Dr. Alexander Vo currently serves as Vice President, Chief Commercialization and Strategic Ventures Officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) where he leads the development of new telemedicine initiatives for both clinical and academic enterprises. Dr. Vo also leads the Department of Health Innovations, a division at UTMB that was founded to generate new health-related technologies cultivated from UTMB’s vast experience in clinical care delivery and biomedical research. Concurrently, Dr. Vo is chief executive officer (CEO) of Medical Branch Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary holding company of UTMB tasked with technology commercialization.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Vo served in a senior executive position as Vice President of Electronically Mediated Services at Colorado Access, a health insurance plan in Colorado, where he was subsequently promoted to CEO of three of its subsidiary companies. As CEO, he led their development, launch, and growth. Prior to coming to Colorado Access, Dr. Vo was the executive director of the Center for Telehealth Research and Policy at UTMB, recognized nationally as one of the largest operational telemedicine programs in the country. While previously at UTMB, Dr. Vo held a faculty appointment as an associate professor in Preventive Medicine and Community Health and served as a consultant and Contract Officer Representative for the US Army Medical Research and Material Command’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), providing subject matter expertise and oversight on neuroscientific and telehealth programs. Before assuming the executive director position at UTMB, he served as Science Director for the Henry Jackson Foundation-Comprehensive Neuroscience Program (CNP) in Bethesda, Maryland. In that capacity, he was responsible for providing scientific guidance and leadership on all research endeavors of the CNP, a clinical research program based in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Vo also served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the US Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the Division of Neurosciences.
Dr. Vo is considered a national expert in telemedicine, a patent holder, and is a former member on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Medicaid Telehealth Advisory Committee. He previously served on the American Telemedicine Association’s Institution Council Executive Committee and has provided consultation for a number of organizations in the areas of program evaluation, telemedicine, policy, and as a director and an advisor for a number of companies. He has co-authored book chapters and scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals as well as has presented at numerous international and national meetings.
Dr. Vo holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, as well as a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Denver.