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

I’m so excited to announce a new innovation in our conference programming for 2013, the Stanford Medicine X Master Class program.

master class is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline—usually music, but also painting, drama, any of the arts, or on any other occasion where skills are being developed.

Medicine X is a conference about participation and relationships between all stakeholders in healthcare working together toward change.  Our Master Class program is designed to ignite that change by providing a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for knowledge experts to help learners gain new skills in a participatory and interactive classroom setting.

The unique format of our Master Class program provides an intimate venue in a small classroom setting at the Stanford University School of Medicine. With attendance capped at 15 people, our Master Class program ensures learning is ignited by one-on-one conversations, dynamic group activities and discussion. Although no additional fee is charged, admission to a Master Class is made by application and students are selected by the Master faculty member.

We look forward to sharing with you our exciting line up of Master Classes for the 2013 Stanford Medicine X conference, held on the campus of Stanford University, September 27-29, 2013.