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Attendees include about 70% C-level execs from a range health care and health tech organizations including GE, ViaSat, TX Medical Center, UNC Health, Stanford Medicine, Zipnosis, and the VA.
Press Release: Top Top Health Innovators, Chief Medical Officers of Qualcomm & Intel Delivering Keynotes at the Telehealth Failures & Success Conference
James R. Mault, MD, FACS
Qualcomm Life, VP & Chief Medical Officer
Kristi Henderson DNP, CFNP
Seton Healthcare, VP of Virtual Care & Innovation
Prentice Tom, MD, FACEP
CEP America, Chief Innovations Officer
Michael Kirchhoff, MD
Cooper Univ., Director of Urgent & Emergent Services
John Sotos, MD, MS
Intel, Chief Medical Officer
MDLIVE, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer
Dell Healthcare – Telemedicine & Telehealth
Myles Druckman, MD
International SOS, Senior VP &
Regional Medical Director
Mohana Amirtharajah, MD
Doctors Without Borders, Surgical Advisor
ARM, Director of Healthcare & Emerging Technologies
Anthill Ventures technology incubator, Co-founder & CEO
Sigi Marmorstein FNP, MSN, PHN
Telehealth Consulting, CEO
Get Real Health, President & Founding Partner
Genome Medical, Inc. President & CEO
Stephen Sullivan, MPH
Univ. of Michigan “SexLab”, Project Nexus
FruitStreet, Founder & CEO
DaVita, Senior Director, Mobile Community of Excellence
Microsoft, Senior Director of Productivity,Worldwide Health
K. Michael Rodriguez, MD
Fairfax Family Practice/Privia, Board of Directors, practice owner
Cloud DX, President & CEO
Avizia, Chief Technology Officer
Zain Sikafi, MBBS, MPH, MRCGP
Doctoori.net, Founder & CEO
Dr. Milton Chen
VSee, Co-founder & CEO
Dr. Erika Chuang
VSee, VP of Product Management
Marc Dean, MD
Vitruvio Institute of Medical Advancement, Co-founder & Chairman
Carolina Escobar, MD
Ranya Habash, MD
Everbridge, Chief Medical Officer; HipaaChat, Co-Founder
Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan
Univ. of Texas, Austin
Michel Choueiri, MD
James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life as a result of their April 2013 acquisition of HealthyCircles, a Care Coordination and Remote Patient Monitoring Software Platform Company founded and led by Dr. Mault since 2009. Prior to starting HealthyCircles, Dr. Mault was the Director of New Products and Business Development for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. Dr. Mault has founded five Health IT and medical device companies, leading these companies to develop novel devices and software technologies, FDA approvals, and strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations. He has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. He has conducted academic medical research under numerous grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and others. He is the author of more than 60 scientific articles, chapters and books in the published medical literature. Dr. Mault holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Medical Degree from the University of Michigan, and conducted his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center.
Prentice Tom, MD, FACEP
Dr. Tom is Chief Medical Officer (soon-to-be Chief Innovations Officer) at CEP America, overseeing demonstrated performance improvement programs and the development and dissemination of best practices. A noted national speaker, he provides leadership in the areas of risk management, quality, continuing medical education, CMS performance, patient experience, operations flow, data management, and innovation. Dr. Tom oversees a number of quality and performance steering committees, and is the executive sponsor for CEP America’s Administrative Fellowship.
Dr. Tom joined CEP America in 1993 and currently works as a staff physician in the emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. Before joining CEP America, he was a faculty member at Stanford University Medical School, Division of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tom has participated in numerous medical organizations, including the International Medical Corps, Bosnia and Emergency International, where he served as long-term project coordinator for the China Project. He holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he co-founded the Asian Health Organization. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and was a Kaiser Fellow in Health Policy and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Lisa Alderson — Genome Medical
Lisa has 20 years experience building life sciences, technology, and consumer Internet businesses. She is the former Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Invitae and was part of the start-up team at Genomic Health. Previously, she was CEO of CrossLoop and President of Cinema Circle. Lisa holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Mohana Amirtharajah, MD — Doctors Without Borders
Mohana Amirtharajah, M.D., is the Surgery Advisor for Médecins Sans Frontières (M.S.F., or Doctors without Borders), Operational Centre Amsterdam. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her medical degree from New York University. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Iowa and her Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. She was then Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for 5 years. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 2014 and began doing field work with M.S.F. at that time. She has been in her current position in Amsterdam since January, 2016.
Laurence Girard — FruitStreet
Laurence Girard is the CEO & Founder of FruitStreet.com, a telehealth software company that provides software to healthcare providers that enables them to conduct HIPAA compliant video consultations with their patients and monitor their diet and lifestyle with wearable devices and mobile applications. Laurence is a former fellow of the Kairos Society, a highly selective global network of student entrepreneurs. He also volunteered in the emergency room at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, New York. Laurence is currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s Degree Program at the Harvard Extension School, but is taking time off from school to work on Fruit Street.
Andrew Gomory — Lingraphica
Andrew Gomory is the Chief Executive Officer of Lingraphica, a leader in applying technology to the rehabilitation of older adults. Lingraphica offers tele-speech, a cloud-based therapy platform, and speech generating devices.
Jim Hammond — Dell Healthcare
Kristi Henderson — Seton
A healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience as an innovator, health advocate, educator, researcher and clinician. She is the VP for Virtual Care & Innovation for Ascension-Texas Ministry and Clinical Professor of Population Health at the Dell Medical School at UT-Austin. Prior to this role, she served a long career at The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), where she was the Chief Telehealth & Innovation Officer. In that role, she led the development of a statewide telehealth program recognized as a national model.
Robert Kaul — Cloud DX
Robert Kaul is the President & CEO of Cloud DX, Inc, a digital healthcare startup based in Brooklyn New York and Toronto Canada. Their Cloud DX Connected Health Platform is revolutionizing personal health monitoring by providing novel metrics, outstanding accuracy and a great user experience at an affordable cost. Cloud DX has been featured in documentaries by HuffPo/AOL, the Smithsonian Channel and the team has won multiple awards including 2015 Startup of the Year for Innovation. Robert has been a speaker at SXSW, HIMSS, Comicon and TEDx. Team Cloud DX is a Top-6 finalist in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 4-year global innovation competition to create a futuristic “Tricorder” that autonomously diagnoses 14 separate health conditions. The winners will be announced in January 2017.
Randy Parker — MDLIVE
Randy Parker is the founder and CEO of MDLIVE and brings more than 30 years’ experience starting and building successful, disruptive companies, all of which have been consumer-focused entities utilizing the latest technologies. During the past 7 years, Randy has established significant relationships at the highest levels with a broad range of the country’s premier health organizations, helping him to develop a vision for MDLIVE to be a leader in healthcare innovation, providing customers with convenient access to a complete integrated health network. Prior to MDLIVE, he served as CEO of several other companies, including Flexplay Technologies, Clear-Vu Products, and Entertainment Resource. Randy has a degree in Business and Public Administration from New York University.
Shiv Ramamurthi — ARM
Shiv has been in ARM for over 3 years, and is responsible for driving strategy in the healthcare space. Prior to this role, he was responsible for driving strategy for the Digital Home market. Shiv has spent the last 20 years in the consumer electronics industry with companies such as TI, as a co-founder of a medical startup, Medron and Broadcom.
Manuela Robinson — DaVita
Manuela Robinson leads the Mobile Community of Excellence (MCoE) for DaVita. Manuela is responsible for building a “best-in-class” organization to deliver world class mobile technologies, innovation and incubation of new technologies. Manuela has been in the tech industry for 16 years and driving healthcare technology strategies since 2007.
K. Michael Rodriguez — Fairfax Family Practice Centers
Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical Engineering. He received a U.S. patent for his work on RF identification technology and is the recipient of the George Westinghouse Innovation Award. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University where he served as Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. Rodriguez is a Board Certified Family Physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is an award winning medical columnist who has special interests in use of medical technology. He lives in Northern Virginia and is an aviation enthusiast and active private pilot.
Douglas Shinsato — Anthill Ventures
Doug, founder Anthill Ventures, focuses on the integration of telehealthcare, renewable energy and sustainable food production. With teams in Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei, Hyderabad and Hawaii, Anthill’s emphasis is on high-impact/low-cost technologies. Doug sits on the advisory boards of Northern Europe’s leading investment firm and Asia’s top branding strategy company.
Paul Smolke — Microsoft
As Senior Director of Productivity for Worldwide Health at Microsoft Corporation, Paul Smolke is responsible for the development of strategy, partnerships and solutions based on Microsoft’s productivity platform within the healthcare provider, health payer and public health & social services industries. Smolke has been working on Microsoft’s health industry efforts for the past nineteen years in the areas of industry strategy, business development and executive engagement. Smolke has more than 33 years of healthcare information technology experience. Before joining Microsoft, he worked for a number of healthcare independent software vendors including; Baxter International, American Express, First Data Corporation and McKesson (HBO & Co.).
John Sotos — Intel
John Sotos, MD MS is the Chief Medical Officer in Intel Corporation’s Industry Sales Group. He is a cardiologist (Johns Hopkins), computer scientist (Stanford, Dartmouth), television consultant (“House,” “Torchwood”), military officer (National Guard), and presidential medical historian (three books). Previously, he was Chief Medical Engineer at Healtheon/WebMD and Principal Scientist at DNA Sciences. He writes as one of the Wall Street Journal’s “experts” on healthcare, holds seven patents, has numerous publications in the medical literature, and shares one network TV screenwriting credit (“Rosewood” on Fox). His first book was the infamous clinical text, “Zebra Cards: An Aid to Obscure Diagnosis,” published by the American College of Physicians.
Obi Taiwan — DaVincian, United Nations
Dr. Obi Taiwan Ozochiawaeze, Ph.D., LLM, served as the Chief Information Officer of DaVincian Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Ozochiawaeze was a Deputy Advisor on Technology to President Bush and Reagan from 1988 to 1990, Author of numerous IEEE international specifications and standards for telecommunications and Advisor to numerous countries on telecom infrastructure and policy. He worked as Adviser to the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Task Force of the United Nations and as Chief Technology Officer for the United Nations.
Dave Wang — Striiv
Mr. David Wang is co-founder of Striiv, Inc. and serves as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Dave has over a decade of experience leading marketing and product planning in the social gaming, consumer electronics, and semiconductor markets. His prior positions include VP of Marketing at Booyah, Senior Director of Marketing at SiRF and Centrality Communications, and engineering positions at Cisco Systems and the U.C. Berkeley Wireless Research Center. Dave graduated from Stanford University with a dual M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Management Science and Engineering, and he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Robin Wiener — Get Real Health
Robin’s leadership, vision and passion have positioned Get Real Health as vanguards in patient engagement. Her strength lies in the ability to foster productivity, revenue and growth without compromising the company mission of improving lives through technology. The company’s growing global presence is testament to Robin’s negotiating skills and keen eye for industry needs and trends.
Sigi Marmorstein MSN, PHN, FNP-BC is the founder and President of Telehealth Consulting Services. Her role as Telehealth Consultant is the culmination of a 20-year career in health care spanning employers such as Kaiser Permanente, USC hospital, West Coast University, California State University, Antelope Valley Hospital, and Sherman Oaks Family Clinic. Her knowledge is based on years of experience in the healthcare industry as an emergency room provider, operations manager, project management, business owner as well as academia.
Zain Sikafi — Doctoori
Zain Sikafi is the founder and CEO of Doctoori.net, the world’s fastest growing Arabic language health & well-being portal; launching the Middle-East’s first complete Telehealth platform.Zain is a British Family Physician with a background in Digital Health having worked as Head of Medical Innovation at Your.MD: the world’s first Artificial Intelligence, Personal Health Assistant. He gained his medical and business degrees at Imperial College London and after time spent in public health studying health systems he moved into the world of Digital Health.
Dr. Milton Chen — VSee
Milton is a co-founder and CEO of VSee – the only approved video telehealth platform used by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. He did his PhD at Stanford University where he researched human factors and design of video collaboration. Milton is also the co-author of the XMPP video standard, and XMPP is used by Google and Facebook Chat. He has deployed VSee for Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Linkin Park, and President Obama’s inauguration. Milton has been to Iraq, Nigeria, Gabon and Philippines working in refugee camps and homeless shelters to provide telemedicine.
Dr. Erika Chuang — VSee
Erika is the VP of Product Management at VSee. She is passionate about user interface and software usability, and she defines and drives the VSee product strategy. Prior to joining VSee, she held positions at Hewlett Packard, Disney Feature Animation, IBM, and the University of California. She has worked on audio and visual communications for over 10 years. Her work spanned from acoustic modeling for speech recognition to statistical modeling for facial expression analysis and animation. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Electric Engineering from Stanford University.
Marc Dean — Vitruvio Institute of Medical Advancement
Marc Dean, MD, is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Vitruvio Institute of Medical Advancement (VIMA). A pioneer in the fields of otorhinology and telemedicine, Dr. Dean has dedicated his life to solving healthcare problems by implementing innovative technology and developing breakthrough techniques. As a lead researcher in clinical trials for a number of new devices, along with his heavy involvement in the development of new procedures, Dr. Dean is a recognized thought leader in the ENT medical community. Dr. Dean’s use of new telemedicine technologies has also allowed him to make an impact at a global scale—with humanitarian outreach programs in both Latin America and the Middle East.
Carolina Escobar — Texas Oncology
Dr. Escobar is an oncologist, hematologist and stem cell transplant specialist, providing top-notch cancer care to a variety of patients. She is also affiliated with the Baylor University Medical Center and the Medical City Dallas Hospital. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, she maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplant.
Ranya Habash — Everbridge, HipaaChat
Dr. Habash was named to Castle Connolly’s elite America’s Top Doctors list for 2015, which represents the top 1% of physicians in the nation. She began a successful medical career after the state’s Florida Society of Ophthalmology named her Young Ophthalmologist of the Year “for demonstrating leadership, service, competence, and devotion to the highest ethical and professional standards.” She was then asked to serve as a Board Member and President of the FSO, the governing body for all ophthalmologists in the state of Florida. Dr. Habash was recently appointed to join the faculty of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the top eye hospital in the country. As a fun aside, she is the official eye surgeon for the UFC organization, providing surgical and trauma care for the MMA fight champions. Dr. Habash is also Chief Medical Officer of Everbridge and Co-Founder of HipaaChat. She was listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know for 2016.
James Hammond — Dell Healthcare / NTT Data
James is the telemedicine lead for Dell Services. He develops telemedicine programs and remote monitoring solutions including chronic care, addiction, senior care, and behavioral health. He also provides integration of remote monitoring devices, case management, social media, and education into telemedicine solutions. His expertise also covers creating marketing plans, and related collateral for telemedicine programs.
Dr. Kavita Radhakrishnan — Univ. of Texas, Austin
Dr. Radhakrishnan received her PhD and BSN from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, her Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics Engineering (BE) from the University of Mumbai. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on use of technology such as telehealth, and digital games to engage older adult patients with chronic disease self-management. Specifically, her research focusses on the socio-technical aspects of health technology use as well as their sustainability.
Michael Kirchhoff — Cooper University Health Care
Michael Kirchoff, MD is the Medical Director of the Center for Urgent and Emergent Services at Cooper University Health Care.
Myles Druckman — International SOS
Myles Druckman, M.D. is Senior Vice President and Regional Medical Director for International SOS, where he directs the Medical Consulting and Corporate Medical Staffing Services in the Americas. In this role, Dr. Druckman leads the development of customized corporate health solutions for multinational organizations which support the health of their personnel wherever they may live or work globally.
Stephen Sullivan — University of Michigan “SexLab,” Project Nexus
Stephen Sullivan is a project director at the University of Michigan Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities. There he manages Project Nexus – a NICHD funded intervention study that offers at-home HIV testing and remote HIV counseling to queer male couples across the United States.
Ghafran Abbas — Avizia
Ghafran is the Chief Technology Officer of Avizia. Prior to joining Avizia, Ghafran was the Co-founder and Chief Systems Architect at SocialRadar where he lead the technology team of a high-scale geo-location based social media platform. Ghafran also served as a technology leader for companies such as BlackBoard, 10Pearls, and TimeWarner Cable building mission critical technology and systems. Ghafran is passionate about creating technology that improves healthcare and helping patients.He graduated from The John Hopkins University with Masters and Bachelors in Information Systems.
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