James Mault, MD, FACS, is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life after its 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination and Remote Patient Monitoring Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. His leadership responsibilities at Qualcomm Life include Strategic Planning and Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Innovation including Intelligent Care Analytics, Clinical Program and Regulatory Oversight, Global Health Policy, Government Affairs and External Affairs, Global Spokesperson and Public Relations. Prior to starting HealthyCircles, Dr. Mault was the Director of New Products, Business Development and Clinical Programs for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. Dr. Mault has founded multiple Health IT and medical device companies, raising over $100 million in working capital and leading these companies to develop novel devices and software technologies, FDA approvals, and strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies, culminating in M&A and IPO exit transactions. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others.