Kyna Fong

CEO and co-founder, Elation Health

Kyna Fong is the CEO and Co-Founder of Elation Health, the platform for independent primary care that strengthens the relationship between patients and physicians.

Kyna’s expertise as a health economist and digital health leader has been featured in publications including Forbes and Fast Company and she is the recipient of several awards including Fierce Healthcare’s 2021 Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare and The Top 100 Harvard Alumni In Technology Of 2021.

Kyna graduated at 19 years old from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in applied math and a master’s in computer science and then received her Economics Ph.D. from Stanford University, where she focused on health care. In 2008, Kyna was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy research fellowship at UC Berkeley. She spent four years as a tenure-track professor in Stanford’s economics department before starting Elation to support more primary care medical practices like her own father’s in Northern California.