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PE-backed MDLive hires SVP and chief medical officer

Sunrise Florida-based MDLive, a provider of virtual health services, has named Dr. Sylvan Waller as senior vice president and chief medical officer. The appointment becomes effective immediately. Previously, Waller worked at Alii Healthcare where he was the founder and CEO. MDLive’s backers included Bedford Funding, Heritage Group, Sutter Health and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors.


SUNRISE, Florida, July 15, 2016 – MDLIVE, the nation’s leader in the rapidly growing virtual health market, today announced that Dr. Sylvan Waller has been appointed SVP and Chief Medical Officer of MDLIVE, Inc. effective immediately.

Dr. Waller is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with more than 16 years of medical, financial management, business operations and executive leadership experience. As Chief Medical Officer of MDLIVE, Inc., Dr. Waller will oversee all areas of the company’s medical operations, service offerings, including physician recruitment, training, certification and on-boarding; all aspects of patient care; and future medical service strategy, quality and implementation.

“This is an exciting time for MDLIVE as we continue to build a world-class clinical organization and service portfolio as telehealth continues to grow and become a key element in patient care,” said Randy Parker, MDLIVE Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “With Dr. Waller’s medical and executive leadership expertise and vision, we will be able to identify the clinical infrastructure and investments required to better manage our rapid growth and ensure long-term success.”

“I was attracted to MDLIVE since it is a company which believes that people are agents of their own care, and deserve to have healthcare delivered on their terms,” said Dr. Sylvan Waller, MDLIVE, Inc. SVP and Chief Medical Officer. “I am looking forward to leading the charge as MDLIVE continues to evolve our medical service offerings with new and exciting enhancements to further broaden the vision of Telehealth and deliver to consumers the care they want 24/7.”

Prior to MDLIVE, Dr. Waller was Founder and CEO of Alii Healthcare, a consumer focused telehealth company designed to connect patients with ER doctors. Other executive leadership roles included Chief Medical Officer East Division with Schumacher Clinical Partners where he provided executive oversight and direction for their medical and clinical operations. In addition, he worked at ApolloMD as Vice President Clinical Operations and for Kaiser Permanente and Accenture as a Management Consultant. Dr. Waller has a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine. He also has a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Brown University.

Dr. Waller reports directly to MDLIVE President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Barone.

Founded in 2009, MDLIVE is a visionary and pioneer in the digital delivery of high-quality, convenient, cost-efficient care. The company provides consumers, health plans, health systems and self-insured employers with 24/7/365 access to board-certified doctors and pediatricians via secure online video, phone or the MDLIVE App. Instead of the inconvenience and expense of ER or urgent care visits for non-emergency issues, registered users can receive a virtual consultation through the company’s HIPAA and PHI-compliant secure, cloud-based platform from home or on the go, and if necessary, obtain an e-prescription. Through Breakthrough, the company’s behavioral health service, MDLIVE enables consumers to schedule video appointments with licensed therapists. To learn more about how MDLIVE is using telehealth innovations to improve the delivery of healthcare, visit