Julien L. Pham, MD, MPH

President & COO

Julien L. Pham, MD, MPH has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2016. In March 2013, Dr. Pham co-founded RubiconMD, a healthcare IT company that connects primary care providers to specialists for additional guidance and opinions on medical cases, and served as its Chief Medical Officer from March 2013 to September 2016. Prior to co-founding RubiconMD, Dr. Pham served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Pham joined the combined Harvard Nephrology Fellowship program at Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women’s Hospital in July 2008 and became an Associate Physician in the BWH Division of Nephrology in August 2011. Dr. Pham has over fifteen years of leadership experience in clinical settings and in emerging medical technology companies. During this time, he has held various research and teaching positions, including Chief Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, and has received multiple awards, including excellence in teaching awards from AOA and Harvard Medical School. He is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and nephrologist. Dr. Pham has received NIH research funding for translational research while at Harvard Medical School, and he has published in basic science, translational, and health policy fields. He holds a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.


  • Physician and serial entrepreneur with 15+ years exp. in clinical medicine, research, and innovation
  • Former faculty at Harvard Medical School