Dr. Jordan Shlain is a practicing internist and a native of San Francisco. He graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and was accepted to Harvard’s Center for International Development (WorldTeach) to teach high-school chemistry, physics and biology in rural Western Kenya. Upon returning from Africa, he moved to Lucca, Italy where he opened and ran a successful bed and breakfast. Subsequently, he graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency in San Francisco.
Dr. Shlain is ranked in the Healthspottr’s list of the 100 most important healthcare innovators and actively consults with companies, non‐profits and physician organizations. He founded the Current Health Medical Group in 1997, which operates a full service, office and house-call practice and is actively developing software, HealthLoop (www.healthloop.com), to solve one of the more vexing problems in medicine: how to follow and monitor patients in between visits.
As a pioneer in what is now called Direct Practice medicine, Dr. Shlain has mentored many physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and regularly lectures on health care economics to Pre-Med students at UC Berkeley. He is the president of the national American Academy of Private Physicians and is actively involved in grass roots innovation and local medical politics. He has served as an assistant clinical professor at UCSF and a board member for the San Francisco Medical Society.
In 2010, he was appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco to sit as a commissioner for the Health Services Systems Board, which is responsible for the allocation of over $700M for the healthcare of over 110,000 San Francisco Employee’s and retirees.
In 2011, he was named to the physician advisory board of Ingenix, a global leader in health IT analytics and services.
He is married to Dr. Caroline Shlain who received her PhD in Economics and International Relations. They are blessed with four children; Amber, Daphne, Arthur and Isidora.