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The 2017 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators

40. Yuri Tomikawa
Founder & CEO at Zencare.co

Yuri TomikawaYuri Tomikawa didn’t plan on a career in the health care industry, but when she struggled to find a therapist, the then-McKinsey & Company consultant used her frustration as motivation and began building a site that could help others.

Tomikawa, a Brown University alum, became the CEO and Founder of Zencare.co in 2015. The site provides matching services, videos, appointment scheduling, and other resources for users seeking out vetted therapists in Boston and Rhode Island.

“I was feeling lost in my career and decided to look for a therapist, but found the process to be overwhelming and frustrating,” Tomikawa explained. “I called a dozen providers, left voice messages, and heard back from less than half, many of whom told me they were full practice or not offering the sliding scale they listed online. Our goal at Zencare is to make the therapist search process smooth, comforting, and pleasant. Every team member is wholly dedicated to helping individuals get the care they are looking for.”

Outside of her work, the yoga fan enjoys getting tacos with her team and spending time with her boyfriend, friends, and loved ones.

Tomikawa is most excited about the impact that her team is making.

“The best part of this work has always been the knowledge that one more person is benefitting from great care. I know what a difference a good match with a therapist can make, and love hearing from users,” she explains.

40 Under 40 Contributors

James Gardner, Pamela Bump, Olivia Tardif, Sarah Schroeder and Shreya Iyer all contributed to this year's 40 Under 40. Learn more about their work in the "About the Authors" section!


  1. kian firouzbakht says:

    Dear Omid keep going on I liked your achievement .
    I wish all the best to you and your family members.

  2. Karen Smith Vanderburgh says:

    One in a series of amazing achievements for Brian Harris and his wonderful company!

  3. Akari says:

    Thank you for writing about my big brother Daniel! I loved what you wrote. 🙂

  4. Congratulations to a true innovator and an organization that is already seeing around corners!

  5. Sudip Mukherjee says:

    Excellent sir…keep going…. Lucky to be his first student…

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