Dr. Dennis Schmuland

Chief health strategy officer, U.S. Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft
​Dr. Dennis Schmuland serves as Microsoft’s Chief Health Strategy Officer for the U.S. Health and Life Sciences (HLS) division.  As Microsoft’s senior health industry executive, he is responsible for driving the US health strategy across key constituencies including providers, health plans, life sciences and government health and human services groups to address the challenges facing the health industry. In 2009, he received the distinguished Microsoft Circle of Excellence award for exceptional business leadership, thought leadership and strategic innovation.  Dr. Schmuland previously served as Microsoft’s National Director of Health Plan Industry Solutions within the Health and Life Sciences Industry Group.  Dr. Schmuland holds a doctorate in medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).  He obtained undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Chemistry from Seattle Pacific University, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the Distinguished President's Citation award.  In 1996, Dr. Schmuland founded Pointshare to help physicians, hospitals and health plans automate and proactively manage the flow of health information and communications within their regional communities. In his five years with the company, he connected over 8000 physicians, hospitals and health plans across five states.