Our mission is to be the world’s best provider of integrated kidney and cardiovascular care.

We are bringing that mission to life, one patient at a time.


Forging a new path toward value.

Somatus was founded in 2016 to introduce value-based kidney care. We quickly became the industry leader, driving real and meaningful change for patients, providers, and health plans.

Because of our proven track record managing more than 50,000 patients with both kidney disease and congestive heart failure, we also provide a CHF solution to manage a broader membership for our health plan partners.

Our Values

Our values give life to our mission. Strategically chosen and intentionally practiced, they enable us to deliver the care patients deserve.


We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.


We couldn’t agree more with the African proverb: “If you want to run fast, run alone; if you want to run far, run together.” We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.


We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.


We were founded on the belief that the entire kidney care industry needed to change. That’s why we relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions. 


We believe in the saying, “Be the change you want to see.” We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Our Leaders

Ikenna Okezie, MD

Co-Founder + CEO

Dr. J.B. Sobel

Chief Operating Officer

Rob Ricketts

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Kimura, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Jason Cline

Group President, Operations

Kristine Deringer

EVP, Accounting

Rohun Kshirsagar

SVP, Data & Analytics

Derek Kung

EVP, Chief of Staff

Bassem Mikhael, MD

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Troy Miskimins

SVP, New Product Development

Alicia Palmer

Chief Legal Officer

Brad Mital

SVP, Corporate Strategy

Salome Nengean

SVP, Deputy General Counsel

Adam Purks

SVP, Business Development & Provider Engagement

Adam Rudin

SVP, Actuary

Ken Sipe

EVP, Corporate Affairs

Our Board of Directors

Ikenna Okezie, MD

Co-Founder + CEO

Anthony Welters

Co-Founder + Chairman, Somatus

Thelma Duggin

Board Secretary

Matt Downs

Managing Director, Sandbox Industries

Dan Gebremedhin, MD

Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Garheng Kong, MD

Managing Partner, HealthQuest Capital

Julian Harris, MD

Partner, Deerfield

Larry Renfro

Managing Partner, Optum Ventures

Amy Mulderry

SVP + Chief Development Officer, Elevance Health

Paul Weisbruch, MD

Vice Chair, Inova Health System


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