Bryan Vartabedian, MD

I’m an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where I direct emerging programs in digital professionalism and literacy.  Present in the health blogosphere since 2006, I’ve been an active witness to the social health revolution and its influence on doctors and patients.  I write about the intersection of medicine, social media and technology here on my blog, 33 charts.

I’m excited to be a co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab, a collaboration of Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center.  Boldly focused on reimagining the future of medicine, the MFL will offer critical insight and solutions into the problems facing medicine at its evolving intersection with technology.  As part of my work with the lab I will be co-teaching Medicine in the Age of Networked Intelligence at Rice University in the spring of 2013.

Beyond my work as a practicing physician, I have served as a consultant to a number of health care start ups and have independently advised health care organizations and national physician groups in the area of social media policy and strategy.  I have served as a keynote speaker to a number of national organizations.  You can find me quoted in the mainstream media by outlets such as The Wall Street JournalCNN and the New York Times.

Before the Internet I cut my teeth on pulp doing freelance work for magazines such as Parenting and American Baby.  I am the author of Colic Solved – The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Screaming, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby  (Ballantine/Random House, 2007), First Foods (St. Martin’s Press, 2001), and have contributed to The Real Life of a Pediatrician (Kaplan 2010).  I’ve done a bunch of other cool stuff that I’ve forgotten at this point.

When I’m not writing or thinking, I read obsessively.

Photo courtesy of Mark Harmel Photo