Ron Pion M.D.
Dr. Pion is a pioneer in telemedicine and tele-health. He is a physician, visionary, and business leader that combines a practitioner's perspective with healthcare industry expertise and corporate experience to provide assistance and wisdom to innovative companies. He draws upon significant experience in leadership roles in both public and private healthcare companies. He has a notable record of developing companies and defining business strategies that break down barriers and provide quality patient services. Dr. Pion began his career in academics, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii. Having recognized at an early stage the benefits technology and new media bring to the practice of medicine, he became a pioneer in the area of medical telecommunications and has worked in that area for more than 30 years. He served as a full-time medical correspondent for KNBC television in Los Angeles prior to founding the Hospital Satellite Network, the nation's first daily satellite-delivered television service providing programming for hospital-based health professionals and patients. He is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Pion graduated from New York University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and New York Medical College (M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha).