Dr. Michael VanRooyen is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. He's also the founder or co-founder of four start-up companies including Ibex, a patient tracking system for Emergency Departments that was eventually bought by Picis.
From 2002 to 2004, I worked as one of Mike's International Emergency Medicine fellows within the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine.
This is a video clip of Mike's talk at our 2009 Medical Fusion Conference. While Mike is most well-known for his humanitarian work, he's also a very astute businessman and entrepreneur. If you're a Wilderness Medicine aficionado, you are probably familiar with Mike's work in international health, but in this video you get to see another side of him through his entrepreneurial experiences.
One of the purposes of this blog is to introduce you guys to the personalities behind the research and field work. Mike is one of those dynamic individuals who is a leader in his field, and a great prototye for those interested in making Wilderness Medicine a career focus.