Donato J. Tramuto, founder, CEO and chairman of Physicians Interactive, has nearly 35 years of healthcare experience in both the product and service segments. He was previously CEO of i3, a global pharmaceutical services company, formerly part of Ingenix (a UnitedHealthGroup Company), overseeing the clinical research, pharmaceutical data, analytics, outcomes, EPI/safety, CME, health education and strategic consulting business units.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Tramuto was one of the founders of Protocare, Inc., a large provider of drug development and disease management services, where he served as chief executive and president of the protocare sciences division and corporate officer of Protocare from 1998 to its successful sale in 2003. Prior to co-founding Protocare, Tramuto was general manager/president of the Home Health Care Business and corporate vice president of marketing at Caremark, where he championed the development of the company’s national disease management program for HIV/AIDS. He started his healthcare career at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.
Tramuto is also the chairman and founder of the Tramuto Foundation, a non-profit organization that he created in 2001 to help young individuals achieve their educational goals and has also supported more than 40 organizations worldwide in helping the disadvantaged of our land. In 2011 and following the devastating effects from the earthquake in Haiti, he founded Health eVillages, a program now residing at the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and funded through Physicians Interactive, which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology, including medical reference and clinical decision support resources to medical professionals in the most challenging clinical environments around the world. Through his leadership efforts, infant mortality in the village of Lwala (East Africa) has declined from 100 to 35 deaths per one thousand births.
He serves on several executive leadership boards: The Boston University School of Public Health Dean’s advisory board, chairman of the Physicians Interactive board of directors, the Robert F. Kennedy US Leadership Council, chairman of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Europe, chairman of the HealthWays board of directors, and the Maine Economic Council, a four-year appointment by former Governor John Baldacci. He previously served on the Duke University Fuqua Health Care advisory board, as well as on the Regis College board of trustees.
In 2005, 2009 and 2012, Tramuto was selected by PharmaVOICE as one of the Top 100 most inspirational healthcare leaders in the life sciences industry. In May 2012, he was recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the Top 12 Innovators in Massachusetts for his work on Health eVillages. In 2013, he received the Healthcare IT News H.I.T. Men & Woman Award in the Innovators category. In August of 2014, he was honored with the PharmaVOICE Red Jacket Award presented to individuals who throughout their career have demonstrated a commitment to furthering the life sciences industry through leadership, innovation, motivation, mentorship and philanthropy.
Tramuto was recently selected as one of four distinguished recipients of the 2014 Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights alongside former secretary of state and first lady Hillary Clinton, Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro and Grammy Award winner Tony Bennett. The award lauds leaders of the international entertainment and activist communities who demonstrate commitment to social change.