS TeamLEAD methodology
  • Director of the Academic Medicine Education Institute
  • Educator in Residence at Singapore Ministry of Education
  • Previously, faculty and director of pediatric residency, U.C. San Francisco
  • BS, Stanford; MD, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Frank Starmer

Academic Advisor

  • Associate Dean, Learning Technologies, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore (2006-2015)
  • Architect of Gateway to Learning and other technologies
  • Previously, faculty and co-founder of the Duke University Computer Science department; visiting faculty, Indian Institute of Technology
  • BS and MS, Electrical Engineering, Duke University; PhD, University of North Carolina

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