Jay H. Sanders, M.D., is the CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Founding Board Member and President Emeritus of the American Telemedicine Association. Known to many as the "Father of Telemedicine," he developed the first statewide telemedicine system; the first Correctional telemedicine program; the first tele-homecare technology, called "The Electronic House Call"; and the first telemedicine kiosk. His consulting activities have included NASA, DOD, HHS, the FCC, State Governments, WHO, and multiple academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
In 1994, he introduced telemedicine’s capability to the then Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Dr. Steven C Joseph; that culminated in the initiation of the use of this technology within DOD. He was subsequently asked to serve as the sole civilian representative on the DOD Telemedicine Board of Directors with the Surgeons General of the Army, Navy and Air Force. During the Clinton Administration, he represented the USA to the G8 nations for telemedicine and was appointed by former HHS Secretary Leavitt to the Chronic Care Workgroup Committee. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude; a member of AOA; and did his residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he became Chief Medical Resident.
In 1970, he developed and started the first Division of General Medicine in the country at the University of Miami, where he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Other academic appointments include being Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was Director of the Telemedicine Institute; Visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania; and Visiting Professor at Yale University School of Medicine.