Chief Innovation Officer, Upstream Health Innovations
Chief of Radiology, Hennepin County Medical Center
Professor (E) of Radiology, University of Minnesota
“Upstream offers me the chance to contribute on a broad scale with an eye toward reducing risk, shifting from rescue to prevention, and helping people live healthier, purposeful lives.”
As co-creator of Upstream, Dr. Chip Truwit draws upon his history of healthcare innovation. From his pioneering introduction of digital publishing to Radiology in the early 90s to his novel approach to intraoperative MRI-guided neurosurgery in the late 90s, Dr. Truwit has helped to herald in the era of near real-time medical publishing and near real-time intraoperative imaging. In the 2000s, Dr. Truwit re-engineered the practice of radiology in a public sector hospital, repositioning HCMC Radiology into a leadership role within the Twin Cities and among Safety Net Hospitals, focusing primarily on Patient-Centered Care and Physician Engagement. Consistent with his lifelong commitment to public sector healthcare, Dr. Truwit has assumed the role of Chief Innovation Officer and is focused on establishing Upstream’s team as the premier innovation group among safety net hospitals.
Dr. Truwit has contributed over 130 articles to the neurosciences literature, holds 29 medical device patents, co-founded Image-guided Neurologics (now Medtronic-IGN) and is a General Partner of Seraph Angel Fund. He attended the School of Foreign Service and School of Medicine at Georgetown University, completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Brooke Army Medical Center and his fellowship in Neuroradiology at University of California, San Francisco.