Jay H. Sanders, M.D. is President
and CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group and Quantum Medical Corporation,
Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at John Hopkins University School of Medicine,
and Past President of The American Telemedicine Association.
As a Senior Consultant to NASA, Dr.
Sanders is a member of the Life and Microgravity Sciences Advisory Committee
as well as the Scientific Director of the NASA/MITAC CSC. He directs
the U.S. telemedicine initiatives to the G-8 nations,
has served on the Department
of Defense Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeon Generals of
the Army, Navy and Air Force, and has been a consultant for WHO on Health
Telematics. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
of the Universal Service Administrative Corporation, and Chairman of its
Rural Health Care Committee, as well as a member of the Executive Committee
of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
He was formerly Visiting Professor, Yale University School of Medicine,
as well as Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of the Telemedicine
Program at the Medical College of Georgia, where he held the Eminent Scholar
Chair in Telemedicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors and
founding member of the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Sanders
served as a member of the Southern Governors Association Task Force on
Medical Technology and Telemedicine and as a member of the FCC Telemedicine
Advisory Committee as well as a member of the Institute of Medicine/National
Academy of Science Telemedicine Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Sanders earned his medical degree
from Harvard Medical School Magna Cum Laude, was a member of AOA, did his
residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where
he was Chief Medical Resident, and did a research fellowship in Immunology
at the National Institutes of Health. In 1970, Dr. Sanders joined
the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he attained the rank
of Professor of Medicine, and became Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial
Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in the southeastern United States.
Prior to becoming Chief of Medicine, he headed the Medical Intensive Care
Unit, the Medical House Staff Program and the Medical Division of the Emergency
Department. Dr. Sanders established the concept of, and developed
the first Division of General Medicine in any medical school and was Chief
of that Division.
Dr. Sanders has spent the majority
of his professional career involved in teaching and health care research.
He has spent over 30 years in the development and implementation of telecommunications
and information technologies as a means of addressing the problems relating
to quality, cost and access to care that now plague our health care system.
He designed the telemedicine system for the State of Georgia that interfaces
with rural hospitals, public health facilities, correctional institutions,
ambulatory health care centers, military bases and public school classrooms.
He initiated a project at the Medical College of Georgia that allows for
"electronic house calls" in which patients are cared for in their homes
and the elderly in nursing homes. The author of numerous articles
on telemedicine, he is a Senior Editor of the Telemedicine Journal as well
as being on the editorial boards of Telemedicine Newsletter, Telemedicine
Report, The Telemedicine Connection, Telemedicine and Telehealth Networks
and Telemedicine and Virtual Reality, and also an editor of the recent
book, "Telemedicine: Theory and Practice" a Charles C. Thomas publication.
He is a consultant for many academic medical centers, state and foreign
governments, public institutions and industry.
Jay H. Sanders, M.D., F.A.C.P.,
President and CEO
The Global Telemedicine Group
1317 Vincent Place
McLean, VA 22101
Telephone: (703) 448-9640
Fax: (703) 448-9609