J. D. Kleinke, an expert on health care business strategy and entrepreneurship, was instrumental in the creation of four health care information organizations. He has also advised established and start-up companies on health care business, product and technology strategy. Mr. Kleinke writes on the business of health care, health insurance and benefits as well as about doctors and the culture of medicine. His books include Bleeding Edge: The Business of Health Care in the New Century (Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1998), Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S. Health Care System (Jossey-Bass, 2001), and Catching Babies (Fourth Chapter Books, 2011). At AEI, he is studying the interplay between health policy, health care market dynamics and health venture formation; the influence of information technology and medical technology on the overall health economy; and the impact of medical culture on health care organizations, markets and public health.


  • Member, Editorial Board, Managed Healthcare Executive, 1998-present
  • Co-founder and CEO, Mount Tabor, 2007-2011
  • Founder and Chairman, Omnimedix Institute, 2004-2010
  • Vice Chairman, Health Grades Inc., 2004-2008 (Board Member, 2002-2008)
  • Board of Advisers, Medtronic, 2003-2007
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Merck & Company, 2000-2005
  • Founder and CEO, Health Strategies Network Inc., 1998-2004
  • Guest Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health, 1998-2004
  • Member, Editorial Board, Health Affairs, 1995-2003
  • Adviser, Health Technology Ventures, Goldman Sachs, 2000-2002
  • Affiliate, Institute for the Future, 2001-2002
  • Member, Board of Directors, Resource Information Management Systems, Inc. (acquired by Trizetto), 1998-2001
  • Vice President of Corporate Development for Health Care Investment Analysts, Inc. (now Solucient), 1992-1998
  • Director of Corporate Programs, Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Health System, 1990-1992


M.S.B., finance, Johns Hopkins University

B.S., economics, University of Maryland