meet our editors
Robert is the co-founder and Editor Emeritus of Medika Life and a prolific author on all things health related. He is involved in numerous health-related start ups that promote equitable and accessible care. His passion for the industry and a realization of healthcare's increasingly fragile future led to the creation of the FOHI to promote the free exchange of ideas between differing disciplines and how these impact the future of healthcare.
Jeff Livingston, MD
Jeff serves as the CEO of MacArthur Medical Center and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. A nationally recognized thought leader, speaker, writer, blogger and practicing physician, he is considered an expert in the use of social media to educate patients, using new and innovative technology to improve care outcomes and the patient experience.
Jeff serves as a consultant for Silicon Valley HealthTap, Inc. an interactive health 2.0 network employing mobile health technology to connect doctors with patients. He also serves as medical director for the FQHC Collins Clinic in Fort Worth and co-founded Medika Life .
Gil currently serves as the Chair Global Health and Purpose for FINN Partners. Considered among the most influential voices in healthcare, his experience in the industry spans decades. Gil has led four top agencies cited by PRovoke Media (The Holmes Report/Inside PR) as "Healthcare PR Agency of the Year" winners. He is Medika Life's Editor in Chief, host of the HealthcareNow Radio program "Health Unabashed," and a Top 10 digital/health influencer. He serves on several national industry and patient advocacy boards.
Gil has led agency teams that contributed to numerous global med/tech and biopharma blockbusters in cancer, diabetes, heart, respiratory, women's health and non-communicable and orphan disease therapies. His background in payer, provider, policy, pharma marketing and patient-advocacy communications enables him to integrate ideas that impact patient access to health innovation.
Hesham Hasaballa, MD, FCCP
Hesham Hassaballa, MD, FCCP, FAASM is a practicing Intensivist with 17+ years of clinical practice. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is a Regional Medical Director for Sound Physicians’ Critical Care practice in the Midwest. He leads and oversees clinical operations in multiple ICUs in the Midwest, and he is Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL.
Hesham is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Course Director for Rush University Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. He serves as a peer reviewer for the Society of Critical Care Medicine and he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a prolific writer, with articles appearing in newspapers and websites globally, and has published a medical thriller, "Code Blue."