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The human body is the same everywhere. And yet, there is a dramatic shortage of healthcare professionals in the places we need them most. Healthcare delivery has changed, but how we train our professionals has not.

Tiber is a global network of progressive medical universities. We transform communities by opening access to exceptional health sciences education.

Our technology platform is based on the Lenihan methodology, which leverages big data to help educators assess performance, personalize learning, and signal the right career pathway for each student.

If you run a medical university or dream of starting one, we want to hear from you.

Tiber is a public benefit corporation based in New York City and Ponce, Puerto Rico.



Dr. David Lenihan

CEO of Tiber Health

Dr. David Lenihan is the co-founder and CEO of Tiber Health. He is driven by a relentless commitment to making medical education more accessible for students of all backgrounds and income levels. An experienced educator and medical practitioner, he has witnessed first-hand the limitations of the traditional medical school model and resolved to create a better, more inclusive and effective one. 

The Tiber model is inspired by students at Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico, where Dr. Lenihan serves as President, and the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, where he served as Dean. Dr. Lenihan has fundamentally changed the way medical education is taught. By flipping the classroom, personalizing curriculum and assessing students and faculty in real-time he created a model that reduces costs while improving quality, graduate rates, and U.S. Board scores.

Previously, Dr. Lenihan founded a system of outpatient clinics in the UK. With a Ph.D. in Peripheral Neurosurgery/‌Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh, where he was also a peripheral nerve surgical fellow, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer University, and Juris Doctor from Touro University, Dr. Lenihan has studied the human body and health care delivery extensively. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in spinal cord injury at Washington University (Saint Louis), and has published over 20 scientific papers on the assessment and repair of the nervous system.


Daniel Pianko

Tiber Health Board Chair and Managing Director of University Ventures

Daniel Pianko is the co-founder of Tiber Health. He is also co-founder and managing director at University Ventures. He has dedicated his career to fostering transformational education models and creating opportunities for education companies. With over a decade of experience in the education industry, Daniel has built a reputation as a trusted education adviser and innovator in student finance, medical education, and postsecondary education.

Daniel began his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and quickly became intrigued by the potential of leveraging private capital to establish the next generation of socially beneficial education companies.

After leaving Goldman Sachs, Daniel invested in, founded, advised, or managed many education-related businesses, leading to his eventual creation of University Ventures. 

He serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including the Board of Trustees of Harlem Village Academies. Daniel graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University, and holds a M.B.A. and M.A. in Education from Stanford University. 


How to Tackle the Healthcare Worker Shortage

Dr. David Lenihan – October 23rd, 2017