Hi, I’m a father, husband, and doctor, and I spend most of my professional time building software for patients. I asked my daughter to make the drawing that appears on the header of this site. I explained that I want to show how people can work together and learn from each other, whether they are patients, doctors, or researchers. If we respect each other and strive to understand the ways each of us is an expert, we can make better science happen faster.
Here’s a short bio:
Roni Zeiger, M.D., is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google, where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search.
In 2012, he and Gilles Frydman founded Smart Patients, a company which aims to amplify the knowledge created by networks of engaged patients. Roni serves as CEO of Smart Patients and continues to see patients part time at a local urgent care center.
Roni earned his M.D. at Stanford University and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as a clinical instructor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and received a master’s degree in biomedical informatics from Stanford.