I have been in health care for nearly 30 years. I completed an internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. I also earned a PhD in Health Policy and Management from MIT.
My company, Clinical Solutions, was acquired in 2006 by CAS Services (UK) after we created algorithmic content for use by nurse triage call centers, and the algorithms became widely used around the world.
Currently, I provide professional suggestions to Dragonvest Partners, a Shanghai-based venture capital firm focusing on early stage IT and medical device companies. I also sit on the board of GottaMentor, and I blog about health care, entrepreneurship and other things at www.pizaazz.com. I recently completed projects for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Abbott Laboratories.
Before starting Clinical Solutions, I served as an attending physician in the heart transplantation program at the Brigham. I was also founding editor of a peer-reviewed journal, Quality Management in Health Care, and a consultant to providers in several countries on matters of organizational performance and the quality of care. I did quite a lot of public speaking during this period as well.
I enjoy travel, photography, modern art and jazz. I voted for George McGovern and notably, I have survived for 28 years as a Yankee fan while living in enemy territory.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Professional Doctorate (PhD) , Aug 1989 - Jul 1993
- University of Miami
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) , Aug 1976 - Jul 1980
- Tufts University
- Bachelors of Arts (BA) , Psychology , Aug 1972 - Jul 1976