A quintessential entrepreneur, mentor, and company builder, Michael S. Gorton has proven to be a strategic visionary in the healthcare industry.
As founding CEO of Teladoc Corporation (NYSE: TDOC), the world’s leading telehealth company, Mr. Gorton pioneered a health care model in which members had access to telephonic physicians who could review medical records, treat and prescribe medication that today supports the new paradigm in health care reform.
Prior to founding Teladoc, Mr. Gorton founded Internet Global, a company that delivered the first DSL network and one of the first VOIP networks at a time when few people predicted the profound impact the Internet would have on communication and society. Prior to Internet Global, Mr. Gorton worked as a project engineer at Dallas Power & Light, dealing with power plants, distribution, transformer management and integration of renewable energy into the grid.
Mr. Gorton earned his B.S. in Engineering from Texas Tech, his M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and his J.D. from Texas Wesleyan University.