John’s passion for revolutionizing healthcare is personal: it developed after he and his family had to navigate our complicated healthcare system during the illness and eventual loss of his mom. After receiving his BA from Harvard, John dove into improving our healthcare system as a healthcare consultant, through healthcare startups, and eventually joined athenahealth. In his seven-year tenure there, he focused on improving doctors’ communication methods across institutions by helping to launch and run operations and product management initiatives, including the CommonWell Health Alliance. In addition to a BA, John also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
John teamed up with Hitesh to build Virtudent in a strong commitment to patient care: to innovate patient care delivery and to play a part in moving The U.S. healthcare system toward more affordable higher-quality care. John’s extensive hands-on experiences coupled with his passion for improving care delivery offers the vision needed for a paradigm shift in oral healthcare delivery.