Dr. David Chess
Founder, President, and Chief Medical Officer
David cares about creating systems that allow clinicians to truly care for people, enabling them to provide care as if the patient was a family member. He is a geriatrician, internist and entrepreneur with 35 years of experience working to improve care for patients. Prior to founding Tapestry, David was the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for TripleCare Inc., a telemedicine company focusing on caring for acutely ill people in nursing facilities. He has focused his career on understanding the necessary elements required to meaningfully connect with people and move them to a better level of health with a specific interest in system design.
Combining a deep respect for people with an understanding of the limitations of our current health-care system, David has created novel health-care companies, providing alternative, patient friendly and value-creating approaches to care. He has extensive experience working with seniors, the medically complex and frail, and in particular in nursing facilities, where he has served an attending, medical director and chief medical officer. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., where he is an Alpha Omega Alpha recipient. He completed his residency at Einstein/Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York City, and was chief resident at Bridgeport Hospital/Yale Health Systems in Bridgeport, Conn. His wife, Barbara, and their five children live in Stratford, Conn.