Our Leadership Team

Sean Tehrani, MD, MBA

Founder & CEO

Dr. Sean Tehrani is a seasoned healthcare executive renowned for his ability to inspire teams and drive performance through compassionate healthcare management. With over 25+ years of experience working within the medical field, he has built a niche for himself providing medical care to patients with eating disorders and mental health disorders. Before founding Med-X, he served as the Vice President of Physician Services at UNC Rex Health, where he developed and oversaw multiple Hospitalist programs, as well as managed the Neurosciences service line, intensivists, neonatologists, gastroenterologists, and pulmonologists.

He had extensive involvement in medical staff committees, including chairing the Department of Medicine and leading initiatives in Information Technology at UNC Rex Health demonstrating his commitment to advancing healthcare delivery. He was a board member of Rex Health Ventures, an innovation platform that fosters new technologies and companies in the healthcare sector. In addition, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees and served on the Finance Committee for Urban Ministries, a nonprofit organization that provides free healthcare to the financially disadvantaged in Wake County, NC.

Dr. Tehrani received his Executive MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a concentration in Strategy, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. He received his MD and completed his Internal Medicine Residency from George Washington School of Medicine. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of California where he received his BS in Biology.

Kimi Carlisle

VP of Business Development

Kimi Carlisle is a seasoned healthcare executive with a proven track record of success in operations and business development, focusing on building strong relationships and teams across the healthcare spectrum. With over 15+ years of experience in critical care nursing and clinical performance management, she has driven performance improvements and developed new programs to enhance patient outcomes. Touched personally by the impacts of mental health within her immediate family, Kimi has devoted her work to applying her experience and knowledge to the behavioral health and eating disorders industry.  Her expertise in process implementation, performance management, and quality improvement leads to measurable improvements in key metrics such as patient satisfaction and throughput efficiency. Additionally, Kimi is dedicated to community wellness and has actively participated in disaster relief efforts and community health initiatives throughout her career.

Tam Le, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Tam Le’s journey into medicine was driven by her personal experiences growing up in a lower socioeconomic environment with limited access to healthcare. Since completing her residency, she has dedicated her career to working in behavioral health, with a particular focus on bridging the gap between behavioral health and medical care for underserved populations. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Le works to ensure that language barriers do not hinder access to quality care.

Dr. Le pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a B.S in biology. She then earned her medical degree with a focus on clinical leadership in quality and safety from the UNC School of Medicine. Following this, she completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Florida.

Stephanie Ballard, PhD, LPCC, CADC

VP of Marketing

Stephanie Ballard is a dynamic leader with over 12+ years of experience spearheading impactful initiatives in the behavioral health industry. Driven by a steadfast commitment to ensuring individuals have access to quality care, she seamlessly combines her clinical expertise with her marketing acumen to forge meaningful relationships and campaigns. 

Stephanie leverages her diverse skill set to advocate for mental health awareness and promote initiatives that positively impact the lives of others. 

She holds dual certifications as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Her educational journey includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Psychology.

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