Rick Kulkarni, MD



Rick Kulkarni graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a BS 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 and Medical Director at Medscape/WebMD before ultimately founding medtigo.


Major Administrative Leadership Positions:

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

Faculty Academic Appointments:

  • Visiting Professor St. Luke’s University Medical School, Belmopan, Belize 2002-2003
  • Instructor of Medicine Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2002-2004
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA, 2004-2006
  • Assistant Professor Surgery Yale University School 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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