Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.
Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.
Joint Appointment, Wharton School and School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health
Former Special Advisor on health policy, Office of Management and Budget
Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy. He is an engaging, incisive, forthright, and witty speaker on healthcare reform and the transformation of American medicine. Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Zeke offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today.
From February 2009 to January 2011, Zeke was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.
Today, Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. He is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. Until 1997, he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School.
He is the author of Healthcare, Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America. Dr. Emanuel analyzes the pervasive problems in American healthcare and lays out a comprehensive plan to solve them. It's a practical and highly readable book with concrete suggestions about how the government and private insurance can work together to offer coverage for every citizen.
His new book, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family, is a true American success story. Zeke is one of the world's leading oncologists; his brother Rahm is the mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff; and his youngest brother, Ari, is a Hollywood superagent. How did one family produce three such high-achieving kids? Zeke's answers will interest anyone who cares about how people rise to the top of their fields and achieve their full potential.
Dr. Emanuel's long list of awards and honors include:
Elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science
Doctor of the Year in Ethics, Hippocrates magazine
AMA-Burroughs Welcome Leadership Award
Public Service Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
John Mendelsohn Award, MD Anderson Cancer Center
He served on President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), and the bioethics panel of the Pan-American Healthcare Organization.
Zeke's other books include The Ends of Human Life and No Margin, No Mission: Healthcare Organizations and the Quest for Ethical Excellence.
His articles have appeared in such medical journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and JAMA. His popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and many other publications.
Daniel Kraft, M.D.
Daniel Kraft, M.D.
Physician-Scientist, Inventor, Entrepreneur and Innovator
Executive Director for FutureMed
Daniel Kraft is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and innovator.
Dr. Kraft has over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Daniel chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director for FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Following undergraduate degrees at Brown and medical school at Stanford, Dr. Kraft was board certified in the Harvard combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program at the
Massachusetts General and Boston Children's Hospital, and completed Stanford fellowships in hematology/oncology & bone marrow transplantation, and extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications (including in Nature and Science), medical device, immunology and stem cell related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and as clinical faculty for the pediatric bone marrow transplantation service at UCSF.
Dr. Kraft recently founded lntelliMedicine , focused on enabling connected, data driven, and integrated personalized medicine. He is also the inventor of the MarrowMiner , an FDA approved device for the minimally invasive harvest of bone marrow, and founded RegenMed Systems, a company developing technologies to enable adult stem cell based regenerative therapies.
Daniel is an avid pilot and serves in the California Air National guard as an officer and flight surgeon with an F-16 fighter Squadron. He has conducted research on aerospace medicine that was published with NASA, with whom he was a finalist for astronaut selection.
Susan Frampton, Ph.D.
Susan Frampton, Ph.D.
Patient-Centered Care Advocate
For over a decade, Dr. Susan Frampton has been the president of Planetree, a not-for-profit advocacy, consultation, and membership organization that works with a growing network of hospitals and continuing care communities around the world to implement Planetree’s comprehensive patient-centered model of care. She has authored numerous publications, including a series on patient-centered care in The American Journal of Nursing, The International Health Federation Journal, The Patient-Centered Care Improvement Guide, The Long-Term Care Improvement Guide, and Putting Patients First, which won the ACHE Hamilton Book of the Year Award in 2004. Her latest work is The Putting Patients First Field Guide: Global Lessons in Designing and Implementing Patient-Centered Care, a guide to how integrated healthcare systems around the world are operationalizing the fundamental dimensions of a patient-centered culture, including access to information, family involvement, healing environments, employee and physician engagement, and patient advocacy.
In 2013, Frampton was appointed co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership, a collaborative effort of 52 major national organizations working to identify strategies to improve the safety, quality, and patient-centered outcomes of the US healthcare system. Her work with the NPP extends back to 2009, when she was first named a member. In 2011, she served on NPP’s Better Care Subcommittee, which helped shape a set of comprehensive national goals to improve the quality of health and healthcare. She also was co-chair of the NPP (Re)admissions Action Team, which developed and executed strategies to safely reduce avoidable readmissions and increase the uptake of patient-centered, team-based care delivery models. Frampton has also participated on the Joint Commission’s Expert Advisory Panel on culturally competent patient-centered care standards, the National Quality Forum’s Care Coordination Steering Team, and the Institute of Medicine’s review panel for their 2009 publication on integrative medicine.
In addition to speaking internationally on culture change, quality and safety, and the patient experience, Dr. Susan Frampton has presented keynotes on designing patient-centered practices in acute care, continuing care, and ambulatory medicine settings for various hospital associations, the Veterans Health Administration, and the World Health Organization. In 2009, she was named one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better” by HealthLeaders magazine.
Richard G. Black
Richard G. Black
Global Vice President of Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Rich Black was named global vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions Healthcare Practice on March 1. Rich is responsible for growing the VEW footprint within the Healthcare Ecosystem (across all market segments) through the distribution of technology solutions to payers, providers and pharmaceutical companies looking to transform their business. By leveraging VES’ significant set of assets, including the nation’s fastest, most reliable 4G network and extensive Cloud and Security portfolio, Rich will combine these capabilities with select partners to create solutions necessary to transform and optimize the way Healthcare services are developed, managed and delivered.
Previously, Rich Black was the group vice president of Sales for Verizon Business with responsibility for enterprise clients with global headquarters in the Midwest U.S.
In his prior role, Mr. Black was the senior vice president for Verizon Business’ Northern & Western Regions. His responsibilities include overseeing of profit and loss, sales, delivery and customer service for enterprise customers.
Prior to that, Mr. Black served as the regional vice president for Verizon Business’ Midwest Region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Upstate New York.
Before that, Mr. Black was the regional vice president for Verizon Business’ Southeast Region. Prior to his role with Verizon Business, Mr. Black was vice president/general manager for MCI’s enterprise customers in the southeast. Prior to that, Mr. Black was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Intermedia Communications, a $1B integrated Communications Company.
Mr. Black joined Intermedia after a highly successful twenty year career with AT&T. While at AT&T, he ran enterprise sales in the Midwest and worked in a variety of marketing and operations positions including Bell Labs.
Rich has a BBA and MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and completed the Executive Management Program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.
Leslie Saxon, M.D.
Leslie Saxon, M.D.
Dr. Leslie Saxon is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. An interventional cardiologist, she specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death. Authoring more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers, she has had a storied research career at UCLA, UCSF, and--for the last nine years--at the University of Southern California. Dr. Saxon is also the executive director of the USC Center for Body Computing, a digital health innovation and research center. At the USC Center for Body Computing she brings together various USC schools, including Cinematic Arts and USC Athletics, to help create the future of digital medicine. The CBC has been recognized internationally for fostering innovation and its efforts to use digital technology for humanitarian purposes. Dr. Saxon is often quoted in the popular press (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the BBC) about her work in digital health. She has spoken about her work in various forums, including as a speaker at TEDMED. Dr. Saxon was recently profiled on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN program "The Next List," which profiles the world's leading innovators.
Markus Hofmann, Ph.D.
Dr. Markus Hofmann joined Bell Labs in 1998, transitioning from researcher, to project manager, to Head of Bell Labs Research - Alcatel-Lucent’s research organization that is globally recognized for inventions that shaped the world of telecommunications and technology including the transistor, the laser, DSL, UNIX, C and C++, Solar Cells and MIMO. Seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work completed at Bell Laboratories. Dr. Hofmann has overseen research in multimedia communications, optics, wireless, cloud, Internet, content networking and more. Not to mention he is renowned for his pioneering work on reliable multicasting over the Internet and for defining and shaping fundamental principles of content networking. In his current role, Dr. Hofmann is building up Bell Labs’ new IP Platforms research program, leading a global research team in inventing and creating disruptive technologies in the software and systems space. This includes the overall research portfolio from project inception through business transfer. Dr. Hofmann has published over 60 journal and conference papers and given invited talks as well as courses all over the world. He has been granted 14 U.S. patents, with many more patent applications pending.
Dr. Hofmann has been very active in several professional organizations, and the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), in particular. He has served as Chair of the Internet Technical Committee (ITC), a joint committee of the Internet Society and the IEEE Communications Society. He has also served as the Chair of the Open Pluggable Edge Services (OPES) Working Group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), on the Editorial Board of the Computer Communications Journal and on the Editorial Board of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. He has been involved in organizing a number of major international conferences and events. These include serving as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE Globecom Symposium on Global Internet, the Network Group Communication (NGC), and the 1999 GI Multicast Workshop. He has been on the Advisory Board of the 2001 Content Distribution Networking (CDN) conference and served as guest editor of a issue of the Computer Networks Journal. Dr. Hofmann has been on the program committees of various IEEE and ACM-sponsored conferences and is an alumnus of the 2004 Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineers (NAE). Between 1998 and 2002, he was a national representative of Germany on the Cost 264 Management Committee, a project within the European research framework.
He received his Ph.D. with honors in Computer Engineering from University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1998 and joined Bell Labs Research the same year. For the spring 2005, spring 2006, and spring 2007 semesters, Dr. Hofmann also accepted a position as adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, USA, teaching a graduate course on Content Networking. Before joining Bell Labs in May 1998, he worked as a Senior Researcher in the High Performance Networking Group at University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he initiated and led several projects with industry partners in multiple European countries.
Dr. Hofmann has been awarded several prestigious awards. His Ph.D. thesis won the 1998 GI/KuVS Doctoral Dissertation Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in Germany in the area of Distributed Systems and Telecommunications, and the 1998 FZI Doctoral Dissertation Award for best Ph.D. thesis in Computer Science at University of Karlsruhe. He received the Bell Labs Teamwork Award several times and was a key leader of the team that won the 2006 Lucent Chairman award. In 2013, Dr. Hofmann and his colleagues were awarded the Thomas Edison Patent Award. For more information, see http://www.mhof.com/.