Joseph Kvedar, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
IS MGH Directors, Research Institute
Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Dermatologist
Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Vermont College of Medicine 1983
acne vulgaris; connected health; decision support systems; delivery of health care; dermatology; digital health; healthcare delivery; internet; machine learning; mhealth; mobile health; photography; remote consultation; self care; telemedicine

Dr. Joe Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist, Acting Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.

In addition to his clinical role, Dr. Kvedar is also Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, where he is creating a new model of health care delivery that moves care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Partners Connected Health programs are helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books on the subject: The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan (2017) and The Internet of Healthy Things (2015).

Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; the popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. He is co-chair of the American Medical Association's Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and a strategic advisor at Mavericks Capital, Puretech Ventures and Qualcomm Life.