Speakers & Sessions: Keynotes

Opening Keynote

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30 PM–8:20 PM (Lincoln Hall)  Add to Calendar 2018-02-22 19:30:00 2018-02-22 20:20:00 America/New_York Change to Title Lincoln Hall, The Union League of Philadelphia

Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH

Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
CVS Health

Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. In this role, Brennan provides oversight for the development of CVS Health’s clinical and medical affairs and health care strategy.

Previously, Brennan was Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Inc. Prior to that, Brennan served as president of Brigham and Women‘s Physicians Organization. In his academic work, he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Law and Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health.

Brennan received his MD and MPH degrees from Yale Medical School and his JD degree from Yale Law School. He has a master’s degree from Oxford University and earned a BS from Southern Methodist University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Morning Keynote

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 8:30 AM–9:20 AM (Lincoln Hall)  Add to Calendar 2018-02-23 08:30:00 2018-02-23 09:20:00 America/New_York Change to Title Lincoln Hall, The Union League of Philadelphia

David J. Shulkin, MD

David J. Shulkin, MD

Secretary of Veterans Affairs
US Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017.

Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans.

Before he began his service with VA, Dr. Shulkin held numerous chief executive roles at Morristown Medical Center, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization. He also served as President and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Shulkin has held numerous physician leadership roles including Chief Medical Officer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Temple University Hospital, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also held academic positions including Chairman of Medicine and Vice Dean at Drexel University School of Medicine. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Shulkin founded and served as Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the first consumer-oriented sources of information on quality and safety in healthcare.

A board-certified internist, Dr. Shulkin is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and he completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and a residency and fellowship in General Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. He also received advanced training in outcomes research and economics as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shulkin has been named as one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare. He has also previously been named among the “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare.” He has been married to his wife, Dr. Merle Bari, for more than 30 years. They are the parents of two grown children.

Afternoon Keynote

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 12:55 PM–1:45 PM (Lincoln Hall)  Add to Calendar 2018-02-23 12:55:00 2018-02-23 13:45:00 America/New_York Change to Title Lincoln Hall, The Union League of Philadelphia

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Co-Founder and CEO
Omada Health

Sean Duffy is the co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital behavioral medicine company dedicated to inspiring and empowering people everywhere to live free of chronic conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In 2016, Omada was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and in 2015 and 2017, the company was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies.

An in-demand speaker and thought leader, Sean‘s accolades include a spot on The San Francisco Business Times’ 2015 list of “40 Under 40,” Diabetes Forecast magazine‘s list of “2014 Diabetes All Stars,” and JPMorgan‘s list of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014.”

Sean’s past speaking engagements include the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Clinton Global Initiative Health Matters Summit, SXSW Interactive, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, and others. He has written extensively about digital health and the future of healthcare in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MedGadget, and TechCrunch, among other publications.

Prior to Omada, Sean worked at both Google and IDEO. A former MD/MBA candidate at Harvard, he holds a BS in neuroscience from Columbia University.

Closing Keynote

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 3:10 PM–4:00 PM (Lincoln Hall)  Add to Calendar 2018-02-23 15:10:00 2018-02-23 16:00:00 America/New_York Change to Title Lincoln Hall, The Union League of Philadelphia

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA

President and CEO
CareMore Health System

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA is President of CareMore Health System, an innovative health plan & care delivery system with $1.2B revenue & over 100,000 members in 7 states. He is also consulting professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a contributor at Forbes. Dr. Jain was previously CareMore‘s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Prior to joining CareMore, Dr. Jain was Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer at Merck & Co. He also served as an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and a member of faculties at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. From 2009-2011, Dr. Jain worked in the Obama Administration, where he was senior advisor to Donald Berwick when he led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Jain was the first deputy director for policy and programs at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). He also served as special assistant to David Blumenthal when he was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Dr. Jain graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in government and continued on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School. He trained in medicine at the Brigham and Women‘s Medicine, earned his board certification from the ABIM, and continues to practice medicine at CareMore. He is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science & Innovation and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and in journals such as the New England Journal, JAMA, Health Affairs, and the Harvard Business Review blogs and was an editor of the book, The Soul of a Doctor (Algonquin Press).

Dr. Jain is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey, but presently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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