Leadership

Executive Leadership

Owen Tripp

Co-Founder & CEO

As co-founder and CEO of Grand Rounds, Owen believes that patients will achieve better healthcare outcomes through the intersection of technology, medical expertise, and extraordinary patient care. Prior to Grand Rounds, Owen co-founded Reputation.com and grew the company into the worldwide leader in online reputation and privacy management; he also held leadership positions at eBay and Accenture (Health and Life Sciences Practice). Owen received a BA with honors from Trinity College and received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He was recently named a Global Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann, MD

Co-Founder

Dr. Hofmann co-founded Grand Rounds with the goal of ensuring that access to state-of-the-art care is available to everyone, not just the rich and privileged. He is Chief of Interventional Radiology at Stanford Hospital and a Professor of Radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine. A nationally recognized deep venous thrombosis (DVT) expert, Dr. Hofmann has published over 100 articles on acute and chronic DVT, peripheral arterial disease, and interventional oncology. Dr. Hofmann has a BS in Engineering & Biology from University of Illinois and an MD from Ohio State University College of Medicine, and he did his residency at Johns Hopkins where he was Chief Resident.

Evan Richardson

Senior VP, Platform Operations

Evan oversees Platform Operations and Service Delivery at Grand Rounds. Prior to Grand Rounds, Evan was Head of Enterprise Products at Castlight Health, a pioneer in healthcare pricing transparency. Prior to Castlight, Evan held executive roles with Harvard Business School, investment firms Founder Collective and Berkshire Partners, and consultancy Bain & Company. Evan holds a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard.

David Thompson

General Counsel, VP Strategy & Chief Privacy Officer

David is responsible for all things related to security, privacy, and public policy at Grand Rounds. David is the former General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Reputation.com, and also served as a transactional and privacy attorney at the Los Angeles firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. He has spoken nationally on Internet and consumer privacy in forums such as the CBS Early Show, ABA’s 2012 National Conference on Technology, and Booz Allen’s Identity Technology conference. He graduated cum laude from Yale University and Stanford Law School, and clerked for the Hons. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit as well as Justice Scalia of the Supreme Court.

Ken Berland

VP, Engineering

Ken is responsible for all engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds. Ken previously led engineering at Servio, a crowd-sourcing platform with over 200,000 registered workers; prior to that, Ken was Vice President of Engineering at Reputation.com during a period of four-fold growth in registered users. Ken has also practiced intellectual property law as an attorney with the San Francisco firm Howard Rice, as well as clerked for Hons. Chief Judge Danny Boggs on the United States Sixth Circuit. Ken received his BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and his JD from the University of Southern California.

You can follow the Engineering team on their blog.

Shaundra Eichstadt, MD

Medical Director, VP of Medical

Dr. Eichstadt oversees the clinical staff at Grand Rounds. She completed her medical degree (MD) with a focus on Biomedical Ethics from Stanford University, and was accepted in the plastics residency program at Stanford. She trained for two years before deciding to leave and join Grand Rounds. In addition to her work at Grand Rounds, Dr. Eichstadt works in the surgery department at UCSF. She is also involved in international health, having volunteered in numerous countries and currently acting as Advisory Board Member for the Little Children of the World Foundation.

Ed Lehman

Senior VP, National Accounts and Channel Partnerships

Ed Lehman and his team are responsible for managing Grand Rounds’ current customer base, ensuring seamless service delivery and strong business results. Ed also manages Grand Rounds’ channel partnerships, including consultant, broker, and integration partner relationships.

Ed has extensive experience working with large employers as a healthcare consultant at Mercer and TowersWatson, where he led teams that helped develop and implement health care strategies. Ed joins Grand Rounds as the former Vice President of Sales at Cigna, and previously led the national sales team at Aetna. Ed earned his BA in Public Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington and his MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu.

Liz Gerstung

VP, Corporate Relations

Liz and her team are responsible for Grand Rounds’ thought leadership, influencer relations and brand. Prior to Grand Rounds, Liz was VP of Marketing at Evolent Health, a leading force in value-based care. Liz has held executive roles in organizations at all stages of growth including Medtronic, Hansen Medical, and WCG, a healthcare marketing consultancy. Liz holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Montana and an MBA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.

Chris Krueger

VP, Finance

As Vice President of Finance, Chris is responsible for overseeing all financial operations at the company. He brings more than 20 years of finance experience from small private to large public companies. Chris joins Grand Rounds from Flite, a cloud based advertisement company where he served as the VP Finance & Administration. Previously, Chris was responsible for the world-wide Accounting and FP&A functions at Avid Technologies’ Audio Division. Prior to Avid, Chris served as the divisional Controller for Network IC’s at Siemens Semiconductors (now Infineon Technologies). Chris earned his BA from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Dan Kimball

VP, Enterprise Marketing

Dan Kimball is responsible for enterprise marketing at Grand Rounds. He and his team are charged with employer positioning, demand generation and product marketing to bring Grand Rounds’ solutions to businesses across the globe. Dan is a veteran enterprise marketer, having built marketing organizations at growth-stage companies as well as established market leaders. Dan joins Grand Rounds from Thismoment, an industry-leading marketing technology company, where he was CMO. He’s also held leadership positions at Upsight, a business intelligence company, and CoStar Group, a commercial real estate research organization. Dan earned his BA from Colgate University.

Danielle Snow

VP, Care Operations

Danielle is responsible for overseeing all aspects of patient services at Grand Rounds. Prior to Grand Rounds, Danielle held leadership roles at Reputation.com and VUDU (a Wal-mart company) where she was responsible for growing and scaling teams & services to support rapid-growth. She started her technology career at TiVo gaining experience in UX, Engineering, IT and Operations. Danielle has a BA and MA in Communication from the University of Maine, as well as an MBA.

Stacy Vorkink

Director of Team Development

Stacy and her team are responsible for building and developing the Grand Rounds team–helping us achieve our utmost impact through our most important resource (our people!). Prior to Grand Rounds, Stacy was the program director for the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, a philanthropic innovation lab that uses technology to globally scale open-source education innovation. With over a decade of experience helping mission-driven companies expand and evolve, Stacy is dedicated to fostering a healthy workplace and world-class talent. Stacy holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University.

Souvik Das

Senior VP, Engineering

Souvik is responsible for overseeing all aspects of engineering and technology innovation at Grand Rounds. Souvik is an accomplished leader and innovator with more than 20 years of technology industry experience. He has built multiple successful products and has deep expertise in product development and engineering. Before Grand Rounds, Souvik served as the CTO and Managing Vice President of Capital One Auto Finance where he transformed the existing product suite into a modern, open source, cloud-based set of products. Before Capital One, Souvik spent ten years at PayPal in various senior engineering leadership positions. Prior to PayPal, Souvik held engineering positions at Netscape and America Online.
Souvik has an MS in Computer Science from University of Georgia and a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in India.

Nupur Srivastava

Senior Director of Product

Nupur is responsible for product and product design at Grand Rounds. She and her team are responsible for the roadmap and feature definition for Grand Rounds’ full suite of products and services. Prior to Grand Rounds, Nupur was Head of Product for AliveCor, a leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices. Before AliveCor she held product positions in Cisco’s telemedicine group as well as DRev, a product development company focused on affordable health technologies.
Nupur earned her MBA from Stanford, where she gained deep experience in design thinking from the Stanford Institute of Design. She also has an Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Mike Christie

Senior VP, Group Health Sales

Mike Christie is responsible for developing and executing Grand Rounds’ market development with employers, leading a national team of group health sales directors. Prior to Grand Rounds, Mike spent 20 years serving large national and global employers at Aon Hewitt in a variety of employee benefits consulting, sales, and sales leadership roles. Most recently, Mike led the sales effort to launch and grow Aon Hewitt’s retiree and active health exchange businesses. He was a member of Aon’s global health council and several other senior leadership groups. Mike holds aBA in Journalism and Philosophy from Marquette University.

Medical Leadership

Shaundra Eichstadt, MD

Vice President of Medical & Medical Director

Dr. Eichstadt is the Vice President of Medical and the Medical Director of Grand Rounds. She oversees a diverse group of physicians who support rigorous quality data analytics, technology development, and exceptional patient experience. Dr. Eichstadt received her medical degree (MD) with a concentration in Biomedical Ethics from Stanford University and her BS in Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska. In addition to her work at Grand Rounds, she is also involved in international health, having volunteered in numerous countries. She also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Little Children of the World Foundation, an organization that provides medical care and other services to underserved communities abroad.

Gus Crothers, MD

Medical Director of Clinical Personnel

Dr. Crothers joined Grand Rounds after completing his Medical School (MD) and Family Medicine residency training at Tufts University School of Medicine and Cambridge Health Alliance in Boston, MA. While in his residency, Dr. Crothers designed an area of concentration for his training that focused on primary care leadership and innovation. In this work, he participated in local and regional primary care improvement and research initiatives, culminating in a research fellowship at the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Physicians, where he studied participation rates of primary care physicians in addiction medicine. In addition to his passion for broad-spectrum primary care, Dr. Crothers has a special interest in substance-use-disorders and maintains an active primary care and addiction medicine practice.

Sohini Stone, MD/MBA

Medical Director of Clinical Operations

Dr. Stone brings extensive experience in process improvement, quality assurance, and care delivery to Grand Rounds. In addition to providing care for our pediatric patients, she collaborates across Grand Rounds teams to support medical team operations to provide top quality care to patients. Dr. Stone attended Boston University where she received her medical degree (MD) along with her Master of Business Administration (MBA). She completed Pediatric residency at Dartmouth and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine training at Stanford. In addition to her role at Grand Rounds, Dr. Stone also continues to work as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford, helping care for their smallest patients, babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Val Ulene, MD/MPH

Associate Medical Director

Dr. Ulene attended Princeton University and received her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons; she also earned a master’s degree at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is a board-certified specialist in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, completing her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ulene has extensive experience in medical writing and health education. She is the co-author of several consumer books on health, served as section editor of the educational patient page in the peer-reviewed journal, Preventive Medicine, and wrote a monthly column for the Los Angeles Times health section for over a decade.

Andrew Cain McClary, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. McClary is a board-certified pathologist who brings experience in pathology, diagnostics, and molecular genetics. He leads the traditional and digital pathology efforts on the Grand Rounds Medical Team. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University and earned his medical degree from Tulane University. He completed his residency in anatomic pathology at Stanford University. Dr. McClary has an extensive research background having worked and published at multiple institutions such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, among others. He is currently on faculty at Stanford University in the Department of Pathology. His clinical interests are primarily molecular/genetic and digital pathology. At Stanford, he is an investigator in an ongoing clinical trial for a rare jaw tumor for which he and colleagues discovered the primary genetic cause.

Anthony Holbert, MD/MBA

Staff Physician

Dr. Holbert is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with an interest in healthcare system structure and quality improvement. He studied chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University, then returned to the University of Texas Medical Branch to complete his medical degree after working for a scientific technology company for several years. He completed his residency training and served as chief resident at Baylor College of Medicine in an innovative program that emphasized experience in a diverse range of practice settings while also obtaining a Master of Business Administration (MBA) focused on organizational leadership. Before joining Grand Rounds, he was in practice at a large accountable care organization in Houston and served as a clinical instructor at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Holbert also actively serves on the Texas Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Healthcare Services and Managed Care, where he is an advocate for policies that promote patient-centered, high-quality healthcare systems.

Connie Innis, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Innis helps manage Office Visit cases for patients using the Grand Rounds service.  She is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist who has practiced for 15 years at Group Health Permanente in Seattle, WA.  Dr. Innis received her medical degree (MD) from University of Arizona College of Medicine and did her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Virginia Mason Medical Center.  Certified in Clinical Densitometry, her primary clinical interests are ultrasound and bone health.  Dr. Innis’s research was focused on clinical medicine and Molecular Genetics.  She has an interest in communication in medicine and recently completed the Summer Institute at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science.

Nainesh Gandhi, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Gandhi has a special interest in chronic care management, care delivery models, and the use of technology in healthcare. He attended Johns Hopkins University, where he studied Biomedical Engineering. Prior to his medical training, he worked as a software consultant in an Austin-based technology startup. He completed his Medical School (MD) and Internal Medicine training at the University of Texas-Southwestern. He pursued a fellowship in Cardiology at Oregon Health and Science University and is a board certified cardiologist. Along with his work at Grand Rounds, he maintains an active clinical Cardiology practice.

Nisha Patel, DO

Staff Physician

Dr. Patel is a board-certified internist with an interest in evolving healthcare through technology and improving patient access to healthcare. She joined Grand Rounds after completing Internal Medicine residency and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Chicago. Her clinical and research interests include patient outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Her areas of focus were patient awareness of their disease, bone mineral metabolism and dialysis access. Dr. Patel completed her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and participated in an international health rotation in Ethiopia, spurring an interest in healthcare access.

Andrea Giblin, DO

Staff Physician

Dr. Giblin is a board certified Infectious Disease physician who previously practiced in Tucson, AZ. She attended Tulane University and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (DO). She completed her Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of Arizona and focused her research on coccidioidomycosis. Her interest in international health led her to complete a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in England and to work as a medical volunteer in several countries in Latin America. She also worked for several years as a physician advisor for medical necessity compliance. Dr. Giblin is passionate about patient safety and recently completed a Certificate in Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins University.

Heather Hockenberry, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Hockenberry is board certified in both family medicine and urgent care medicine. She earned her doctor of medicine degree at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine where she also completed her internship and residency in family medicine, serving as chief resident during her time there. Her clinical interests lie in treating acute illnesses and injuries of all types in an urgent care setting, and she did this for eleven years prior to coming to Grand Rounds. She has significant experience writing medical opinions and practicing telemedicine, both of which have also prepared her for her current position as a full time staff physician at Grand Rounds.