Dr. Pion has been involved in the development and production of television and radio as well as other interactive programming for healthcare professionals and patients for over 40 years. As a gifted teacher, he’s been dedicated to facilitating learning on the part of patients and their families. Following a successful career in academic medicine, serving on the faculties of the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii, Dr. Pion returned to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue healthcare telecommunications on a full-time basis.
He previously served as the medical correspondent for KNBC’s Alive & Well, co-developed and hosted the nationally syndicated daily television series “Group One Medical” and hosted “Milestones in Medicine” a regular Sunday night feature of Lifetime Medical Television during the 1991 and 1992 seasons.
Dr. Pion is the founder of the Hospital Satellite Network (HSN). HSN developed the first ever cost-efficient medical video teleconferencing platform and the nation’s first daily satellite-delivered television programming for health professionals and patients. He was also recently named to the inaugural list of 50+ Innovation Leaders by the AARP for his creative solutions for those 50 and older.
Dr. Pion served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and the Abbey HealthCare Group. He co-authored a book about the business of caring for patients at home published by McGraw-Hill in 1999. He is also a clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists