He is a consulting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine and affiliated scholar, Stanford University Bill Lane Center for the American West.
Dr. Polakoff’s career in health and health care spans forty-five years and includes clinical services, product innovation, network development, care management, organizational and business enhancement, policy formulation, communications and financing.
Dr. Polakoff’s previous positions have included being short listed for US Surgeon General, Senior Managing Director of publicly traded consulting firms, advisor to numerous payers, providers, investors, employers, labor organizations and public entities. Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Total Health Advocacy Partners (Thap!).
He has produced numerous health-related media productions. Including videos being aired as Phil Polakoff MD-Thrive Global.
Dr. Polakoff’s holds the following degrees:
Medicine/Healthcare Policy study, Oxford University
M.P.H. in Epidemiology, UC Berkeley
M.D., Wayne State University
M.S. in Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, The State University of NJ
B.S., Cornell University