President and Chief Executive Officer
Paula Guy has 15 years of leadership experience in building telemedicine networks in the state of Georgia. She currently serves as CEO for Salus TeleHealth. Under her direction, Georgia, Alabama and Global Partnerships for TeleHealth have become the most robust, comprehensive telehealth networks in the nation.
Paula serves on the board of the Georgia Health Information Exchange, Georgia Technology Authority and has been a frequent telemedicine expert speaker and consultant.
In 2012 Paula was awarded the Metro Atlanta Chamber “Phoenix Award” as Community Leader of the Year and was also awarded by the Association of Telecommunications Professionals the 2012 Leadership Impact Award. Before coming to the Georgia Telemedicine Program in 2004, she served 18 years at the Southeast Health Unit, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health Waycross District in the capacities of Telehealth Director, Coordinator for the Georgia State Cancer Registry, and Director of the Community Care Services Program. Paula is a Registered Professional Nurse and graduate of Georgia Southwestern University. She is married to Teddy Guy. They have one son, Blake.
Dr. Jeffrey Kesler
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Jeffrey Kesler is serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Salus TeleHealth. Dr. Kesler has over 20 years of broad clinical and operation experience in the healthcare field. He has been responsible for strategic and tactical leadership for large healthcare companies. Dr. Kesler has served as the executive lead for the development and implementation of telemedicine programs in many states and numerous facilities throughout the United States. Outcomes associated with his implementation of telemedicine programs have resulted in improved clinical outcomes, increased access to care, and significant cost savings. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the design, implementation, operation, and administration of telehealth programs.
Dr. Alexander Ding
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ding is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and is in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. He specializes in biomedical imaging (diagnostic radiology) and performs minimally invasive image-guided procedures (interventional radiology). His clinical interests are in interventional oncology, including biopsies, percutaneous ablations of tumors (radiofrequency and microwave ablations), and highly specific delivery of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to tumors via the blood vessels (chemoembolization and radioembolization).
He has an Economics degree and a Public Health degree from the University of California in Berkeley and completed his medical doctorate at UCSF. His residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in interventional radiology were completed at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as the Chief Fellow.
He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and Massachusetts Medical Society. He also currently serves as Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps of the US Navy Reserve.