For nearly three decades, David has been solving problems with technology. A coder and developer at heart, David loves programming – especially when he’s able to use it to help people. With the founding of DaVinci Education, David also landed his dream job, where every day he can focus on engineering solutions for healthcare education programs throughout the world, solutions that he believes ultimately improve the quality of healthcare and expand access to it.
At Duke School of Medicine, David served as the chief technologist behind BlueDocs, the precursor to Leo. Today at DaVinci Education, David continues to develop solutions that help our client partners administer their programs, satisfy their accreditation reporting requirements and know exactly what they need to do to improve.
“We designed the system to be easily extended, and we're constantly adding new functionality. But what I’ve always believed to be of greatest importance is giving people a system that’s stable and reliable and efficient. That’s what drives everything we do.”
David started tinkering with computers in his teens, taking apart his first computer (an Apple II) and writing his own word processing program before embarking on more formal training in computer languages and programming. He now has more than 25 years of experience in programming, network design, systems analysis, administration and project management. David has also served as an Invited Expert in the MedBiquitous Consortium, an international group whose members are seeking to develop and promote technology standards for the health professions that advance lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and better patient outcomes.
In between long sessions at the computer, David finds time to go for long runs. He’s completed five half-marathons and countless 5K and 10K races - and has the tshirts to show for it. Since his youth, David has always enjoyed writing short stories and may actually get around to submitting a few for publication some day.