Carlos Rizo MD

Carlos Rizo MD

Physician, medical futurist, patient activist, adventure sportsman, and advocate for personal healthcare

Toronto, Canada Area
Health, Wellness and Fitness

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Carlos Rizo MD's Overview

  • Clinical Liaison at Eliaso Holdings Ltd.
  • Founder + Principal at eHealth in Motion
  • Founder + Organizer at Quantified Self Toronto
  • Co-founder at
  • Changemaker-at-Large at Health Strategy Innovation Cell

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Carlos Rizo MD's Summary

Carlos Rizo is a physician, medical futurist, patient activist, adventure sportsman, and advocate for personal healthcare, who also holds fellowships in Consumer Health Informatics and eHealth Innovation.

As a result of a spectacular accident in 2006, he became an expert in participatory and collaborative decision making models of patient care during life-threatening conditions. By tracking his spinal cord injury, retrieving his personal health information, and integrating it with the best available evidence from the Web, Carlos found answers not available in medical textbooks or expert medical minds, which enabled him to recover completely.

Being a patient now defines everything Carlos does. He has ample experience in research, global health systems, new media, social and open innovation, online collaboration, Internet startups and entrepreneurship. As a clinician with deep experience of the healthcare system, Carlos brings visionary and passionate insight to understanding needs at all levels, from the individual to entire health systems.

Using a range of digital tools to track, analyze and manage his health condition and the incorporation of traditional and social evidence gathered from a world-wide-web of medical and patient experts, he follows state-of-the-art, unique and practical approaches to data gathering, evidence integration and analytical methods to ensure that you benefit from the best patient focused data collection and evidence integration experience in the market.

Carlos Rizo MD's Experience

Clinical Liaison

Eliaso Holdings Ltd.

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Global

Eliaso is the most exclusive global organization devoted to meeting the unique needs of patients, or their loved ones, who are confronting life-threatening situations, and who are seeking the highest-caliber of world class medical consultation and assistance available. Eliaso’s team of internationally renowned medical experts have extensive experience in crisis management and provide collaborative decision-making and the highest level of care coordination, supportive care, knowledge gathering and advocacy needed to ensure that the best possible outcome is realized.

Founder + Principal

eHealth in Motion

July 2006Present (8 years 3 months) Toronto

eHealth in Motion is a healthcare innovation consultancy based in Toronto and Bogota. eHealth in Motion provides strategic health 2.0 consulting and builds Web tools for health system performance improvement, innovation and disease management and prevention. Clients include individuals (patients), fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, hospitals, ministries of health, foundations, pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms.

Founder + Organizer

Quantified Self Toronto

October 2010Present (4 years) Toronto

Toronto chapter of Quantified Self, a place for people interested in self-tracking to gather, share knowledge and experiences, and discover resources.


November 2010Present (3 years 11 months) Toronto

My Healthcare Innovation is a private and secure global platform, configured specifically for healthcare workers to more effectively collaborate and share timely, locally-relevant solutions. It enables communities to dynamically share and discover the incredible wealth of know-how already existing in our healthcare ecosystem. Thought leaders to everyday workers can access information and people within and across silos and institutional boundaries.


Health Strategy Innovation Cell

January 2011Present (3 years 9 months) Toronto, Canada Area

The Innovation Cell's goal has always been to provide a hub for otherwise contrarian research and ideas, and, sometimes, to spin those ideas off into real, low-cost healthcare innovations. Today the Cell is highly selective and rare in the work it assumes, with a particular interest in low-cost solutions relating to disease management and mental health awareness.

Carlos Rizo MD's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Carlos Rizo MD's Skills & Expertise

  1. medicine
  2. social media
  3. entrepreneurship
  4. Medicine
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Social Media
  7. Healthcare Information Technology
  8. Healthcare
  9. Healthcare Management
  10. Informatics
  11. Research
  12. Public Health
  13. eHealth
  14. Strategic Planning
  15. Strategy
  16. Managed Care
  17. Nonprofits
  18. Management Consulting
  19. Hospitals
  20. Project Management
  21. EHR
  22. Data Analysis
  23. Start-ups
  24. Clinical Research

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Carlos Rizo MD's Education

University of Toronto

PhD (ABD), Health Informatics


Centre for Global eHealth Innovation

Fellow, eHealth Innovation


Universidad del Rosario

MD, Medicine and Surgery


Brandeis University



Carlos Rizo MD's Additional Information


entrepreneurship, social disruptive innovation, healthcare, medicine, social media, enterprise 2.0, collaboration, self-tracking, self monitoring, self-healting

Groups and Associations:

Health Strategy Innovation Cell, Centre Global eHealth Innovation

Honors and Awards:

Awards on International Medical Informatics Association 2008 Yearbook.

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