Ara Chackerian is currently the Managing Partner of ASC Capital Holdings, LLC as well as the co-founder and board member of TMS Health Solutions. ASC Capital Holdings is a company that focuses on investing in new healthcare companies and TMS Health Solutions is provides transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment to those who suffer from treatment resistant depression. Based in San Francisco, Chackerian is known for being an entrepreneur, philanthropist and angel investor and his experience in the healthcare industry. For more details visit Crunchbase.
Before co-founding TMS Health Solutions, Chackerian was involved in the development of BMC Diagnostics, PipelineRx and Embion/Provider Links, all healthcare companies. He also serves as a board member for several healthcare companies such as PipelineRx and Mint Medical Education. As stated previously, Chackerian is also involved in philanthropy, specifically environmental efforts. Chackerian invested in Limonapa, SA, a sustainable reforestation Teak plantation in Nicaragua, and JUMA Ventures, CREA Nicaragua and Nor Luyce, which are all youth development non-profits. Check out californiablog.org for more.
Ara Chackerian got the idea for TMS Health Solutions from wanting to build out-patient centers in a new area of healthcare. Chackerian was suggested to look into outpatient psychiatry space and transcranial magnetic stimulation which had been approved by the FDA in 2008. After researching these topics, Chackerian believed that TMS could become the third pillar of psychiatric care alongside medication and talk therapy. Chackerian was shocked at the lack of access to and knowledge of TMS compared to its efficacy among patients. Since then, Chackerian and his partners have built seven facilities offering TMS in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento. Chackerian attributes TMS Health Solutions’ success to maintaining their reputation. Continuing education for physicians has become a strong focus point in the company’s culture. This has allowed TMS Health Solutions to grow and be able to recruit top tier physicians and staff. You can visit their website arachackerian.com