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DR.SAMIR DESAI

CO-FOUNDER

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Samir Desai, MD serves on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. He has educated and mentored premedical students, medical students, residents, and international medical graduates, work for which he has received numerous teaching awards.

 

As a member of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, he is deeply committed to educating and mentoring medical students. He has served on the medical school admissions and residency selection committees at the Baylor College of Medicine and Northwestern University.

Click the arrows to discover why Dr. Desai is uniquely qualified to help you reach your goals in medicine.

MANISH SABNIS

CO-FOUNDER

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Manish Sabnis is a co-founder of MD2B Connect along with Dr. Samir Desai and has been with the company since its inception. His areas of responsibility include Strategy, Operations, Finance, Process Development, Marketing, and IT. He is actively involved in all aspects of the client management process including customer communication, rotation development, documentation, logistics, and financial transactions. Manish’s goal is perfectly aligned with our clients’ goal: to advance in their medical training and become the next generation of outstanding practicing physicians.

Prior to becoming a principal at MD2B Connect, Manish spent over 23 years in the automotive industry. He had roles of increasing responsibility and titles in the areas of Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Planning, Corporate Strategy, Quality, Supply Chain, and Program Management. He has led teams dealing with complex, multidisciplinary projects at all levels of companies from the plant floor to the suite.

He graduated from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. 

 

A common thread that has run through Manish’s life at work and outside of work is an international, multicultural connection. During his career he has made more than two dozen trips to Asia, Europe, and Latin America. As a first-generation American with parents from India, he understands the complex interaction of cultures, specifically East and West. He also spent many months traveling around the world with extended time in India and Germany. Another passion of Manish’s is mentoring. Throughout the span of his career, he has taken formal and informal roles to help young people develop their personal and professional skills to achieve their dreams. There is nothing more satisfying to Manish than to help MD2B Connect grow into a company that helps as many people as possible achieve their life’s ambition.

On the personal side, Manish lives in the Detroit, Michigan area with his wife and two daughters. He loves sports, DJ’ing, the city of Detroit, the University of Michigan Wolverines, reading, traveling and having a fun time with family and friends.

ALYSSA HARLOW

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

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Alyssa Harlow is the Director of Marketing at MD2B Connect and is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing marketing affairs. She has been a part of the MD2B Connect team for 2 years.

 

Having graduated from the University of Michigan - Dearborn, she received her degree in Marketing with a minor in Spanish. She has a passion for Hispanic culture and has traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico. Her goal at MD2B Connect is to help people from across the world pursue their dreams of being a doctor, no matter what stage they’re at in their journey.

In her free time, Alyssa enjoys painting, watching Detroit sports, playing video games, and spending time with her family. 

DAN MORRIS

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES

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Dan Morris is the Director of Client Services at MD2B Connect. He is responsible for the client management process including customer communication, rotations development, and logistics. His goal as the Director of Client services is to provide exceptional service for every rotator by creating a seamless and easy experience.

 

Dan graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Psychology. His passions include traveling and cooking. After joining MD2B Connect in early 2020, it was apparent that MD2B Connect was the perfect fit for him. He is excited to help others achieve their goals on their journey in medicine.

RYAN DOWNEY

VICE PRESIDENT OF EDITORIAL SERVICES

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