uMETHOD has developed a precision-medicine engine for chronic diseases. We’re bringing next-generation, personalized medicine to market. Using our technology, physicians can practice precision medicine and give patients the customized care that they need to transform their lives.
Our focus lies in helping individuals deal with chronic diseases which have multiple underlying medical causes. We apply sophisticated data-driven and artificial intelligence techniques, designed in collaboration with deep medical expertise, to create personalized care plans that address the underlying causes of chronic diseases.
Our mission is to provide hope to those who may have lost faith in finding solutions for complex, chronic diseases. We employ data to identify the underlying causes and develop evidence-based, personalized combination therapies. uMETHOD collaborates with patients, caregivers, and health care providers to improve outcomes.
uMETHOD was co-founded by CEO Vik Chandra and CTO John Q. Walker, PhD. The founding team has deep experiences in technology and business. uMETHOD is their 4th startup.
Mr. Chandra has deep experience in business strategy, product management, business development, and technology development. He led business strategy at IBM for solutions in Cloud and Service Management. In this role, he drove double-digit YTY profit growth. He was also responsible for driving business partnerships with other Fortune 500 vendors and for business cases for acquisitions. Mr. Chandra co-founded software startup neoButler Inc., where he led the R&D team focused on personalization services. At Ganymede Software, he was its first employee and managed software development teams. His Masters in Computer Engineering is from North Carolina State University and he holds three technology patents.
John Q. Walker, Ph.D
Dr. Walker is the Chief Technology Officer and a founder of uMETHOD. His specialty as a computer scientist is working closely with experts in other fields—not computer scientists—and building highly-complex systems to implement their vision. He has been collaborating with leading researchers in bringing precision medicine to neurological conditions, such as AD and depression, since 2013. Dr. Walker led pioneering software efforts in local-area networks (LANs), wireless LANs (“Wi-Fi”), high-speed networking, and voice-over-IP (VoIP). His invention of “Walker’s Algorithm” has been fundamental to data visualization in fields involving hierarchical relationships. He co-founded Ganymede Software, which developed products to bring precision measurements to computer network performance. Dr. Walker’s career began with 17 years of advanced research and development at IBM, where he was on the executive path. His work is known for a relentless pursuit of quality, with a focus on usability and user experience. He has authored numerous books and articles and holds seven patents.
Mr. Tsun is a technologist and manager with more than 25 years of experience in both start-ups and large corporations. He started his career as a software developer and transitioned to team management overseeing software teams delivering multiple products. More recently, he managed customer-facing implementation teams for business clients across multiple industries. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and a M.S. in computer engineering from Syracuse University.
Ashish Sachdeva, MD
As an internal medicine physician, Ashish Sachdeva, MD, has over 25 years’ experience diagnosing and treating a variety of acute and chronic health conditions. At Pinnacle Care Internal Medicine in Peoria, Arizona, Dr. Sachdeva is known for his compassionate, comprehensive care and has been listed in Top Doctors magazine for five consecutive years. He is fellowship trained in geriatric medicine and affiliates with Banner Boswell Medicine Center in Sun City, Arizona, and Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Sachdeva uses his expertise to customize care plans to ensure the highest level of care. He works closely with each patient for long-term management of conditions, like diabetes, allergies, and sleep apnea. He has previously served as an emergency room doctor and enjoys educating medical students and the public, regularly giving lectures at community centers, churches, and assisted-living facilities. After earning his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science – Nagpur University in Maharashtra, India, in 1988, Dr. Sachdeva completed an internship and residency in New Delhi before moving to the Republic of South Africa, where he gained experience in trauma and emergency medicine. Upon moving to the United States in 1995, Dr. Sachdeva completed a residency in internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, affiliated with Northwestern University. A move to Indianapolis gave Dr. Sachdeva to complete his fellowship in geriatric medicine and work as a clinic instructor of medicine at IUPUI in Indianapolis. Later, he relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, serving as a primary care physician for five years in the surrounding rural areas, before moving with his family to Phoenix in 2006. When not serving his patients, Dr. Sachdeva enjoys spending time with his wife and professional partner, Dr. Namita Sachdeva, and their three children. He stays active by traveling, writing, singing, and reading.
Mr. Reder brings more than 30 years of software system’s design and development knowledge to uMETHOD Health. His positions have ranged from large corporations to open source software projects. He brings a breadth of experience on large and small projects including a heavy security focus and experience in all stages of design, development, and support, and holds seven software patents. Mr. Reder has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Central Florida and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. Mr. Reder joined uMETHOD Health in 2014 as the Chief Architect, Director of Software Development, and System Administrator.
Mr. Montera has 22 years of diversified roles in start-ups, product launches, and business strategy. His vast experience includes many sales leadership positions with pharmaceutical, concierge medicine, health facility marketing, genomics and nuclear medicine companies. He holds a Bachelor Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida State University where he lettered as a member of the Seminoles football program under legendary head coach Bobby Bowden.
Mr. Quimby is passionate business leader with 15 years of experience in marketing strategy, brand stewardship and sales. He most recently led brand strategy and activation for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Co-founded an event marketing startup in 2019 and began his career as a sales executive at Capitol Broadcasting Company. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from Winthrop University. Mr. Quimby is a member of Leadership North Carolina, class XXIV and, serves on the Board of Directors for Coastal Carolina University’s Alumni Association.