Experts
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Founder and Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute at The Scripps Research Institute

    Eric Topol is Professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, and the Founder and Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). As a researcher, he has published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles, with more than 170,000 citations, elected to the National Academy of Medicine, and is one of the top 10 most cited researchers in medicine (Thomson Reuters ISI, “Doctor of the Decade”). His principal scientific focus has been on the genomic and digital tools to individualize medicine—and the power that brings to individuals to drive the future of medicine. In 2016, Topol was awarded a $207M grant from the NIH to lead a significant part of the Precision Medicine Initiative, a one million American prospective research program. Prior to coming to lead STSI in 2007, where he is the principal investigator of a flagship $33M NIH grant, he led the Cleveland Clinic to become the #1 center for heart care and was the founder of a new medical school there. He has been voted as the #1 most influential physician leader in the United States in a national poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. Besides editing several textbooks, he has published two bestseller books on the future of medicine: The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now.

  • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is the author of The Internet of Healthy Things, describing how everyday objects will capture and use real-time biometric data to ultimately change behavior to improve our health. Under Dr. Kvedar’s two decades of leadership, Partners Connected Health has launched a number of innovative mobile health programs, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs for the more than 1.5 million patients served at Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospitals, helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; the popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Innovation
    • mHealth
    • Prehospital Care
    • EMS
    Founder of Twiage, Practicing Internist @ Atrius Health
    Founder of Twiage, Practicing Internist @ Atrius Health

    YiDing Yu a practicing primary care physician, researcher, innovator, entrepreneur, and designer. She was Founder and CEO of Twiage and formerly Chief Innovation Engineer at Atrius Health. As a physician, YiDing is passionate about improving health care delivery to provide timely, high-quality, cost-effective care to her patients. She has received the President's Prize for Value-Based Healthcare at Partners Healthcare, the Martin P. Solomon Award for Primary Care at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology Award in recognition of her work in healthcare innovation. YiDing has been named a 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovator, a 40 Under 40 Honoree by the Boston Business Journal, and Becker's Hospital Review Rising Star. Trained in economics and health policy at Harvard, YiDing has conducted research as a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow, published in medical journals, presented at national conferences, and was most recently recognized by the Johns Hopkins Diane Becker Research Award in Clinical Epidemiology. As a resident, YiDing founded Twiage, a HIPAA-compliant platform that seamlessly bridges communication between ambulances and hospitals to deliver more timely and cost-effective patient care at the most crucial moments. In her free time, YiDing designs and volunteers for philanthropic causes. She is a Board Member for Burma Border Projects, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing trauma counseling and mental health support for refugees and internally displaced persons in Burma.

    Transforming Healthcare With Practical Innovation
    Transforming Healthcare With Practical Innovation
    • Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at American Well

    Jeff leads corporate and business development for American Well, the leading video-based telehealth solution company in the United States. Jeff is responsible for strategic partnerships, investor due diligence, major client deals, M&A opportunities, and corporate strategy. Jeff brings to American Well more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, high tech, and business management and consulting. Prior to joining American Well, he led efforts in business and clinical analytics and population health at MEDITECH. He also has extensive experience in e-commerce and software services, including leadership roles at GSI Commerce and Idiom Technologies. Prior to that, Jeff was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company where he focused on healthcare and high-growth technology companies. He graduated from Harvard University with an MD from Harvard Medical School and a PHD, AM, and an AB Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics. He completed his surgical internship at the Harvard-affiliated New England Deaconess Hospital before transitioning to the business world.

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Addiction Medicine
    Chief Medical Officer, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
    Chief Medical Officer, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
    • Chief Medical Officer at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

    • Passion for developing and building interdisciplinary teams focused on patient safety and quality improvement • 18 years healthcare management experience: 7 years as hospital CMO in urban 255-bed acute care / LTAC facility, 2 years as system quality chair, 8 years as Medical Director, and 4 years clinical experience in private practice setting• 24 years of clinical experience; current practice includes running an outpatient buprenorphine addictions program and work as teaching hospitalist for Acute Inpatient Internal Medicine resident service • 26 years of clinical experience in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Addiction Medicine• 18 years as physician officer of ASAM, currently serving on national board of directors • Nationally recognized educator in chronic hepatitis C, pain management, and addiction treatment to physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    • Director of Pediatric Telemedicine, UC Davis Center for Health and Technology at UC Davis Children's Hospital

    Dr. Marcin is a Professor and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, California. He is the Director of Pediatric Telemedicine at the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology. His clinical, research and advocacy interest is related to how telehealth technologies can help address disparities in access, safety, and quality of care, particularly related to children.

    • Psychiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Population health informatics
    • Telemedicine
    • Future health systems
    Psychiatrist and Health Futurist at University of California Davis
    Psychiatrist and Health Futurist at University of California Davis
    • President Elect at American Telemedicine Association

    Dr Yellowlees lives in Sacramento California, where he is Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California Davis. He is President Elect of the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences review committee evaluating the national VA mental health services for veterans, a member of the American Psychiatric Association workgroup on telepsychiatry, and co-founder of HealthLinkNow Inc. Dr Yellowlees is an experienced speaker and media commentator who has written and produced over 180 video editorials on Psychiatry for Medscape. He has a number of research interests and is presently working on the development and validation of asynchronous telepsychiatry, automated translation and clinical interpreting systems, internet e-mail and video consultation services and assessment and treatment protocols to improve physician health and wellness. From a clinical perspective Dr Yellowlees is an expert in physician health and telepsychiatry. He chairs the UC Davis Health System Wellbeing Committee and has many physicians as patients. He has provided clinical consultations to patients on Indian Health reservations via telemedicine for over a decade. Dr. Yellowlees has worked in public and private sectors in the USA, Australia and the UK, in academia, and in rural settings. He has published five books and over 200 scientific articles and book chapters.