Meet Our Staff


Imtiaz Alam, M.D.
Medical Director and Co-founder

Imtiaz Alam received his medical degree from University of Dundee in Scotland. He completed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, PA and his gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.

While in San Francisco, Dr. Alam was a NIH research fellow in chronic liver diseases.

Dr. Alam is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M University. He is currently a principal investigator for many Phase 2 to Phase 4 clinical drug trials. He has written and published numerous articles for peer reviewed journals on the topic of chronic hepatitis C and chronic liver disease.

In 2014, Dr. Alam helped start HepCare Specialty Pharmacy, which is dedicated to providing pharmacy services to hepatitis C patients.



Irfan Alam
Head of Strategy and Operations and Co-founder

Irfan Alam is currently a student at Bowdoin College, majoring in Government and Legal Studies, with a concentration in American Government and Comparative Politics, and minoring in Economics. He was previously a Summer Associate at ADVI Health, a healthcare/health policy consulting firm located in Washington D.C. At Bowdoin he is the Student Body Vice President for the Treasury, where he leads an 8 member committee in managing all of Bowdoin’s $730,000 student budget, the President of the Bowdoin College Consulting Group, where he leads a team of 30 student consultants in various on and off campus consulting projects, and a Head Proctor for Bowdoin College Residential Life, where he leads a team of 8 proctors and RA’s in managing a residence hall of 55 students.

Irfan Alam is also the co-founder of HepCare Pharmacy and Head of Strategy and Operations. There he manages the pharmacy’s operational efficiency and leads the company’s long-term growth strategies. 

Sara Linedecker

Sara Linedecker, PharmD, BCACP
Pharmacy Manager

Sara Linedecker received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Purdue University College of Pharmacy in May 2013. She completed an accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Indiana University (IU) Health in June 2014. During her time with IU Health, she attained a teaching certificate with Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

In 2014, Sara moved to Austin to complete an accredited Ambulatory Care Residency at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy and CommUnityCare clinics. While completing her ambulatory care residency, she attained a teaching certificate (from The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy) and her preceptor license (from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy).

After finishing her second year of residency in 2015, Sara worked at Hunter Pharmacy Services in Austin. Her primary duties included overseeing order verification and clinical work for three rural hospitals, as well as precepting students, discharge telephone counseling, and research. Sara received her Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP) in December 2015.

Sara currently practices as the pharmacy manager at HepCare Pharmacy, LLC. Her hobbies include exercising, watching sports, trying new restaurants, and reading books.


Spring Malave
Hepatitis C Clinic Coordinator

Spring Malave has worked in the medical field for over 15 years and over 8 of those years with Dr. Alam. She is one of the experienced leaders in the clinical healthcare team, and is passionate about working in the healthcare field. Her number one priority are the patients.

At HepCare Pharmacy she specializes in obtaining prior authorization approval for specialty medications, obtaining grants to help patients with their out of pocket costs for the medications, and obtaining free medications for uninsured patients.

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