Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Dan Burton

Dan Burton

CEO, Health Catalyst

Jonathan Bush

Jonathan Bush

Co-founder, President, and CEO, Athenahealth

Jae Chung

Jae Chung

Founder and President, goBalto

Gio Colella

Gio Colella

Co-founder and CEO, Castlight Health

Sue Desmond Hellman

Sue Desmond Hellman

Chancellor, University of California, San Francisco

Bridget Duffy

Bridget Duffy

Chief Medical Officer, Vocera

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Co-founder and CEO, Omada Health

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Chairman, HICCup

Naomi Fried

Naomi Fried

Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

Ron Gutman

Ron Gutman

Founder and CEO, HealthTap

Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard

Founder and CEO, Practice Fusion

David Icke

David Icke

Founder and CEO, MC10

Mike Keriakos

Mike Keriakos

Co-founder and CEO, Everyday Health

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

Founder, Khosla Ventures

Tim Kress-Spatz

Tim Kress-Spatz

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, KitCheck

Lisa Maki

Lisa Maki

Co-founder and CEO, PokitDok

Sheila Marcelo

Sheila Marcelo

Founder and CEO, Care.com

Cyrus Massoumi

Cyrus Massoumi

Founder and CEO, ZocDoc

Steve McHale

Steve McHale

Co-Founder and CEO, Explorys

Tom McKinley

Tom McKinley

Partner, Cardinal Partners

Chamath Palihapitiya

Chamath Palihapitiya

Founder and Managing Partner, The Social+Capital Partnership

Alan Portela

Alan Portela

CEO, AirStrip

Leslie Saxon

Leslie Saxon

Founder and Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

Joanne Rohde

Joanne Rohde

CEO, Axial Exchange

Leah Sparks

Leah Sparks

Co-founder and CEO, Wildflower Health

Lisa Suennen

Lisa Suennen

Co-founder and Managing Member, Psilos Group

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Co-founder and CEO, Proteus

Sonny Vu

Sonny Vu

Co-founder and CEO, Misfit Wearables (shown here with co-founders Sridhar Iyengar and John Sculley)

Michael Weintraub

Michael Weintraub

President and CEO, Humedica

Frank Williams

Frank Williams

CEO, Evolent Health

Jack Young

Jack Young

Director, Qualcomm Life

Jessica Zeaske

Jessica Zeaske

Vice President, Research & Development, Lemhi Ventures

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Eric Topol, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health

Eric Topol is a practicing cardiologist with Scripps Clinic and a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Of special interest to Eric are genomics, wireless sensors, preventive cardiology (including heart attack prevention), coronary artery disease and preventive medicine. In a 2012 poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Eric was voted as the number one Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States. An avid educator, he founded a medical school with the goal of training future generations of physician-scientists. In addition, he ran the Cleveland Clinic heart program for 14 years and brought it to the number one ranking by U.S. News and World Report for over 10 years consecutively. In 2009, Eric was selected as one of the country’s 12 “Rock Stars of Science” in GQ magazine. He was also elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine.

Sonny Vu, Ph.D., Co-founder and CEO, Misfit Wearables

Sonny is the co-founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of wearable sensor products for wellness and medical applications. He is also the co-founder of AgaMatrix, which made the world’s first hardware medical device (a glucose meter) that works with the iPhone, winner of the Red Dot Design Award, and has sold over 1 billion biosensors for people with diabetes. Previously, he was CTO of a software start-up where he invented a number of machine learning-assisted natural language processing technologies.

Michael Weintraub, President and CEO, Humedica

Prior to launching Humedica, Michael served as Senior Managing Director at Leerink Swann. Previously, he was President and CEO of PHARMetrics, a health care informatics company, which was successfully sold to IMS Health in 2005. Michael has more than 30 years of experience in health care technology, information services and consulting. Michael serves as Chairman of the Board of Phreesia, a software company that develops automated patient check-in tools, and sits on the board of Anceta, the medical informatics subsidiary of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). Michael is a member of the Board of Directors of JDRF New England Chapter – Bay State Branch. In 2010, Michael was selected to participate in 12×12, a Massachusetts initiative to multiply entrepreneurship by engaging the creativity and experience of 12 of the state’s leading CEO’s and 12 venture capitalists.

Frank Williams, CEO, Evolent Health

Frank is responsible for all aspects of Evolent Health’s strategic and operational management. He also serves as Vice Chairman of The Advisory Board, a best practices research and technology provider to the healthcare industry. During Frank’s tenure as Chairman and CEO, The Advisory Board grew to $1.8B+ in market capitalization and was ranked in the top 20 best run companies in North America by Forbes. Prior to joining The Advisory Board Company, Frank served as President of MedAmerica OnCall, President of Vivra Orthopedics and as a Management Consultant for Bain & Co. He currently serves on the boards of Privia Health and Head-Royce School.

Anne Wojcicki, Co-founder and CEO, 23andMe

Anne worked for 10 years overseeing healthcare investments at Investor AB and Passport Capital, focusing on biotechnology companies. In 2006, she left the investing world with the hope that she could have a positive impact on research and medicine, and she founded 23andMe with Linda Avey. Anne saw a need for creating a way to generate more personalized information, so that commercial and academic researchers could better understand and develop new drugs and diagnostics. Forbes named Anne to the list of Power Women 2013: Women to Watch This Year.

Julie Yoo, C0-founder and Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Julie was previously the VP of Clinical Product Strategy at Generation Health where she oversaw the development of the company’s clinical programs and data analytics platform. Julie also led the Product Management efforts at Knome, the private arm of George Church’s Personal Genome Project, where she developed and launched a bioinformatics platform for conducting individualized genomic sequence analysis. Julie’s passion for data-driven businesses began as a software engineer at Endeca Technologies, where she ultimately helped to lead Endeca’s efforts in the health care industry as a Sales Engineer for Strategic Accounts.

Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life

Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which was recently ranked as one of the most prolific venture investors in the digital health sector. His investment interests are focused in the areas of intersection of healthcare products and services and digital/wireless technologies including. Jack’s QLF digital health investments include: Airstrip, AliveCor, ClearCare, Fitbit, goBalto and Telcare. Prior to Qualcomm, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing.

Jessica Zeaske, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Development, Lemhi Ventures

Jessica began her career writing software for a start-up health care delivery company. She moved to a merchant bank, Greenspring Advisors, where she worked exclusively with companies in the health care services sector. She developed experience in licensing and intellectual property management as Start-up Manager at Oregon Health and Science University and as Associate Director and co-founder of the Venture Center at the University of Minnesota. Jessica is a past board member of OneHealth Solutions and currently serves on the board of PlanSource.

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy.

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  • Kim E Whittemore

    Wade, perhaps he doesn’t fit a precise definition or category but I think it would be remiss to not include Paul Sonnier … Catalyst, social entrepreneur, voice of #digitalhealth and certainly “sought” or followed by almost all of this list in some form or fashion

    • http://www.xconomy.com/san-francisco Wade Roush

      Hi Kim. Thanks for your comment. The “Top 50″ list wasn’t generated by me or Xconomy — it’s from Rock Health, Goldman Sachs, Silicon Valley Bank, and Fenwick & West. As Micahael Esquivel from Fenwick told me, there are obviously more than 50 people who made an impact the field in 2013. But as for why Paul Sonnier specifically didn’t make the list, you’ll have to ask them.

      • Kim E Whittemore

        Thanks Wade, yes of course you are the author!!! It was early and I was pre-cafffeinated. Thanks for all you do! I’m a big fan and you are a “must read” for me!!

  • Matthew Holt

    Which is why lists like this are crap!