Zal is an internationally recognized patient activist leader and speaker.
He is the Co-Chair of the Beryl Institute Global Patient and Family Advisory Council. The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice and premier thought leader on improving the patient experience in healthcare, with over 20,000 members from hospitals and healthcare institutions worldwide.
In 2011, he founded Patient Commando to amplify the patient voice through: - Public speaking. Zal presents at professional health stakeholder and hospital leadership conferences. - Professional education. Zal spearheaded the development of an exclusive Continuing Medical Education program for healthcare professional that teaches narrative competency, improving communications between patients and professionals for better health outcomes. - www.patientcommando.com is the most diverse collection of patient stories in any medium that enriches our understanding of the lived illness experience. - Grassroots activities and programs that have been instrumental in launching two new patient advocacy movements in the last year.