Dr. Patricia Salber

Dr. Patricia Salber is a board certified Internist and Emergency Physician with more than 15 years of experience as a physician executive.  She has had leadership roles in many different areas of health care including medical groups, health plans, employer groups, and non–profit organizations.

She founded and contributes regularly to a popular, widely read health care blog, TheDoctorWeighsIn. She is also co-founder of Health Innovation Media, an organization specializing in radio and video interviews with health leaders and innovators.  She is the Founder and CEO of Health Tech Hatch, a crowdfunding/beta testing site for health tech entrepreneurs.  The site recently served as the co-design platform for HHS’ Blue Button Patient Codesign Challenge.

She has served as the Chief Medical Officer for a Medicare Advantage plan and the Center for Practical Health Reform.  She has founded three companies and served on the boards of a number of other healthcare organizations.  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.  She was one of the first physicians to advocate for physician training in the area of Domestic Violence.