2016 Keynote Speakers

Cynthia Barnard, Ph.D.

Cynthia Barnard, Ph.D.

Vice President, Quality, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Associate Professor, Clinical, Northwestern University Center for Healthcare Studies

Susannah M. Bernheim, M.D.

Susannah M. Bernheim, M.D.

Director of Quality Measurement, Centers for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale/Yale-New Haven Hospital

Helen Burstin, M.D.

Helen Burstin, M.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, National Quality Forum

Yumin Choi

Yumin Choi

Partner, HLM Venture Partners

Senator Thomas Daschle

Senator Thomas Daschle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Daschle Group

Akin Demehin

Akin Demehin

Director, Policy, American Hospital Association

Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley

Shots Host, Science Desk, NPR

Ashish K. Jha, M.D.

Ashish K. Jha, M.D.

Director, Harvard Global Institute
K.T. Li Professor of Health Policy, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Redonda G. Miller, M.D.

Redonda G. Miller, M.D.

President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

David Pacitti

David Pacitti

President, Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Head, Siemens Healthineers North America

Ed Park

Ed Park

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, athenahealth

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Lee Rivas

Lee Rivas

President, Elsevier

Stephanie Tilenius

Stephanie Tilenius

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vida

Cynthia Tourison

Cynthia Tourison

Acting Director, Division of Quality Measurement, Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Human Longevity

Laura T. Wallace

Laura T. Wallace

Vice President, Health and Life Sciences, Microsoft

Eugene A. Woods

Eugene A. Woods

President and Chief Executive Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System


2016 Speakers

Steve Allen, M.D.

Steve Allen, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Gina Altieri

Gina Altieri

Enterprise Senior Vice President of Corporate Services & Chief of Strategy Integration, Nemours Children’s Health System

Meri Armour

Meri Armour

President and Chief Executive Officer, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

David J. Bailey, M.D.

David J. Bailey, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nemours Children's Health System

Grant Barbosa

Grant Barbosa

Legislative Assistant, Health and Human Resources, Office of Rep. Sander Levin, U.S. House of Representatives

Johanna Barraza-Cannon

Johanna Barraza-Cannon

Director, Government Healthcare Solutions, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Connie Barrera

Connie Barrera

Chief Information Security Officer & Director of Information Assurance, Jackson Health System

Ana Bejinez-Eastman, M.D.

Ana Bejinez-Eastman, M.D.

Associate Program Director, PIH Family Practice Residency
Volunteer Clinical Faculty Family Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Madeline Bell

Madeline Bell

President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

James C. Benneyan, Ph.D.

James C. Benneyan, Ph.D.

Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, Northeastern University

Joseph Bosco, M.D.

Joseph Bosco, M.D.

Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, NYU Langone Medical Center

Akram Boutros, M.D.

Akram Boutros, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, The MetroHealth System

Greg F. Burke, M.D.

Greg F. Burke, M.D.

Chief Patient Experience Officer, Geisinger Health System

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Founder & CEO, Privia Health

David Carmouche, M.D.

David Carmouche, M.D.

Senior Vice President and President, Ochsner Health Network, Ochsner Health System

Sricharan Chalikonda, M.D.

Sricharan Chalikonda, M.D.

Chairman of Surgical Operations, Cleveland Clinic

Matthew Chambers

Matthew Chambers

Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Baylor Scott & White Health

Lisa Chancellor

Lisa Chancellor

Vice President and Practice Head for Healthcare Providers, EXL Analytics

Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D.

Kevin B. Churchwell, M.D.

Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

Frank J. Cilluffo

Frank J. Cilluffo

Associate Vice President and Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, George Washington University

F. Sessions Cole, M.D., Park J. White Professor of Pediatrics

F. Sessions Cole, M.D., Park J. White Professor of Pediatrics

Chief Medical Officer, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Children’s Health, Washington University in St. Louis

Mike Crocker

Mike Crocker

Vice President, Integrated Delivery Network Strategy, SGW Integrated Marketing Communications

Paul Demko

Paul Demko

Health Care Reporter, Politico

Chris J. Dickinson, M.D.

Chris J. Dickinson, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System

James R. Downing, M.D.

James R. Downing, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Michael Draugelis

Michael Draugelis

Chief Data Scientist, Penn Medicine

Michael Dulin, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Dulin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Director, Academy for Population Health Innovation, UNC Charlotte/Mecklenburg County Public Health

Todd Dunn

Todd Dunn

Director of Innovation; Director, Intermountain Healthcare Transformation Lab, Intermountain Healthcare

Rocky Edmondson

Rocky Edmondson

Senior Director, Bundled Payment Consulting, xG Health Solutions

Edward M. Ellison, M.D.

Edward M. Ellison, M.D.

Executive Medical Director, Chairman of the Board, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente

Rick Evans

Rick Evans

Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Timothy G. Ferris, M.D.

Timothy G. Ferris, M.D.

Senior Vice President of Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare

Michael Fisher

Michael Fisher

President and Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Children's

J. Gregory Fitz, M.D.

J. Gregory Fitz, M.D.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Patrick FitzGerald

Patrick FitzGerald

Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

William Flattery

William Flattery

Vice President, Western Division, Carilion Clinic

Mudit Garg

Mudit Garg

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, analyticsMD

Robert J. Gilbert

Robert J. Gilbert

President, Ambulatory Services, MedStar Health System

Shaun Ginter

Shaun Ginter

President and Chief Executive Officer, CareWell Urgent Care

Carla Harwell, M.D.

Carla Harwell, M.D.

Member, Movement is Life Executive Steering Committee
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Medical Director, University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center

Mark Hoffman, Ph.D.

Mark Hoffman, Ph.D.

Chief Research Information Officer, Children's Mercy

Brian Jacobs, M.D.

Brian Jacobs, M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer, Children’s National

S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.

S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, M.D., Ph.D.

Dean and Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

Steve Kahane, M.D.

Steve Kahane, M.D.

Executive Vice President and President of Client Organization, athenahealth

Stephen F. Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc.

Stephen F. Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego

Carole Lannon, M.D.

Carole Lannon, M.D.

Director, Learning Networks, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Harlan Levine, M.D.

Harlan Levine, M.D.

Chief Executive, Medical Foundation, City of Hope

Peter A. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter A. Margolis, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Sonika Mathur

Sonika Mathur

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Patient Engagement Solutions, Elsevier

Ted Matson

Ted Matson

Vice President of Strategy, Sutter Health

Andrea McGonigle

Andrea McGonigle

Managing Director, Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft

Sean McNeeley, M.D.

Sean McNeeley, M.D.

Network Medical Director, Urgent Care, University Hospitals, Cleveland

Randall S. Moore, M.D.

Randall S. Moore, M.D.

President, Mercy Virtual

Shannon Muchmore

Shannon Muchmore

Policy & Politics Reporter, Modern Healthcare

Stephen E. Muething, M.D.

Stephen E. Muething, M.D.

Co-Director, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence; Vice President for Safety; Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

James Nicholls

James Nicholls

Managing Director, Fitzroy Health

Michael Nochomovitz, M.D.

Michael Nochomovitz, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration and Network Development Officer, New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System

Mary I. O’Connor, M.D.

Mary I. O’Connor, M.D.

Chair, Movement is Life Caucus
Member, Movement is Life Executive Steering Committee
Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health
Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine

Hon Pak, M.D.

Hon Pak, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, 3M Health Information Systems

Jim Papp

Jim Papp

Director of External Reporting and Transparency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Michael L. Parks, M.D.

Michael L. Parks, M.D.

Member, Movement is Life Executive Steering Committee
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Weill Medical Center

Sanjay Pathak

Sanjay Pathak

Senior Vice President, Client Services, Kyruus

Steven Posnack

Steven Posnack

Director, Office of Standards and Technology, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Evan Richardson

Evan Richardson

Senior Vice President, Platform Operations, Grand Rounds

Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts

Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Physician Practices, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford - Stanford Children's Health

David R. Rubinow, M.D.

David R. Rubinow, M.D.

Director, UNC Innovation and Health Care System Transformation, UNC Health Care
Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine

Terry Rusconi

Terry Rusconi

Vice President of Performance Improvement, University of Kansas Hospital

Adam Sapirstein, M.D.

Adam Sapirstein, M.D.

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jeff Schilling

Jeff Schilling

Chief Security Officer, Armor

Rasu B. Shrestha, M.D.

Rasu B. Shrestha, M.D.

Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC

David J. Shulkin, M.D.

David J. Shulkin, M.D.

Under Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Timothy D. Sielaff, M.D., Ph.D.

Timothy D. Sielaff, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Allina Health

Kristofer L. Smith, M.D.

Kristofer L. Smith, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Population Health Management, Northwell Health
Medical Director, Northwell Health Solutions

Lesley Solomon

Lesley Solomon

Executive Director, Brigham Innovation Hub, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Thomas W. Sommers

Thomas W. Sommers

Chief Executive Officer, Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center

Jeff Sperring, M.D.

Jeff Sperring, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Children's

Christopher Stanley, M.D.

Christopher Stanley, M.D.

Vice President, Population Health, Catholic Health Initiatives

Peter D. Stetson, M.D.

Peter D. Stetson, M.D.

Chief Health Informatics Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Stacy Stevens

Stacy Stevens

Unit Chief, Cyber Division, FBI

Charleen Tachibana, DNP

Charleen Tachibana, DNP

Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Quality/Safety, Virginia Mason Health System

Maurizio Trevisan, M.D.

Maurizio Trevisan, M.D.

Dean, CUNY School of Medicine

Rohit Varma, M.D., MPH

Rohit Varma, M.D., MPH

Interim Dean, Keck School of Medicine
President, USC Care
Director, USC Gayle and Edward Roski Eye Institute, University of Southern California

Yulun Wang, Ph.D.

Yulun Wang, Ph.D.

Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer & Founder, InTouch Health

Dennis Weaver, M.D.

Dennis Weaver, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Advisory Board

Mark A. Weber

Mark A. Weber

Senior Vice President, Healthcare Development, Infor Healthcare

David Wessel, M.D.

David Wessel, M.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services, Children’s National Health System

Paul Jonathan White, M.D.

Paul Jonathan White, M.D.

Deputy National Coordinator, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology


2016 U.S. News & Partner Speakers

Avery Comarow

Avery Comarow

Health Rankings Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Geoff Dougherty, M.P.H.

Geoff Dougherty, M.P.H.

Senior Health Services Researcher, U.S. News & World Report

Ben Harder

Ben Harder

Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis, U.S. News & World Report

Angela Haupt

Angela Haupt

Assistant Managing Editor, Health, U.S. News & World Report

Evan Jones

Evan Jones

General Manager, Insights Group, U.S. News & World Report

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Kimberly Leonard

Kimberly Leonard

Health Care Reporter, U.S. News & World Report

Margaret Mannix

Margaret Mannix

Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Anne McGrath

Anne McGrath

Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Michael Morella

Michael Morella

Deputy Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Murrey G. Olmsted, Ph.D.

Murrey G. Olmsted, Ph.D.

Project Director, Best Hospitals, RTI International

Tim Smart

Tim Smart

Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Steve Sternberg

Steve Sternberg

Senior Writer, U.S. News & World Report