Linda Adler, MPH, MA
Founder, CEO, Pathfinders Medical
Linda Adler is the Founder and CEO of Pathfinders Medical, a unique company that empowers patients to effectively navigate the intricacies of the health care system while simultaneously utilizing the patient experience to improve the entire medical system. Pathfinders provides training and consulting services to both health care professionals and technology developers.
Linda’s professional focus covers the areas of decision support, health communication and health care technology. Her extensive work at UCSF, Stanford and Kaiser Permanente make her uniquely qualified to help others traverse the medical system in order to obtain the best care possible.
As a successful health care entrepreneur, Linda is a leader in the field of shared decision-making as well as the founder of the now 900-member-strong Stanford Small Business Entrepreneurs group. Through her political activism, writing, and public speaking, Linda has spent her career fostering productive discourse and advocating for meaningful change in the health care space.
She is a long time practitioner of Tai Chi, and teaches for both the community and on a private basis, especially helping those with challenging medical conditions.