Announcing our Medicine X advisors for 2011-12

 In Genesis

I am so excited to announce just some of the amazing individuals we have confirmed to serve as advisors to Stanford Medicine X in 2011-12!

I’ve been inspired by each of these very talented and diverse group of individuals and believe they can help me learn how to make Medicine X the most innovative and engaging academic-based health care technology conference. We have a broad representation of health-care stakeholders from research, technology, allied health professionals, physicians, and patients on our board.

These outstanding thought leaders and innovators are appointed for a one-year term.


Peter Binfield
Publisher, PLoS ONE

PLoS ONE is an open access scientific and medical journal. Since April 2008, Peter has been running PLoS ONE, and in September 2009 he also took on overall responsibility for the PLoS Community Journals.




Dennis Boyle
General Partner, Health and Wellness Practice, IDEO

One of the founding members of the design and innovation firm IDEO, Mr. Boyle has worked as a project leader for many of the firm’s start-up and established clients including Apple, Palm, Tivo, Handspring, HP, Dell and Proctor and Gamble and others.  Mr. Boyle is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford and teaches classes in the Design Division of the ME Department.



Stuart K. Card, PhD
Senior Research Fellow Xerox PARC, Consulting Professor Stanford University

Stuart Card is a Senior Research Fellow and the manager of the User Interface Research group at the Palo Alto Research Center. His study of input devices led to the Fitts’s Law characterization of the mouse and was a major factor leading to the mouse’s commercial introduction by Xerox. Card is a Fellow of the ACM, the first recipient of the ACM CHI Lifetime Achievement Award, and the first member of the ACM CHI Academy.


Kevin Clauson, PharmD
Director, Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research

Kevin Clauson recently launched a Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research at Nova Southeastern University that aims to generate discoveries that leverage the potential of consumer health informatics to improve patient health.




Nick Dawson

Director of Community Engagement, Bon Secours Virginia Health System

Nick Dawson has more than 13 years experience in hospital operations. He is the Director Community Engagement at Bon Secours Virginia Health System. He is passionate about the patient experience as a driving force in healthcare.




Lucien Engelen

Founding Director, Radboud REshape & Innovation Centre, Netherlands

Mr. Engelen is the founder and curator of TEDxMaastricht “the Future of Health”, faculty of FutureMed track of Singularity University, and Mentor Health founder institute, Amsterdam. He acts as the head of the regional emergency healthcare network and is and advisor to the executive board of the Radboud University Medical Centre.



Susannah Fox

Associate Director of Digital Strategy, Pew Internet & American Life Project

Ms. Fox studies the social impact of the internet with a special interest in health. Some of her reports include: The Online Health Care Revolution, The Social Life of Health Information, Chronic Disease and the Internet, and Generations Online. She is the former editor of the U.S. News & World Report website.



Chris Furmanski, PhD
Director of Technology & Innovation, Stanford Hospital

Dr. Furmanski has diverse experience in human-centered software design, empirical user studies, numerous techniques of brain & behavior measurement, and the development of artificial cognitive agents.




Ron Gutman

Founder and CEO, HealthTap

Ron Gutman, is CEO of HealthTap, a Silicon Valley company that’s leading the field of Interactive Health by bringing interactive software to medicine. Mr. Gutman is an angel investor and advisor to health technology companies such as Rock Health and the SMArt Initiative at Harvard University.




Michael Halaas
Chief Technology Officer, Stanford University School of Medicine

Mr. Halaas provides strategic leadership and management of innovative technology solutions at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He works closely with the School of Medicine, the main Stanford campus and Stanford’s two hospitals to plan and implement technology initiatives.



Margaret Hansen, MSN, EdD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco.

Dr. Hansen conducts research in the use of technology in health care professional education and patient care, specifically exploring the use of Web 2.0 applications.  She is a Fulbright Scholar and will be teaching at the University of Iceland and conducting research at the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2012.



Scott Klemmer, PhD
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University

Dr. Klemmer co-directs the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Stanford. Organizations around the world use his lab’s open-source design tools and curricula; several books and popular press articles have covered his research and teaching. He has been awarded the Katayanagi Emerging Leadership Prize, Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER award and the Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship.


Nigam Shah, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Stanford Biomedical Informatics

Dr. Shah’s research is focused on developing applications of bio-ontologies, specifically building novel approaches to annotate, index, integrate and analyze diverse information types available in biomedicine. Dr. Shah holds an MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India, a PhD from Penn State University, and completed post-doctoral training at the Stanford Medical School.


Denise Silber
Founder and President, Basil Strategies

Ms. Silber  is an American living in Paris and an early eHealth evangelist recognized for her work in both Europe and the US in creating some of the first health web sites and ethical codes. She is the founder and president of Basil Strategies, a healthcare emarketing and social media consultancy. Basil Strategies organizes the annual Doctors 2.0 & You conference in Paris, France. She is a 2011 recipient of the French Legion of Honor.


Amy Tenderich
ePatient, Blogger, Vice President of Patient Advocacy Alliance Health Networks, Diabetesmine

Amy Tenderich was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in May 2003. She is co-author of the new diabetes handbook, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes and recent winner of the LillyforLife Achievement Award for Diabetes Journalism. She tells it like it is on her award-winning blog, Diabetesmine.

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  • AfternoonNapper

    Great looking group of people, Larry. Hope I can be a part of things once again!

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      I’m so happy to have you involved! I couldn’t do this without you!

  • Jamie Inman

    I have been involved in health activism since my second bout with breast cancer in 2006 and recently served on a panel at E-Pharma Summit West. Having grown up in the early days of Hewlett-Packard I always had a deep affection for Stanford (even got married in the chapel), I am thrilled to see what you are planning with Medicine X. If there is any way that I can collaborate with your project I would be happy to help.
    Jamie Inman, MA, LMFT

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      Hi Jamie,

      Please keep your eyes peeled on this blog. We will have some exciting ways for epatients to contribute to Medicine X and I can’t wait to share them with you!

  • Lisa Fields


    This is a remarkable Panel you have chosen. It’s so exciting to see the diversity, character and solid work performance each of these people have earned.

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      I know. I can’t believe how lucky we are to have these amazing folks helping us!
      Talk soon!

  • Deb Boyce

    #MedX @Stanford is in great hands with Larry Chu at the helm, along with this team of top-notch advisors! Honored to know so many of them.

    I’m looking forward to continuing the dialog and soooo glad ePatients are included! Happy to help any way that I can, Larry!

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      Hi Deb,
      I’m counting on you to help! We’ll be posting more info soon about how patients can contribute to Medicine X. I’m excited at what we can do together!

  • Reed Smith

    Great group and great work!

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      Hi Reed,
      Thanks for your comments. The group is amazing! The work continues and I can’t be happier to be doing it with these folks!

  • PJ Rossi


    I am a “Heart Warrior”, speaker, advocate, survivor, author, volunteer, educator, wife, mother and closet comedian 🙂 I’m at war with Heart Disease! I stumbled upon your blog and LOVE the premise and direction!! I’ll keep an eye on you. Let me know how I can help!


    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      Hi P.J.,
      Thanks so much for your comment! Please register for our mailing list (click Join) above so you can stay tuned. We will be making exciting announcements soon about ways patients can be involved with Medicine X! Talk soon!

  • Jody Schoger


    What an incredible group! The addition of Lucien – @Zorg20 – makes this the best advisory panel I’ve seen in some time.

    Best of luck to you. The conference will be incredible.

  • kathi apostolidis

    I just read the great news that Regina Holliday (featuring The Victim of the Game, my Jacket that is honored to be the 1st European member of «The Walking Gallery») will develop the artwork for Medicine X!! Stanford could not select a better artist for Medicine X!!
    Then I went through the website to see what’s new and was nicely surprised to discover that current and previous members of the #doctors20 European conference participate also in #medx! and oh! there is also a terrific epatient panel this year, with most of whom I am already connected online!
    Dr. Larry Chu I fully agree with “I really believe it is also about engagement and interaction between epatients and researchers, technologists, health care providers and all other stakeholders. How might we leverage the patient voice to ignite change in health care? How can Stanford Medicine X help make it happen?”
    I just come back from SABCS-the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the global breast cancer symposium that took place last week in San Antonio, Texas. I appreciate to have been honored with a scholarship to attend. We were there almost 300 patient advocates but also not there. We were allowed to attend not to have a seat in the speakers panel, when very important news were made public about new treatments, when key issues with existing therapies and medical procedures were presented….
    Congratulations Dr. Larry Chu! I am sure #medx will be a great conference and look forward to cooperate and meet you in person in May at #doctors20.

    • Larry Chu
      Larry Chu

      Hi Kathi,
      Great to hear from you again. And yes, I can’t wait to meet you at Doctors 2.0 in May!
      Talk soon!

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