About Us

SonarMD is a care coordination and therapeutic optimization solution for high-beta conditions. SonarMD’s clinical staff and technology make it easier for patients and specialists to work together to detect and address worsening symptoms sooner and make the right treatment decisions. The company contracts with payers and works directly with sub-specialists in their network to provide value-based care. SonarMD is starting with inflammatory bowel disease where it has proven to reduce hospitalizations, saving health plans more than 15% per member per year.

Our Team

Lawrence R. Kosinski

MD, Founder, and CMO

Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA, was a practicing gastroenterologist for more than 30 years and is a leading clinician and researcher in the specialty. Dr. Kosinski is formerly one of the managing partners of the Illinois Gastroenterology Group, the largest gastroenterology practice in Illinois. Dr. Kosinski founded SonarMD and serves as its Chief Medical Officer full time.

He recently completed a three-year term on the governing board of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is currently on the Advocate Sherman Hospital board of directors.

Dr. Kosinski earned his MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

A.R. Weiler

Chief Executive Officer

A.R. Weiler has a long track record of successfully developing and growing innovative healthcare businesses. Most recently, he was CEO of Livio Health Group, a sister company to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he established and scaled a value-based palliative care service for patients with serious illness.

Prior to Livio, A.R. led a successful transformation at Healthsense, a passive remote patient monitoring platform for seniors, as president and CEO. He also consulted with Best Buy’s health business and Alphabet’s Verily and Google Health divisions.  

A.R. began his career in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley, and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University.

Beth Houck

Chief Operating Officer

Beth Houck has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before joining SonarMD, she led customer experience for SA Ignite, a cloud-based healthcare technology company helping provider organizations manage performance and compliance with their MACRA initiatives.

Prior to SA Ignite, Beth held positions in strategy, business development and operations in several healthcare organizations, including a startup focused on patient experience measurement and at health systems and payer organizations.

Beth earned an MBA with a Health Services Management concentration from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

Julie Schokora

RN, Chief Product Officer

Julie Schokora, RN, has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. She is a strong product management professional skilled in business process, IT strategy, healthcare IT, business transformation and software development life cycle.

Prior to SonarMD, Julie held leadership positions at Evolent Health and Health Care Service Corp. and was a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting, where she worked with many regional and national payers focused on complex strategic and operational solutions. She began her career as a registered nurse and maintains an active license.

Julie earned a Master of Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both from the University of Michigan.

Our Advisors

Joel Brill

MD, FACP, Advisor

Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP, is an executive clinician with more than 30 years of experience providing strategic leadership and medical oversight to large, data-driven health organizations.

Dr. Brill serves as the chief medical officer of Predictive Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and has led risk-bearing independent practice associations and physician-hospital organizations in California and Arizona. He also works extensively with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Medical Association on coding, coverage and reimbursement issues.

Dr. Brill received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science – Chicago Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the UCLA – San Fernando Valley Program and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center. Dr. Brill also completed the management program for healthcare organizations at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Patty Keiler

Advisor

Patty Keiler has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. She is a communications strategist who collaborates with companies working to effect real change in healthcare.

Patty has led award-winning initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned academic medical centers and safety net hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and not-for-profit organizations. Her expertise is working with growing tech companies to ensure their brand matches their actions. She creates communication initiatives and coalitions that help organizations meet their business objectives.

Prior to founding Collaborate Health in 2018, Patty worked as a senior consultant with Ritz Communications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Marketing from Miami University.

Brian Larson

Advisor

Founder and CEO of Larson Consulting, Brian Larson has been involved with mid-size to large pharmacy infusion operations for more than 30 years.

Brian started his pharmacy infusion career in hospital and home-care settings. Since 2005, He has applied this experience to physician community practice settings in various roles within national specialty healthcare organizations.

With ownership’s financial performance at the forefront, Brian is recognized for his realistic approach to each project while maintaining a clear focus on financial performance.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

Jonathan Rosenberg

MD, Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg is prolific author and researcher in gastroenterology and a partner in the Illinois Gastroenterology Group.

Dr. Rosenberg is an active leader in the American Gastroenterological Association, serving on the AGA Nominating and Government Affairs committees. He also recently served on the AGA Institute Quality Measures Committee and chaired the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subcommittee. He serves on the executive committees of both his local hospital and independent practice association. Dr. Rosenberg actively participates on various other clinical committees, advisory boards and speakers’ bureaus nationally and internationally.

He received his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), completed a clinical research fellowship in the gastroenterology section at the University of Chicago and an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in the section of digestive diseases at UIC.

Todd Stockard

Advisor

Todd Stockard served as an Executive Advisor for Evolent’s Health Plan Services at Evolent Health, Inc. Todd co-founded Valence Health, Inc. in 1996 working with providers to develop and implement better patient care strategies, focusing on the development of clinical and financial driven data models for managing provider-sponsored risk entities. Todd has more than 20 years of health care financial and data management experience. Prior to co-founding Valence, Todd was a senior manager in the managed care consulting group for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Todd was selected for induction into the 2010 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.

About Us

SonarMD is a care coordination and therapeutic optimization solution for high-beta conditions.

SonarMD’s clinical staff and technology make it easier for patients and specialists to work together to detect and address worsening symptoms sooner and make the right treatment decisions. 

The company contracts with payers and works directly with sub-specialists in their network to provide value-based care. SonarMD is starting with inflammatory bowel disease where it has proven to reduce hospitalizations,
saving health plans more than 15% per member per year.

Our Team

Lawrence R. Kosinski

MD, Founder, and CMO

Lawrence R. Kosinski, MD, MBA, has been in the practice of gastroenterology since 1984 and has been a leading clinician and researcher in the specialty for many years. Dr. Kosinski is one of the managing partners of the Illinois Gastroenterology Group, the largest gastroenterology practice in Illinois. Dr. Kosinski founded SonarMD and serves as its chief medical officer.

Dr. Kosinski recently completed a three-year term on the governing board of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is currently on the Advocate Sherman Hospital board of directors.

Dr. Kosinski received his MD from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and earned his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

A.R. Weiler

Chief Executive Officer

A.R. Weiler has a long track record of successfully developing and growing innovative healthcare businesses. Most recently, he was CEO of Livio Health Group, a sister company to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he established and scaled a value-based palliative care service for patients with serious illness.  Prior to Livio, A.R. led a successful transformation at Healthsense, a passive remote patient monitoring platform for seniors, as president and CEO. He also consulted with Best Buy’s health business and Alphabet’s Verily and Google Health divisions.  

A.R. began his career in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley, and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvard University.

Beth Houck

Chief Operating Officer

Beth Houck has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before joining SonarMD, she led customer experience for SA Ignite, a cloud-based healthcare technology company helping provider organizations manage performance and compliance with their MACRA initiatives.

Prior to SA Ignite, Beth held positions in strategy, business development and operations in several healthcare organizations, including a startup focused on patient experience measurement and at health systems and payer organizations.

Beth earned an MBA with a Health Services Management concentration from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

Julie Schokora

RN, Chief Product Officer

Julie Schokora, RN, has more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience. She is a strong product management professional skilled in business process, IT strategy, healthcare IT, business transformation and software development life cycle.

Prior to SonarMD, Julie held leadership positions at Evolent Health and Health Care Service Corp. and was a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting, where she worked with many regional and national payers focused on complex strategic and operational solutions. She began her career as a registered nurse and maintains an active license.

Julie earned a Master of Health Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both from the University of Michigan.

Our Advisors

Joel Brill

MD, FACP, Advisor

Joel V. Brill, MD, FACP, is an executive clinician with more than 30 years of experience providing strategic leadership and medical oversight to large, data-driven health organizations.

Dr. Brill serves as the chief medical officer of Predictive Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and has led risk-bearing independent practice associations and physician-hospital organizations in California and Arizona. He also works extensively with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Medical Association on coding, coverage and reimbursement issues.

Dr. Brill received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science – Chicago Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the UCLA – San Fernando Valley Program and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center. Dr. Brill also completed the management program for healthcare organizations at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Patty Keiler

Advisor

Patty Keiler has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. She is a communications strategist who collaborates with companies working to effect real change in healthcare.

Patty has led award-winning initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned academic medical centers and safety net hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and not-for-profit organizations. Her expertise is working with growing tech companies to ensure their brand matches their actions. She creates communication initiatives and coalitions that help organizations meet their business objectives.

Prior to founding Collaborate Health in 2018, Patty worked as a senior consultant with Ritz Communications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Marketing from Miami University.

Brian Larson

Advisor

Founder and CEO of Larson Consulting, Brian Larson has been involved with mid-size to large pharmacy infusion operations for more than 30 years.

Brian started his pharmacy infusion career in hospital and home-care settings. Since 2005, He has applied this experience to physician community practice settings in various roles within national specialty healthcare organizations.

With ownership’s financial performance at the forefront, Brian is recognized for his realistic approach to each project while maintaining a clear focus on financial performance.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from North Dakota State University.

Jonathan Rosenberg

MD, Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg is prolific author and researcher in gastroenterology and a partner in the Illinois Gastroenterology Group.

Dr. Rosenberg is an active leader in the American Gastroenterological Association, serving on the AGA Nominating and Government Affairs committees. He also recently served on the AGA Institute Quality Measures Committee and chaired the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Subcommittee. He serves on the executive committees of both his local hospital and independent practice association. Dr. Rosenberg actively participates on various other clinical committees, advisory boards and speakers’ bureaus nationally and internationally.

He received his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), completed a clinical research fellowship in the gastroenterology section at the University of Chicago and an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship in the section of digestive diseases at UIC.

Todd Stockard

Advisor

Todd Stockard served as an Executive Advisor for Evolent’s Health Plan Services at Evolent Health, Inc. Todd co-founded Valence Health, Inc. in 1996 working with providers to develop and implement better patient care strategies, focusing on the development of clinical and financial driven data models for managing provider-sponsored risk entities. Todd has more than 20 years of health care financial and data management experience. Prior to co-founding Valence, Todd was a senior manager in the managed care consulting group for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Todd was selected for induction into the 2010 Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.

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