IN A NUTSHELL:
Rapper and internist “ZDoggMD” Zubin Damania wants to shake up healthcare with ideas as bold and personable as his satirical videos.
Zubin Damania, M.D. is the Director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. During his 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Zubin received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching while maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have amassed nearly a million views while educating patients and providers and mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.
In Las Vegas, Zubin is making the leap from satire to actionable change by developing an innovative model of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness at both the individual and community level. He has recently founded Turntable health, a primary care clinic within Las Vegas.