Dr. Douglas Gebhard, RareMed President, Recognized in 2022 Smart 50 Awards

RareMed Solutions is proud to announce that Dr. Douglas Gebhard, RareMed’s President, has been recognized as one of the 50 top leaders in the region in Smart Business’s annual Smart 50 awards.  He was also recognized as the overall award-winner in the program’s Innovation category.  As RareMed’s President, Dr. Gebhard leads the nation’s only concierge patient services provider focused on rare and complex conditions. Despite the difficult conditions and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few years, Dr. Gebhard has built a track record of strong growth by cultivating groundbreaking innovation. 

I am honored to be named one of Pittsburgh’s Smart 50 Honorees,” said Doug. “We have such an amazing team; it’s easy to lead a growing organization when you have such a talented group of individuals. I am even more proud of the organizational recognition in the area Innovation for our investments in technology to accelerate access to critical therapies for our Rare Disease patients.”

The Smart 50 Awards program focuses on innovation, impact, and sustainability.  RareMed’s RarePath® system, an innovative technology suite designed from the ground up to support concierge patient support programs and connect the specialty pharmacy network, helped Doug and RareMed stand out as the region’s innovation leader.  As the fastest-growing healthcare company in the region (Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50 Awards) that maintains net promoter score ratings from patients, partners, and team members at near 100%, RareMed also makes a major positive impact in the lives of tens of thousands of people around the country.  Finally, RareMed’s commitment to sustainability focuses on the life-sustaining impacts of improving and accelerating access to breakthrough therapies, where the company continuously leads. 

“We are so pleased to recognize RareMed Solutions with a well-deserved Smart 50 Award,” said John Lotenero, Vice President of Events for Smart Business. “When you consider ground-breaking solutions like their RarePath software platform and the real-life impact it has on patient care, it is no surprise this year’s Judging Panel selected RareMed as the Innovation Category Winner as well.” 

2022 has been another banner year for RareMed, and much of that can be attributed to Dr. Gebhard, whose leadership of the over 200 individuals at RareMed connects tens of thousands of underserved patients with much-needed therapies. 

About Smart 50 

Since 2014, the Smart 50 Awards have been held annually to recognize the top executives of the 50 smarted companies in the Great Pittsburgh area for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. Of these nominees, three organizations receive specialty awards acknowledging their achievements in one of the three categories: innovation, impact, and sustainability. Learn more about the Smart 50 awards and this year’s recipients here. 

About RareMed  

RareMed Solutions is the nation’s only concierge patient services provider, focused on rare and complex conditions. RareMed partners with biopharma to transform the lives of patients afflicted with rare and devastating conditions by accelerating access to biomedical breakthroughs. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, RareMed offers case management, co-pay, coupon and financial assistance programs, reimbursement support, nursing support, healthcare professional education, patient adherence & education, and non-commercial pharmacy dispensing services to all 50 states, as well as associated support technologies.  

The company has a breadth of experience developing, transitioning, and maintaining therapy-specific solutions that ensure unparalleled manufacturer & patient satisfaction. RareMed’s undivided rare disease focus, high caliber associates, fully dedicated teams, and sophisticated proprietary technology enable it to address the unique needs of rare disease patients. RareMed recently earned top honors in MMIT’s quarterly patient satisfaction survey, earning the #1 spot in the independent pharmacy category with a net promoter score of 96. RareMed is also a perennial top workplace winner in Pittsburgh Business Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette surveys. Visit our website at www.RareMed.com.