A physician by vocation and an entrepreneur by profession, Dr. Brendan Byrne has spent more than 25 years exploring how digital health can transform information into better health outcomes. He is passionate about the role of entrepreneurs play in innovating our healthcare system.
Currently serving as Chief Innovation Officer for TELUS Health, Brendan is also the co-founder of FIRSTEP Innovations Inc, which has partnered with TELUS to create immersive experiences and dialogue between innovators at the edge and enterprise leaders. Prior to joining TELUS Health, Brendan founded Wolf Medical Systems, which at the time of its acquisition by TELUS in 2012 had become the largest cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) provider in Canada.
Brendan continues to practice medicine and has most recently launched a wellness practice focused on leveraging the latest personalized medicine technologies and digital health tools to shape foundational behaviors of diet, exercise, sleep and mindfulness.
Brendan has a degree in Neurobiology from Yale University and is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine.