About Jay

FullSizeRender 17Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH is a physician who trained in pediatrics and preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Since 2007, Jay has redefined the doctor visit and challenged how doctors and patients communicate and solve problems together. He created the world’s first internet-enabled house call practice in 2007, founded and designed the first cloud-based electronic medical record in 2008 called Hello Health, and ideated and designed one of the most popular iPad apps for physicians, Omnio, through his design firm, The Future Well. Five years ago, he founded Sherpaa, the world’s first primary care-in-the-cloud practice that cares for the employees at some of the most well-known and innovative companies in the world.

He has given talks on the new frontiers that technology creates for health and medical care at over 50 conferences including TED, Google’s Zeitgeist, the Clinton Global Initiative, The Aspen Institute, and Pop!Tech.

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February 2012 to today

CEO and founder of Sherpaa.

February 2010 to February 2012

Co-founded The Future Well.

January 1, 2008 to December 2009

Co-founded Hello Health. I created the concept and then worked with our team of designers and developers to design and build the application, marketing, and physical offices.

September 24, 2007

I started my internet-based house call practice with $1500. My overhead was about 10%. I got a lot of press and drove 7 million people to my practice website. This led to my partnership with Myca to create Hello Health.

July 2007

Completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

April – June, 2007

Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care
Toyota Lean Training and Implementation in Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Jan – Mar, 2007

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Healthcare Legislative Analyst
Baltimore, MD

Nov – Dec, 2006

International Association of Firefighters
Occupational Health Physician in Residence
Washington DC

Sep – Oct, 2006

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Obesity Management Program Design
Baltimore, MD

July – Aug, 2006

Public Citizen
Health Research Group
Washington DC

Lead Author on a successful Petition to the FDA to include a black box warning on all fluoroquinolones

Lead Author on a pending Petition to the FDA to ban Third Generation Oral Contraceptives Containing Desogestrel Due to Increased Risk of Venous Thrombosis

June, 2006

Masters in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2002 – 2005

Saint Vincent’s Hospital – Manhattan
Department of Pediatrics

1998 – 2002

The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania


Washington University
Saint Louis, Missouri
B.A., Biology