Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD

Dr. Jaffe is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Level 7 International (HL7). He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities and post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and the Lombardi Cancer Center. He has served in various academic positions in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, as well as in the School of Engineering.

In the course of more than 30 years, Chuck has held various leadership roles in health information management and technology. Prior to joining HL7, he was the Senior Global Strategist for the Intel Digital Health Group. In addition, he lead a national research consortium, found a consultancy for research informatics, served as the global head of Medical Informatics at AstraZeneca , and was the Vice President of Life Sciences at SAIC.

Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego. He has been the contributing editor for several journals and has published on a range of subjects, including clinical management, informatics deployment, and healthcare policy. In addition, he has served on leading Boards of Directors and collaborated with major charitable organizations, including the Rockefeller, Gates, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations.