J. William Whitaker currently resides in Seattle and in Indiana where he now pursues various outdoor activities including rowing (crew), fly fishing, sailing and hiking.
He formerly was a practicing cardiologist, and entrepreneur.
At present he is also involved in various philanthropic activities as well as investing in early stage companies and startups as an active angel investor associated with groups in Seattle and the Bay Area.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine and did postgraduate medical training at the Mayo Clinic and Emory University
He is married to his wife of forty-eight years Joan. They have three sons and five grandchildren