Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA

Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Gerontology


Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA is a geriatrics physician executive with a unique perspective bridging clinical, technical, business, design, ethics, policy, and movement expertise. She is passionate about building ecosystems, connecting needs to resources, identifying and addressing root causes of complex systems problems, and impacting culture change. Dombrowski creates technology-enabled services, business models and care models to improve the lives of populations with complex medical and social needs – including older adults, people with disabilities, severe chronic illnesses, and urban poor. She uses human-centered design thinking, data analytics, digital communication technologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration to innovate patient experience, workflow efficiency, and product-service development. She is an internationally known expert in Healthcare IT and Aging Tech, and she is regularly invited to keynote and speak at international conferences about healthcare innovation, information technology, tech-enabled aging, social engagement, and workforce development.

Dombrowski is the founding principal of CATALAIZE, a consultancy that advises a wide range of healthcare organizations, technology companies, and investors on innovation and emerging technologies. She has also worked in technology startups, managed care, home care, senior living, nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, community health centers, hospitals, and other settings along the continuum of care. Dombrowski is passionate about applying her expertise in gerontology, I.T., innovation, and policy to improve healthcare delivery, social services, and quality of life for older adults and others. Dombrowski was previously Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO+CIO) for a state-wide homecare and community services provider, the Technology & Communications Strategy lead for a large regional integrated delivery network’s Value-Based Care initiatives, Clinical Informatics Director at a multi-specialty network of community clinics, and Medical Director at a special needs managed care plan for Medicaid-Medicare dual-eligible seniors.