GenXys provides the world’s most comprehensive precision prescribing software to solve healthcare’s most pressing challenges. Our precision prescribing software and pharmacogenetic solutions prevent adverse drug reactions, a leading cause of death in developed countries, and personalize drug selection to increase drug efficacy. Powering every prescription with our software improves medication safety, increases drug efficacy and reduces healthcare costs.
Mark Gelfer – MD
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Mark Gelfer has more than 20 years of experience on company creation as founder – CMO (VSM MedTech) and product development and commercialization (BpTRU). He is a family physician with a keen interest in innovation of clinical practices and over 30 years of medical experience. His practice is focused on preventive medicine.
Chief Executive Officer
Karl has an international background in healthcare at two multinational pharmaceutical companies and over 15 successful years of launching early-stage software companies and transforming their solutions into ‘best in class’ across diverse industries in the US and globally. He drinks way too much coffee during the week, so he balances it off by yacht racing and fly-fishing on the weekend.
Professor Martin Dawes is a world expert in primary care who combines research and clinical practice with over 30 years of experience. Following the completion of his PhD, he helped develop a Masters program in Evidence Based Health Care. He has directed the UK Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford and was the head of family practice at McGill University and the University of British Columbia.
Diana Dawes – MSc, MCSP
Chief Operating Officer
Diana Dawes was one of the leading visionaries behind the establishment of GenXys. She has an MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford and is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Diana is a successful epidemiologist running clinical trials and synthesizing the best evidence.
Software Team Manager
Scot has been developing software for over 15 years and experienced in various architectures and software disciplines. He has worked in many industries such as finance, health, mining and gaming.
Hagit Katzov-Eckert – PhD
Dr. Hagit Katzov-Eckert received her PhD in genomics from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and continued her training in pharmacogenetics as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia. Hagit has vast experience in evidence-based methods and genetic testing working in academic and hospital research institutions.
Andrea Paterson – BSc. (Pharm), RPh
Algorithm Team Manager
Andrea is a practicing clinical pharmacist at an interdisciplinary primary care clinic. She completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy and post-graduate Community Pharmacy Residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and has specialized training in palliative care and chronic pain management. She also lectures in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine – Midwifery Program at UBC.
Lior Shmuel – BSc, MBA, MScB
Senior Software Developer
Lior worked as a software developer in the telecommunication industry. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science and psychology, an MBA degree and an MScB degree in information systems from UBC. In his PhD studies, Lior specialized in human-computer interaction in the context of decision support systems.
AJ is a Full-Stack developer with over 10 years of experience in IT systems administration and support. Before tapping into healthcare, he worked across various industries. He received a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. He has a keen interest in software development and has recently completed the Software Systems Developer Program at BCIT.
Distinguished Software Engineer
Sam DeMooy is a Full-Stack software developer with many years of experience writing code. He has successfully developed UI and algorithms for large data sets in a variety of industries. Sam enjoys sharing his knowledge of React/Redux and .NET Core with others and using these technologies in his work. In his free time, he enjoys early morning workouts.
Marysol Garcia-Patino – MSc, PhD
Laboratory Manager – Genetics Lab
Marysol is an enthusiastic advocate for better healthcare and well-being. She received a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia, and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution. Marysol has specialized in health areas such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes and has a strong background in biotechnology.
Cristina Verzosa – BSc. (Pharm), RPh
Algorithm Team Lead
Cristina is a community pharmacist with experience in pharmacy education, regulatory affairs, and policy and legislation development. She has a strong interest in health information and technology and holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UBC and an Electronics Engineering Technology diploma from BCIT.
Jason Li – MSc, DO, DABFM, CCFP
Therapeutic Algorithm Developer
Dr. Jason Li is a practicing family physician with board certifications in both the US and Canada. He has years of research experience and has received recognition from the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and the North American Primary Care Research Group.
Paul Stanley – BSc, BMBS
Therapeutic Algorithm Developer
Paul is an international medical graduate from the University of Limerick with clinical and research experience in Ireland and Canada.
Catherine Hébert – BSc. (Pharm), RPh
Therapeutic Algorithm Developer
Catherine is a practicing pharmacist with experience in independent community pharmacies. She received a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia. She has an interest in chronic medication management, and has taken specialized courses in areas such as immunizations and travel health, opioid use disorder, and pain management.
Rory St. Clair – BEcon, BSc
Business Development Manager
Rory is passionate about finding novel ways to make healthcare more patient-centric and has been working with health technology ventures on their commercialization programs since 2014. He completed his Bachelor of Economics at the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. When he’s not working, he is usually drinking coffee and thinking about what to read next.
Jenny Lu – BSKin, DipMA
Jenny is passionate about getting the right digital health solutions to the right people through storytelling and strategic marketing. She has over 2 years of experience helping B2B businesses increase their online influence, acquire more leads, and grow a customer base. In her free time, she enjoys biking around the city, trying out new restaurants, and attending local events.
Bio coming soon!
Karen Boodram – MBA
Karen has over 25 years of experience in senior roles for both the pharmaceutical industry and capital markets, focusing on commercializing new and innovative health technologies.
Jillian Reardon – BSc. (Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, RPh
Dr. Reardon is a lecturer and pharmacist with the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She has an active primary care practice through the UBC Pharmacists Clinic with research interests in the areas of innovative pharmacy practice and clinical teaching.
Senior Instructor and Director, Community Pharmacy Residency, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.