Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD


Professional Roles

Wearable Health Labs, LLC (2013 – present)

Owner, consultant, prototype design/development, mentor, and angel investor for startup organizations in the wearable health technology field.

Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) (2004 – 2010)

Founding Chair of 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of accelerating the adoption of robust, interoperable health IT. Led over 300 voluntary subject matter experts in developing certification standards for electronic health record (EHR) systems so they could qualify for $30B in Federal incentives.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2003 – 2005)

Chief Medical Officer for this 14,000-member nonprofit health IT professional society, serving as thought leader and spokesperson. 

GE Healthcare Information Technology (2002 – 2003)

Vice President of Clinical Initiatives. Integration strategy and use cases for General Electric’s $1.4B health IT portfolio. Represented GE to customers, government and industry organizations, and chaired GE Medical Systems-IT Global Advisory Board. 

MedicaLogic, Inc 1985 – 2002

Founder, CEO, and Chairman. Created initial electronic medical record (EMR) product, recruited management team, attracted >$200M in venture funding, and led company to a NASDAQ IPO in December 1999. GE Healthcare Systems acquired company in 2002, where the product continued to thrive as one of the leading ambulatory care EMR systems.

Providence Health, Portland, OR 1992 – 1994

Medical Director of Regional Information Systems. 

St. Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR 1982 – 1992

Private Practice of Internal Medicine. 

ESL Incorporated, Sunnyvale, CA (1971 – 1977)

Director, Advanced Technology Development. 

Volunteer Roles

Council Member and Technical Support, WLLO Village, 2019 – Present

Advisory Board and Mentor, Berglund Center for Internet Studies, Pacific University 2010 – 2019

Collaboratory Host, Instructor, and Trainer, Hillsboro Brookwood Public Library 2016 – 2018

Lead Organizer, Quantified Self, Portland chapter 2012 – 2017

Mentor, Nike+ Accelerator by TechStars 2013

Mentor, Portland Incubator Experiment, a startup accelerator 2011 – present

Volunteer, Friends of the North Plains Public Library 2005 – 2018


Board Certification, Geriatric Medicine 1987

Board Certification, Internal Medicine 1982

Residency in Internal Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University 1979-82

MD, University of Miami School of Medicine 1979

PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 1976

MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 1973

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona 1971

Inventions / Patents

Physiologic Stress Alerting System for First Responders, U.S. Patent No. 10,902,714

Body Joint Rehabilitation with a Wearable Movement Capturing Device, U.S. Patent No. 11,000,229

Input Devices for Entering Data into an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), U.S. Patent No. 7,133,937

Apparatus and Method for Monitoring Patient Activity, U.S. Patent No. 4,536,755

Other Activities and Recognitions

100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare 2007, 2008, 2009

50 Most Powerful Physician Executives, Modern Physician 2007, 2008, 2009

Distinguished Service Award, American Health Information Managementt Assoc. 2007 

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health and Science University 2004 – 2013

Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics 2006

Fellow, Health Information and Management Systems Society 1997

Presentations and Publications

Medical Practice Transformation with Health Information Technology, book, with C. Kilo, 2005.

Chapters on EHR/EHR technology contributed to several reference handbooks

Over 200 presentations on health information technology, including national keynote addresses and Congressional testimony. 


I’ve been in the Portland area for 40 years, but just moved to Lake Oswego in 2019, where I now live along with my wife Carolyn and our Golden Retriever, Penny. My passion is to learn and master technologies, then invent new ways to harness those technologies to enhance the health and wellness of individuals. My hobbies include computers, electronics, 3D design and printing, reading, woodworking, and piano.