We are excited to present our talented team of professionals who will bring Stanford Medicine X to the public through our Global Access Program.

Medicine X is an academic conference designed for everyone. As part of that inclusive mission, we’ve created special programs designed to encourage ePatients, academic scholars and students to participate in the conference. We are proud to announce our Global Access Program, which will allow anyone who can’t join us at Stanford to attend virtually through a high-quality streaming webcast. And the price to view the webcast is one that anyone can afford: it’s free.

Our Global Access Program brings streaming video of the conference plenary proceedings, live photos, and other updates to your desktop, phone, or tablet device. We are so lucky to be working with these talented professionals and want to take a moment to acknowledge their contributions below.


Larry Chu, MD, MS, Executive Director
Larry Chu, MD, MS is Director of the Stanford Anesthesia Informatics and Media (AIM) lab and provides overall direction to the coverage produced by the Global Access team. He hand-selects each member of the team and works with each member to ensure balanced and complete coverage of the people and events surrounding Stanford Medicine X.

The 2013 Global Access Team includes:

Broadcast Team


Bita Nikravesh Ryan, Producer
Bita is a freelance television producer and media consultant. She shared a national Emmy award for her work on news coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and has received multiple national Emmy nominations, most recently this year for her work on the PBS My Generation program. Bita is the producer of the Global Access broadcast segments and will lead a talented production team to provide on-the-ground coverage of the events occurring throughout the entire Stanford Medicine X event.


Joyce Ho, Host

Joyce Ho graduated from Stanford University with a BA degree in Human Biology. Currently, she is a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine (SoM). She is a recipient of the 2011 Stanford-NBC Global Health Media fellowship. Previously, she has worked for Unite for Sight in Tamale, Ghana as a Global Impact Fellow where she conducted visual acuity screenings in rural villages and taught basic eye health to participants. She has also worked in Hyderabad, India with the Emergency Management Research Institute (EMRI) program to help develop a paramedic leadership curriculum for the training program. At Stanford Medicine X, Joyce will host the Global Access program broadcast and interview guests on the Global Access stage in the lobby of Paul Berg Hall at the Stanford University School of Medicine.


Hayley Goldbach, The Buzz@Medicine X

Hayley is a 2013 Stanford-NBC Global Health Media fellow. Hayley Goldbach received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2009 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her extracurricular activities included teaching health to under-served students, teaching ethics in a prison as well as being captain of the equestrian team. Hayley developed an early interest in journalism and appeared as the “roving reporter” for nine years on NPR’s “From the Top.” At Stanford Medicine X, Hayley will interview the audience from multiple venues throughout the conference center in order to provide a unique look at the people who make Medicine X such an exciting event and experience.

Plenary Hall Team


Chris Strachan, Roaduron Productions
Chris is CEO of Roaduron.TV, a San Francisco-based media company that is creating a new platform to make the production, management and distribution of video programs much easier. At Stanford Medicine X, Chris will lead a team of video production engineers to capture and transmit the main stage events via livestreaming technology.


Joshua Harms, Digital staging, projection mapping, music
Joshua Harms is creative director at Lumenoti, a New York-based creative design company that aims to capture, share and project light in unique and original ways in order to push conceptual boundaries and create custom experiences. At Stanford Medicine X, Joshua will run the unique digital stage and projection mapping as well as keep the audience energized with exciting visuals and audio soundtracks.

Photography Team


Christopher Kern, Official portrait photography
Christopher Kern is a San Francisco-based photographer who specializes in fashion, beauty and portraiture. His clients include Sony, Hewlett Packard, Sephora, Mac Cosmetics, Chronicle Books, Frommer’s Travel Guides and Stanford University, among others. Christopher’s unique portraits for Stanford Medicine X capture the essence of the subject and serve as a special memento for our speakers to remember their time with us at Stanford while also expressing their identity to the public through our publications.


Theo Rigby, Plenary hall photography
Theo Rigby is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker and cimematographer who worked as a still photographer for six years before moving to documentary film. As a freelance photographer, Theo has worked for publications including: Newsweek, The New York Times, People magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic France, Der Spiegel, Stern, French Elle, The Sunday London Times, The Guardian (London) and Wired magazine, among others. His last film, Sin Páis (Without Country), tells the story of a family separated by deportation. It won an Academy Award (student), and was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2012. At Stanford Medicine X, Theo will be responsible for all plenary hall still photography and will also provide camera and sound to document coverage of the Stanford Medicine X | IDEO design challenge.


Yuto Watanabe, Special venues photography
Yuto Watanabe is a student at Stanford University who specializes in editorial and event photography. He has previously worked as an intern for Miko Lim Photography and served as head of photography for The Phillipian, the weekly student newspaper of the Phillips Academy.