Advisor, Zoom Video Communications
Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
Ronald J. Pion, M.D., currently offers strategic assistance to companies involved in the virtual practice of medicine. He serves as an advisor to several healthcare investment capital firms. Dr. Pion has been involved in the development and production of television/radio and other interactive electronic programming for health care professionals and patients for more than 40 years. As a gifted teacher, he's been dedicated to facilitating learning on the part of patients and their families, assisting in disease prevention, health promotion and wellness enhancement. During his career in academic medicine, he was a faculty member of the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii. Dr. Pion returned to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue the development of enhanced healthcare telecommunications on a full-time basis.
Dr. Pion was the medical correspondent for KNBC's “Alive and Well” and was the founder of Hospital Satellite Network. This network became an innovative leader in developing cost-efficient medical video teleconferencing during the 1980's.
In 1988 he co-developed and hosted a nationally syndicated, daily television series, “Group One Medical.” He was host of “Milestones in Medicine”, a regular Sunday night feature of Lifetime Medical Television during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. Dr. Pion introduced a pilot application for INFOGEAR'S iPhone to California's physicians and patients in 1998.
Dr. Pion served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and the Abbey HealthCare Group. He co-authored a book about the business of caring for patients at home published by McGraw-Hill in 1999.
He is a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Pion is an advisor to Zoom Video Communications, an emerging leader in cloud video conferencing services.