Sarah Sossong is the Director of Mass General’s Center for TeleHealth. Over the last five years, Sarah has worked closely with senior leadership and clinician and business stakeholders across MGH and PHS to build a comprehensive telehealth program offering ranging from Video Visits to Remote Second Opinions across 15+ specialties.
Prior to coming to Mass General, Sarah spent seven years at Kaiser Permanente where she managed a wide variety of large scale technology and innovation projects, including the design, pilot, and implementation of Kaiser’s first telemedicine program - TeleDermatology services across 14 medical centers in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Sarah served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy’s Medical Service Corps at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, the Navy’s largest teaching hospital. In addition to special projects commissioned by the Admiral related to finance, quality, and access, Sarah oversaw business operations of 13 primary care clinics and the emergency room, which she connected through the implementation of the medical center’s first videoconferencing systems.
Sarah is frequently invited by leading institutions to speak and write on Telemedicine, mHealth, and innovation. Sarah has represented her organizations’ work on telehealth at more than 50 presentations, both at national health care and technology conferences including, the American Telemedicine Association, mHealth and Telehealth World Congress, and the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, as well as through invited speaking invitations to numerous organizations and academic institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Duke University.
Sarah received her Master’s in Health Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in History and Minors in Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies.