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Dr. Harry JacobsonDr. Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Epiphany Health Ventures LLC. He is the Chairman at MedCare Investment Funds. Dr. Jacobson helps make investment decisions and manages MedCare’s portfolio.

He is a Co-founder, Partner, and Principal of Tri-Star Technology Fund LLC. and is also employed at Healthcare Investment Group.

He is an Executive Director at Citizengine, Inc. and Dr. Jacobson co-founded Informatics Corporation of America, Inc. and serves as a Senior Advisor.

He co-founded Contact Software, Ambulatory Services of America, CeloNova Biosciences, Cardiovascular Care Group, Quality Healthcare International, and digiChart.

He was a Co-Founder of Renal Care Group, serves as a Director of Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. and is a Member of Advisory Board of Iroquois Capital Group.

He is a Vice Chancellor Emeritus at Vanderbilt University. He retired as Vice Chancellor on June 1, 2009. Prior to his retirement from Vanderbilt, Dr. Jacobson functioned as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Vanderbilt Medical Center. He joined the Vanderbilt Medical School faculty in 1985 as a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Nephrology and in 1997 became Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs.

He has been both a formal and informal Advisor to several venture and private equity funds. Dr. Jacobson is the Chairman of IMED and serves on the Board of Ingram Industries, and SpecialtyCare Inc., as well as on the Boards of several other healthcare companies. He is a Director of Healthgate Data Corp. since October 2003. Dr. Jacobson serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Harpeth Capital, LLC and Challenger Equity Partners. He serves on the board of Device Innovation Group and Diabetes Care Group. He served as a Director of Merck & Company, Inc., Kinetic Concepts Inc, from June 2003 to November 2011. At Renal Care Group, he was a Director since 1995 and Chairman from 1995 to 1997. He was the Chairman of EBM Solutions Inc. since 1999. He has been a Director of MedSolutions Inc.

Dr. Jacobson served as a Member of Advisory Board of Clayton Associates LLC. He is a past Chairman of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He served on the Board of the Nashville Health Care Council, which he chaired in 2005 and 2006. In 2002, he was named the Ernst and Young Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently ranked No. 35 on Modern Physician’s ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare.

He has published over 100 research articles, reviews, and book chapters and Co-edited the book The Principles and Practice of Nephrology. He is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Jacobson received an M.D. degree from the University of Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in 1972, completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and specialty training in Nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Dr. Jacobson received a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois. In 1978, after two years of active duty in the United States Army as the Chief of Nephrology at the United States Army Surgical Research Center of Brooke Army Medical Center, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he served till 1985.

Dr. Jacobson is a contributor to the Forbes Business in the Beltway blog.

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