Richard S. Bakalar, MD

Managing Director, Advisory Services in Healthcare Solutions, Specialist in Virtual Care
Global Center of Excellence for Health, KPMG, LLP

Dr. Richard Bakalar has over 30 years of clinical, health informatics and executive leadership experience. Richard has an active medical license in Maryland and was board certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. He has a prior Radiology faculty appointment at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. He is a U.S. physician consultant in KPMG’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence.

His leadership positions and notable achievements include:

  • KPMG, LLP Advisory practice leader for Virtual Care in the US and internationally. Richard advises clients in healthcare, Telco’s, retail health & medical devices internationally on leading Telehealth practices, market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, and consumer engagement solutions.
  • Microsoft Corporation - Physician Executive, Dr. Bakalar was responsible for provider communications and clinical use case development in the US and Canada. He was a senior clinical advisor in Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group (HSG) which delivered innovative solutions to hospitals and health systems built on its enterprise Amalga and consumer HealthVault clinical intelligence platforms.
  • IBM Corporation - Chief Medical Officer on its Healthcare Solution’s team. He was the senior advisor to the US and Canadian Healthcare GBS consulting services and sales teams, which focused on clinical transformation, optimized health IT infrastructure, regional medical imaging archive solutions and Health Analytics strategy within patient-centric networks.
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA) past President and its committee Chairman for Standards and Guidelines. He is now an active member of the ATA College of Fellows and the Telemedicine and eHealth journal editorial review board.
  • US Navy - Captain Bakalar, Medical Corps, US Navy (retired) was the Navy Surgeon General’s first Special Assistant for Telemedicine and he established the Navy’s operational Global Telemedicine Network supporting digital radiology and 12 medical specialties on 28 Navy ships, three Navy medical centers and 23 hospitals and clinics worldwide between 1995-2002.