Take a man with an M.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard add an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and what you get is someone with passion. This someone believes in the power of marrying hard sciences and computer science with health care. A man who has long-term collaborative relationships with many different leading intellectuals and productive relationships with his personal mentors. When all these stars align, you get Jim Tananbaum.
Although he considers himself an academic at heart, Dr. Tananbaum has over 25 years of experience focusing on the business and investment side of the healthcare industry. He looks for companies that present growth opportunities, infuses them with capital, and builds franchise healthcare businesses. More details can be found on Medium.
In 2011, Dr. Tananbaum created and founded Foresite which identifies funds, and supports emerging healthcare leaders via a network. As CEO Jim dedicates himself, and Foresite, to the growth of these leaders. One of the concepts that help drive his passion about the science/computer/healthcare connection is his belief in the importance of innovation.
Dr. Tananbaum’s strategy; put the best and the brightest from the worlds of academia and entrepreneurship together sharing information and idea that will push innovation, provide fuel for investment opportunities, and improve clinical outcomes that affect people’s lives.
Early on in his career, he recognized that healthcare innovation was more of a long game than an immediate reward. And, the investment required is often significant. Most capital investment types balk at these circumstances. He saw the need, filled it, and began playing an important role in a changing healthcare delivery industry.
Dr. Tananbaum believes in stepping outside the usual way of doing things. He’s learned to ignore the crowd and blaze the path he sees. He prides himself on being a disruptor. Taking risks; however, requires studying a situation from every angle trying to foresee every possible outcome. Due diligence, support, and patience bring in the big results financially and progressively. You can visit his About.me page to know more.