Michael Gorton, MS, JD
Chief Executive Officer
A quintessential entrepreneur, mentor, and company builder, Michael leads the Recuro Health team which includes several leaders from Teladoc, where he served as the founding CEO and pioneered an industry-changing health care model that created a new efficiency paradigm in healthcare by delivering physicians to patients nationwide in under 12 minutes for $35.
Gorton ran Teladoc as CEO and Chairman for the first seven years of operations. Under his term, the company grew from a concept to one of the most recognized innovations in healthcare, with nearly two million patient members nationwide. Under the Teladoc model, physicians made more and patients paid less. Teladoc was studied and advocated by most of the major healthcare think tanks and was recently named one of the most innovative companies in healthcare. Teladoc recently entered the NYSE and now has a market cap of over $30B.
Michael’s decades of experience as a strategic visionary, impacting the telecommunications, music and healthcare industries include a leadership role as a founder of Principal Solar where he applied his business expertise, scientific education and training to the renewable energy sector -- a strong voice and proponent of solar power.
He has served as a partner of the Texas Acceleration Group (TAG), an entity formed to assist startup companies and participated as a founder of Palo Duro Records. He is also credited as a founder of Internet Global, a company that delivered the first DSL network and one of the first VOIP networks. Prior to this, he worked as a project engineer at Dallas Power & Light dealing with power plants, distribution, transformer management and integration of renewable energy into the grid.
Michael earned a B.S. in engineering from Texas Tech, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Juris Doctorate from Texas A&M.
Chief Growth Officer
John leads the growth and expansion of the Recuro market footprint, bridging departments spanning business development, sales, marketing, operations and information technology. An experienced industry leader, John is shaping the positioning of Recuro to stay ahead of and engage with potential buyers wherever they are in the purchase cycle.
He spearheaded sales and strategy activities at Teladoc where he helped to structure the product and service portfolio, align the offerings with market channels and build company revenues. Beyond sales, John has in-depth industry knowledge and understanding of the roles of employers/plan sponsors, payers and providers to create high-value healthcare solutions that address member needs.
John is uniquely qualified to scale products and services that escalate Recuro sales operations in the digital health space. He is regarded as an industry pioneer, having had successful business development positions with MDLIVE, Realtime Medical Data and Turn-Key Health.
Stephen Hochschuler, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Stephen Hochschuler is an orthopedic surgeon and recognized as a leader in spine medicine. He specializes in the lumbar spine and has been a practicing spine surgeon for more than 40 years. Dr. Hochschuler has served on the Veritas Health Medical Advisory Board for 20 years.
An orthopedic surgeon who is actively involved in patient education, he founded one of the first back schools to educate patients about spine care. Dr. Hochschuler holds many achievements in his medical career including President and Founding Member of the Spine Arthroplasty Society, Founder of the Spine Division at the Veterans Administration and is a decorated U.S. Air Force Major.
Dr. Hochschuler is a Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Texas Back Institute Holdings. His research has been published in a wide array of medical journals including The Spine Journal and Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. He has edited and authored numerous books on back conditions and treatments which include Back In Shape, Treat Your Back Without Surgery and The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine.
He has received many professional awards including the George Kozmetsky Distinguished Achievement Award, Society for Design and Process Science Award as well as the Air Force Commendation Award. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, served an internship at Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital and a residency in general surgery, Harvard Surgical Service, Boston City Hospital.
Chief Product Officer
Michael is responsible for driving the strategy and development of Recuro’s digital health platform and products, overseeing integration, go-to-market strategy, and future product innovation. The company he founded, SupDoc, an AI-powered health platform for convenient and efficient care services, was acquired by Recuro Health earlier this year to enhance its integrated capabilities.
Previously, Michael was an executive in Accenture Strategy’s Healthcare Practice with expertise in health system innovation, virtual care and patient experience. He has worked across some of the leading healthcare providers, payers and pharma companies in North America. He specialized in product strategy, provider enterprise transformation, care model innovation, and health consumerism.
Michael has two pending patents for his work on health innovation and customer experience design. He is also the author of multiple thought leadership articles (including one in Harvard Business Review) on topics including, how to solve healthcare’s complexity, future applications of virtual care models, the growth potential of consumerism in health care, and provider transformation. He has presented on these topics at several health conferences including HIMSS.