Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 - Health Services: Dr. Sohail Masood

EY announces Dr. Sohail Masood of KabaFusion
named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award winner in Greater Los Angeles

Dr. Masood joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs in Health Services

 

 

 

June 16, 2017 –  E&Y today announced that Dr. Sohail Masood, Founder and CEO of KabaFusion, a patient-focused home infusion company specializing in IVIG, SCIG and acute therapies, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Health Services category in the greater Los Angeles area. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Masood was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on June 15.

Dr. Masood was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in the healthcare category in Greater Los Angeles in 1999, and a finalist for the same award in 2016.

It is a great honor to receive the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Health Services, we are very proud of what we do at KabaFusion and all that we have been able to accomplish in such a short time. I started this company with one goal in mind, to deliver this highly effective and often life-saving treatment in the most efficient and affordable way possible for the patient, all while keeping them out of the hospital, in the comfort of their own home. Helping our patients understand and receive the treatment they need is our highest priority. I would like to thank all of those individuals who have helped to make KabaFusion the nation-wide success that it has become, and recognize them for their ceaseless drive and dedication. As CEO, I look forward to guiding KabaFusion as we grow and continue to share our expertise in infusion therapy with all of those in need.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Mindy Grossman of HSN
  • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • James Park of Fitbit

As a Greater Los Angeles award winner, Dr. Masood is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Learn more about Dr. Masood’s journey as an Entrepreneur Of The Year winner by following: facebook.com/kabafusion & Linkedin.com/company/kabafusion

Visit the Greater Los Angeles regional website for more information and to see Dr. Masood’s video and acceptance speech: ey.com/us/eoy/greaterla

KabaFusion is a patient-focused, pharmacist-owned home infusion company specializing in IVIG, SCIG and acute therapies.

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Sohail Masood, Pharm D., KabaFusion currently operates seven state-of-the-art infusion pharmacies across the country, dedicated to working proactively with patients, healthcare practitioners and payors to provide comprehensive support before, during and after treatment. Previously, Dr. Masood was the founder and CEO of Crescent Healthcare, Inc. and the founder of MAAS Medical.

June 4, 2017 –  Brent Lahman, Regional Sales Manager of KabaFusion IL and his sales team participates in the 5th Annual STRIDES Against MG 2017 charity event, a benefit walk and kids dash to support Conquer Myasthenia Gravis.

The 5th Annual Strides Against MG Walk welcomed 230 participants on Sunday, June 4, at Berens Park in Elmhurst, Illinois.  The walk raised $26,000 for Conquer Myasthenia Gravis, a nonprofit organization that funds MG patient assistance and research, and provides patient education and support.

5th Annual STRIDES Against MG 2017

 

May 8, 2017 –  E&Y announced today that KabaFusion CEO Dr. Sohail Masood has been selected as a FINALIST in their 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Greater Los Angeles Area Award Program. This marks the second year in a row that Dr. Masood has been selected as a finalist for his entrepreneurship.

E&Y writes: “Congratulations! We are excited to announce that you have been selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 program in Greater Los Angeles. The caliber of this year’s semifinalists was tremendous, which made the finalist selection process incredibly difficult for the judges. Out of the 39 semifinalist companies, they selected only 22 as finalists and we are thrilled that you are among this group. We welcome you into the next phase of the program and look forward to celebrating your success at the Awards Gala next month.”

As the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game‑changing business leaders for more than three decades. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. We’re honored to have Dr. Masood recognized among so many other notable business luminaries in the Greater LA area.

E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Finalist

 

May 3, 2017 –  KabaFusion IL (formerly Pri-Med Infusion Services) has been granted FULL URAC Accreditation pursuant to Specialty Pharmacy, Version 3.0.  This award is effective from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2020.

KabaFusion IL - URAC

April 30, 2017 –  Dr. Sohail Masood is honored by Safeer-E-Pakistan at their 11th Awards Night & Gala Dinner, where he received the Lifetime Patron Award.

Safeer-E-PakistanLifetime Patron Award

 

April 22-28, 2017 –  KabaFusion attended and hosted a booth at the 69th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Boston Massachusetts. The conference brings together the biggest and best in the particular medical field with an aim of connecting and educating people, all while advancing the study and innovation of neurology.

Check out a short clip of the set-up day at the conference by clicking here.

2017 AAN Welcome Booth

2017 AAN KabaFusion Booth

 

March 29, 2017 –  KabaFusion CEO, Dr. Sohail Masood, was recently announced as a semifinalist in the E&Y “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 Greater Los Angeles Awards program”.

As the worDr. Masoodld’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying game‐changing business leaders for more than three decades. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc.

We’re honored to have Dr. Masood recognized among so many other notable business luminaries in Greater LA. Learn more about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Los Angeles program and follow our journey to the awards at facebook.com/kabafusion and Linkedin.com/company/kabafusion .

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March 15, 2017 – A heart-felt, hand-written letter of thanks from an appreciative, long-time KabaFusion patient. This is what we love to hear and why we do what we do!

"Thank You" Note from an appreciative, long-time patient.

March 10, 2017 – KabaFusion’s video “Why I Think Neuroscience is Essential” is accepted into the 8th annual Neuro Film Festival, put on by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in an effort to promote the importance of neuroscience!

KabaFusion CEO, Dr. Sohail Masood, pays tribute to Dr. W. King Engel, one of the leading neurologists in the country, and Dr. Masood’s inspiration for starting one of the first home infusion companies.

Dr. Masood and Dr. Engel were the first people to use IVIG (Intravenous Immune Globulin) for neuromuscular diseases, such as CIDP, in 1990. Dr. Masood went on the road to spread the use of IVIG by teaching neurologists about its many life-saving benefits. 

Hear Dr. Masood tell the full story: VIDEO: “Why I Think Neuroscience is Essential”   #NeuroFilmFestival

AAN Neuro Film Festival 2017

 

December 3, 2016 – KabaFusion’s Founder and CEO Dr. Sohail Masood is presented an award by the Pakistani American Pharmacists Association (PAPA) for his “outstanding contribution towards the pharmacy profession, community and exemplary entrepreneurship”.

PAPA Award

 

November 4, 2016 – Los Angeles,  CA – KabaFusion is chosen as one of Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016”.

Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2016

 

July 4, 2016 – Los Angeles,  CA – KabaFusion is featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal:  “Intravenous Treatments Hit Homes; KabaFusion to pursue healthy boost from demand for therapies.”

June 21, 2016 – Beverly Hills,  CA – KabaFusion’s founder and CEO, Dr. Sohail Masood, is honored at a gala dinner for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Los Angeles Finalists.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Los Angeles Finalists

June 1, 2016 – Cerritos,  CA – KabaFusion Holdings is pleased to announce the acquisition of At Home Infusion Services, LLC (AHIS) in Boca Raton, FL.

With this acquisition, KabaFusion has added another key state to its existing strategic locations in six other states (California, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts).

From these seven pharmacies, KabaFusion provides acute and chronic home infusion medications and nursing services locally. In addition, KabaFusion is licensed in 35 states to provide chronic therapies, including Immune Globulin (IV & Sub Q).

AHIS has been in business since 2009 in South Florida, providing quality home infusion services and nursing to patients for both acute and chronic diseases.

Karen Kaczmarek, (BPS, RN, RPT, CHC) the CEO and co-founder of AHIS, said that she looks at the acquisition by KabaFusion as a very positive step towards growing AHIS in Southern Florida as well as Northern Florida. AHIS prides itself in providing the best clinical care to its patients.

Dr. Sohail Masood, Founder and CEO of KabaFusion, and his senior management team have a long history of delivering quality care. The team remains confident that during the transition period, AHIS patients will continue to receive outstanding customer service and support.

For further information, contact David Benedict at: DBenedict@kabafusion.com or 800-383- 8393.

May 9, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA.  – *UPDATE* –  Ernst & Young today announced that Dr. Sohail Masood, CEO and Founder of KabaFusion, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Region Award. Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Masood was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 21, with more than 700 founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Sohail Masood founder and CEO of KabaFusion

Dr. Sohail Masood, founder and CEO of KabaFusion

“I am honored to be selected as one of EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists, we are very proud of what we do at KabaFusion and all that we have been able to accomplish. Helping our patients understand and receive the treatment they need is our number-one priority. As the CEO, I look forward to guiding KabaFusion in it’s continued growth so that we may share our expertise in the treatment of these rare diseases with all of those in need.”

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards gala is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Learn more about Dr. Masood’s journey as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist by following KabaFusion at facebook.com/kabafusion and linkedin.com/company/kabafusion

Follow all the latest program developments @EY_EOYUS using #EOYGLA and visit the Greater Los Angeles regional website for more information: www.ey.com/eoy/greateria

KabaFusion is a patient-focused, pharmacist-owned home infusion company specializing in immunoglobulin and antibiotic iv therapy.

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Sohail Masood, Pharm D., KabaFusion currently operates seven state-of-the-art infusion pharmacies across the country, dedicated to working proactively with patients, healthcare practitioners and payors to provide comprehensive support before, during and after treatment. Previously, Dr. Masood was the founder and CEO of Crescent Healthcare, Inc. and the founder of MAAS Medical.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

March 28, 2016 – LOS ANGELES,  – Ernst & Young today announced that Dr. Sohail Masood, CEO and Founder of KabaFusion, is a semifinalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Greater Los Angeles Region Award. Now celebrating its 30th year, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Masood was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be announced Monday, May 9, and winners will be announced at a black-tie Awards Gala on Tuesday, June 21, with more than 700 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

December 2015 –  KabaFusion’s Founder & CEO Sohail Masood and his family are featured in Middlesex Academy’s Annual Report: In recognition of Sohail & Mona Masood, Chair for Diversity at Middlesex Academy in Concord, MA: See the article here.

• November 5, 2015 –  Business Wire publishes article about KabaFusion’s URAC accreditation: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151105006904/en/KabaFusion-Obtains-URAC-Accreditation

October 28-31, 2015 –  KabaFusion attended the premier educational event for those involved in neuromuscular (NM) and electrodiagnostic (EDX) medicine, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s 62nd annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii

October 13, 2015 –   Every now and then (with our customer’s consent) we like to post unsolicited customer feedback. Here is a particularly nice note we received regarding one of our fantastic employees:

KabaFusion Patient Testimonia

October 6, 2015 –   KabaFusion California and Home Care Services (A KabaFusion Company) New Jersey, received final full URAC accreditation. Both locations have been working very hard over the last 4 months to prepare documents for uploading and for walk-throughs at each site.

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September 1, 2015 –  Tioga Pharmacy (A KabaFusion Company) changed locations from Philadelphia to Horsham, PA. Renovations are under way.

June 2015 – KabaFusion purchased Tioga Pharmacy in Philadelphia, PA.

May 23, 2015 – The Consulate General of Pakistan, LA. honors KabaFusion’s founder and CEO, Dr. Sohail Masood with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his meritorious services in the field of healthcare.

KabaFusion Founder - Lifetime Achievement Award

 

April 14, 2015 – Mayor Carol K. Chen & The City of Cerritos CA. award KabaFusion a Certificate of Recognition for providing quality health care.

KabaFusion Certificate of Recognition

 

October 26-28, 2012: KabaFusion attended and hosted a booth at the Twelfth International Symposium of GBS-CIDP held on Oct 26-28, 2012 at Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel in Dallas, TX. Congratulations to Dez Del Rio from Modesto, CA for winning IPAD from KabaFusion.

KabaFusion -Dez Del Rio along with her husband, Paul Wilson, Specialty Infusion Manager and Al Grossman, Director of Operations , Dallas.Dez Del Rio along with her husband, Paul Wilson, Specialty Infusion Manager and Al Grossman, Director of Operations , Dallas.

 

September 30, 2012: “KabaFusion Supports Northern California chapter of IPPF Quarterly Meeting

KabaFusion Supports Northern California chapter of IPPF Quarterly Meeting

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KabaFusion sponsored the Northern California Chapter of the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation’s Quarterly meeting. There were over 50 patient and caregivers in attendance to hear Dr Peter Marinkovich, speak about the diagnosis and management of these two complex and rare diseases.

KabaFusion has been in the forefront of the treatment of Autoimmune Blistering Diseases and has been working with the IPPF very closely for the last year. The KabaFusion Holdings family of infusion pharmacies currently treats Blistering Disease patients with IVIG and has had over 20 of these complex patients on service in as many states over the last year.

 

September 62012 – Cerritos, California: KabaFusion Holdings is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Stellar Healthcare located in Montclair California and the acquisition of IVEDCO specialty pharmacy located in Dallas Texas which was completed earlier this year on July 6th 2012. “I would like to welcome both Stellar Home Health’s & IVEDCO staff to KabaFusion and I look forward to working with you as we further strengthen our organization through synergy benefits of these acquisitions,” said Dr. Sohail Masood, Chief Executive Officer of KabaFusion Holdings.

About Stellar Healthcare: Stellar Healthcare DBA Stellar Home Health has been a well-managed nursing agency accredited by ACHC providing specialty infusion nursing care to patients for over 10 years. This acquisition underscores KabaFusion’s commitment to provide quality care to its patients and is consistent with KabaFusion’s strategic objective. With its pool of 27 nurses, Stellar Home Health has built an excellent industry reputation founded on focused and quality patient care.

About IVEDCO www.ivedco.com : IVEDCO specialty pharmacy is located in Dallas Texas and was acquired in July of 2012. The pharmacy has been servicing patients for over 20 years in the state of Texas. With this acquisition, KabaFusion now has strategic locations in three key states and can services patients on acute and chronic therapies nationwide.

 

July 6, 2012: KabaFusion announced today that the acquisition of IVEDCO, a Dallas, Texas based home infusion company, is completed. KabaFusion acquired 100% shares of the company. IVEDCO has been in business for almost 18 years providing home infusion services to the patients in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

With the acquisition of IVEDCO, KabaFusion owns three (3) home infusion companies strategically located nationwide, including offices in California (KabaFusion), New Jersey (Home Care Services) and Texas (IVEDCO). KabaFusion has created a nation-wide platform to service patients on acute and chronic therapies. We anticipate closing on more strategic locations in the next 12 months.

Dr. Sohail Masood, CEO, KabaFusion is very confident that the level of care provided by IVEDCO will significantly improve under the leadership of Dr. Michael Rigas, Chief Clinical Officer, KabaFusion.

Aslam Masood and Sohail Merchant, CFO of KabaFusion were present for the due diligence and the final purchase of IVEDCO.

When KabaFusion acquires a company, our number one goal is to ensure that our patients continue to receive outstanding customer service and support. KabaFusion has a long standing history of delivering quality care to our patients and we are confident that our service and support will address the patients’ needs more quickly and effectively with no interruption during the transition process.

To know more about KabaFusion or its wholly owned subsidiaries, or to apply for any positions, please contact Sohail Merchant, CFO, KabaFusion at 800-435-3020.

 

May 2012: Dr. Sohail Masood, Founder and CEO of Kabafusion, was recognized by the IPPF and his longtime friend, Dr. Razzaque Ahmed for his contributions to the success of IPPF’s 2012 Annual Meeting, as well as his career dedicated to providing patients with affordable care.
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KabaFusion CEO honored by IPPF

June 2012: KabaFusion was named ‘Company of the Year’ at Safeer-e-Pakistan’s 8th Annual Awards Night in Dallas, TX.

 

January 21, 2012: The Association of Physicians of Pakistani descent of North America (APPNA) Southern California Chapter presented “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Dr. Sohail Masood, CEO of KabaFusion,  at a ceremony held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California, on January 21, 2012. Watch Video.

 

November 2011: “KabaFusion’s CEO, Dr. Sohail Masood, talks about IVIG infusions and home therapies for diseases such as dementia, alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and what he’s doing to cure patients from these diseases in a TV Interview. ”

 

September 8, 2011: “You’re going for a ride – Molnar, a maritime law enforcement specialist assigned to the Portsmouth, Va., based Coast Guard Cutter Forward, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system.”

 

January 6, 2011: “Alzheimer’s Blood Test Most Accurate So Far”.

 

April 20, 2010: “In Small Trial, IVIG Slows Brain Shrinkage”

 

April 15, 2010: “IVIG Slows Ventricular Enlargement, Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s”