Experts
    • Internal Medicine
    • Informatics
    Dr. Bates is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He directs the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and serves as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s Global Alliance for Patient Safety. He is the president of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) and the editor of the Journal of Patient Safety. He serves as the principle investigator of the Health Information Technology CERT. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and was chairman of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association. He has over 600 peer-reviewed publications, and an H-index of over 80.
    • Otolaryngology
    • XIR & Partner at General Catalyst Partners
    As an XIR, Dr. Rich Gliklich leverages his operational experience and domain expertise to support businesses in the healthcare and life sciences industries. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Rich was President of the Outcome division of Quintiles, the largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, and he also served on its Executive Committee through its 2013 IPO. Prior to Quintiles, Rich was Founder, CEO and Chairman of Outcome, a health information and services company that served more than 2500 healthcare organizations and a majority of the global top 30 lifesciences companies. Rich led Outcome from its start as a spin-off from his Harvard affiliated research laboratory in 1998 through its acquisition by Quintiles in October 2011. In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur and executive, Dr. Gliklich is well known in the areas of outcomes and analytics. He is senior editor of the landmark publication by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) handbook "Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide” and has led several key national and international efforts focused on evaluating the safety, effectiveness, value and quality of healthcare. Some of the programs developed with Dr. Gliklich include the American Heart Association's Get With The GuidelinesSM registries which received the 2004 Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the 2007 eHealth Initiative Award. Rich also holds several patents for both health outcomes systems and medical devices. Rich is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and a former Charles A. Dana Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his work with General Catalyst, Rich is also a surgeon and a chaired Professor at Harvard Medical School.
    • Internal Medicine
    Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Innovation Hub
    Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Innovation Hub
    • Associate Medical Director at Brigham and Women's Physician Organization
    Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, MBA is an Associate Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Medical Director of the Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management (SCAMP) program at BWH, and Medical Director of the BWH Innovation Hub. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In these roles, he is responsible for engaging physicians in defining, measuring, and improving the value of care delivered. Jeff is also a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine and practices primary care at BWH Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, the first BWH practice built as a patient-centered medical home, and certified by NCQA as a level III PCMH. His original research and perspective articles have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Hospital Medicine, among others. Jeff earned an MD/MBA at Penn, and completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
    • Pediatrics
    • Primary Care
    • Chief Medical Information Officer at Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
    Dr. David Y. Ting is an Associate Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Physician in the Department of Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Ting graduated from Duke University with a B.S. degree in chemistry, and a double-major in political science. He subsequently earned his M.D. degree at Duke, and then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program at MGH. In 2010 Dr. Ting became the Associate Medical Director for Information Systems for the MGH and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). In his clinical practice at MGH Everett Family Care, Dr. Ting cares for the primary care needs of both adults and children, with a particular clinical interest in the management of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and childhood attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
    • Pediatrics
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    Physician | Social Entrepreneur | CEO of Care at Hand
    Physician | Social Entrepreneur | CEO of Care at Hand
    • Attending Physician at Children's National Medical Center

    Dr. Ostrovsky is a practicing physician and social entrepreneur who co-founded Care at Hand. He continues to lead Care at Hand’s executive management and strategic vision since its acquisition by Mindoula Health. 

    He has led teams at the World Health Organization, United States Senate, and San Francisco Health Department toward health system strengthening through technology. Andrey has contributed to legislation at the city and national level to advance care delivery for vulnerable populations. And he serves on several boards and committees dedicated to interoperability standards, quality improvement, and innovation including the National Quality Forum, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and the National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC), among others. He is a published researcher in quality improvement, healthcare innovation, and care coordination. 

    Andrey holds a Medical Doctorate and undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology Magna cum Laude, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Andrey completed his pediatrics residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital where he was a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is teaching faculty and attending physician at Children's National Medical Center.

    • General Surgery
    surgeon, device developer, computer geek
    surgeon, device developer, computer geek
    I have tried work at the intersection clinical surgery, device development, innovation as it applies to the value proposition of healthcare. I've worked on all phases of device development from pre-clinical research, through clinical trials, clinical application, and regulatory approval. It is certainly been interesting. My experiences as and IRB chair, FDA panel member in conjunction with these other activities have provided a sharp focus on the ethics, process, and value of device development and innovation. clinically my work is focused in minimally invasive surgery and areas such as foregut, endocrine, hernia and the biliary tree
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Startups
    • Neuroscience
    Neurosurgery Chief Resident, Co-Founder of NeuroLaunch accelerator
    Neurosurgery Chief Resident, Co-Founder of NeuroLaunch accelerator
    • Co-Founder at NeuroLaunch
    Dr. Jordan P. Amadio is a senior resident physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University and co-founder of NeuroLaunch, the world’s first neuroscience startup company accelerator. Dr. Amadio is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received an honors degree in Physics and was a Barry Goldwater Scholar. In 2004, he was the recipient of both the Kusaka Memorial Prize in Physics as well as the Taylor Prize in Physics. He earned his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, where he was a research fellow in the neurogenetics laboratory of Christopher A. Walsh and was selected to complete his training in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program co-administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Simultaneously, he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration, with Distinction, from Harvard Business School as a joint degree candidate. Dr. Amadio’s professional experience includes leadership in the areas of neurosurgery, bioethics, medical education, biomedical technology innovation, and health entrepreneurship. His list of peer-reviewed scientific publications includes research on electrolyte disturbances after pituitary surgery, socioeconomic dimensions of neuromodulation, and the role of guidelines in promoting surgical quality. His popular writing has appeared in media outlets including the Associated Press, The Independent, Natural History, Cell, and various blogs. In the world of medical publishing, he serves as Editorial Fellow and Section Editor at NEUROSURGERY, a leading global academic journal, and has been a strong advocate of interdisciplinary collaboration. In 2014, he edited the first-ever theme issue of the American Medical Association (AMA) Journal of Ethics devoted to neurosurgery. In 2015, he became one of 80 delegates crafting the global BEINGS consensus declaration on responsible use of biotechnology for the next century. In 2014, Dr. Amadio received the American Medical Association Foundation’s Excellence in Medicine Award recognizing his leadership in the early-stage medical innovation community. He has been named “40 under 40” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as well as “40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators” by MedTechBoston. He serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations, including those supporting the arts and urban renewal in the Southeast. His current research interests lie at the interface of emerging technologies and the human nervous system, including neuromodulation, wearable computing, and applying startup principles to neuroscience innovations. As of June 2015, his work with NeuroLaunch has resulted in 11 accelerated startups and over $4 million in value created.
    • Emergency Medicine
    Member Entrepreneur at Matter Chicago
    Member Entrepreneur at Matter Chicago
    • Founder at ED Loop
    Carrie is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a medical entrepreneur who is blending physician expertise and technology to improve both the patient and physician experience. She has been a practicing physician for nearly 15 years, serving in emergency departments in Colorado and Chicago, IL. For almost as long, she has been working to change the practice of medicine for the better. As a member of Matter Chicago – an incubator of physicians, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders working together to innovate in healthcare - Carrie is leading a start-up with a communications platform to improve the dialogue between physicians and patients in the Emergency Department.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Health information technology
    • General medicine
    • Evidence-based medicine
    • Strategy Consulting
    • Clinical Medicine, Medical Writing/Editing, MedTech Startups, Medical Devices, Aministration
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Digital health
    • Neurosciences
    • MedTech
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Medical Technology
    • mobile health
    • mobile apps
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Director of Digital Health, Brain Power. 
    • Health and Medicine Consultant at Khan Academy

    Arshya Vahabzadeh M.D. is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and behavioral health. He is committed to addressing the world's most pressing healthcare needs through medical innovation, in particular the challenges faced by individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions. He is a "40 under 40" healthcare innovator according to MedTechBoston. Dr. Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health at Brain Power. Brain Power is a company that builds neuroscience-based software and hardware that transform current wearable computers into neuro-assistive and educational devices for autism. He is the former Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Dr. Vahabzadeh is widely published in clinical neuroscience, digital health, and medical communication. He has written numerous media editorials and leads a federally funded program to provide autism educational outreach. He has received over 20 national and international awards from organizations including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Director at Healthbox
    Director at Healthbox
    Ateet Adhikari leads investments and strategy across the Healthbox's funds and programs and was one of the first five members of the team. His professional experience has included early-stage financing, M&A and VC advisory work for McDermott Will & Emery and Roberts McGivney Zagotta, serving a range of clients. Ateet also has private and public healthcare advisory experience, working with the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Huron Consulting Group. Ateet received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law and his Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  • Entrepreneur in Residence at Rock Health
    Entrepreneur in Residence at Rock Health
    Jeff is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Rock Health, a seed fund focused on digital health. He is co-founder at Podimetrics, a medical device startup. Previously Jeff worked at MatchLend, Unitus, and Lehman Brothers. He has a BA in history from Columbia College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
    • Emergency Medicine
    International ER physician at BWH
    International ER physician at BWH
    Dr. Usha Periyanayagam a Fellow in International Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women¹s Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. She received her MD, her MPH, and an MS in Engineering Design and Innovation from Northwestern University. She also completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University. As a physician with a background in large database analysis, user design and experience, and global health, she is uniquely primed to address the growing global health technology market. Dr. Periyanayagam has worked clinically, instructed, and conducted research in academic institutions in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She collaborates with local government, NGOs, industry, universities and non profits to accelerate the implementation of new innovations in global health. She has taught medical doctors and nurses in public and private hospitals in Cambodia, Uganda, and India. In Pakistan, she coordinated the government¹s disaster agency with local ambulance services to ensure an efficient response to a bombings and mass casualty events. In South Sudan, she worked in refugee camps on the Sudanese border to improve the medical response to the crisis. At the MIT H@cking Medicine Grand Hackfest, she led a team that created a inexpensive locally sustainable defibrillator that won the Google Ventures award. She has published numerous papers in the national and international literature, and has a patent pending in tranapical cardiac surgery.
    • Ophthalmology
    • Population health informatics
    Co-founder and CEO at Twine Health
    Co-founder and CEO at Twine Health
    • CEO at Twine Health
    John Moore is a physician and technologist passionate about empowering patients to take the lead in their care. At Twine Health, he and his team are leveraging their collaborative care platform to support patients and their care teams in achieving unparalleled heath outcomes at dramatically lower cost. Moore received a PhD from the MIT Media Lab where he developed and studied technology-supported apprenticeship as a new paradigm of patient-clinician collaboration. He received both an MD and a BS in biomedical engineering from Boston University.
    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    Physician Leader, Adviser & Strategist, Pediatric Hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    Physician Leader, Adviser & Strategist, Pediatric Hospitalist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
    • Physician Leader, Advisor and Strategist at Randy Bak Consulting LLC: Independent Consulting/ Contract Services
    Randy Bak, MD, JD is a pediatrician, attorney, former Chief Information Officer and physician executive with experience in policy analysis, technology adoption, and information systems strategy. He offers skills in discovery and innovation in products and programs targeting coordination, alignment and accountability in processes of care, using on-the-ground experience in primary care practice development, hospital medical staff governance, collaborative payor contracting, HIT product development and accountable care solutions start-up. Previously, Dr. Bak was the Senior Clinical Adviser and Client Relationship Executive at Lumeris/EGHC where he was responsible for discovering and developing customer needs and expectations from sales through implementation, and translating that into future strategy and repositioning accounts from early offering of software tools into software-and-services solution provider.
  • As a manager in Brigham Innovation Hub, Pothik fosters innovation through collaboration with clinicians, industry and investors to help advance ideas from creation to commercialization. He supports internal and external innovators across the areas of digital health, devices, and diagnostics. Pothik is especially interested in testing and validating digital health innovation for healthcare providers and patients. Prior to Brigham Innovation Hub, he worked in Venture Capital & Private Equity investing at Northleaf Capital, Healthcare Investment Banking and Financial Market Policy at the Bank of Canada. Pothik received his MBA from Harvard Business School, MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and BS in International Economics from Georgetown University.
    • Family Medicine
    • Director at The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente
    Dr. Eytan currently works as the Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health, and as a Director in The Permanente Federation, LLC. The Center for Total Health is Kaiser Permanente’s social innovation center, located in the heart of Washington, DC. His experience is in working with large medical groups and technologists to leverage health information technology to ensure that patients and their families have an active role in their own health care. Ted attended medical school at the University of Arizona, his master's of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master's of science, health services degree from the University of Washington. He completed his residency training at Group Health Cooperative and his fellowship training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington in 2000. Dr. Eytan is board certified in family practice. His clinical interests are preventive care and reducing disparities in health status among vulnerable populations. He is a regular user of social media tools to promote open leadership.
    • Pediatrics
    • Direct Primary Care
    Past Chair of the Mass Medical Society Committee on IT for 9 years, Pediatrician
    Past Chair of the Mass Medical Society Committee on IT for 9 years, Pediatrician
    • Pediatrician at Self employed at Newton Pediatrics, Wellesley, MA

    Recent past Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Information Technology for 9 years where she tracked IT initiatives in the State, promoted those initiatives where benefit was seen, and served on various state committees for IT activities providing the physician perspective. Pediatrician at Primary Care Pediatrics and passionate about technology.

    • Emergency Medicine
    • Advisor to iTriage and Aetna Consumer Business at aetna
    Dr. Guerra is a serial healthcare entrepreneur with a deep commitment to helping consumers make better healthcare decisions and most recently was the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of iTriage. iTriage is one of the most widely downloaded healthcare applications that helps millions of monthly users find the most appropriate and cost-effective healthcare providers. iTriage was the first mobile healthcare exit being acquired by Aetna in September 2011, three years after the company was founded. Dr. Guerra has more than 20 years of excellence in clinical and academic emergency medicine and earned his medical and undergraduate degrees at UCLA, and his MBA from the University of Denver. Along with his iTriage Co-founder, Dr. Peter Hudson, he was listed as a top innovator, reinventing healthcare in CNN Money 2012. Dr. Guerra has expertise in the following areas: consumer facing mobile and digital technology, medical content generation, intellectual property creation, physician business services, revenue cycle management, third party payer contracting and negotiations, emergency medicine physician practice management, medical risk management, healthcare quality assurance, and emergency medicine service administration.
    • Urological Surgery
    • Transplant Surgery
    Urologic, Reconstructive, and Transplant Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Urologic, Reconstructive, and Transplant Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Born in Hong Kong. Educated in Canada. Fellowship trained at MGH and been at Harvard since 1995. 28th President of Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery. Emeritus Surgical Director of Renal Transplant at MGH. 5 start up companies and 2 acquisitions. Expertise in surgery, healthcare systems, insurance reimbursements, process streamlining, product development, hospital infrastructure, and Asia Pacific rim network development.
    • Nephrology
    Nephrologist and Chief Medical Officer at RubiconMD
    Nephrologist and Chief Medical Officer at RubiconMD
    • Co-founder and Chief Medical Officier at RubiconMD
    Clinician, innovator, entrepreneur. Founder and Chief MD Officer of RubiconMD, a platform the redesigns the referral process by providing precise, on-demand specialist insight to help primary care providers practice at the top of their license. Julien is a practicing Nephrologist and a full-time entrepreneur. His journey into academia consisted of a clinical and research fellowship at the combined Harvard Nephrology program. He went on to become faculty at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His early research involved the development of a biorepository of vascular tissue (MGH, BWH, Boston Children's), the development of a kidney biopsy request platform and database (BWH), and a first-in-human pharmacokinetic study (after obtaining FDA/IND clearance) of a photosensitizing agent for the novel use of photo-angioplasty in dialysis vascular access dysfunction (MGH Wellman Center of Photomedicine). The second part of his academic journey consisted of exploring the interface of the innovation ecosystem inside and outside of academia. His vision to bring the spirit of "hacking" into an academic medical center led him to found and manage RHINNO, the first of its kind innovation/hack-lab at Brigham & Women's Hospital. The team of RHINNOvators won multiple prizes and awards at various Boston hackathons and pitch competitions. In the spring of 2013, Julien co-founded RubiconMD with two HBS graduates and now, as Chief Medical Officer, is in charge of curating insight through a unique network of 100+ incredible specialists nationwide that he brought together for the purpose of democratizing specialist knowledge and curbing the cost of wasted care. Julien grew up on three continents, in Vietnam, France, and the US, and now resides in Boston. He is a foodie, a travel addict, and an avid soccer player and fan of Paris-St-Germain.
    • Internal Medicine
    Vice President of Innovation, Atrius Health
    Vice President of Innovation, Atrius Health
    • Vice President of Innovation at Atrius Health
    Senior healthcare executive with broad experience in a large multi-site, multi-specialty ambulatory group practice with a national reputation for quality. Demonstrated strength in leading teams to develop care models to meet the current healthcare environmental challenges including Patient Centered Medical Home and Pioneer Accountable Care Organization. Extensive experience with Toyota Lean care improvement tools and techniques including group problem-solving, project planning and strategic deployment. Most recent work is focused on using innovation techniques to create a disruptive primary care model. Currently leading the launch of the new Atrius Health Innovation Center!
  • Associate at Healthbox
    Associate at Healthbox
    Pallavi supports operations for the Healthbox Boston accelerator program, coordinating all activities and supporting the companies and the wider New England innovation community. Prior to joining the team, Pallavi worked for the American Institute of Mathematics where she facilitated the development and growth of a young, education-based startup. She spent one year working on public engagement for the Stanford Center for Innovation and Global Health and has contributed to multiple projects within the World Bank’s Latin American Health Sector. Pallavi also spent one year in Spain as a professional water polo athlete. Pallavi received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology with a concentration in Immunology and Infectious Disease alongside a Minor in Psychology from Stanford University.