Rick Kulkarni, MD, FACEP


Dr. Rick Kulkarni, MD, FACEP, serves as the Editor-in-Chief of “medtigo Journal.” With over 20 years of experience in the medical education field, Dr. Kulkarni is a seasoned Emergency Medicine physician and a respected leader. He founded and continues to lead medtigo, drawing on his extensive background in medical education.

He completed his graduate medical training at the prestigious Harvard Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

A former teacher attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kulkarni played a pivotal role in launching the initial online presence of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the medical school. His contributions extend to academia, where he served as the Director of the Adult Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Kulkarni’s extensive networks in medical academia span premier institutions, including Harvard Medical School, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Yale School of Medicine.

Professional Affiliation

Chief Executive Officer
medtigo, Jul 2014 – Present
Boston, MA

Prior Professional Affiliation and Training

Staff Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Cambridge, MA

Clinical Programs & Product Development, Massachusetts Medical Society,
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Waltham, MA

Vice President/ Medical Director
WebMD, Mar 2009 - Jun 2012

Medical Director
Adult Emergency Department, Yale New Haven Hospital, Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
New Haven, CT

Director of Informatics
Emergency Department, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Apr 2004 - Mar 2006
Sylmar, CA

Attending Physician
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Jul 2002 - Dec 2003
Boston, MA

Resident Doctor
Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, Mass General Brigham,
Jul 1998 - Jun 2002
Boston, MA


Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine, 1994 – 1998,
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Bachelor of Science (BS), Neuroscience,
University of California, Los Angeles