The magic of artificial intelligence relies on the knowledge base powering the system. We are currently offering a beta program for Orthopedic Surgeons and Pediatricians all over the nation. Our beta product has already proven to save these physicians time, improve their efficiency and give them a more sustainable work/life balance. One medical assistant even said, "this is a game changer" as it made her job so much less stressful to have the EHR documentation completed right when the physician left the patient's room. 

If you would like to get on our waiting list to learn how Listen.MD could help revolutionize your practice, fill out the form below and we will reach out to you right away.  



Listen.MD is the first artificial intelligence powered scribing app. For physicians, who now spend 50% of their time doing data entry into electronic health records systems and only 27% of their time with patients, Listen.MD is a mobile app that listens to the physician as they speak to their patient and automatically writes documentation during the visit. 

Listen.MD’s patent-pending artificial intelligence is similar to a human medical scribe but faster and more cost effective - saving time, improving physician satisfaction, and providing a 10x return on investment.      




Listen.MD was founded by Patrick Leonard and Dr. John Froelich in the late spring of 2016. They realized that the crisis in physician burnout has a lot to do with the burden of EHR documentation that physicians spend the vast majority of their time on. They came up with a revolutionary but simplistic idea of using artificial intelligence to decipher the conversation between a physician and patient and simply turn that conversation into the correctly formatted documentation needed for todays electronic health records.

We are comprised of a team of veteran health and tech professionals who feel that using machine learning to revolutionize the doctor/patient relationship is the most amazing thing to focus our time on. We hail from the gorgeous mountains of Colorado where we happily play as hard as we work. 





John Froelich, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Co-Founder

Dr. Froelich is a practicing orthopedic hand surgeon in Denver, CO. He has been passionate about healthcare from an early age when he decided he wanted to be a physician. He received his undergraduate degree at Centre College and then his medical degree as well as his orthopedic residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He then completed a hand surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Froelich has had the unique clinical opportunity of practicing in a large academic center, a Veterans Affairs Hospital, a safety net hospital and private practice. While he was an Assistant Professor in Orthopedics at the University of Colorado he worked closely helping educate residents and hand surgery fellows. Most recently, John joined Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center (POSC). POSC is known nationally for their leadership and innovation in vertically aligned orthopedic care.


Over the past 14 years in medicine, Dr. Froelich has published several peer reviewed articles, textbook chapters, and presented research nationally. During this time he was also chosen as a Washington Health Policy Fellow through the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Currently, Dr. Froelich serves on the Colorado Orthopedic Society Board as well as the investment committee for Panorama Capital and Growth, an investment group focused on healthcare innovation. Dr. Froelich’s unique experiences in health care policy, technology and innovation, as well as his diverse practice experiences have helped him develop a broad insight into the healthcare environment.

Patrick Leonard

CEO, Co-Founder

Starting with learning to code at age 10 on his Apple II and later moving to San Francisco in the mid 90s to be part of the first generation of web developers, Patrick has always had a passion for using technology to solve important problems.


Patrick is the founder and CEO of Listen.MD, the first artificial intelligence based medical scribe for physicians.

From 2010 through early 2016, Patrick was CTO of iTriage , one of the most popular consumer healthcare apps . He built technology team from the early startup days of the company, through acquisition by Aetna, building to a user

base of over 20 million people worldwide with a 4.5 star rating.

Patrick also served as CTO of Aetna’s Innovation & Digital Products group from 2014 through 2016. He led the creation of the member service app, , for the launch of Aetna’s inaugural direct-to-consumer business in January 2016.


During the same time, his teams pioneered significant advancements in security,

accessibility for visually impaired users, cloud hosting, software architecture and Agile processes.


Patrick has addressed many groups about the future digital health, including The Leadership Institute, Health Datapalooza and the Connected Health Summit.


Patrick resides in a mountain valley outside of Denver with his wife and two young daughters. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, oil painting and trying to find new ways to make his girls laugh. Patrick also believes it’s never too early for his girls to start coding.

Aaron Schram, Ph.D. 


Aaron is an accomplished software engineer, researcher, and startup founder with

expertise in data-intensive software systems. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the

University of Colorado at Boulder where his research focused on software architectures and

patterns for persistence in heterogeneous data-intensive systems.


During his tenure at the University of Colorado Dr. Schram engineered a variety of robust software systems to collect and analyze large amounts of mass crisis event related social media data (NSF: Project EPIC).


Concurrently with his research endeavors, Dr. Schram co-founded and served as chief

technology officer of Collective IP, a venture-backed startup, that provides competitive

intelligence software to business development professionals seeking to license innovations from

university technology transfer offices.


Prior to founding Collective IP, Dr. Schram held software engineering positions at several technology startups, most notably Rally Software Development (acquired by CA Technologies) where his efforts aided in the Rally product winning four consecutive Jolt Awards.


Dr. Schram has published research in the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH), IEEE Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Data

Engineering and, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM).

Laura Pionek 

VP Product & User Experience

Like many of her colleagues who have been doing UX for the past 20 years, Laura has had a circuitous and non-traditional path in the industry. During that time Laura has been called everything from a graphic designer to a multimedia designer to a web designer to a UXer. Laura cut her teeth in the mid-1990s with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's on CD-ROMs and their first website. She witnessed the obliteration of the design industry during the dotcom bubble burst (thankfully that was only temporary) and had to seek other forms of employment... like being a paleontologist, because, why not? As soon as the tech industry rebounded, Laura eagerly came back to designing useful and usable digital products and quickly developed into an innovative and strategic leader with extensive experience managing the life cycle of user-centered design projects from conceptualization to launch. 

In the last ten years, Laura has been leading teams toward usable, intuitive product design for everything from Fortune 50 companies to small, high-tech startups. She built a UX team for iTriage, one of the very first apps ever to hit the Apple app store, which eventually saw usage of 20 million users and was acquired by Aetna. She additionally ran a team for the second-most used government app (behind the NASA app), the Your Texas Benefits App. 

She has worked with notable companies like Allstate, Ferrari, BMW, Teva Pharmaceutical, Aetna, FirstData, and Pearson Higher Education.

When not sitting in front of a computer or standing in front of a whiteboard, Laura can be found playing with her daughter and two dogs, playing ice hockey, or combing the western desert for dinosaur tracks.

Jim Terhorst

Engineering Lead

Jim has over 30 years experience in software engineering and leadership. Jim was a lead architect at Aetna and iTriage and has built advanced technologies throughout his career in healthcare and a variety of other industries.

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