Ronald S. Weinstein, MD, FACS – Vice-Chairman

Ronald S. Weinstein, M.D., is the Director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, a program he co-founded with State Senator Robert “Bob” Burns in 1996. The Arizona Telemedicine Program is credited with creating one of the first membership-based sustainable state-wide broad band healthcare/education telehealth networks. The Program operates the Arizona Rural Telemedicine Network, a network that links 71 communities and 152 sites in Arizona, and has provided the infrastructure for over 700,000 teleconsultations to date. Dr. Weinstein has administrative responsibilities for the operation of this network. Among its members, the Arizona Telemedicine Program links 9 state prisons to telemedicine service providers, in Tucson and Phoenix, serves the telehealth needs of the Navajo, Hopi, and Apache Reservations, and other Indian Reservations in Arizona, and has affiliation agreements with 55 health care organizations in Arizona. The Institute for Advanced Telemedicine and Telehealth (T-Health Institute), also founded by Dr. Weinstein, is a division of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. It is headquartered in Phoenix and serves as a regional telehealth training center.