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Gilbert Leistner

Gilbert Leistner

Gilbert Leistner is the Executive Partner, Telehealth and Telemedicine at SCALE Healthcare.

Highlighted Experience:

– Founded 3 healthcare companies.
– Led an exit from 1 healthcare company.
– Has held 6 c-suite positions.
– Founder of telemedicine company, Master Medical Network®.
– Member of the American Telemedicine Association.

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Full Bio:

Gil is the founder and CEO of Master Medical Network®, a telemedicine company providing communications, human resource allocation and telehealth implementation solutions to the healthcare industry since 2010.  In 2014, as an adjunct to Master Medical Network®, Gil co-founded, Inc., a company providing automation in consumer healthcare, healthcare provider work flow management and healthcare application integration. was acquired in 2017.

Gil began developing solutions for healthcare industry problems in the late 1970′s, when he worked with Riverside Hospital in New Jersey to design one of the first three Hospice programs funded by US National Institutes of Health.  His efforts continued through the 1980’s and 1990’s with support for development of telemedicine technology, and, most recently, through his creation of algorithms and business models for the software and platform behind the MasterMedical® healthcare delivery system.  Gil has been granted multiple patents covering healthcare financial products and the management and delivery of remote healthcare services.

Gil is a member of the American Telemedicine Association where he has served as a peer reviewer for annual meetings, co-presented continuing medical education courses on the business of telemedicine, and co-authored ATA publications on telemedicine implementation.  He is a member of several ATA Special Interest Groups, including Business and Finance, Remote Monitoring, and Telehealth Nursing.  He is also a member of the recently formed Partnership For Artificial Intelligence, Telemedicine & Robotics In Healthcare (PATH) where he will be advancing the implementation of such technologies to improve healthcare globally.

Before making telemedicine development his day job, Gil spent over 30 years on Wall Street and then La Salle Street as a member of the American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. At the CBOT and CME, he served on numerous exchange oversight and management committees including Strategic Planning, Market Development, and Product Development, as well as Chairman of the Special Task Force to the Executive Committee (CBOT) responsible for shaping the exchange’s initial efforts to centralize transaction processing and clearing in the OTC derivatives market.

Gil served on the advisory board of the International Association of Financial Engineers at its founding.  He has been a director of the Chicago Board of Trade Educational Research Foundation and of Reef Check, a worldwide coral reef conservation organization.  He was an adjunct instructor at the International Trading Institute in Chicago and in the initial financial engineering program at the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Gil has a BA (Hons.) degree from the University of Lincoln (England), was awarded a Level 7 certification in Leadership and Management by the City & Guilds of London Institute, and is a Certified Physician Practice Manager (AAPC).