FirstHx Appoints Dr. Asif Ali as Managing Director of the United States

FirstHx Appoints Dr. Asif Ali as Managing Director of the United States

April 2, 2024

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 2, 2024 — FirstHx (, a clinician-led leader in AI-powered patient intake solutions, proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Asif Ali as Managing Director of the United States.

In his new role, Dr. Ali will spearhead FirstHx’s strategic initiatives aimed at expanding its footprint and revolutionizing the patient experience across the U.S. With his extensive background in healthcare technology and clinical acumen, Dr. Ali brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to drive FirstHx’s vision and mission forward.

Chris O’Connor, CEO of FirstHx, expressed his enthusiasm about Dr. Ali’s appointment, stating, “Dr. Ali’s extensive background in clinical cardiology, combined with his pioneering work in healthcare technology, uniquely positions him to lead our efforts in expanding footprint and revolutionizing the patient experience. We are excited to have him at the helm of our U.S. strategy, market development, and stakeholder engagement.”

Dr. Ali is a distinguished Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a managing director of Houston Cardiology Consultants. His profound impact on cardiovascular healthcare extends beyond clinical practice, as he has served as a chief consultant to several national startup companies, including roles as Global Chief Medical Officer for a remote patient monitoring company and Chief Medical Advisor for various medical technology firms.

With numerous administrative roles, including Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Education, and Chief of Cardiology at leading Houston area hospitals, Dr. Ali plays an instrumental role in shaping the future of cardiovascular healthcare technology and innovation on a national scale. He is an elected member of the Health Technology Advisory Group and serves on the artificial intelligence committee of the American Heart Association (AHA).

Dr. Ali’s dedication to advancing healthcare is further evident through his contributions to national media platforms and publications. He is renowned for his pioneering research and experimental papers outlining the future of cardiovascular healthcare.

In addition to his work in cardiology, Dr. Ali is a dynamic entrepreneur and founder of Cena Ventures, a business advisory firm focused on guiding emerging companies in the healthcare technology space.

Reflecting on his appointment, Dr. Ali shared, “I am honored to join FirstHx at this pivotal time. The convergence of healthcare and technology holds immense potential to enhance patient care, automate workflows, and improve outcomes. I am eager to leverage my experience to advance FirstHx’s innovative solutions and make a significant impact on healthcare in the U.S.”


FirstHx Corp. ( is a pioneer of AI-powered patient intake solutions that streamline the medical history-taking process for patients and providers in Canada, the United States, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). In less than five minutes, the knowledge-based, AI-guided smartphone application allows patients to record their unique medical histories before their visit. The patient history is shared with the healthcare team, which uses the in-depth data insights to inform decisions and prioritize inclusive, patient-centered healthcare. FirstHx’s intelligent platform delivers a faster, more accurate, and more efficient clinical workflow, enabling better outcomes and a convenient patient experience with shorter wait times.


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