Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH and Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa


Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is one of the top 10 most creative people in health care, and is billed as the Doctor of the Future. He is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Sherpaa.

The inception of his internet-driven practice in 2007 attracted 7 million visitors to his website. This concept went on to become Hello Health, an electronic medical record that enables doctors and patients to connect in and out of the office via email, IM, and video chat. Hello Health has funding totaling $30 million. In 2010, he co-founded The Future Well, a creative consultancy that specialized in healthcare for clients such as Sanofi, Planned Parenthood, and the National Health Service in the UK. Along with the Future Well, he ideated and designed Omnio, the most popular iPad app for physicians.

Dr. Parkinson completed residencies in pediatrics and preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has given talks on the new frontiers that technology creates for health and medical care at over 50 conferences including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, the Clinton Global Initiative, The Aspen Institute, and Pop!Tech.