Courtesy of Eren Bali
  • Age
    38
  • Title
    Cofounder and CEO
  • Company
    Carbon Health

Chess is a mentally taxing activity for many, but after spending his days striving to improve the future of health care services, Eren Bali finds the game to be a relatively relaxing way to unwind. After immigrating to the San Francisco Bay Area from Turkey, Bali experienced the broken U.S. health care system firsthand and embarked on a path toward dismantling it and reimagining it with increased access, lower costs, and hybrid care. To achieve this, Bali cofounded Carbon Health, a chain of primary- and urgent-care facilities that offer both telehealth and in-person appointments. The company says its services are now available to more than three-quarters of the U.S. population, and it plans to expand further. Carbon Health allows patients to book same-day appointments in person or online and access medical records and test results via smartphone. It is venturing into diabetes care with a first-of-its-kind program combining glucose monitoring with direct access to primary care providers, both virtually and in person. Looking forward, Carbon Health has plans to integrate primary health care with mental health services.       Follow: Twitter