Confirmed Speakers

Marshall Allen

ProPublica

Svava María Atladóttir

Senior Partner, FUTURE MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Svava brings a systems thinking perspective that balances opportunities with the realities of the medical device world, from finding the right materials and vendors to creating organizational change. Svava holds degrees in biomedical and manufacturing engineering, and brings experience from IDEO working with clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Genentech, Edwards Lifesciences and Dr. Reddys, as well as years working in industry as a medical device engineer for GE Medical Systems and Abbott Vascular.

Kyra Bobinet

CEO EngagedIn, Health Engagement Designer

Dr. Bobinet heads EngagedIN, a health and wellness behavior design firm.

Tina Brock

Associate Dean, Global Health & Educational Innovations, UCSF

Pierre Camille Altman

CEO & Cofounder of Be4Life – myDiabby

Larry Chu

MD, MS, Executive Director, Medicine X

Chris Coburn

Vice President, Innovation, Partners HealthCare, host of the World Medical Innovation Forum

Chris Coburn is Vice President of Innovation at Partners HealthCare, the largest academic research enterprise in the United States with more than $1.5 billion in annual research. Chris leads a team of more than 80 tasked with the commercial application of the discoveries and unique capabilities of Partners’ 60,000 employees.

Anne Marie Cunningham

Institute of Medical Education, Cardiff University

Dr Anne Marie Cunnningham is a GP in South Wales and academic lead for eLearning in the Institute of Medical Education in Cardiff University. In the past eight years she has been exploring the potential of social media and networks for her own professional development is a prolific tweeter and blogger. Her blog addresses many of the areas around privacy, identity and boundaries that social media usage raises for health professionals. She aims to approach new technologies with enthusiasm and curiosity, balanced with a healthy dose of scepticism, and above all, a commitment to share her learning.​

Nick Dawson

Medicine X Executive Board Member

Tom Delbanco

Harvard Medical School

Stephen Downs

Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

David Entwistle

President and CEO, Stanford Health Care

Michael Golway

CEO, Advanced Solutions

Robert Herjavec

IT Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO, Herjavec Group

Investor on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank, Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Robert has used his entrepreneurial expertise to build and sell several IT companies. In 2003, Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in cybersecurity specializing in managed security services, compliance, and incident response for enterprise level organizations. Changing cancer care is an important topic for Robert as his mother passed away from ovarian cancer.

Thomas Lee

Co-founder, Symplur

Thomas Lee

Co-founder, Symplur

Naomi Low-Beer

Vice Dean of Education, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Simon Mawer

LLB, GCLP, The Risk Authority

Simon is a lawyer, decision analyst and design thinker. He currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Risk Management for The Risk Authority Stanford (TRA) and Program Manager of Risk Management Loss Controls and Education for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. He is Project Lead for the Innovence Lab, where he works with frontline healthcare teams on solving complex patient safety challenges using the tools of human-centered design. He is also Lead Facilitator in TRA’s DARTS Program, where he assists healthcare organizations make robust, high quality litigation strategy and reserving decisions. Prior to joining The Risk Authority Stanford, Simon practiced as a Solicitor in commercial litigation and medical malpractice in Australia. He received his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Certificate of Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Simon has also received his Certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford University in 2014.

Alejandro Escario Mendez

Management Solutions

Lloyd Minor

Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

Kim Pardini-Keily

MS, RN, The Risk Authority

Kim Pardini-Kiely currently serves as Vice President for Safety & Risk Strategic Ventures for The Risk Authority and Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health. She is a healthcare executive experienced in leading hospital operations and in driving clinical improvements in outcomes. Kim has presented nationally and internationally on a wide variety of healthcare topics, and her passion for excellent and down-to-earth style have earned her high marks. She is a nationally recognized expert in improving clinical outcomes, implementing clinical analytic departments, transforming hospital culture and creating models that focus on value. In her role at The Risk Authority, Kim has responsibility for developing and managing new ideas, products, services and systems to make healthcare delivery safer. Kim leads The Safety & Risk Innovation Hub at TRA Stanford (the “Lab”). Which will pull in experts from across Stanford University, Stanford University’s Hospitals and Medical Network, the nation and the world to continuously reimagine and reengineer managing risk and safety in healthcare. Prior to joining The Risk Authority, Kim was Vice President for Quality and Effectiveness at Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC). Kim and her team led the charge for SHC to become a leader in quality and patient safety and their work has resulted in a significant change in culture and national recognition as one of the best medical centers in the nation. Earlier in her career, Kim was the Chief Operating Officer for the Kaiser Permanente, Fremont Medical Center. In that role, she led strategic operational changes and turned the hospital around from an underutilized basic services hospital to a full service referral medical center. Kim has lectured internationally on clinical resource management, clinical excellence, change management, improving hospital operations and leadership.

Olga Pierce

ProPublica

Mark Reisenauer

SVP, Oncology Business Unit, Astellas Pharma US

Mark Reisenauer has been Senior Vice President of the Oncology Business Unit at Astellas Pharma US, Inc. since May 2011. A veteran oncology commercial leader, Mark is responsible for all U.S. commercial activities supporting marketed products and Astellas Pharma's oncology co-promotion partners. He also leads commercial planning for early stage development compounds.

Tessa Richards

Senior Editor /Patient Partnership, BMJ

Dr Tessa Richards is a senior editor at the BMJ and set up and leads the BMJs patient partnership strategy. She trained at Guys Hospital  in London and worked full time in the NHS as a general physician and rheumatologist and subsequently a general practitioner  before  joining the BMJ editorial staff. In 2001 she took over the BMJ Analysis section and established its Overdiagnosis series which is part of the BMJs campaign on Too Much Medicine. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of General Practitioners ,  a BMJ columnist and blogs regularly on patient perspectives. Past experience at the BMJ includes leading the journals general practice, medical education and  clinical reviews sections. She has also written series on medical education,    medicine in India, Health Maintainence Organisations and EU affairs. Theme issues she has co ordinated  include Partnering with Patients,  and  Health in the Middle East. Interests include international health and European health policy.  Her current professional interest in patient partnership has been advanced by undergoing treatment for stage 1V adrenal cancer, hyperparathyrdoidism, and pernicious anaemia, and as a carer for close family members with rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, and blindness.

Loren Riskin

Anesthesiologist, SHC

Damian Roland

Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Damian Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician who is passionate about improving the care of the ill and injured child. He has considerable experience in the development of educational resources and their evaluation, especially e-health technologies which have applicability in specialties outside of paediatrics. As a National Health Service (NHS) sponsored Paediatric Emergency Medicine Academic he is developing a research portfolio which will not only build on the work undertaken as part of his National Institute Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship but develop initiatives from grants obtained from the East Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) and the College of Emergency Medicine. His research skills are supported by considerable leadership experience developed as an inaugural NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Shared Learning award Scholar, past member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council and currently as a member of the NHS England’s Children and Young Persons Health Outcomes Forum. He is aiming to developing an expertise in the creation and evaluation of interventions which improve the recognition of ill and injured children in emergency and acute care settings. Previously he has developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS), now available as an app, which is currently undergoing validation via an East Midlands HIEC and College of Emergency Medicine grant. POPS has shortlisted for two healthcare technology awards and a patient safety award. He was also part of the management team that delivered “Spotting the Sick Child”, a patient safety award winning educational website and has won two NICE Shared Learning awards (2011 and 2014). He is regularly asked to present at National and International Conferences and has been invited to talk at the European Academy of Paediatric Societies 2014 meeting (October, Barcelona) and the Rapid Responses Conferences 2015 meeting (May, Amsterdam) WeblinkHe is forever grateful for his wife and daughters support 

Amir Dan Rubin

President & CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC), will welcome us to the second day of Medicine X.

Louise Schaper

CEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia

Yoko Sen

Sound Alchemist / Sen Sound

I am synthetic life form “Yoko K.,” assembled in the US with components made in Japan.  I am designed to assume the role of an “electronic musician.”  I am one of many secret agents sent to this time to plant magical thinking in people through the use of “pre-22nd century nostalgia Mars pop music.” My mission is to make people imagine a more beautiful, optimistic future, covertly altering the course of human history to prevent its eventual self-destruction.I create music for those who are tired; who feel slightly out of place; who feel that technologies separate them from their own humanity, and from others; who have forgotten they are allowed to dream; who long for a home to which they have never been. I create music to invite people out of the mundane so they can redefine what might be possible.  I immerse people with sound into a dreamlike experience where boundaries cease to exist – between the spiritual and the sensual, ancient and future, organic and technological, you and I. http://www.yoko.mu http://www.sensound.space

Michael Seres

Medicine X Executive Board Member

I was diagnosed aged 12 with the incurable bowel condition Crohn's Disease. In late 2011 I became the 11th person to undergo a small bowel transplant in the UK at The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. I started blogging about his journey through Bowel Transplant and my blog "beingapatient" has over 95,000 followers. I use social media to develop global on line peer to peer communities covering over 20,000 patients. I am also privileged to develop social media strategies around patient engagement. My passion is mentoring patients and their families and I am a published author & professional speaker. I have become the patient lead for #NHSSM, a facilitator for Centre for Patient Leadership & digital strategy advisor to The Oxford Transplant Foundation where I helped implement the first skype clinics. I am also founder of health tech start up 11Health.

Denise Silber

eHealth Pioneer

Bill Silberg

Director of Communication, PCORI

Bill develops and implements strategies to disseminate health information by PCORI-supported research.

George Triantis

Professor, Stanford Law School

Audun Utengen

Co-founder, Symplur

With a background and training in classical music, international business and information technology, Audun Utengen brings a unique combination of traits to the healthcare industry. As a Co-founder of Symplur, LLC and “The Healthcare Hashtag Project“, Audun together with his colleagues pioneered the field of healthcare social media analytics. His formal education includes a BSc in International Marketing from Norway and China, and a MBA from the U.S. He is now developing proprietary tools and algorithms providing real-time insights based on social health big data.

Audun Utengen

Co-founder, Symplur

With a background and training in classical music, international business and information technology, Audun Utengen brings a unique combination of traits to the healthcare industry. As a Co-founder of Symplur, LLC and “The Healthcare Hashtag Project“, Audun together with his colleagues pioneered the field of healthcare social media analytics. His formal education includes a BSc in International Marketing from Norway and China, and a MBA from the U.S. He is now developing proprietary tools and algorithms providing real-time insights based on social health big data.

Audun Utengen

Co-founder, Symplur

Claudia Williams

Health Data Innovator, Senior Advisor White House OSTP, Former HHS Leader

Monika Wittig

Stanford Medicine X Program Advisor, Co-Lead of MedXMakers

Assistant Professor C/T at Inworks Initiative, University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Monika currently explores the collaborative potential of digital design + fabrication practices as Director of LaN  (live architecture network).

Roni Zeiger

CEO, Smart Patients

Master Classes

Jonathan Bush

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bryan Vartabedian, Kirsten Ostherr, Larry Chu

Director of Digital Literacy, Baylor College of Medicine; PhD, MPH, Professor of English, Rice University; MD, MS, Executive Director, Medicine X



Anne Marie Cunningham

Institute of Medical Education, Cardiff University

Dr Anne Marie Cunnningham is a GP in South Wales and academic lead for eLearning in the Institute of Medical Education in Cardiff University. In the past eight years she has been exploring the potential of social media and networks for her own professional development is a prolific tweeter and blogger. Her blog addresses many of the areas around privacy, identity and boundaries that social media usage raises for health professionals. She aims to approach new technologies with enthusiasm and curiosity, balanced with a healthy dose of scepticism, and above all, a commitment to share her learning.​

Wendy Sue Swanson, Joyce Lee, Mike Evans

Physician, Blogger, Seattle Mama Doc, Seattle Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Michigan; Director of the Health Design Lab, St. Michael's Hospital



Susannah Fox

CTO, U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services

Lindred Greer

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Kash Kapadia

Vice President and General Manager, Digital Health, Stanford Health Care

Bertalan Meskó

Founder, Webicina.com

Bertalan is a medical futurist, author, and lecturer.

Lloyd Minor

Dean, Stanford School of Medicine

Charles Ornstein

Senior Reporter, ProPublica

Robert Pearl

MD, CEO, The Permanente Medical Group

Charles Prober

Stanford University

Howard Rheingold

Stanford University

Howard is the author of best-sellers Virtual Reality, The Virtual Community, Smart Mobs, and Net Smart, editor of best-seller The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. He’s a participant-observer in the design of new technologies, a pioneer, critic and forecaster of technology’s impacts, and a speaker who involves his audience in an adventure in group futurism.

Amir Dan Rubin

President & CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO of Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC), will welcome us to the second day of Medicine X.

Wendy Sue Swanson, Bryan Vartabedian

Physician, Blogger, Seattle Mama Doc, Seattle Children's Hospital; Director of Digital Literacy, Baylor College of Medicine


Eric Topol

Director, Chief Academic Officer, Professor, Author, Scripps Institute

Eric J. Topol, MD, is an American cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher. Before moving to Scripps in 2006, Topol served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic (1991-2005) and founded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Roni Zeiger

CEO, Smart Patients