Hugo Campos is a thoughtleading crusader in the ePatient movement. He is passionate about participatory medicine, connected health, and patient empowerment through the use of technology. After fainting on a train platform in 2007, two misdiagnoses, and the urgent implant of a cardiac defibrillator, he realized how crucial it is for patients to fully engage in their own health care. Campos advocates for the rights of patients with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators to gain electronic access to the data collected by their devices.
In 2011, he shared the story of his journey from patient to consumer of health care to patient rights crusader at TedX Cambridge. He has been interviewed by numerous U.S. and international publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, NPR, Technology Review, Slate, O Estado de S. Paulo and MedGadget Español.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Campos moved to the United States in the early ’90s to study graphic arts. He’s worked in many roles at big and small marketing and advertising agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He lives in Oakland.