The Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship is thrilled to welcome Jacque J. Sokolov, MD, Chairman and CEO of SSB Solutions, Inc., to our National Council. Dr. Sokolov is the proud parent of Washington University in St. Louis alum Mariel Sokolov, a 2019 Arts & Sciences graduate in anthropology with minors in writing and design.
“Over the last five years, I’ve studied different models in entrepreneurship at multiple universities. I hope to bring a broad perspective of best practices to the Skandalaris Center, which has already been exemplary at encouraging creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship on a national basis”, shared Dr. Sokolov on his motivation for joining the council.
Dr. Sokolov was trained as an academic cardiologist. Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to serve as board director, corporate officer and advisor in multiple healthcare sectors. Dr. Sokolov began his career as Vice President for Healthcare and Chief Medical Officer for Southern California Edison Corporation.
In addition to his National Council appointment, he currently serves or has served in multiple board capacities for public companies including Hospira, MedCath, and PhyAmerica; private companies including GlobalMed, Summit Healthcare Holding Company, MyHealthDirect, NeuLife Neurological Services, Calviri, AKOS, the Trill Project, and SSB wholly owned companies; and non-profit organizations including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Health Futures Council at ASU, The Executive Committee of the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Pharmacy, The National Health Foundation, the American College of Medical Quality, the National Fund for Medical Education, the National Business Group on Health, and the White House Health Project.
Dr. Sokolov received his BA and MD degrees from the University of Southern California. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He has held academic appointments and advisory board responsibilities in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Public Health at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California.
The council convenes twice annually, bringing their knowledge and skills to advise on Skandalaris Center programming and impact.
To learn more about the National Council visit: https://skandalaris.wustl.edu/national-council/