Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is considered one of health care’s most influential voices on technology and medicine. He is a regular plenary and keynote speaker in the area of social media, technology and the future of medicine. His insight and thought leadership has made him a sought after advisor in the area of product development for physician applications as well as new media and strategic communications. He has served on the advisory board of Stanford’s Medicine X conference and was recently appointed as a core advisor to Stanford Medicine X | Ed 2015, a meeting designed to rethink the future of medical education. He previously served on the External Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media and in 2013 was awarded the designation of Platinum Fellow by the Mayo Clinic. Dr Vartabedian currently serves as a founding advisor to the Health Care Track at the SXSW Interactive Festival, one of the world’s leading technology venues. You can find him quoted in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, US News and World Report and CNN. He has offered commentary on doctors and technology on programs such as CBS This Morning
One of his most recent projects is the co-creation of The Medical Futures Laboratory, a Rice University-based collaborative for insight and solutions into the problems facing medicine at its intersection with technology. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor at Rice University where he has co-taught Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence. In a first of its kind collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence was delivered as a MOOC (massive open online course) in the spring of 2015. Dr Vartabedian and collaborator Dr Kirsten Ostherr worked directly with education start-up edX in shaping this novel offering. He initiated and directs Baylor College of Medicine’s Digital Smarts course, the country’s first longitudinal curriculum on the issues facing doctors and technology.