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Dr. Rutledge is a double-board certified physician who practiced and taught medicine for more than 25 years. He attended medical school at McGill University in Montreal, then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSD, and was certified by the boards of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned a PhD in medical computer science from Stanford, was an NIH-funded researcher, and served on clinical and teaching faculty at Harvard, Stanford, and UCSD medical schools. Before co-founding HealthTap, he created the first consumer health website and PHR at Healtheon/WebMD, was SVP of clinical transformation at First Consulting Group, CMIO at San Mateo Medical Center, and EVP, Product Development and Chief Medical Officer at Epocrates.Read more
Dr. Jeff Livingston is a nationally recognized thought leader, speaker, writer, blogger and practicing physician who is considered an expert in the use of social media to educate patients, using new and innovative technology to improve care outcomes and the patient experience. He has worked at MacArthur Medical Center since 2003, and now serves as the company's CEO. He has previously served as chairman of the ObGyn Department at Baylor Scott and White in Irving. Currently he serves on the Board at THR Harris Methodist HEB and the medical director at Texas Health Surgery Bedford. Dr. Livingston continues to speak, consult and provide leadership strategies to physicians, practice leaders and health IT decision makers throughout the United States. He has been profiled in USA Today, Wired, Computer World and Physicians Practice, among others, for his innovative combined use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels to effectively communicate with patients to better meet their healthcare needs, educate them and improve their patient experience. He was awarded the Texas Heroes for Children award by Governor Rick Perry in 2012 for teen pregnancy advocacy and volunteerism. He was awarded the Texas Health Heroes award in 2104 for dedicated services by Texas Health Resources Hospital System.Read more
Dr. Robert Kwok practiced general pediatrics for 28 years in California. Before coming to San Jose, he trained at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. In his office practice, he provided primary care for children from newborns to high school students. Dr. Kwok liked and initially joined HealthTap because its public forum let him deliver accurate medical information to people both in his local community and also across the globe. He was for many years a consultant at HealthTap for the Medical Operations team and joined HealthTap full-time after retiring from office practice. Dr. Kwok is the Director of Health Informatics and oversees the quality of the consultations in HealthTap's virtual clinics, plus the quality and suitability of the questions and answers on the public forum.Read more
Angela DiLaura is a board-certified nurse practitioner with experience providing obstetric-gynecologic services in diverse settings in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed her nurse practitioner degree and clinical training at Columbia University in New York. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she had a career in clinical research, including publishing original research. As HealthTap's Clinical Informatics and Quality Manager, she supervises the quality of care delivered in the HealthTap Medical Group.
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