In the eyes of Tiber Health CEO David Lenihan, MD, the “medical school model” is broken. Can his venture-backed startup Tiber Health teach future physicians more effectively and help avoid the coming global doctor shortage?
The Problem: Tiber Health says we’ll need an additional 14 million medical professionals by 2039.
Tiber’s Solution: Tiber is building what it hopes will be a reproducible education model.
Side note: David Lenihan was at Tiber’s school in Puerto Rico during the interview. We got disconnected twice.
David Lenihan, MD
Co-founder & CEO
Dr. David Lenihan is the co-founder and CEO of Tiber Health. He is driven by a relentless commitment to making medical education more accessible for students of all backgrounds and income levels. An experienced educator and medical practitioner, he has witnessed first-hand the limitations of the traditional medical school model and resolved to create a better, more inclusive and effective one.
The Tiber model is inspired by students at Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico, where Dr. Lenihan serves as President, and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, where he served as Dean. Dr. Lenihan has fundamentally changed the way medical education is taught. By flipping the classroom, personalizing curriculum and assessing students and faculty in real-time he created a model that reduces costs while improving quality, graduate rates, and U.S. Board scores.
Previously, Dr. Lenihan founded a system of outpatient clinics in the UK. With a Ph.D. in Peripheral Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also a peripheral nerve surgical fellow, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer University, and Juris Doctor from Touro University, Dr. Lenihan has studied the human body and health care delivery extensively. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in spinal cord injury at Washington University (Saint Louis), and has published over 20 scientific papers on the assessment and repair of the nervous system.
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