About Me

Jason Hwang, M.D., M.B.A. is an internal medicine physician who is co-founder and chief medical officer of Icebreaker Health (formerly PolkaDoc), a California-based health care startup that is transforming primary care by delivering services via smartphone app. Together with Professor Clayton M. Christensen of Harvard Business School and the late Jerome H. Grossman of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Dr. Hwang co-authored The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care (McGraw-Hill, January 2009), the American College of Healthcare Executives 2010 Book of the Year and recipient of the 2011 Health Service Journal Circle Prize for Inspiring Innovation.

Dr. Hwang previously co-founded and was the Executive Director of Healthcare at Innosight Institute (now renamed the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation), a non-profit social innovation think tank. He also taught as chief resident and clinical instructor at the University of California, Irvine, where he received multiple recognitions for his clinical work. He has also served as a clinician with the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California. Dr. Hwang received his B.S. and M.D. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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