Surgeo represents a growing community of women and men – engineers, software developers, designers, intellectual property lawyers, accountants, writers, and more – who are absolutely devoted to the idea that patients deserve quality and choice, physicians and surgeons deserve recognition and support, facility owners deserve a more accommodating market for their assets, and employers and payers deserve simplicity and value. We invite you to meet some of the individuals in our community. Click here to see who is on our Physician Advisory Board. Join the discussion on Twitter and Facebook.
Arnon Krongrad, MD
Dr. Krongrad joined his first house call at age 6, when his father unexpectedly brought him along as he attended to a man with chest pain. Thus began his lifelong romance with doctoring, from delivering babies in unlit clinics in remote Africa to repairing trauma victims in modern urban hospitals. Dr. Krongrad has conducted and published basic and clinical research, taught medical students and residents, started online healthcare communities, and reconfigured care pathways. Nearly all his bedside experience relates directly to surgery: in 1999, he introduced the first minimally invasive surgical technique for treatment of prostate cancer into the U.S.
Dr. Krongrad performed the surgeries that inspire the formation of Allevion, and his practical bedside know-how couples with a view that healthcare can be more sensibly delivered. He applies decades of experience to connect with patients and professionals and build provider networks, and ultimately bring new services to a market hungry for quality, value, and convenience.
Ms. Langer learned the importance of caring for all things while growing up on a farm in Minnesota, bottle-feeding sheep and taming stray cats while forming the values that follow her today. Prior to joining Allevion, Ms. Langer oversaw software product design and management for a multi-national health insurance company. Her expertise focused primarily on coverage policy requirements and the administrative processes supporting healthcare in today’s electronic claim environment. Ms. Langer was recognized for her contributions in both product development and human capital engagement on multiple occasions throughout her tenure. In 2013 Ms. Langer and her team were given a company-wide award for developing a ground-breaking product that’s projected to save the industry over $1 billion annually in administrative expenses.
At Allevion, Ms. Langer designs and oversees the development of the technological solutions that ease the lives of all participants in the healthcare ecosystem. She also brings Bingo, her rescue mutt who is normally dozing but sporadically looting unguarded burritos.
Anthony J. Parkinson
Mr. Parkinson possesses over 30 years of broad, hands-on financial management experience. He has served as CFO of two privately funded startups with proprietary products, one eventually selling to a Fortune 500 company and the other to an International Conglomerate. As a partner with a private investing group reaching $1-$5 million in equity and debt investments, Mr. Parkinson was responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities, establishing performance metrics, negotiating terms, and coordinating all due diligence activities. Implementing accounting systems and internal controls and developing business procedures that meet the needs of clients, Mr. Parkinson applies a comprehensive, holistic approach that enables the companies he serves to be adaptive to markets, strategic in planning, and focused on maximizing potential value for existing shareholders as well as external funding sources.
Mr. Parkinson oversees all of Allevion’s financial strategies and operations. He builds the company’s financial models, helps to shape strategic directions, and maximize operational efficiency.
Mr. Sarmad has more than 10 years of experience in managing projects, including requirements gathering, design, integration, testing, deployment, and adaptation. He has successfully worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to medium- and small-sized businesses in the banking, education, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and travel industries.
Prior to joining the Allevion community, Mr. Sarmad worked as Project Manager for TenFold Corporation where he served as architect, database designer, primary developer, and advisor on numerous projects. He is one of the foremost experts on the Enterprise TenFold platform and development tools.
Mr. Sarmad designs, builds, maintains, and reconfigures Allevion’s principal database and matching software platform and integrates it into customer facing, front end portals.
Lee received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from James Madison University. She received her HIPAA Certification (CHPSE) from HIPAA Training Net, Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) Certification from Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP) from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). Lee is an established member of the Florida Medical Group Management Association (FMGMA), Healthcare Billing Management Association (HBMA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Project Management Institute (PMI), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA.) Lee has published white papers and articles on Security, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS, and Regulatory Compliance. Lee also speaks at local and national events on Security, HIPAA & HITECH, and Project Management.