Crafting a Career in Innovation at the Intersection of Technology & Healthcare

Adam Glasofer, MD is the Global Head of Healthcare for Public Sector Venture Capital and Startups at Amazon Web Services. In this role, he leads a team focused on fostering startup communities and driving the adoption of startups with healthcare customers around the world. Within the first year of development, Adam’s team created and delivered the AWS Healthcare Accelerator which has launched several cohorts globally. Prior to joining AWS, Adam was Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Virtua Health, where he founded both Virtua’s telehealth program and Center for Innovation. In these roles, he worked closely with clinical and operational leadership to transform clinical workflows through the seamless integration of technology. These projects ranged from leading enterprise EHR and voice technology implementations, all the way to the evaluation, development, and implementation of emerging technologies. A pediatric hospitalist by training, he continues to practice clinical medicine by working in a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatric emergency department. Adam is board certified in both Pediatrics and Clinical Informatics, and has a Master’s Degree of Science in Health Informatics. Leveraging his clinical and technical backgrounds, he has seen firsthand the benefits to patients, clinicians, and operations in integrating technology into care delivery. Adam has presented globally on topics related to telemedicine and innovation in healthcare, and has served as an advisor to multiple healthcare startups. This cumulative experience in both the clinical and technical worlds has led Adam to where he is today, as he seeks to effect the largest change possible to improve global healthcare for all those along the care delivery spectrum. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize career options available at the intersection of healthcare and technology
  2. Apply strategies to enhance professional development as learners pursue careers in healthcare innovation


  • Adam Glasofer, MD

This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on July 13, 2022.

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