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Fenwick, Rock Health, Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley Bank Honor Top 50 in Digital Health

The list recognizes digital health insiders who led the pack in making the largest impact on digital health in 2013.

Mountain View, CA (January 14, 2014) – Fenwick & West and co-sponsors Rock Health, Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley Bank honored the Top 50 in Digital Health at an awards ceremony at the Clift Hotel on January 12. The list, which was developed by the four sponsoring organizations, is the result of months of research and collaboration and recognizes digital health insiders who led the pack in making the largest impact on digital health in 2013. From writing healthcare policy to steering corporate acquisitions to moving technology from the bench to the bedside, the 50 leaders were honored for their shared successes.

"It's hard to overstate the impact digital health ventures are poised to make,” said Fenwick partner Michael Esquivel, who led Fenwick’s involvement. “Tonight's honorees are revolutionizing healthcare and bringing innovative technologies to the market that have the power to improve the lives of millions of people. While the list of changemakers far exceeds 50, it is an honor to celebrate these individuals who are dreaming big and achieving even more. These are the people who inspire and motivate us by working to change the world for the healthier better!"

Here’s the list of the Top 50 in Digital Health in alphabetical order:

  • Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures
  • Erika Bliss, CEO, Qliance Medical Management
  • Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst
  • Jonathan Bush, CEO, athenahealth
  • Patrick Chung, Partner, NEA
  • Jae Chung, Founder and CEO, goBalto
  • Giovanni Colella, CEO, Castlight Health
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Chancellor, UCSF
  • Sean Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Omada Health
  • Bridget Duffy, Chief Medical Officer, Vocera Communications
  • Esther Dyson, Chairman, HICCup
  • Judy Faulkner, Founder and CEO, Epic Systems
  • Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO, HealthTap
  • Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO, Practice Fusion
  • David Icke, Founder and CEO, MC10
  • Elli Kaplan, Co-Founder and CEO, Neurotrack
  • Mike Keriakos, Co-Founder and President, Everyday Health
  • Vinod Khosla, Partner, Khosla Ventures
  • Tim Kress-Spatz, Co-Founder and CTO, KitCheck
  • Lisa Maki, Co-Founder and CEO, PokitDok
  • Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO, Care.com
  • Cyrus Massoumi, Founder and CEO, ZocDoc
  • John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • Stephen McHale, Co-Founder and CEO, Explorys
  • Tom McKinley, Partner, Cardinal Partners
  • Ann Miura-Ko, Co-Founding Partner, Floodgate
  • Mikki Nasch, Co-Founder and CEO, The Activity Exchange
  • Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder, Social+Capital Partnership
  • James Park, Co-Founder and CEO, Fitbit
  • Alan Portela, CEO, AirStrip
  • Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock
  • Joanne Rohde, CEO, Axial Exchange
  • Leslie Saxon, Executive Director/Founder, The USC Center for Body Computing
  • Beth Seidenberg, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Tomer Shoval, Co- Founder and CEO, Simplee
  • Sue Siegel, CEO, GE Ventures, healthymagination and Idea Works
  • Patrick Soon-Shiong, Founder, Nant Health
  • Leah Sparks, Founder and CEO, Wildflower Health
  • Lisa Suennen, Partner, Psilos Group
  • Bill Taranto, Managing Director, Merck GHI
  • Andrew Thompson, Co- Founder and CEO, Proteus Digital Health
  • Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer, Scripps
  • Sonny Vu, Founder and CEO, Misfit Wearables
  • Michael Weintraub, President and CEO, Humedica
  • Frank Williams, CEO, Evolent Health
  • Anne Wojcicki, Co- Founder and CEO, 23andMe
  • Julie Yoo, Co- Founder and Chief Product Officer, Kyruus
  • Jack Young, Director, Qualcomm Life
  • Jessica Zeaske, VP, R&D, Lemhi Ventures

In addition to the Top 50 honorees, the following individuals and organizations received special recognition for their outstanding accomplishments:

  • Most Prolific VC: Social+Capital Partnership
  • Most Prolific Corporate VC: Qualcomm Life
  • Entrepreneur’s Choice Award: Patrick Chung
  • Fastest Growing Company: Evolent Health (enterprise), Misfit (consumer)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Esther Dyson

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders.