The people making
the Grand Rounds.
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Meet our team
Premier thought leaders in technology, healthcare and business.
Our Executive Team
Owen Tripp
Co-founder & CEO
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Owen Tripp
Co-founder & CEO

As co-founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, Owen believes that patients will achieve better healthcare outcomes through the intersection of technology, medical expertise, and extraordinary patient care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and grew the company into the worldwide leader in online reputation and privacy management; he also held leadership positions at eBay and Accenture (Health and Life Sciences Practice). Owen received a BA with honors from Trinity College and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Owen’s been recognized among the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Pioneers, Goldman Sachs’ Top 50 Builders + Innovators and Rock Health’s Most Beloved CEOs.

Wade Chambers
Chief Technology Officer
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Wade Chambers
Chief Technology Officer

Wade oversees all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds. With more than 25 years of engineering leadership experience, he has deep technical domain expertise and a successful track record of scaling teams and leaders, market-defining technology innovations, and business growth for companies of all sizes including Twitter, TellApart, Yahoo, and Opsware.

Before Silicon Valley, Wade served in the military and the White House Situation Room.

Gabe Cortes
Chief Financial Officer
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Gabe Cortes
Chief Financial Officer

Gabe joined Grand Rounds in June 2017 and brings more than 24 years of finance experience. In his current role, he oversees all aspects of finance operations for the company. Previously, Gabe was SVP of Global Field Operations at Workday, where he was responsible for sales and services operations for the software company. Prior to that role, he was VP of Finance, where he led the Corporate Finance and FP&A organization at Workday. Before joining Workday, Gabe held senior leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, CarsDirect.com, Toyota and Arthur Andersen. Gabe serves on the executive board of Spark, a non-profit organization, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Ami Parekh, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer
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Ami Parekh, MD, JD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Ami Parekh, MD, JD, is the Chief Medical Officer at Grand Rounds, where she leads clinical and provider strategies to accelerate the company’s leadership in employee health navigation. Dr. Parekh is passionate about using her skills and knowledge base to help as many people as possible facing healthcare decisions.

Prior to Grand Rounds, she was Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and Clinical Integration for UCSF Health, where she helped build the clinical, analytic, and organizational infrastructure to take on financial risk for populations. Dr. Parekh also previously worked for McKinsey and Company. She attended Yale Medical School and Yale Law School and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was named one of the 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016. She spends most of her free time with her husband, two young energetic daughters and their dog in San Francisco.

Nupur Srivastava
SVP, Product
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Nupur Srivastava
SVP, Product

Nupur is responsible for product at Grand Rounds, leading a team of product managers, designers and growth marketers. She and her team are responsible for delivering end-to-end solutions that deliver improved health outcomes for members. Prior to Grand Rounds, Nupur was Head of Product for AliveCor, a leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices. Before AliveCor she held product positions in Cisco’s telemedicine group as well as DRev, a product development company focused on affordable health technologies. Nupur earned her MBA from Stanford, where she gained deep experience in design thinking from the Stanford Institute of Design. She also has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

David Thompson
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
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David Thompson
General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer

David is responsible for all things related to security, privacy, and public policy at Grand Rounds. David is the former General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Reputation.com, and also served as a transactional and privacy attorney at the Los Angeles firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He has spoken nationally on Internet and consumer privacy in forums such as the CBS Early Show, ABA’s 2012 National Conference on Technology, and Booz Allen’s Identity Technology conference. He graduated cum laude from Yale University and Stanford Law School, and clerked for the Hons. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit as well as Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court.

Our Clinical Leadership
Nancy Cherry, FNP-BC
Senior Director, Clinical Products and Services
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Nancy Cherry, FNP-BC
Senior Director, Clinical Products and Services

Nancy Cherry is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife who attended Emory University for training. She joined Grand Rounds after eight years of delivering primary care to patients of all ages. She is passionate about women’s health, preventative medicine, and population health. In her role as Senior Director, Clinical Products and Services at Grand Rounds, Nancy leads a team of clinicians and care coordinators to provide our members with excellent service through our expert opinion, treatment decision support and office visit services.

Todd Thames, PT, MD, MHA
Senior Regional Medical Director
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Todd Thames, PT, MD, MHA
Senior Regional Medical Director

Dr. Todd Thames is a family physician with more than 28 years of experience. He has been with Grand Rounds since August 2016 and serves as a Senior Regional Medical Director, based in San Antonio, Texas. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Throughout his three decades of experience, he has practiced full spectrum Family Medicine; taught in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs, including five years as a residency program director; and has served as a leader and administrator in both the ambulatory and inpatient hospital settings. Additionally, Dr. Thames served for 10 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force in the continental U.S., overseas, and in a number of deployed locations. Closer to home in San Antonio, he maintains a faculty appointment at Trinity University where he teaches courses in health care administration and policy.

Dr. Thames also enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Project QUEST San Antonio, an economic and educational empowerment foundation, and on the Full Circle Society at the San Antonio Food Bank. Dr. Thames is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Philip Zuzolo, MD
Senior Director, Clinical Operations
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Philip Zuzolo, MD
Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Dr. Zuzolo came to Grand Rounds after completing his medical education in his native Ohio. Having experienced the complications of the traditional medical system firsthand, he developed a passion for unique models of health care delivery that put the patient at the center of the experience. As Senior Director of Clinical Operations, Dr. Zuzolo oversees a team of dedicated physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners who support our members in their individual quests for personalized, high-quality health care.

Our Board of Directors
Owen Tripp
Co-founder & CEO
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Owen Tripp
Co-founder & CEO

As co-founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, Owen believes that patients will achieve better healthcare outcomes through the intersection of technology, medical expertise, and extraordinary patient care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and grew the company into the worldwide leader in online reputation and privacy management; he also held leadership positions at eBay and Accenture (Health and Life Sciences Practice). Owen received a BA with honors from Trinity College and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Owen’s been recognized among the World Economic Forum’s Global Technology Pioneers, Goldman Sachs’ Top 50 Builders + Innovators and Rock Health’s Most Beloved CEOs.

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Bryan Roberts

Bryan joined Venrock as a Kauffman Fellow in 1997. He is based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office and focuses on a broad range of healthcare investments. Bryan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Achaogen, Castlight Health, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IRWD), in addition to serving on the Board of several other private companies. Past investments include athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) and Sirna Therapeutics (acquired by Merck). Bryan was named a Henry Crown Fellow by the Aspen Institute in 2006 and has been the highest-ranking healthcare investor on Forbes’ Midas List since 2008.

Immediately prior to joining Venrock, Bryan received his PhD in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Harvard University. He previously held positions in corporate finance at Kidder, Peabody & Co and received his BA from Dartmouth College.

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Robert Schmidt

Robert R. Schmidt is a Principal on the U.S. Buyout team at The Carlyle Group, focused on private equity investments in the healthcare sector. He is based in New York.

Since joining Carlyle in 2011, Mr. Schmidt has been involved in a number of the firm’s investments globally, including Beats Electronics, Grand Rounds, MedRisk, One Medical, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Sedgwick. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Grand Rounds, MedRisk, One Medical and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Schmidt worked at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm focused on information business services and healthcare investments, and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, focused on buyouts in North America.

Mr. Schmidt received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s foremost experts on national and global health issues, human services and executive leadership. From April 2009 through June 2014, Kathleen served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as the 21st Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, leading the effort to pass and implement the most significant health reform in half a century–the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen served as Governor of Kansas from 2003 to 2009, and has led numerous ambitious efforts at the state and federal level to provide all Americans with the opportunity and tools to live happier, healthier and more successful lives.

Kathleen currently serves as a senior advisor to Enhanced Pharma, Hampton Creek Inc., and the Aspen Institute, where she co-chairs the Aspen Health Strategy Group. Named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world, Kathleen is a frequent keynote speaker for national and international organizations. Kathleen earned a master of public administration degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts degree from Trinity Washington University.

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James Slavet

James is a Partner at Greylock and invests in mission-driven entrepreneurs who combine technology and human touch to deliver amazing consumer services. James’ current investments include CreativeLive (online creative education), GoFundMe (crowdfunding for personal causes), Lyra Health (software-enabled service for mental health care), and Redfin (tech-enabled real estate brokerage). He invests in online marketplaces, e-commerce, end-to-end consumer services and business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) models. James has backed multiple companies that have scaled from early stages to hundreds of millions in annual revenue. He has also represented Greylock as a Board member of companies that have been acquired by Adobe, Discovery Communications, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo!.

Prior to Greylock, James was a VP/GM in the Search & Marketplace business unit at Yahoo!. He’s also worked in product development and operations roles in several early-stage consumer technology companies, including Guru (acquired by Unicru), Drugstore.com (acquired by Walgreens), and Wired (acquired by Conde Nast). James has been named several times to the Forbes Midas list, which recognizes top VC tech investors. He graduated from Brown University and Harvard Business School.

Medical Advisory Board
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Dr. Ray Dorsey

Dr. Dorsey is Associate Professor of Neurology at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of The Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. After receiving a joint MD/MBA at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dorsey completed an NIH-funded fellowship in Movement Disorders and Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on movement disorders like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease and developing new treatments for individuals with these neurological conditions.

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Dr. Laura Esserman

Dr. Esserman is Professor of Surgery and Radiology at UCSF School of Medicine and directs the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. Her research focuses on bioinformatics, medical and clinical informatics, systems integration, and clinical care delivery with the goal of giving patients better access to accurate information to become partners in their healthcare decisions. Dr. Esserman has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of breast health, advocating the improvement in delivering breast cancer care. She was awarded for her research and collaboration with colleagues when she received the 2005 NCI SPORE Investigator of the Year Award.

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Dr. Keith Lillemoe

Dr. Lillemoe is Chairman of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and the W. Austen Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a world-renowned general surgeon and regarded as one of the top pancreatic cancer surgeons in the country. With over four decades in academic medicine, Dr. Lillemoe has previously held leadership positions at Johns Hopkins and Indiana University. His bibliography includes more than 300 scientific articles and 115 book chapters. In addition, he serves as editor of the leading surgical textbook, Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practices, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the top surgical journal, Annals of Surgery.

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Dr. Michael Link

Dr. Link is the Lydia J. Lee Professor in Pediatric Cancer and former Chief of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently ended his term as President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and was the first pediatric oncologist to serve in that position. Dr. Link runs multiple clinical trials at Stanford dealing with the treatment of sarcomas of bone and soft tissue, acute lymphoblastic leukemias, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. In 2013 he was awarded the visiting lectureship in Pediatric Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Christopher Longhurst

As Chief Information Officer for UC San Diego Health, Dr. Longhurst oversees all operations and strategic planning for information and communications technology. He is also responsible for planning and developing all administrative and clinical information systems related to operating UC San Diego Health hospital and clinical facilities. Dr. Longhurst leads the creation and execution of a comprehensive information strategy to meet future needs of UC San Diego Health along with creating standards, architectures and policies for information technologies across UC San Diego and the UC system. His area of responsibility includes electronic health records and the MyUCSDChart system. UC San Diego Health has reached Stage 7 of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption, a ranking devised by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This distinction is achieved by less than five percent of U.S. hospitals. Dr. Longhurst is also a key faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. He most recently served as chief medical information officer for Stanford Children’s Health, where he led strategic efforts to improve children’s health and provider workflow using information technology. He also founded and led the clinical informatics fellowship at Stanford, where he was a clinical professor of pediatrics. Dr. Longhurst completed his residency at Stanford Medical School and earned his medical degree and MS in medical informatics from UC Davis. He holds a BS in molecular biology from UC San Diego. He is a board-certified pediatrician and clinical informaticist. The author and co-author of many publications on using technology and data to improve patient care and outcomes, Dr. Longhurst was elected a fellow in the prestigious American College of Medical Informatics.

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Dr. Matthew Nielsen

Dr. Nielsen is a board-certified urologic oncologist practicing in the fully integrated Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Program at the UNC Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is Director of the Division of Urologic Oncology. His research, focused on cancer care quality and medical decision making, was recognized with the Rising Stars in Urology Research Award and has been supported by the NIH, AHRQ, and the American Cancer Society. Dr. Nielsen received an M.S. in Clinical Research from UNC-Chapel Hill, did his residency at John Hopkins, and his received his M.D. from John Hopkins. He was selected for the American Urological Association Leadership Program and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

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Dr. Lidia Schapira

Dr. Schapira is an Associate Professor of Oncology at the Stanford University Medical Center. Her clinical area of expertise is in breast cancer, new treatments for the disease and the special concerns for young cancer survivors. Her research focuses on the psychosocial support of cancer patients and improved communication between the patient and treating physician. Dr. Schapira has published articles in the leading scientific and academic journals in the field and is a past director of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.