David Sanders and Albert DiPiero

Al and Dave met freshman year at the University of

Michigan, went to medical school and reunited In

Portland to found and lead disruptive health companies.

In 2006 they launched ZOOM+Care, which became the

leading on-demand health platform caring for over

500,000 people in 36 locations in Portland and Seattle.

It's been an extraordinary journey full of success and

failures, growth and learning. This site shares their

journey with those passionate about founding and

building innovative health organizations.

Al and Dave believe that the U.S. health industry is a failure. They believe U.S. healthcare in locked in a bygone industrial era mindset reinforced by outdated government regulation. They believe that the only hope is through a new generation of entrepreneurial companies that disrupt the old way. In fact, they are convinced that stirring in a garage somewhere in the world, is the first company that will care for 1 billion people. 

Al and Dave share their insights and lessons lesson learned on topics including:

  • Innovation: Healthcare's Structural Resistance to Change

  • Consumerism: How to apply Retail, Product and User Experience disciplines to healthcare.

  • People: The Destiny of Your Healthcare Startup Is Dependent on Three Big Things: People, People and People

  • Information Technology: Why Your Founding Tech Decisions Define Your Destiny

  • Transparency: Why Everyone Calls for It But No One Wants To Be It

  • Capital: How to Tap Capital and Use Capital So It Does Not Use You

  • Government: The Role of the Government and What Founders Need to Know


Dave Sanders, MD, Co-founder and CEO, ZOOM+Care

Dave founded ZOOM+ with Albert DiPiero in 2006 and

is CEO of ZOOM+Care. Drs. Sanders and DiPiero

previously co-founded two technology-powered

healthcare companies: Salu/Skinstore

(acquired by Walgreens) and MyHealthBank

(acquired by QCSI/Trizetto). Dr. Sanders is a graduate

of the UCLA School of Medicine.


Dr. Sanders presented his vision for healthcare at

TedX Portland on April 15, 2017


His story of founding Zoom can be seen here.


Dr. Sanders has been recognized for his leadership.


Dr. Sanders has received extensive media coverage including a three-part series on his foundig of Zoom with Dr. DiPiero.



Albert DiPiero, MD, Co-Founder & CMO, ZOOM+Care®

Albert DiPiero, MD, MPH

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine,                                                                 Oregon Health & Science University

  • Co-founder MyHealthBank

  • Co-founder Salu

  • MD, UCSF School of Medicine

  • MPH, UCLA School of Public Health


Dr. Albert DiPiero is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ZOOM+Care, a healthcare system with 36 locations in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

His story of founding ZOOM can be found here.

Dr. DiPiero recently gave a talk in China on 'The transformation of Primary Care, Opportunities and lessons for China'. See video here

Albert's education and publications can be found here.  

He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is the cofounder of previous healthcare technology companies, MyHealthBank and Salu.  Dr. DiPiero graduated from the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine in 1991, and completed his internal medicine residency there in 1994. Dr. DiPiero has been board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1994. He received his Master's degree in public health from the UCLA School of Public Health in 1997. DiPiero has published and spoken widely on the healthcare industry.