Patricia Salber, MD, MBA
The Doctor Weighs, Larkspur, CA, USA
Patricia Salber, MD, is the founder and CEO of Health Tech Hatch, a company that provides resources for healthcare innovators and entrepreneurs. In addition, Dr. Salber hosts a variety of media outlets under the brand, The Doctor Weighs In, including a popular, widely read blog, a weekly internet radio show, and creative media/social media services for healthcare companies and conferences. She is a board certified internist and emergency physician with for more than 15 years’ experience as a physician executive. She has had leadership roles in many different areas of health care, including chief medical officer of a Medicare Advantage plan and the Center for Practical Health Reform, the first physician director of national accounts for Kaiser Permanente, medical director of the Kaiser Permanente-General Motors Team, and a consultant to CMS. Dr. Salber went to medical school and trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a Pew Fellowship in health policy at the same institution. She has an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. She was the first woman to serve as president of the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and she went on to serve on the board of the national organization. She founded Physicians for a Violence-Free Society while working full-time as an emergency physician at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco. Dr. Salber has been honored with many awards over the years, including being featured on the cover of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s 1997 Annual Report for outstanding contributions to the program. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals and as a peer-reviewer for many others. She is a frequent speaker and author of a book (The Physicians Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse), numerous textbook chapters, and well as journal articles.