Jordan Shlain

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Jordan Shlain
Jordan Lewis Shlain

San Francisco, California
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Georgetown University
OccupationPhysician, entrepreneur
Board member ofPrivate Medical
Hope Street Group
Hint Inc
Spouse(s)Caroline Shlain
RelativesKimberly Brooks
Leonard Shlain
Tiffany Shlain

Jordan Shlain is an American physician and entrepreneur. A practicing primary care physician and the chairman and founder of Private Medical, a family office for health and medicine,[1] and HealthLoop, [2]a cloud-based clinical engagement platform, he lectures on subjects related to public policy, economics, and new models of delivering health care.[3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Shlain was born in San Francisco to Carole Lewis Ph.D, a clinical psychologist, and the author and surgeon Leonard Shlain. He attended computer classes and a computer camp while a student at Tamalpais High School, and began writing programs on an Apple IIe as a teenager.[5][6]

Shlain graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 with a degree in anatomy and physiology. He was accepted at Harvard's Center for International Development (WorldTeach), and as a program participant, Shlain spent a year teaching high school chemistry, physics and biology in rural Western Kenya. He later said that his experience there shaped his medical career.[7]

Shlain returned to the United States in 1991 and attended Georgetown Medical School, where he focused on technology as well as medicine. He received his medical degree in 1994, and completed a residency in internal medicine at California Pacific Medical Center/UC San Francisco in 1997. While a resident, Shlain co-founded SeniorWell, a telemedicine service designed for use in nursing homes.[8]


Shlain made house calls during his residency, and in 1997 he began working as a doctor on-call for Lufthansa and Princess Cruises. As his practice grew, he became a house doctor for hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco. He then founded On Call Medical Group, which by 1999 had expanded to include doctors in Southern California. In 2007, On Call shifted its business model and became Current Medical Group; it was later renamed Discover Health Medical Partners. Shlain subsequently founded Private Medical, an internal medicine, pediatric and naturopathic practice focused on prevention.[9][10]

In 2000, Shlain founded Medicineplanet, one of the first travel medicine sites. It included searchable lists of travel clinics where inoculations, prescriptions and post-travel help were available, as well as extensive country-specific information on infectious diseases. In 2008, he founded HealthLoop, a program which automates follow-up care through tracking patient progress and monitoring clinical areas of concern.[11] The company was established after Shlain treated an elderly patient with pneumonia and was unable to monitor her continuing care. HealthLoop closed a $10 million round of Series A financing led by Canvas Venture Fund in December 2013.[4][12]

Shlain is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars. Focused on health policy, innovation, and technology, he has spoken at Stanford Medicine X, the Economist Innovation Forum, Politico Health Care of the Future, Health 2.0, Harvard's Center for Connected Health, and the Strata Conference, among others.[13][14][15][16]

Philanthropy and community service[edit]

Shlain is the chairman of EatREAL, a non-profit which seeks to raise awareness of illness related to the production, distribution, and marketing of processed food. He has been on the board of directors for the Washington, DC-based bipartisan think tank the Hope Street Group since 2011.[17][18]

In 2003, as the nominee of Mayor Willie Brown, Shlain served as the inaugural commissioner of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission.[19]. He served as the commissioner of the San Francisco Health Systems Board from 2010 to 2015 at the appointment of Mayor Gavin Newsom[20]

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tincture, an online publication that examines ideas and conversations related to the future of the healthcare system.[21]


Shlain and his wife, Dr. Caroline Shlain, have four children. His sisters are filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and Kimberly Brooks; [6]

Boards and affiliations[edit]

Years Organization Title
2003 (2003) - present Private Medical Chairman
2008 (2008) - present HealthLoop Chairman
2014 (2014) — present Tincture Member, Board of Directors
2014 (2014) — present Hint, Inc. Advisor
2013 (2013) — present EatREAL Chairman
2006 (2006) — present Hope Street Group Member, Board of Directors
2014 (2014) — 2016 MD Anderson Cancer Center, Center for Professional Development & Entrepreneurship Medical Advisor
2009 (2009) — 2014 WildAid Member, Board of Directors
2010 (2010) — 2015 San Francisco Health Service System Health Commissioner - City and County of San Francisco
2012 (2012) — 2014 Aspen Institute Health Advisor
2011 (2011) — 2014 Optum Global Solutions Senior Medical Advisor
2009 (2009) — 2014 American Academy of Private Physicians President


  1. ^ Schwartz, Nelson D. "The Doctor Is In. Co-Pay? $40,000". New York Times. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  2. ^ Graham, John (December 10, 2013). "New Health Technology Venture Funding Announced At mHealth Summit". Forbes. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  3. ^ Brenner, Katie (March 20, 2014). "A Doctor-Entrepreneur Takes on Digital Healthcare". The Information. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b Bermant, Yoel (December 9, 2013). "Dr. Jordan Shlain Closes $10 Million Series A Financing For HealthLoop". Jewish Business News. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  5. ^ Himmelman, Drew (October 30, 2014). "Final chapter: Children fulfill dad's dying wish with publication of his book". J. Weekly. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  6. ^ a b Maugh II, Thomas H. (May 19, 2009). "Dr. Leonard Shlain dies at 71; best-selling author and pioneer of laparoscopic surgery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  7. ^ "HIStalk Interviews Jordan Shlain MD, Founder and Medical Director, Current Health". Health IT News and Opinion. February 23, 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  8. ^ Murphy, Candace (January 29, 2007). "House Call: Believe it or not, the doctor is in". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  9. ^ Examiner staff (January 31, 2007). "Home-care doctors are on a roll". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  10. ^ Klien, Gary (November 29, 2006). "Marin Doctors Plan 24-Hour House Call". Marin Independent Journal.
  11. ^ Wade, Betsy (May 14, 2000). "Traveling Healthy These Web Sites Provide Solid Medical Information For Trips Abroad". Chicago Tribune. New York Times News Service. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  12. ^ Dolan, Brian (December 11, 2013). "HealthLoop raises $10M to help MDs and patients between visits". MobiHealthNews. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Health 2.0 Agenda". Health 2.0.
  14. ^ "Agenda Economist". Innovation Forum.
  15. ^ "Speakers". Harvard Connected Health Symposium.
  16. ^ "Speakers". Politico.
  17. ^ "Institute for Responsible Nutrition". Institute for Responsible Nutrition. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Jordan Shlain Bio". Medicine X Stanford. Medicine X Stanford. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Appointment, Entertainment Commission" (PDF). April 29, 2003.
  20. ^ Sherbert, Erin (September 1, 2010). "Mayor appoints newest member to SFMTA". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  21. ^ "About Tincture – Tincture". Tincture. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2018-10-07.

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