Karen B. Desalvo

Independent Director at Welltower

Dr. DeSalvo has been the Chief Health Officer of Google Health (a personal health record service) since December 2019. Dr. DeSalvo is a physician executive and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. From 2014 to 2017, she served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans. Dr. DeSalvo’s experience in medical and public health leadership, health care technology, health care delivery and health care innovation make her an important addition to the Board.


  • Independent Director

    Current role

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