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About



Our Founders:


Prakash Chand Chief Executive OfficerCEO

Prakash Chand is a serial entrepreneur based out of Toronto Ontario. Prakash started venturing into business after he retired from his professional badminton career. Prakash founded a variety of businesses such as Toronto Yacht Rentals, Auto Lifestyles and Dotlabs, as well as the successful cleaning company, Premier Canada Maid Service. He ventured into the United States with New York Maid Service. With extensive knowledge in business, web development and advertising, Prakash's goal is to make AskTheDoctor.com the world's largest, easy to use, medical information website for the general public.

Dr. Suneel Sharman Chief Medical OfficerCMO

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto with extra training in sports and cosmetic medicine. He currently operates Infinity Health Center, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto where he teaches second year medical students. Dr.Sharman's goals are to make complex medical knowledge freely available to the world and to help those who can't afford high healthcare cost due to lack of insurance coverage.

Suresh Kanumuri Chief Technology OfficerCTO

Suresh Kanumuri has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology. He is an expert in Internet Technology, Web Based Business Models, Search Engine Optimization, Domain Business and Business Analytics. Suresh has worked as a Business Analytics expert and Specialist for DTE Energy in Detroit, Michigan until 2010. He has also been an investor and advisor in Gaadi.com. He moved back to his hometown Hyderabad, India to start his own company, Dotlabs Web Solutions Private Limited. The company now owns and operates some very popular Indian websites including leading health portals like Sehat.com and Chikitsa.com. In 2013, Suresh officially became the CTO of AskTheDoctor.com. Suresh's goal is to make AskTheDoctor.com a leading health portal to educate and guide patients.

Dr. Kunaal Jindal

Dr. Jindal is a board certified specialist in plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba before completing his residency at the University of Toronto. Dr Jindal's education and training has been further enhanced by an Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Surgery fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia and a Hand & Wrist Surgery fellowship at the Toronto Western Hospital. He is an active member of the advisory board and serves as the head plastic surgery at Ask The Doctor.

Dr. Jindal feels that ATD Health Network is the next step in the evolution of health. "I think Ask the Doctor has the potential of changing the landscape of the way we deliver healthcare on a global scale. The idea of allowing patients from all corners of the planet to have fast and reliable access to excellent doctors, is a paradigm shift from the conventional doctor-patient interaction." Dr Jindal believes that all patients have the right to care and explains that ATD breaks down the barriers to access. "There are millions of people who either do not have access to a physician, or do not have insurance coverage and cannot afford to see one. Ask The Doctor helps to dissolve these obstacles by providing free answers to any medical question. This is a huge step forward."



Company History:


AskTheDoctor.com was the idea of two Winnipeg born entrepreneurs, Prakash Chand and Dr. Suneel Sharman. The idea was envisioned at a café on the Toronto harbor in December 2006. When Prakash and Suneel received health related questions to AskTheDoctor.ca's email, they realized a growing consumer need and a prosperous opportunity. As the idea grew, it expanded to the US and became AskTheDoctor.com in January 2010 when partnered with Dr. Patrick Golden. In 2011, AskTheDoctor.com officially became a partner with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to provide them with unique content for the purpose of research and development. Today, it is now the most trusted and popular source of personalized medical information in the world.



Advisory Board:


American and Canadian Board Certified Physicians

Dr. Milton Corn, MD FACP, FACMI (Deputy Director National Institutes of Health)

Dr. Patrick Golden, MD (Cardiologist)

Dr. Pankaj Chand, MD, CCFP (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Rueben Kalra, MD, CCFP (Emergency Medicine)

Dr. Kunaal Jindal, MD, FRCSC (Plastic Surgeon)

Dr. Hae Kwang Kim MD, CCFP (Family Medicine)

Dr. Nina Lakhani MD. FRCPC (Allergist)

Dr. Jay Hingwala MD, FRCPC (Nephrologist)



Media Coverage:


Follow the links below to see AskTheDoctor.com in the news.

AskTheDoctor.com featured on OMNI (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqEmWNNITC8

Computer could act as Doctors assistant (CBC News Feature)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/computer-could-act-as-doctor-s-assistant-1.1159501

Killer Startups Review
http://www.killerstartups.com/web20/askthedoctor-com-answering-health-questions/

Millions of Americans Turning to AskTheDoctor.com During Rough Economic Times (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/11/27/idUS44297+27-Nov-2010+GNW20101127

National Library of Medicine explores using AI to respond to consumer health questions (Stanford University)
https://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2012/01/05/national-library-of-medicine-explores-using-ai-to-respond-to-consumer-health-questions/

Ask the doctor receives 5/5 (Mumbai Mirror India)
http://www.mumbaimirror.com/others/sci-tech/Ask-The-Doctor/articleshow/16018526.cms

NIH to tap Ask the doctor's 200k natural language medical questions for new AI research (vator tv)
http://vator.tv/news/2012-01-05-askthedoctor-and-nih-partner-for-ai-medical-research

U.S. Institute of Health taps Canadian site for database (IT World Canada)
http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/u-s-institute-of-health-taps-canadian-site-for-database/45882