Jay Parkinson MD, MPH
Physician, founder, designer
Over the last 15 years, I’ve built companies from the ground up that defined categories in healthcare delivery that are now common language. I’ve ideated the concept; raised money; built the team; built the tech; choreographed the care model processes; operated in both a funded and self-sustaining financial environment; and shepherded an acquisition. My career has grown from building a private practice to get my very first patient to building platforms that power care for hundreds of thousands of patients across the entire country.
Chief of Design, Crossover Health
San Clemente, CA, 2019-2021
After Sherpaa was acquired by Crossover Health in 2019 to marry their entirely physical care model with Sherpaa’s entirely virtual one, I architected, from the ground up, the Crossover Platform. The platform now powers the online and in-person Crossover care delivery model for 400k+ patients with a 1000+ clinician medical group delivering care for employees of Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and many other Fortune 500 companies. I hired and managed the product design team, grew the engineering team from 3 to 32, and delivered the product in partnership with the medical and clinical operations group. The product is best described as part Slack, part EMR, and part project management to treat the spectrum of conditions across primary care, physical therapy, mental health, and care navigation.
Founder and CEO, Sherpaa
As founder and CEO, we defined the concept of Virtual Primary Care and built Sherpaa from zero patients to caring for ~30,000 patients across 45 states. As the first mover, we had to define the care delivery concept, educate clients and their employees, and land on a business model that drove revenue in a B2B environment that had never seen such a thing. Our clients were initially forward-thinking tech companies and, later, TPAs aggregating companies in manufacturing, education, and government.
Co-founder, The Future Well (V1)
In partnership with Grant Harrison, who previously served as Chief Innovation Officer at Humana, we consulted for domestic and international companies like Sanofi, Humana, Planned Parenthood, and the NHS in the UK. At a time when the internet had an unknown impact on large healthcare companies, we helped them understand how they could use new forms of technology and communication to best connect with their patients.
Co-founder, Hello Health
NYC, 2007 to 2009
Months after our culture was rocked by the release of the iPhone, Hello Health raised $15M to build physical practices in NYC and on corporate campuses at companies like Qualcomm all powered by our in-house platform and medical group to deliver care both online and in-person. Hello Health continues to this day.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Masters in Public Health, 2007
Preventive Medicine Residency, 2007
St. Vincent Hospital, NYC
Pediatrics Residency, 2005
Penn State College of Medicine
B.A. Biology, 1998