MedCare Investment appoints CIO

$1B fund family brings on former VU biomedical informatics prof

MedCare Investment Funds has selected Dr. John Doulis as the chief information officer for its investment funds and portfolio companies. Doulis began working in this capacity for the Nashville-based concern last week.

Doulis has spent more than 20-plus years designing and managing information systems that support health enterprises. Previously, he was assistant vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University and the COO for the university’s $80 million department with 450 employees. At MedCare, he will work to build better technology systems at portfolio companies.

"John is just the person we have been looking for, a physician, a scientist and a seasoned business professional," said Todd Callister, MedCare's CFO. "Any company we invest in within the healthcare industry will need to be built on advanced informatics. Dr. Doulis will be our point person in evaluating those investments and shaping and guiding their use of IT."

MedCare manages about $1 billion in assets spread across a spectrum of health care-related companies at varying stages of development. Dr. Harry Jacobson, former vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is the chairman of MedCare’s board.