David Feinberg, MD
“People actually don’t want health. They want their life to be such that they don’t have to ever worry about their health so they can get on with their life.”
David Feinberg, M.D., is the Vice President of Google Health. He heads Google’s health strategy and brings together groups of people across Google and Alphabet to take on big healthcare challenges through groundbreaking research and developing tools that support better care.
Prior to joining Google, Dr. Feinberg was President and CEO of Geisinger, one of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations. He oversaw 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, research centers, and numerous initiatives aimed at better engaging Geisinger’s 3 million patients around their health and well-being.
Dr. Feinberg also served as President and CEO of the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) Health System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. Under his leadership, UCLA became one of the nation’s top 1% of all academic hospitals as patient satisfaction surged from its previous 38th percentile ranking. He also developed the CICARE communication strategy for healthcare employees that has been implemented at several of the world’s leading healthcare organizations including Stanford Health Care.
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders by Modern Healthcare. His other honors include the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Cancro Academic Leadership Award; Los Angeles Business Journal’s Medical Center CEO of the Year Award; and the National Health Foundation’s Leadership, Vision, and Commitment Honoree Award.
Dr. Feinberg received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley; his M.D. from Chicago Medical School; and his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. He completed his internship in pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center and residency and fellowship training in psychiatry at UCLA, where he became a child psychiatrist.