Rick Kulkarni, MD



Rick Kulkarni graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. degree in Neuroscience and obtained his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 1998. He completed his Emergency Medicine training in 2002 at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program. Dr. Kulkarni has 17 years of experience in Emergency Medicine and has held multiple major leadership positions throughout his career. He was the Founder and President of eResidency.com and the Director, Adult Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then went on to become the Vice President/Medical Director at Medscape by WebMD before ultimately founding medtigo.



Major Administrative Leadership Positions:

  • Founder & President
    medtigo, Boston, MA | 2014-present
  • Program Director, Journal Watch & Medical Director, Clinical Programs
    Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham MA | 2012
  • Vice President/Medical Director
    Medscape by WebMD, New York NY | 2009-2012
  • Director, Information & Technology Section of Emergency Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT | 2008-2009
  • Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department
    Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT | 2006-2008
  • Associate Medical Director/Medical Director
    eMedicine, Omaha NE | 2004-2009
  • Associate Medical Director, Access Emergency Medicine
    McGraw Hill Publishers, New York, NY | 2005-2006
  • Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine
    Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar CA | 2004-2006
  • Founder & President
    eResidency.com, Boston MA | 1999-2006

Faculty Academic Appointments:

  • Instructor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School, Boston MA | 2002-2004
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
    UCLA- David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA | 2004-2006
  • Assistant Professor Surgery
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT | 2006-2009


Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
University of California San Francisco; Doctor of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles; Bachelor of Science


  • Technology in Medicine
  • Distance Education
  • Medical Information and the Internet

Licenses and Certifications

  • New York Medical License

  • Massachusetts Medical License

  • Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

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