Don Simborg received his MD degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served as a full-time faculty member of both the Johns Hopkins and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Schools of Medicine. His research and academic focus is on the use of computers in medicine for electronic medical records and medical decision-making. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals in his field. He was selected to serve as a member of the Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Academy of Sciences. He left academic medicine to become the founder and CEO of two venture-funded companies involved in medical informatics.