Henry Wei

Henry Wei

Medical Director for Benefits, Google
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Dr. Henry Wei, M.D. is a physician, technologist and Google’s first Medical Director for Benefits.  He has direct responsibility for Google’s employer-sponsored self-insured health plan covering over 110,000 members and over $1B USD spend annually, and also serves as a medical advisor to Alphabet’s health-facing product and market development areas.  Previously he led Aetna’s Innovation Labs, where he originated and was awarded several health data-related patents and collaborated with technology companies, healthcare startups and academic groups to generate real-world evidence studies on health economic and clinical outcomes.  Dr. Wei (pronounced “way”) served with the White House, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Health and Human Services one of the first Presidential Innovation Fellows. Prior to this, Dr. Wei was Sr. Medical Director for R&D at ActiveHealth Management (acquired by Aetna) developing expert systems, predictive models and population health management technology.  Before that, he was a consultant at McKinsey in the North American healthcare practice working on both corporate and business unit strategy for hospitals, insurers, health IT and life sciences companies.  Dr. Wei is currently a faculty member in the departments of Health Policy & Research at Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was previously awarded his medical degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Wei has completed additional training in Medical Informatics from Stanford and Harvard.   He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology both from Harvard University, and published research in sleep and circadian rhythms neuroscience.  In his spare time, Henry likes to tinker, e.g. building a medical artificial intelligence “bot” on Twitter to detect signals of post-partum depression and travel-related risk, that won the Health 2.0 World Developer's Cup, but he reminds people he is not as good at coding as he is at Medicine.  He resides in New York with his human family and several robots.