Founder, President and CEO – Grant Perry

Grant Perry – Founder, President and CEO

Grant Perry is a digital and media communications consultant, journalist, lawyer and member of the Washington, DC Bar. Grant serves on the board of the Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute, an organization that conducts research on the clinical and economic implications of healthcare technologies, focusing on patient-centered outcomes.

Grant has extensive experience in media, having served in senior editorial, business development and marketing roles at companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals such as Olivetti.  Earlier in his career, Grant was an award-winning journalist for CNN and CNN International in New York and London. He also has taught graduate courses about trends in digital media and journalism at Johns Hopkins University and American University.

Grant, who comes from a family of physicians and public health experts, is passionate about the needs of patients and their families. His passion grows from experience. Diagnosed more than 20 years ago with an extremely rare disease, Perry has been examined, studied and treated at such medical centers as Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital, Yale, the University of Basel Hospital (Switzerland), Stanford, Johns Hopkins, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Institutes of Health, Germany’s Hannover Medical School, the UK’s Middlesex Hospital (now closed) and the London Clinic.

Leveraging his background in digital media and his own long experience as a patient, Grant developed the PatientPilot mobile app. In its “Tech Trends” report, ABC News Radio said, “PatientPilot is an app to save your life… a medical GPS.” MD Anderson Cancer Center recommends PatientPilot, saying it “can help you become an empowered patient. It’s your mobile medical navigator…”

Grant has contributed to a number of media outlets, including Livestrong, the Huffington Post, public radio’s MarketplaceAdweek magazine, Reform Judaism magazine, and the Guide to International Reporting. He has spoken at, among others, the “Innovations in Patient Empowerment Symposium” in Pasadena, CA; the “World Editors Forum” in Gothenburg, Sweden; the “World Entrepreneurship Summit” in London; the Harvard Business School Club of New York; and the Wall Street Journal Europe’s “CEO Summit on Converging Technologies” in Brussels.

In addition to teaching at Johns Hopkins University and American University, Grant has guest-lectured at the University of Texas at Austin, New York University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, St. Norbert College, and The New School in New York.