Jake graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Buffalo in 2012. During his time as a clinician, he primarily focused on treating patients with post-operative and non-operative musculoskeletal injuries at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.
Jake became passionate about value-based healthcare principals, specifically tracking outcome measures that mattered most to the patient. This led him to graduate with his MBA in Strategic Healthcare Management from Hofstra University in 2018. In 2019, he transitioned from direct patient care and worked as the Value Manager at HSS. His role included managing quality improvement initiatives as well as developing the strategic plan and implementation of patient reported outcome measures. Jake is on track to receive his MS in Health Care Transformation from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021.