Executive Staff

James M. Maisel, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Maisel, Chairman and CEO of ZyDoc Medical Transcription, completed his retina training at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center as the Dyson Foundation vitreoretinal fellow. In 1993, he helped develop one of the first prototype multimedia EMRs that was purchased by the Department of Defense. In medical informatics, he served as President of HOST (Health Care Open Standards and Trials), has participated in many industry and standards development efforts, and is a frequent lecturer. ZyDoc has won awards from the medical informatics, speech recognition and computing industries. Dr. Maisel has a unique perspective in applying technology as a practicing vitreoretinal and laser surgeon for over 20 years. His practice with the Retina Group of New York serves as a showcase utilizing ZyDoc technology and transcription integrated with best-of-breed cutting-edge medical informatics solutions in a production environment that addresses the complex challenges faced by medical practices in the 21st century.

Kevin Ross, VP Sales
Kevin Ross’s focus has been to establish a business model that promotes growth through Sales and Account Management. At ZyDoc, he is leveraging his experience in providing clinical documentation solutions and other related HIM services to Hospitals, Physician Group Practices and Clinics.

Stan Esikoff, Board of Directors
Stan Esikoff, a member of the ZyDoc Board of Directors, is a technology and business executive with extensive experience in Financial Services and Medical Informatics. A graduate of Brown University, Stan has helped create and manage complex technology environments in both spheres, serving in executive management and consulting capacities. His significant hands-on experience in planning, developing and implementing applications and systems architectures is being put to use in support of bringing the MediSapien product to market, as well as in helping to orchestrate the requisite business processes within ZyDoc.

Ashish, Bhatt, General Manager, Transcription
Prior to joining ZyDoc, Ashish founded Alignment Acquisitions, which advised on the purchase and sale of small businesses. Before that, he was a Business Analyst in the Corporate Development Group at E-Trade Financial, where he played a role in divesting a number of E-Trade’s non-core businesses. Ashish holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Amherst College.

Matthew Bouchard, Senior Technology Project Manager

Nicholas Hernandez, IT Support Manager

Joseph R. Degenfelder, Senior VP, Strategic Relations

Laura Maisel, Esq, Corporate Secretary
Laura Maisel is Secretary of ZyDoc and has been with the company since its inception in 1993. Her responsibilities include company legal affairs, HIPAA compliance, press relations, and supervision of legal, Spanish and law enforcement transcription operations. She received her B.A. in English from Barnard College of Columbia University in 1974, her M.S.J. from Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in 1975, and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1978.