2019 Keynote Speakers

Kim Castro

Kim Castro

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

Tiffany Christensen

Tiffany Christensen

Vice President, Experience Innovation, The Beryl Institute

Tom Daschle

Tom Daschle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Daschle Group
Former Senate Majority Leader

John Evans

John Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Beam Therapeutics

Morgan Felchner

Morgan Felchner

Political Editor, U.S. News & World Report

Jeff Goldenberg, M.D.

Jeff Goldenberg, M.D.

Co-Founder, Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety

Ben Harder

Ben Harder

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

Julie Kaplow, Ph.D.

Julie Kaplow, Ph.D.

Vice Chair for Behavioral Health and Head of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Trauma and Grief Center and Chief of Psychology, Texas Children’s Hospital

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Editorial Director and Executive Vice President, U.S. News & World Report

Naomi Kirtner

Naomi Kirtner

Co-Founder, Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety

Wright L. Lassiter, III

Wright L. Lassiter, III

President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Health System

Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

Dan Liljenquist

Dan Liljenquist

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Lindsay Lyon

Lindsay Lyon

Deputy Editor for Publications and Events, U.S. News & World Report

Larry J. Merlo

Larry J. Merlo

President and CEO, CVS Health

R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.

R. Lawrence Moss, M.D.

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

Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

Farzad Mostashari, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Aledade

Vincent Nelson, M.D.

Vincent Nelson, M.D.

Vice President, Medical Affairs, Office of Clinical Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Marvin O’Quinn

Marvin O’Quinn

President and Chief Operating Officer, CommonSpirit Health

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley

Host, CBS Sunday Morning

Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi

Senior Strategist, Outreach and Communications, OpenNotes

Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

President and CEO, Navicent Health

Nancy Shute

Nancy Shute

Editor-in-Chief, Science News

Tom Skelton

Tom Skelton

Chief Executive Officer, Surescripts

Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Vice President, Coverage and State Issues Forum, American Hospital Association

Martin VanTrieste

Martin VanTrieste

President and Chief Executive Officer, Civica Rx

Seema Verma

Seema Verma

Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D.

Rachel M. Werner, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Professor of Health Care Management, Wharton School
Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Feng Zhang, Ph.D.

Feng Zhang, Ph.D.

Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
James and Patricia Poitras Professor of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering
Core Member, Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2019 Speakers

Zach Adams

Zach Adams

Senior Health Data Analyst, U.S. News & World Report

Sanjeev Arora, M.D.

Sanjeev Arora, M.D.

Director, Project ECHO
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

Vedra A. Augenstein, M.D.

Vedra A. Augenstein, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center

Ge Bai, Ph.D.

Ge Bai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jeffrey	R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Sarah E. Barlow, M.D., MPH

Sarah E. Barlow, M.D., MPH

Professor of Pediatrics and Data and Population Sciences; Director, Children’s Health Integrated Program in Childhood Obesity, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Fred Bentley

Fred Bentley

Managing Director, Avalere Health

Jay Bhatt, D.O.

Jay Bhatt, D.O.

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Hospital Association

Marc L. Boom, M.D.

Marc L. Boom, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Methodist

Chris Bormann

Chris Bormann

Director, Health, HDR

Linda Brancato

Linda Brancato

Vice President of Advertising, U.S. News & World Report

John A. Brennan, M.D.

John A. Brennan, M.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Integration Officer, WellStar Health System

Michael-Anne Browne, M.D.

Michael-Anne Browne, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Stanford Health Care Alliance
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Accountable Care, Stanford Children’s Health

Sunil Budhrani, M.D., MPH, MBA

Sunil Budhrani, M.D., MPH, MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer, Innovation Health

David Carmouche, M.D.

David Carmouche, M.D.

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

Robert J. Cerfolio, M.D., MBA

Robert J. Cerfolio, M.D., MBA

Senior Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief of Hospital Operations, New York University

Douglas Chaet, FACHE

Douglas Chaet, FACHE

Chief Managed Care Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Alisahah J. Cole, M.D.

Alisahah J. Cole, M.D.

Chief Community Impact Officer, Atrium Health

Ceci Connolly

Ceci Connolly

President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans

Elaine Cox, M.D.

Elaine Cox, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Riley Children’s Health

Myriam J. Curet, M.D., FACS

Myriam J. Curet, M.D., FACS

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Intuitive

Imelda Dacones, M.D.

Imelda Dacones, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente

Marcy Doderer, FACHE

Marcy Doderer, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer, Arkansas Children’s

Martin E. Doerfler, M.D.

Martin E. Doerfler, M.D.

Sr. Vice President, Clinical Strategy & Development, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health

Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D.

Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
President and Chief Executive Officer, Providence Health System

Ihuoma Eneli, M.D., MS, FAAP

Ihuoma Eneli, M.D., MS, FAAP

Director, Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Ohio State University

David A. Feinberg

David A. Feinberg

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Mount Sinai Health System

Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D.

Rushika Fernandopulle, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Iora Health

Laura L. Forese, M.D.

Laura L. Forese, M.D.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian

Claudia Fox, M.D., MPH, MPA

Claudia Fox, M.D., MPH, MPA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Co-Director of Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine, University of Minnesota

Karen Fratantoni, M.D., MPH

Karen Fratantoni, M.D., MPH

Medical Director, Complex Care Program, Children’s National Hospital

Christopher F. Freer, D.O.

Christopher F. Freer, D.O.

Co-Chair, RWJBarnabas Health Tackling Addiction Task Force
System Director of Emergency Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health
Chairman, Emergency Department, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D.

Julie Ann Freischlag, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Gaby Galvin

Gaby Galvin

Reporter, Healthiest Communities, U.S. News & World Report

Halena	M. Gazelka, M.D.

Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

Director, Inpatient Pain Service, Division of Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Cathryn E. Gunther

Cathryn E. Gunther

Vice President, Global Population Health, Merck & Co.

Julie Hall-Barrow, Ed.D.

Julie Hall-Barrow, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Network Development and Innovation, Children’s Health

Allen Harrison

Allen Harrison

President and Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Healthcare System

John Haupert

John Haupert

President and Chief Executive Officer, Grady Health System

Jillian Hauser

Jillian Hauser

Director, Performance Services, Duke University Health System

Robert S. D. Higgins, M.D.

Robert S. D. Higgins, M.D.

Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Professor and Director of the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Maia Hightower, M.D.

Maia Hightower, M.D.

Chief Medical Information Officer and Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah Health

Bill Holiber

Bill Holiber

President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Thomas Howell, M.D.

Thomas Howell, M.D.

Assistant Medical Director of Patient Experience, Mayo Clinic
Medical Director of Patient Experience, Mayo Clinic Health System

Alicia A. Jacobs, M.D.

Alicia A. Jacobs, M.D.

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations, Family Medicine and Family Medicine Physician and Associate Professor, University of Vermont Medical Center

Catherine A. Jacobson

Catherine A. Jacobson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Health

Nina Janda

Nina Janda

Chief Executive Officer, Global Health Data @ Work

Monica Jones

Monica Jones

Family Consultant, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Rafael Rivera Jr., M.D., MBA

Rafael Rivera Jr., M.D., MBA

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, NYU Langone Health

Alexandra Kalaf

Alexandra Kalaf

Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Strategy, U.S. News & World Report

Mary Klotman, M.D.

Mary Klotman, M.D.

Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University

Amy Knight

Amy Knight

Chief Operating Officer, Children's Hospital Association

Carrie Liken

Carrie Liken

Head of Industry, Healthcare, Yext

Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health

Anne Lyren, M.D.

Anne Lyren, M.D.

Clinical Director, Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety, UH/Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Kevin B. Mahoney

Kevin B. Mahoney

Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Anwesha Majumder

Anwesha Majumder

Health Data Scientist, U.S. News & World Report

Gregory Makoul, Ph.D.

Gregory Makoul, Ph.D.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PatientWisdom

Diku Mandavia, M.D.

Diku Mandavia, M.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Fujifilm Healthcare

Greta Martin

Greta Martin

Healthcare Data Scientist, U.S. News & World Report

Paul Matsen

Paul Matsen

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Cleveland Clinic

Emily Maxson, M.D.

Emily Maxson, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Aledade, Inc.

Colleen McCarthy

Colleen McCarthy

Health Systems Engineer, Performance Services, Duke University Heath System

Fredric	B. Meyer, M.D.

Fredric B. Meyer, M.D.

Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Dean, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Mary Modahl

Mary Modahl

SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, American Well

Alexandra Morehouse

Alexandra Morehouse

Chief Marketing Officer, Banner Health

Michael Morella

Michael Morella

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

Robert J. Morse

Robert J. Morse

Chief Data Strategist, U.S. News & World Report

Evan Nadler, M.D.

Evan Nadler, M.D.

Co-Director for the Obesity Program and Director of the Child and Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery Program, Children’s National Health System
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Anita Narayan

Anita Narayan

Managing Editor, Education, U.S. News & World Report

David Nerenz, Ph.D.

David Nerenz, Ph.D.

Director Emeritus of the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research, Henry Ford Health System

Daniel Nigrin, M.D.

Daniel Nigrin, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Murrey G. Olmsted, Ph.D.

Murrey G. Olmsted, Ph.D.

Project Director, Best Hospitals, RTI International

Mark Olszyk, M.D.

Mark Olszyk, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Carroll Hospital
Vice President, Carroll Health Group

Alison S. Peterson, M.D.

Alison S. Peterson, M.D.

Vice President of Medical Affairs, United Hospital, Allina Health

Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell

Research Survey Methodologist, RTI International

Ram Raju, M.D.

Ram Raju, M.D.

Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer, Northwell Health

Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH

Jean L. Raphael, M.D., MPH

Director, Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy, Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore

Anne Pusey Roberts

Anne Pusey Roberts

Product Director, Health, U.S. News & World Report

Ari Robicsek, M.D.

Ari Robicsek, M.D.

Chief Medical Analytics Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

Timothy C. Robinson

Timothy C. Robinson

Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan
Dean, University of Michigan Medical School
Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Medicine

Maria Santucci

Maria Santucci

Director of Strategic Communications, U.S. News & World Report

Gretel H. Schueller

Gretel H. Schueller

Senior Health Editor, Consumer Advice, U.S. News & World Report

Lou Silverman

Lou Silverman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced ICU Care

Lindsay Smelser

Lindsay Smelser

Vice President, Marketing, Steward Health Care

Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., MPH, MPA

Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., MPH, MPA

Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Massachusetts, General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Steve Sternberg

Steve Sternberg

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

Allison Suttle, M.D.

Allison Suttle, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Health

Kim Swafford

Kim Swafford

Group Vice President, Telehealth & Health Technology Strategy, Providence St. Joseph Health

Bruce Swartz

Bruce Swartz

Executive Vice President, Physician Enterprise, CommonSpirit Health

Emily Kagan Trenchard

Emily Kagan Trenchard

Vice President of Digital & Innovation Strategy, Northwell Health

David K. Vawdrey, Ph.D.

David K. Vawdrey, Ph.D.

Chief Informatics Data Officer, Geisinger

Stephany Verstraete

Stephany Verstraete

Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Engagement Officer, Teladoc Health

Rajan Wadhawan, M.D.

Rajan Wadhawan, M.D.

Senior Executive Officer, AdventHealth for Children and AdventHealth for Women

Amy Wang

Amy Wang

Principal Data Analyst, Quality Informatics and Analytics, UCLA Health

Meng Wei

Meng Wei

System Director, Quality Informatics and Analytics, UCLA Health

Jeffrey	M. Weiss, M.D.

Jeffrey M. Weiss, M.D.

Vice President for Medical Affairs, Montefiore Health System


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