John D. Halamka, MD, MS, president of the Mayo Clinic Platform,
leads a portfolio of platform businesses focused on transforming health
care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices
and a network of trusted partners.
Trained in emergency medicine and medical informatics, Dr. Halamka
has been developing and implementing health care information strategy
and policy for more than 25 years.
Prior to his appointment at Mayo Clinic, he was chief information
officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served
governments, academia and industry worldwide. He is a practicing
emergency medicine physician.
As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard
Medical School, Dr. Halamka helped the George W. Bush administration,
the Obama administration and governments around the world plan
their health care information strategies.
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford
University, earned his medical degree at the University of California,
San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the
University of California, Berkeley. He completed his residency at Harbor
— UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Halamka has written a dozen books about technology-related
issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the Geekdoctor
blog. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020. He
and his wife also run Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn, Massachusetts
– the largest animal sanctuary in New England, which includes 300
animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery.