Woundtech, a leading provider of technology-enabled wound management services, formally announced that Aqil Chishty has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Aqil joined the company as a consultant in July 2017 and was made interim COO in January 2018. Chishty’s primary goal is to set the foundation for rapid corporate growth by ensuring that all processes, personnel, and systems are in place. Prior to joining Woundtech, he served as Chief Executive Officer for MDIG, a radiology services company in Phoenix, Arizona.
“I appreciate Aqil’s leadership and was pleased to officially give him the title as our COO,” stated Dr. Jeffrey Galitz, Woundtech CEO and Chief Medical Officer. “He has risen above and beyond the responsibility of creating opportunities for our company and our hundreds of employees, their families, and the tens of thousands of patients that we serve each year. Aqil’s drive and passion for making a difference, and his uncompromising ethics make him a perfect fit for this important leadership position at Woundtech.”
Aqil has more than 20 years of experience with expanding business growth in both the healthcare and technology industries. As CEO of MDIG, Aqil led the company during a time of rapid growth and under his leadership, it became the 28th largest radiology company nationwide. Prior to MDIG, he served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Imaging Advantage, a venture capital-backed company in the radiology space that ultimately sold to Envision Healthcare.
“I was excited to join Woundtech as I believe the company is in the unique position of helping to shape the future of how healthcare is delivered in this country,” commented Aqil. “In wound care, we are already delivering solutions that help reduce the cost and complexity of care while ensuring health equity. I feel like we are really making a difference to patients, to providers, and to payers.”
Under Aqil’s leadership, Woundtech is set to thrive, making breakthroughs in technology, managed care and also, venturing into new national markets.
“I have known Aqil for years, and he has played an important role in helping our portfolio companies achieve ambitious growth goals over the years,” said Mirza Baig, founding partner at Aldrich Capital Partners and board member of Woundtech. “He brings a data-driven approach that will be key to taking the company to the next level.”
Aqil serves as a member of the Academy of Healthcare Executives, Radiology Business Management Association and the Young Presidents’ Organization. He has a B.B.A. from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Woundtech provides technology-enabled wound management services. Its innovative telehealth platform connects physicians, clinicians, and medical personnel in real-time, enabling Woundtech to bypass the clinic and deliver data-driven, personalized care at the patient’s bedside. With early intervention, the result is faster healing and more equitable patient treatment at a lower total cost of treatment. Serving more than 50 major health plans and over 300 Managed Services Organizations (MSOs), Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) and large medical groups, Woundtech serves millions of patients from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. For more information, please visit www.woundtech.net.