I operate PFKC Ltd. Corp, a digital health consultancy. I’m best known as the founder of Medscape.
In 2014, with Carol Crump, I co-founded StreetsAcademy (streetsacademy.org).
I work with some of New York City’s best entrepreneurs, and have helped several start and run their companies, both as an investor and an advisor. I’m Chairman of Crossix Solutions, Inc., and serve on the Board of Directors of ContextMatterrs. I am an investor in Medivo, MedPageToday (acquired by Everyday Health in December, 2010), Peerstone Research, Peridrome, and Vitals. I’m on the advisory boards of Apixio, Enhanced Medical Decisions, Everyday Health, TrialX, the Russian health portal VitaPortal, and Wellthie, creators of a terrific tool to help people buy health insurance. On the VC side, I work with small-cap innovators Milestone Venture Capital Partners, LLC, the Life Sciences Angel Network, and Greycroft Partners, founded by Alan Patricof.
I’m a founder of StreetsPAC, that works to ensure that the transformative progress that has come to NYC’s livable streets under the administration of Mayor Bloomberg continues under Mayor de Blasio. I am an enthusiastic supporter of the “Active Health” movement, of several parks foundations in New York City, of Transportation Alternatives, a highly effective group that promotes safer more enjoyable conditions for walkers, bicyclists, and mass-transit users. I’m a founding member and director of New York City Health Business Leaders.
Bragging rights: I have created thousands of jobs in New York City, the world’s best city to live and work in. In February, 2013 I was honored to be inducted into The Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. I’m proud to be listed in Richard Saul Wurman’s March, 2002 book, Who’s Really Who as one of the 1,000 most creative people in the U.S. (Wurman is the founder of the TED Conference). And it was a real kick when Fortune magazine, named Medscape one of the “10 Coolest Companies in America” in 1998.