Medical Advisory Board

Our Global Medical Advisory Board provides clinical expertise to effectively guide, represent and advance virtual care standards and innovations for the Teladoc Health Medical Group.

Dr. Haywood brings to the Medical Advisory Board deep executive experience in leading development of medical policy, technology platforms and clinical programs.

Most recently, Dr. Haywood served as Chief Medical Officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association where he was responsible for guiding medical policy and clinical programs for the association's 36-member health plans affecting more than 106 million members. In addition, he founded and served as President of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, a benefit corporation focused on addressing social determinants of health. Dr. Haywood previously held positions at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and has also served as a member of the board for YMCA.

Dr. Haywood received his MD from the University of Illinois in Chicago, his JD from Northwestern University and his BS from the University of Notre Dame.

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Dr. Hollander is one of the original innovators and educators in the field of telehealth programs and brings to the Medical Advisory Board his inspiring vision and knowhow on the continued expansion of telemedicine.

Dr. Hollander currently serves as Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Dean for Strategic Health Initiatives at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a Professor & Vice Chair of Finance and Healthcare Enterprises in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hollander is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and measuring the success of innovative health care delivery opportunities across the enterprise, including the JeffConnect Telemedicine Program and Jefferson Urgent Care.

Dr. Hollander has published over 550 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials. He was President of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and co-chaired the National Quality Forum (NQF) committee to create a framework to support measure development for telehealth.

He has an MD from New York University Medical School, completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Barnes Hospital (Washington University), and an Emergency Medicine Residency at Jacobi Hospital (Albert Einstein). He has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Jones brings to the Medical Advisory Board deep expertise in public health policy resulting from his service as a senior government official, his research and professorships at leading universities, and his leadership positions with national public health organizations.

Dr. Jones currently serves as President of Health Gnosis, Inc and is a professor at the University of Manitoba and the University of Saskatchewan, teaching medical residents and graduate students in Public Health and Preventive medicine.

Previously he held the position of Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and Deputy Minister, building the Public Health Agency of Canada following SARS. He also acted as Chief Medical Health Officer and Executive Director of the Population Health and Primary Health Services Branches for the Province of Saskatchewan. Dr. Jones also served as President of the Canadian Public Health Association, Vice President of the American Public Health Association and International Regent on the Board of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Jones has an MD from the University of Toronto. A CCFP, Residency in Family Medicine from the Queen’s University. He earned an MHSc, FRCPC, FACPM, Residency I Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.

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As a Chief of Staff of one the nation’s leading psychiatric hospitals, and as a renowned expert and distinguished professor of psychiatry, Dr. Oldham’s membership on the Medical Advisory Board brings expert guidance to Teladoc Health’s mental health offerings.

Dr. Oldham is currently Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Oldham previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Menninger Clinic. He has had the privilege of serving as president of the American Psychiatric Association and of the American College of Psychiatrists. He also headed the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and the Association for Research on Personality Disorders, and he serves as an editor of several journals, including the Journal of Personality Disorders. He previously served as chief medical officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Dr. Oldham completed psychiatric residency training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He has an MD and an MS in neuroendocrinology from Baylor College of Medicine, and a BS from Duke University.

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Dr. Samuels brings deep clinical experience to the Medical Advisory Board as an internationally renowned teacher-clinician, a premier diagnostician, and a leading authority on the interface between neurology and general medicine.

Martin A. Samuels, MD, FAAN, MACP, FRCP (London); DSc (hon), is the Miriam Sydney Joseph Distinguished Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and winner of the institution's first Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. He is the Founding Chair and Neurologist-in-Chief Emeritus at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and former Director of the Harvard-Longwood Neurology Training Program. His major fields of expertise include neurocardiology, neurohematology, neurogastroenterology, neurohepatology, neuronephrology, and the neurologic aspects of organ transplantation.

He has edited and co-written several seminal neurology textbooks, including nine editions of Samuels’s Manual of Neurologic Therapeutics and Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology.

Dr. Samuels is board certified in both Neurology and Internal Medicine. He holds residencies from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston City Hospital and a BA from Williams College.

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Dr. Shulkin brings his service as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, his leaderhsip of health systems and his experience holding academic positions at leading universities to the Medical Advisory Board.

The Honorable David J. Shulkin served as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) under President Trump. Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health. Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization and the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Shulkin also founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality.

Dr. Shulkin held physician leadership positions as Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Wachter is welcomed to the Medical Advisory Board as an authority on healthcare and quality, a leading medical university chair, an author of a bestselling book on the digital transformation of medicine, and most notably as the originator of the term “hospitalist” in 1996. He is often considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine.

Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. In 2020, his frequent tweets on Covid-19 were viewed over 50 million times by more than 100,000 followers and served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic.

Dr. Wachter completed college and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship at Stanford University.

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