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QB3 VIP Symposium on Digital Health : "Towards Social and Collaborative Medicine"

Venture Innovation Program

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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QB3 VIP Symposium on Digital Health : "Towards Social and Collaborative Medicine"

DATE   Tuesday, June 14, 2011
TIME   6:00 - 9:00 pm with networking hour
PLACE   UCSF Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Genentech Auditorium


The Venture Innovation Program (VIP) in Life Sciences is hosting a Digital Health Symposium on June 14th. UCSF physicians and digital health experts will be discussing the challenges and opportunities in the field, as well as their experience in starting and commercializing digital health technologies. Also, come meet exciting mobile startups who will be presenting their digital health apps during our networking hour. Our guest and presenters for the evening will include:

Jeff Tangney - CEO of Doximity and Co-Founder of Epocrates

Ryan Howard - CEO of Practice Fusion

Ron Gutman - CEO of HealthTap

Denis Coleman - Co-Founder of Symantec and Angel Investor

Andy Donner - Director Physic Ventures

Pierre Theodore - Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF School of Medicine

Anna-Lisa Silvestre- Vice President, Online Services at Kaiser Permanente

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided during our networking hour starting at 6pm. Please visit the Venture Innovation Program website for more information. This event is also part of the camp entrepreneur month, hosted by the Center for Bioentrepreneurship


Jeff Tangney

Jeff Tangney is the founder and CEO of Doximity. He previously was the Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Epocrates, a recent IPO and the most successful professional medical mobile app of all time.  He was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year N CA in 2006 and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Ryan Howard  

Ryan founded Practice Fusion in 2005. Using his background in technology, health IT and business, Ryan created a completely new approach to Electronic Health Records. He envisioned a free, web-based EHR system that would serve the needs of small medical practices around the US. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing EHR in the country and Ryan exemplifies a new breed of health IT leaders revolutionizing the doctor’s office.  Ryan has spoken on health IT at HIMSS, SDForum and Health 2.0 conferences and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Wired as an innovative leader in the sector.

Ron Gutman 
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 Wellsphere, 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 to date (acquired in early 2009). Prior to creating Wellsphere, 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"). He's a frequent speaker in 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.

Denis Coleman has been founder and founding board member of 14 companies in Silicon Valley, including public companies Symantec Corporation (SYMC) and Financial Engines (FNGN). He has made Angel investments in 20 other companies. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in Management from Stanford. 
Andy Donner

Andy Donner is a Director with Physic Ventures. Andy has 15 years of investment and management experience in the information technology, healthcare and consumer product industries. At Physic Ventures, Andy focuses on investments in the Connected Health sector which includes digital media, monitoring solutions, health e-games, technology enabled health delivery, innovative retail, wellness programs and disease management.

Pierre Theodore
Dr. Pierre Theodore received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also completed fellowships in transplant biology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and in cardiothoracic surgery at La Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France. Dr. Theodore joined the UCSF faculty as an Assistant Professor of Surgery and was named the first recipient of the Van Auken Endowed Chair in Thoracic Oncology. Dr. Theodore is also a member of the UCSF Hospital Technology Assessment Committee, and coordinator of online content for the Thoracic Surgery Program via an online portal.



Anna-Lisa Silvestre, vice president for online services at Kaiser Permanente, has developed and overseen the strategy for the organization’s web presence since 1995. This includes My Health Manager on, Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning patient portal, which enables more than 3.4 million members to access their personal health record, e-mail their doctor, and participate in health behavior change programs. Silvestre is an invited presenter at conferences worldwide, including World Health Care Congress, National Science Foundation, IHI and AMIA, specializing in online health care for consumers.  She is a contributing author for the book Connected for Health (Jossey Bass, 2010) and lead author of “If you build it, will they come?” (Health Affairs, Vol. 28, 2009). She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. She served on Google’s Health Advisory Council, the CCHIT standards committee, and the California Governor’s Task Force on PHRs.  Her commitment to constantly improving the Kaiser Permanente online member experience goes well beyond her professional life. As a member, she manages the health of her family through, and understands the value of putting the member at the center of care. Kaiser Permanente serves over 8.8 million members and is the nation’s largest non-profit health maintenance organization. 


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When & Where

Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall
UCSF Mission Bay
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Venture Innovation Program

VIP organizes symposiums centered around healthcare and the life sciences. Our goal is to identify market niches in these fields. We hope you can join us and support us in our efforts to address this emerging need.

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