Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is considered one of health care’s influential voices on social technology and medicine. He has served as a consultant to a number of health care start ups and has independently advised health care organizations and national physician groups in the area of policy and digital strategy. His unique expertise lies in understanding the emerging digital culture of medicine and how new media can be leveraged by organizations and individual stakeholders in health care.
At Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Vartabedian directs programs in digital literacy and advises leadership in the area of training and emerging technology. He is the co-founder of the Medical Futures Laboratory, a Rice University based collaborative for insight and solutions into the problems facing medicine at its intersection with technology.
As a speaker in the area of new media and the future of medicine, Dr V has addressed numerous organizations including the Stanford Summit/Medicine 2.0 and the Mayo Clinic Transform Conference. He serves on the advisory board to the SXSW Interactive Festival health track and Stanford's Medicine X conference. He is an advisor to the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. He has been quoted in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and CNN.
Dr. Vartabedian is the creator of 33 charts, a site which has come to serve as a center of community and thought surrounding physicians and their transition to the digital space. Cited as an example of 21st century thought leadership, 33 charts was recently chosen to be archived in its entirely in the National Library of Medicine.
His editorial experience began in the pulp era as a freelance writer for magazines such as Parenting and American Baby. He is the author of The Public Physician - Practical Wisdom for a Connected, Always-On World self-published in 2014 and available through his website, 33charts.com
Education & Training
Baylor College of MedicineFellowship
Baylor College of MedicineResidency
University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolMedical School
Certifications & Licensure
TX State Medical License1996 - 2018
American Board of PediatricsPediatric Gastroenterology