Keynote Speaker: ZDoggMD

Catch ZDoggMD's fun and thought-provoking keynote address Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Opening General Session.

ZDoggMD, also known as Zubin Damania, MD, is a highly sought-after health care speaker and thought leader who writes and produces award-winning medical parody videos that educate and entertain. ZDoggMD's creative message of bringing everyone in health care together to create a better system of care (including fair payment and treatment for clinicians like pharmacists) inspires both personal and system transformation.

During a 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania won clinical teaching awards while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have gone epidemically viral with over 130 million views on YouTube and Facebook, educating patients and providers while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional health care system.

Dr. Damania, an internist, is the founder of Turntable Health, an innovative health care startup that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. Turntable Health, a membership model team-based primary care ecosystem, was a ground-up effort to get health care right by restoring the primacy of the human relationship, a concept he calls "Health 3.0."

ZDoggMD's videos cover a wide range of forward-thinking issues on the state of health care like readmissions, vaccinations, electronic health records, and much more. Here's a sample: