CEO & Co-Founder, Presidium Health
California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellow
Digital Health, Health Equity, Healthcare Policy, Social Determinants of Health
Internal Medicine, Preventive Care, Primary Care
San Diego, CA
Dr. Afshar founded Presidium Health in 2015 in an effort to provide a comprehensive model of care for ultra high-risk patients, using proprietary and commercially-available tech and digital health solutions. Beyond the clinical needs, Dr. Afshar and his team developed robust processes to efficiently address social determinants of health. Dr. Afshar became board certified in internal medicine, hospice/palliative medicine, and venous and lymphatic medicine after he decided to give up the corporate world.and go to medical school at the age of 31. Once practicing, Dr. Afshar began following some of his medically complex, elderly patients into skilled nursing facilities, managing their care post-hospitalization while they received short-term rehabilitation. To further complete the continuity of care, Dr. Afshar provided house calls for patients discharging home from skilled nursing facilities. It was this service and experience that was the inspiration for Presidium Health. Pilot programs have been remarkably successful saving an average of $65,000 per patient in a partnership with Community Health Group in San Diego.