David Berkowits - Co-Founder & CTO at QDoc

David Berkowits

Co-Founder & CTO

David Berkowits has amassed 30 years of experience in the med-tech industry, serving in various technical and leadership roles. He previously worked for Philips and acquired extensive experience in the Netherlands, the United States, and Canada. Additionally, he collaborated with the leadership team at Altapacs in the role of a technical architect. Throughout their 15-year partnership, EFW and Mayfair Diagnostics, two of Canada’s largest radiology practices, jointly owned an organization, enabling them to design, build, and develop numerous clinical systems. Particularly noteworthy was the project he designed and coded, which revolutionized the provision of teleradiology services to the NWT and Yukon communities.

David, alongside his business partner, Dr. Norman Silver, has consistently sought to identify gaps in healthcare and address them through innovative solutions. Notably, they were part of the team that founded the Minor Illness and Injury Clinic, the first urgent-care clinic outside a hospital in Manitoba, the Penicillin Allergy Clinic, and a COVID-19 testing site at Red River College Polytechnic, which became operational within 8 days.

In December 2020, they realized a significant gap in the healthcare system, prompting them to conceptualize and subsequently launch the idea of QDoc. QDoc is a web-based platform that facilitates real-time virtual appointments between patients and physicians, utilizing unique proprietary software. Around May 2021, they incorporated and launched QDoc, aiming to ensure equal access to quality medical care for all Canadians, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status. David’s transformative leadership recently earned him The Globe and Mail’s Best Executive of the Year award for 2022.