Dr. Bertalan Meskó, stands at the forefront of healthcare and futurism as a visionary thinker and influential speaker. With his deep expertise in biotechnology and a profound understanding of the intersection between medicine, healthcare, and technology, Bertalan offers invaluable insights into the future of healthcare. His role in envisioning and preparing stakeholders for impending changes has established him as one of the world’s leading voices in medical futurism.
As a medical doctor with a geek’s passion and a PhD in genomics, Bertalan champions the concept of empowered patients leading the future of healthcare. He is equally committed to educating healthcare professionals, helping them navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape of modern medicine. His mission is to forge a positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the human touch in medicine and the groundbreaking innovations in technology. One of Bertalan’s significant contributions is his book, ‘The Guide to the Future of Medicine,’ which has garnered acclaim and featured in Amazon.com’s top 100 books. His expertise and compelling vision have led him to deliver over 500 presentations at prestigious universities, including Yale, Stanford, and Harvard, and at high-profile conferences, including those hosted by the World Health Organisation and Singularity University at the NASA Ames campus.
Bertalan’s influence extends to his consultancy work with pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, where his passion for digital healthcare solutions and practical examples is evident. His motivational talks, enriched with demonstrations of wearable devices he uses, inspire a proactive and healthy lifestyle. His pioneering spirit is also evident in his role as the managing director and founder of Webicina.com, the first service dedicated to curating medical and health-related social media resources for both patients and medical professionals. Bertalan is an accomplished author, with works such as the ’Social Media in Clinical Practice Handbook’ and the award-winning medical blog ‘Scienceroll.com’. His innovative approach to education led to the creation of the ’Social Media in Medicine’ course, a first-of-its-kind offering in both online and offline formats.
Bertalan’s work has gained widespread recognition, with accolades from CNN.com, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME, BBC, the New York Times, and Wired Science. His intellectual prowess is further highlighted by his membership in Mensa International and the World Future Society. Healthspottr.com included him in the ’Future Health Top 100’ list, and in 2014, he was named in the ’New Europe 100’ list. His impact as a top biotech thinker with global influence has been repeatedly acknowledged by various organizations.
In recent years, Bertalan has continued to expand his influence and expertise. Since 2017, he has served as the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute and holds a position as a Private Professor at Semmelweis University. His earlier roles include Project Leader at the Center for Clinical Genomics and Personalised Medicine and External Advisor for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. His contributions to the field of medical blogging were recognized as early as 2009 when he co-authored MasterBLOG at ResearchGATE, and in 2008, he took the helm as the Managing Director of Webicina.com. Since 2007, Dr. Meskó has also contributed significantly as an editor at Medgadget, showcasing his diverse talents and unwavering commitment to advancing the field of healthcare and technology.