Leadership

Leadership Team

Elan Katz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Elan is the visionary and founder of QuickRx pharmacy; he is responsible for the strategic planning and efforts that nurture the continuous growth and success of the QuickRx team. He is an accomplished CEO and pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Elan established his first pharmacy in 2001 and has since continued extending the reach of his pharmacies, and providing underserved neighborhoods with access to the medications they need. Always raising the standard for patient care, Elan acquired his first Long Term Care pharmacy in Florida in 2010. By 2011, Elan owned and operated over 22 pharmacies, which demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge and versatility in the pharmacy industry spanning from retail to specialty.

An active leader in his field, Elan is a member of organizations such as The American Pharmacist Association (APA), The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). Through partnerships and joint ventures, Elan has invested in a multitude of healthcare related businesses including urgent care centers, assisted living facilities, and infusion centers.

Elan is an avid supporter of causes including cancer and HIV research; and a proud contributor to foundations and charities including the Lustgarten Foundation, Hormone Therapy Centers of America (HTCA), and The Bridge.

Elan Katz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Elan is the visionary and founder of QuickRx pharmacy; he is responsible for the strategic planning and efforts that nurture the continuous growth and success of the QuickRx team. He is an accomplished CEO and pharmacist with over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Elan established his first pharmacy in 2001 and has since continued extending the reach of his pharmacies, and providing underserved neighborhoods with access to the medications they need. Always raising the standard for patient care, Elan acquired his first Long Term Care pharmacy in Florida in 2010. By 2011, Elan owned and operated over 22 pharmacies, which demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge and versatility in the pharmacy industry spanning from retail to specialty.

An active leader in his field, Elan is a member of organizations such as The American Pharmacist Association (APA), The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). Through partnerships and joint ventures, Elan has invested in a multitude of healthcare related businesses including urgent care centers, assisted living facilities, and infusion centers.

Elan is an avid supporter of causes including cancer and HIV research; and a proud contributor to foundations and charities including the Lustgarten Foundation, Hormone Therapy Centers of America (HTCA), and The Bridge.

Elena Ivanova

Chief Operating Officer

Elena has been a member of the QuickRx Pharmacy team since March of 2009 and is an excellent example of QuickRx’s growth philosophy. When she first joined the team, Elena took on the role of Purchasing Specialist. While working as a Purchasing Specialist, she gained and cultivated knowledge imperative to the pharmaceutical field. Her steadfastness and attention to detail served her in acquiring her current role as Executive Vice President of Operations.

In her current role, Elena develops and nurtures 340B partnerships, and collaborates with hospitals, FQHCs and manufacturers on creating new distribution solutions to better serve our patients. Elena is an avid supporter of providing all children with access to free healthcare.

Elena attended the Moldova State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2008. She is trilingual speaking the English, Russian, and Romanian languages.

Elena Ivanova

Chief Operating Officer

Elena has been a member of the QuickRx Pharmacy team since March of 2009 and is an excellent example of QuickRx’s growth philosophy. When she first joined the team, Elena took on the role of Purchasing Specialist. While working as a Purchasing Specialist, she gained and cultivated knowledge imperative to the pharmaceutical field. Her steadfastness and attention to detail served her in acquiring her current role as Executive Vice President of Operations.

In her current role, Elena develops and nurtures 340B partnerships, and collaborates with hospitals, FQHCs and manufacturers on creating new distribution solutions to better serve our patients. Elena is an avid supporter of providing all children with access to free healthcare.

Elena attended the Moldova State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2008. She is trilingual speaking the English, Russian, and Romanian languages.

Gari Basin

Chief Compliance Officer

Gari Basin joined QuickRx in June of 2010 and quickly grew to the role of Executive Vice President of Education and Quality Assurance. Gari graduated Long Island University with a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy. Along with over 20 years of experience working as a pharmacist, Gari is an expert in servicing Long Term Care patients.

Gari is responsible for overseeing QuickRx’s quality assurance program and managing a ACHC accredited pharmacy. He specializes in the Oncology, Psychiatry, Neurology and HIV fields; these interests lead him to develop partnerships with the Montefiore Wellness Center.

In addition to his continuous efforts in enhancing QuickRx’s patient care protocols, Gari is a proud hockey dad who never misses a game.

Gari Basin

Chief Compliance Officer

Gari Basin joined QuickRx in June of 2010 and quickly grew to the role of Executive Vice President of Education and Quality Assurance. Gari graduated Long Island University with a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy. Along with over 20 years of experience working as a pharmacist, Gari is an expert in servicing Long Term Care patients.

Gari is responsible for overseeing QuickRx’s quality assurance program and managing a ACHC accredited pharmacy. He specializes in the Oncology, Psychiatry, Neurology and HIV fields; these interests lead him to develop partnerships with the Montefiore Wellness Center.

In addition to his continuous efforts in enhancing QuickRx’s patient care protocols, Gari is a proud hockey dad who never misses a game.

Dr. Jake Deutsch

Chief Medical Officer

Prior to joining QuickRx, Dr. Jake Deutsch practiced emergency medicine at Hackensack Medical Center and was ranked highest in patient care and satisfaction year after year. By having over 15 years of urgent care experience, Dr. Deutsch is not only a highly specialized practitioner but one that also cares about keeping his patients happy and healthy. His passion is taking exceptional care of adults and children. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jake Deutsch leads our team in raising the standards for QuickRx Specialty Pharmacy.

“Practicing medicine takes more than book smarts and a prescription pad. It’s a balance of listening to patients, making diagnosis, and being compassionate. I am grateful for this gift that my career path has led.” Dr. Deutsch is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and attended University of Massachusetts Medical School. He currently holds privileges in the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Deutsch regularly appears on CBS and Fox News as a trusted medical source.

Dr. Jake Deutsch

Chief Medical Officer

Prior to joining QuickRx, Dr. Jake Deutsch practiced emergency medicine at Hackensack Medical Center and was ranked highest in patient care and satisfaction year after year. By having over 15 years of urgent care experience, Dr. Deutsch is not only a highly specialized practitioner but one that also cares about keeping his patients happy and healthy. His passion is taking exceptional care of adults and children. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jake Deutsch leads our team in raising the standards for QuickRx Specialty Pharmacy.

“Practicing medicine takes more than book smarts and a prescription pad. It’s a balance of listening to patients, making diagnosis, and being compassionate. I am grateful for this gift that my career path has led.” Dr. Deutsch is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and attended University of Massachusetts Medical School. He currently holds privileges in the Mount Sinai Health System. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Deutsch regularly appears on CBS and Fox News as a trusted medical source.

Julia Kravtsova

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Julia Kravtsova joined QuickRx in June of 2019. As our Chief Pharmacy Officer, Julia successfully leverages both her clinical and legal expertise. Julia graduated from Long Island University in 2012 where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

During her career, Julia worked for a major Pharmacy chain for 10 years where she gained valuable experience that enabled her to bring a new perspective to QuickRx. Her education and experience have allowed her to easily assimilate within the many different specialties of QuickRx and provide a fresh business perspective.

With the help of her clinical background, Julia has formed great partnerships with many healthcare providers to form an interdisciplinary healthcare team for our patients – ensuring outstanding patient care and customer service.

Julia Kravtsova

Chief Pharmacy Officer

Julia Kravtsova joined QuickRx in June of 2019. As our Chief Pharmacy Officer, Julia successfully leverages both her clinical and legal expertise. Julia graduated from Long Island University in 2012 where she earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

During her career, Julia worked for a major Pharmacy chain for 10 years where she gained valuable experience that enabled her to bring a new perspective to QuickRx. Her education and experience have allowed her to easily assimilate within the many different specialties of QuickRx and provide a fresh business perspective.

With the help of her clinical background, Julia has formed great partnerships with many healthcare providers to form an interdisciplinary healthcare team for our patients – ensuring outstanding patient care and customer service.