Joseph Kvedar

Professor, Harvard Medical School Senior Advisor, Virtual Care, Partners Health Care Editor, npj Digital Medicine

At Partners HealthCare, Dr. Joe Kvedar has focused on driving innovation, creating the market and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level.

As Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal, he will work to establish the evidence base needed to guide innovation and the implementation of digital health. Beginning May 2020, Dr. Kvedar will also serve as President of the ATA, and he is Program Chair of the ATA2020 annual conference.

He is co-chair of the American Medical Association's (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), and a member of the AAMC’s (Association of American Medical Colleges) telehealth committee, creating tools that will enable medical schools and residency programs to integrate telehealth into the training of future practitioners.

Dr. Kvedar is the author of two books: The Internet of Healthy Things (2015) and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017). The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health.


Dr. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.