Turning Scars Into Stars
Dr. John Macaulay is a Principal Consultant in the healthcare industry for Verizon, a Fortune 10 company headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His role includes leveraging his subject matter expertise in the healthcare technology industry and acquaintance with key industry stakeholders in order to advance Juniper Networks’ relevancy and footprint in the healthcare and life sciences market vertical.
Dr. Macaulay is a member of the California Office of Privacy Protection’s Medical Identity Theft Advisory Committee. He is helping to select security standards and develop reference implementations that allow healthcare entities throughout California to exchange data in a safe and secure manner. He is co-chair of the Security Committee of the California Privacy and Advisory Board (CalPSAB). Dr. Macaulay is also a director on the board of the Distributed Network for Ambulatory Research in Therapeutics (DARTNet) Institute, which operates under the auspices of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). In addition, he has provided expert testimony to the US Department of Health for the agency as well as other state entities and institutions.
Dr. Macaulay’s career in healthcare and life sciences spans more than 20 years. It includes the creation of strategic alliances; systems and service planning; evaluation, selection, and implementation of systems; systems integration management and planning; and technology architecture development. He has provided these services to hospitals, universities, and pharmaceutical and other healthcare and life sciences organizations.
In the mid-1990s, Dr. Macaulay co-founded, built and led a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Unigen Pharmaceuticals. In the 2000’s, he co-founded, built and guided the identity management company Anakam, acquired by Equifax in 2010. In addition, he practiced medicine in the Sharp Healthcare system in San Diego, California from 1996 through 2000.
Dr. Macaulay earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University, where he played college football, and was subsequently accepted to a number of medical schools. He selected the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, but deferred enrollment while he pursued a career in the NFL. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1982 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played one year of professional football on the San Francisco 49ers during the 1984 season. He won a Super Bowl title with the team. Then, following a three-year stint at Microsoft, he matriculated at UC, San Diego.
Dr. Macaulay is affiliated with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Doctors Without Borders). He deployed with other MSF colleagues on a humanitarian medical mission to war-torn Kosovo in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the Balkans in early 1999.