Mike Wenger is Vice President of Patient Engagement at TrialScope. A brain tumor patient and software developer, Mike is passionate about patient access to clinical trials. He is spearheading TrialScope Connect, the industry’s first patient referral collective. This initiative is creating a paradigm shift for patient recruitment, focusing on collaboration vs. competition.
Previously, Mike worked at the Michael J. Fox Foundation where he helped develop the Fox Trial Finder, a clinical trial matching platform that educates patients on trials and helps them locate trials best suited to their needs. He also was a lead software developer at Epion Health, transforming the doctor’s appointment into ¬a personalized digital experience where patients could share information with their doctor and take ownership of their own health management.
Mike was named one of the 2020 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Patient Advocates category and a 2020 Force for Change Illuminator. He also was a finalist in the Patient Advocate of the Year category in the 2020 Medigy HITMC Awards.
Mike became interested in working in healthcare when he had a health scare himself. Because of this scare, he started keeping a headache diary, which helped him learn to manage those headaches. He felt very fortunate to have been able to use these data to improve his condition. This, in turn, motivated him to find ways to help others.