Our team’s extensive experience

Our team is highly experienced in emergency medicine, maritime health, technology and operations.

Ann Jarris MD, MBA, FACEP
CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Ann Jarris is a board-certified emergency medicine physician since 2003, and is currently the medical director for Telemedicine at MD Solutions International. She is the immediate Past-President of Eastside Emergency Physicians, serving Swedish Medical Center/ Issaquah, Mill Creek, and Redmond emergency departments. She is also the past medical director for Swedish Redmond Urgent Care. A former EMT (emergency medical technician) with extensive experience in wilderness, remote and rural medicine, she has a passion for delivering medical advice to remote sites. She currently teaches the health and wellness section of the Mountaineers’ backcountry skiing course and is a regular lecturer for paramedic continuing education series.

Dr. Jarris received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College. She attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of Arizona. She has practiced as an emergency medicine physician for over a decade in Washington and Oregon. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She received her MBA from Seattle University.

Ray Jarris MD, MA FAAFP
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder

Dr. Raymond F. Jarris, Jr.  has 33 years experience in the emergency, occupational and family medicine settings. A co-founder of Discovery Health, Dr. Jarris is an emergency physician in Seattle, WA.  and was the medical director of the Swedish Medical Center/Ballard emergency department and president of Ballard Emergency Physicians for ten years.  He has founded several medical services companies including Maritime Health Services, Global Medical Systems, MD Solutions and MD Solutions International.

Dr. Jarris was previously Medical Director for an international medical assistance company and vice-president and medical director for a Northwest regional occupational medical provider.  He has extensive experience in remote site medical support and maritime medicine and has sailed as expedition team physician to Antarctica and the Arctic with Quark Expeditions. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a Certified Medical Review Officer providing physician review of federal and non-federal drug testing for employers and government agencies

Dr. Jarris completed undergraduate and graduate study at Boston University where he earned a Bachelors of Art cum laude with Distinction and Master of Arts in four years of study.  He went on to receive his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington.

Marina Furtado, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Marina Furtado is a board certified emergency medicine physician at Discovery Health, and has worked clinically in the emergency department and urgent care for over 15 years. In addition, Dr. Furtado has a special interest in travel medicine and population health.  She has worked in Africa and India, and brings her global health expertise to her practice as the medical director of Travel Smart Clinic.

Dr. Furtado earned a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering (BSE), a Medical Doctorate (M.D.), and an executive Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Washington. She completed her residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona in 2001, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Mark Borden, MD, FAAEM
Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Borden’s 24-year medical career has included 7 years as a clinical professor of emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center where he received multiple awards for teaching and research. Dr. Borden is also trained in Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine. Before medical school, Dr. Borden worked as a commercial fisherman, diver, and SCUBA instructor.  He obtained his USCG Captain’s License which he maintains today. Dr. Borden earned his undergraduate degree at Washington State University in Zoology, Cum Laude, and medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center in 1996. Dr. Borden is the author of the book, Medical Wisdom, and currently lectures worldwide on Emergency Regional Anesthesia and Dive Medicine.

Arthur French, MD, MS, FACEP, CHSE
Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. French completed 35 years of active duty service in 2008 and is presently an emergency physician at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, he worked for seven years as a Coast Guard surface operations officer, including overseas assignments in Antarctica and Japan.  He then graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine at Bethesda, Maryland. He subsequently served as a flight surgeon in the Quality Improvement Branch at Coast Guard Headquarters, and as the medical branch chief at the Coast Guard National Maritime Center.

He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is currently appointed to the American College of Emergency Physicians Disaster Response and Preparedness Committee. Dr. French holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Simulation from the University of San Francisco and is motivated to train mariners using lifelike simulation programs.

Renata Bocayuva

Ms. Renata Bocayuva has over a decade of experience in domestic and international medical assistance logistics and coordination. Also a chef, Ms. Bocayuva is principal of Bocayuva Enterprises/Food Creativity @ Work, a culinary consulting company.  She speaks French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Patty Botkin

Ms. Botkin has over 20 years of experience as a pharmacy technician and in the supply of vessel medical equipment and pharmaceuticals for global fleets.  She is an expert in DEA regulations and has assisted numerous clients with the design and implementation of Controlled Substance Programs for fleets in the towing, fishing, blue water and cruise industries.  Ms. Botkin has been recognized by the Antarctic Support Associates for her critical role in supporting a lifesaving emergency medical supply drop.