The great grandson of an attorney, grandson of a legal scholar and son of an author, M. Ali Naquvi ‘10 seems a natural as a writer with legal precision in an entrepreneurial enterprise.
As founder and CEO of Meditors, LLC (www.meditors.net) in Robbinsville, N.J., Naquvi and his associates offer medical writing services to the health care industry, including pharmaceutical companies and their advertising agencies, managed markets divisions, health insurance companies, medical education firms and publishing houses.
“Since educational institutions have yet to create a degree in medical writing, we find, vet and hold our writing consultants to the highest medical writing standards,” Naquvi said, “ensuring quality copy in all therapeutic areas and areas of expertise.”
Naquvi was born in London and grew up in Amsterdam, Brussels, Prague, Berlin and other European cities; starting school in the Netherlands, he learned Dutch before English. Moving to the U.S. with his family at nine, he lived in Chicago, Cincinnati, Miami, New York City and central New Jersey, graduating from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in Princeton Junction.
He earned his BA in English at the College of New Jersey and an MS in Biology at Rutgers University-Newark. He was already a medical writer working for a New York City pharmaceutical advertising firm when he decided to attend Albany Law School.
“I was very interested in the first-ever joint JD/MS in Health Law & Bioethics in conjunction with Albany Medical College,” Naquvi explained. “I felt it would give me two very important perspectives on my chosen field of health care and allow me to expand my skill set.”
“Bioethical quandaries require knowledge and analysis in the fields of science, medicine, religion, law, philosophy and ethics -- all fields that intrigue me,” he added.
Expecting to work in health care law, such as in medical malpractice or with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Naquvi gradually realized legal writing was not for him, a realization that unfortunately coincided with the effects of the 2008 recession, which shrank opportunities for attorneys. He resumed work in medical writing in New York City, specializing in FDA regulations -- which he’d studied at Albany Law School -- and earning a higher salary than his fellow graduates.
Naquvi incorporated Meditors in 2006 and pressed forward with his new company shortly after graduating in 2010. The firm has grown every year, and Naquvi’s satisfaction with it.
“Medical writing is a field that allows me to use all my academic training, which I enjoy on a cerebral level,” he said, “while developing as an entrepreneur, which is very exciting as well.”