Founder and Chairman Emeritus


Herbert J. Semler, M.D.,

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Dr. Herbert J. Semler co-founded Semler Scientific, Inc. in 2007 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors until October 3, 2017 when he was named the honorary Chairman Emeritus. Dr. Semler also served as our Chief Executive Officer until October 31, 2012.

Over his 45 years of medical practice, Dr. Semler has developed, manufactured, and marketed products for three cardiovascular companies. As a board certified cardiologist, Dr. Semler holds multiple patents and patent applications for cardiovascular products. He has experience with Holter monitoring, telemedicine, cardiac telemetry, pace maker surveillance, cardiac event monitoring, including development of the “King of Hearts” device.

Dr. Semler also invented a femoral vascular hemostatic device, which has been used on over fifteen million patients. He has served as Professor of Cardiology at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where he founded and funded The Dr. Herbert and Shirley Semler Cardiovascular Institute.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, Society of Cardiac Interventions and Angiography, and the American Heart Association. He has published over 90 articles in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Semler is the chairman of the Shirley & Herbert Semler Foundation and until March 2008 was the chairman of Advanced Vascular Dynamics.

Dr. Semler is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Semler Health Perks, Inc., a private medical consumer software applications company founded by Dr. Semler in October 2012. Dr. Semler is the husband of our Co-Founder and former Director, Shirley Semler.

shirley and herbert

Shirley and Herbert Semler

Semler Scientific

Contact us
Semler Scientific, Inc.
2344 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Call us toll-free at