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The 2017 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators

26. Omar Z. Maniya MD MBA
Trustee of the American Medical Association

Omar Z. ManiyaAfter experiencing the medical emergencies of three family members, Omar Z. Maniya realized “how vital it was for providers who understood the intricacies of care delivery to reform the system.” He then set out to become one of those physician-innovators by studying at Georgetown Medical School and Harvard Business School, and working at McKinsey & Company and The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Emergency Room.

While pursuing his bachelor’s of science at Georgetown University, Maniya led a group of five students to introduce a healthcare bill into the House of Representatives and the Senate.

In his role as Trustee of the American Medical Association, he has “had the privilege of representing over 200,000 physicians, residents, and medical students in perhaps the most rapidly changing health care landscape.” In order to jumpstart health reform conversations and physician-led innovation, the “AMA recently created an innovation hub (Health2047), partnered with an existing health technology incubator (MATTER), and launched a digital matchmaking website for physicians and entrepreneurs (AMA Physician’s Innovation Network). Together, these initiatives will help to improve the health care system for all Americans.”

“It’s profoundly rewarding,” Maniya observed, ”to leverage the platform of an organization that has been tirelessly striving to improve the lives of physicians and patients for 165 years to help improve our health care system.”

In his free time, Mr. Maniya enjoys performing stand-up comedy.

40 Under 40 Contributors

James Gardner, Pamela Bump, Olivia Tardif, Sarah Schroeder and Shreya Iyer all contributed to this year's 40 Under 40. Learn more about their work in the "About the Authors" section!


  1. kian firouzbakht says:

    Dear Omid keep going on I liked your achievement .
    I wish all the best to you and your family members.

  2. Karen Smith Vanderburgh says:

    One in a series of amazing achievements for Brian Harris and his wonderful company!

  3. Akari says:

    Thank you for writing about my big brother Daniel! I loved what you wrote. 🙂

  4. Congratulations to a true innovator and an organization that is already seeing around corners!

  5. Sudip Mukherjee says:

    Excellent sir…keep going…. Lucky to be his first student…

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