HealthTap

Our team

Expert doctors, engineers, community leaders, designers, health mavens, privacy and security experts, and bioinformatics specialists: we’ve got ‘em all!

Those who have built leading web services and mobile applications; those who have helped hundreds of millions of people find better health information; pioneers in the new field of Interactive Health; builders of great things; those who want to make the world a better place: we’ve got them too.

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Executive team

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Ron Gutman Founder & CEO

Ron is HealthTap's Founder and CEO. He's responsible for the company's innovation, vision, and product. Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the founder and CEO of a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world's largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users (acquired in early 2009).

As a graduate student at Stanford University, Ron organized and led a multidisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Business, Psychology and Law to conduct research in personalized health and to design ways to help people live healthier, happier lives.

Ron is also an angel investor and advisor to health and technology companies, Rock Health (The first Interactive Health Incubator), and Harvard Medical School's SMArt Initiative ("Substitutable Medical Apps, reusable technologies").

Additionally, Ron is a frequent speaker at health and technology conferences (such as TED and Health 2.0), writes about technology, health and smiling in leading publications (such as Forbes and the Huffington Post), and serves as the Curator of TEDxSilicon Valley. More about Ron, and his writing and speaking, can be found here.

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Dr. Geoff Rutledge Co-Founder & Chief Medical Information Officer

Geoff is HealthTap's co-founder and Chief Medical Information Officer. He is responsible for the architecture of HealthTap's Medical Knowledge Base. Prior to joining HealthTap, Geoff served as the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Vice President of Product Development at ePocrates, as the Chief Medical Officer of Wellsphere, and created the first consumer health site at Healtheon (WebMD). Additionally, Geoff has served as the Chief of Medical Informatics in Emergency Medicine for Harvard University teaching hospital Beth Israel, and on the clinical faculty in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and UCSD.

Geoff holds a Ph.D. in Medical Computing / Medical Information Science from Stanford University, and an M.D. and B.S. from McGill University, and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

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Sean K. Mehra Head of Product

Sean is HealthTap’s Head of Product. He is responsible for taking product ideas and feedback from concept to market, and into the hands of millions of patients and doctors around the world. Sean is an engineer, designer, and serial technology entrepreneur. Prior to HealthTap, Sean was the co-founder of PayoutHub, a social game-monetization platform (acquired in 2009), and the co-founder and COO of GXStudios (GoCrossCampus and PickTeams), a venture-backed pioneer of online team-based casual games. Sean has also worked with leading health and technology firms. Sean also co-founded and led the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the University’s official incubator and fellowship program for entrepreneurs. Sean has a technical background in UIUX development and design, and holds inventions in the fields of oral drug delivery, urinary incontinence, genetic testing, and polymer nanocomposites.

Sean holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. (with Distinction) in Biomedical Engineering from Yale University.

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Sastry Nanduri Co-Founder & CTO

Sastry is HealthTap's co-founder and CTO. He is responsible for HealthTap's innovative technology platform. Prior to joining HealthTap, Sastry served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Wellsphere, the CTO of HealthCentral, and the former Director of Software Development at Microvision. Sastry has lead technology teams to build market-leading products and tools, including ERwin, the world's most popular data modeling software.

Sastry holds a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Michael Nichols Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, & Business Development Director

Michael is HealthTap's Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, and Business Development Director. He is responsible for HealthTap's privacy and legal policies, the company’s legal affairs, and for HealthTap’s business development. For over a dozen years, Michael has provided legal counsel and services to innovative technology companies, from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining HealthTap, Michael served as an attorney with national law firms in Silicon Valley, as general counsel to high technology companies, and as pro-bono counsel to Singularity University. Additionally, Michael has served as a Judge Pro Tem in Santa Clara County, and as a judicial clerk in the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals. At Yale Law School, Michael was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Review and of the Yale Law and Technology Symposium.

Michael holds A.B. (honors) and M.A. degrees from Stanford University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Medical Director

Dr. Jeff Livingston is HealthTap's Medical Director. He is a national thought leader and speaker on doctor adoption of social media. He has been a doctor at MacArthur OB/GYN since 2003 in Irving, Texas. He previously served as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. Several national publications, including USA Today, Wired magazine, Computerworld.com and Physicians Practice have featured his combined use of Facebook, Twitter and a secure patient portal to effectively communicate with patients and to better meet their everyday healthcare needs.

Dr. Livingston serves on the Medical Advisory Board for HealthTap and he is the Chief Medical officer for Healthcare Transformation Solutions. He is on Twitter as @macobgyn and is an active doctor blogger.

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