About

SavantMD brings medical news and information from leading physicians in a variety of specialties in the Bay Area into your home. We connect you with medical services and information tools you can trust. Information is brought to you in timely and frequent videoblogs, podcasts and written blog posts. The voices of these blogs are our friendly, accredited physicians and experts.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring trusted medical news and information into the homes of Bay Area residents by connecting them with a select group of local physicians, health professionals and informational tools. Our aim is to enhance the online experience for those seeking medical information by providing timely and useful videoblogs, podcasts and written blog posts from real, practicing physicians and other health professionals in a patient, instructive manner, in essence, extending the office visit.

We welcome your feedback as well as topic suggestions.

Management Team

Founder, CEOBrian L. Colbert
Founder, CEO

Brian focuses on the marketing, business development and financial management of SavantMD.com. Prior to this, he was President of Broadband Mechanics. He has also provided independent consulting services for several companies. Brian holds a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and practiced corporate/securities law on Wall Street for five years. He has also worked on a breadth of transactions including emerging technology in the new media and social networking spaces. Brian taught law and business-related courses at a private university in Turkey for three years and has a M.P.P. from the Harris School of of Public Policy.

Mark J. Savant, MD, PresidentMark J. Savant, MD
Founder, President

Mark is the medical anchor of SavantMD.com. He currently serves as the head of the Savant Medical Group and serves as a team Internist to the Athletic Department at the University of San Francisco. He is an active medical staff member at St. Mary’s Medical Center and St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and is the lead internal medicine consultant to the Acute Rehab unit at St. Mary’s. He has been named a Top Performing Physician for the Hill’s Physician Medical group for four consecutive years and has received a five-star rating on Yelp.com. Dr. Savant also currently serves on the medical committee for the Department of Medicine at St. Mary’s and was a past chair of the Asian Physician’s Advisory Committee.

Dr. Savant graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California in 1997 where he was given the “Grace Under Fire” Award by the Emergency Department.

Nihal ElRayess, FounderNihal ElRayess
Founder

Nihal heads up product strategy, working closely with her SavantMD.com co-founders to plan and implement the product roadmap. She oversees the vision for user experience, design, and multimedia features. Nihal’s background is in Biomedical Communications (Medical Illustration) with over 10 years in the online space ranging from WSJ.com to Columbia Interactive e-learning seminars and most recently TFANet.org, a social and professional networking platform for members of the Teach For America community. Additionally, Nihal has worked closely with several startups including as VP of Product Development at 2008 TechCrunch50 finalist, Adgregate Markets, where she focused on both a self-serve digital goods marketplace and a transactional widget platform and was instrumental in collaborating on the TechCrunch50 launch.

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