Healthcare Bootcamp

Nationwide

Healthcare Bootcamp is an intensive introduction to the healthcare industry for those excited about transforming it. We bring together national thought leaders in the Government, Academic, and Private communities to provide a glimpse into the major shifts taking place in each segment.

Past Events:
Bootcamp Boston (November, 2013)
Bootcamp Chicago (June, 2012)
Bootcamp San Francisco (September, 2011)

 

Bob Higgins General Partner, Causeway Media Partners; Harvard Business School; Highland Capital

Bob Higgins General Partner, Causeway Media Partners; Harvard Business School; Highland Capital

Bob has been a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School for 12 years, where he currently teaches a course called Entrepreneurship in Healthcare IT and Services (EHITS). He is also a Founder of a new sports media fund called Causeway Media Partners located in Boston and San Francisco. He founded the firm this year with Wyc Grousbeck, the CEO and Owner of the Boston Celtics, who is his former Partner at Highland Capital. Bob is a Founder of Highland, and he has more than twenty-five years of experience in venture capital. He is a former director of the National Venture Capital Association and President of the New England Venture Capital Association. In addition, Bob has been recognized by the prestigious Forbes Midas List as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry, and he was given the 2008 HBS Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Bob is a graduate of Harvard College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Zen Chu Co-Founder, HackingMedicine & Entrepreneur-In-Residence, MIT

Zen Chu Co-Founder, HackingMedicine & Entrepreneur-In-Residence, MIT

Zen Chu (@accelmed) is a biomedical engineer and healthcare entrepreneur working across healthcare information technology, whole genome sequencing, medical devices, biomaterial implants, surgical tools, drug delivery, and regenerative medicine. He runs Accelerated Medical Ventures, serving as cofounder and investor for a few early-stage medical and software companies. As Medical Entrepreneur-In-Residence at MIT, Zen co-directs MIT/HST’s Healthcare Ventures graduate course and mentors the HackingMedicine.MIT.edu He co-founded and served as CEO for 3D-Matrix Medical Inc, a venture-backed MIT biomaterials and regenerative medicine startup with worldwide partnerships and multiple human clinical trials in process, with a successful IPO in 2011. Zen has also worked for Harvard Medical School, NetVentures and Hewlett-Packard, where he founded and led the HPGarage new ventures group in Silicon Valley. He earned an MPPM from Yale and a B.S. in biomedical/electrical engineering from SMU.  Zen is married to a serial social media entrepreneur and is raising another three entrepreneurs in Brookline, MA.

 

José Colucci Health & Wellness Lead at IDEO

José Colucci Health & Wellness Lead at IDEO

José Colucci’s is an associate partner at IDEO and currently co-leads IDEO’s Health & Wellness Practice. José has been with the company since 2000. His interests range from medical and scientific instruments to product strategy, trends and innovation in science and healthcare. He’s authored many patents and written on topics from the biotech revolution to design thinking. Recently, he’s been researching and speaking about the impact of aging on society and its implications for the design of products and services. Prior to joining IDEO, José worked mostly for high-tech companies, including FUNBEC (General Manager, ten years developing medical and scientific instruments such as electrocardiographs, defibrillators, monitors, treadmills, insulin pumps, spectrophotometers, and ultrasound scanners), VisionMaker Canada (VP of R&D, five years: high-resolution pen-input video interface for computers), and a number of design consulting firms. Jose has training and experience in both Mechanical Engineering (BSME / University of Campinas – Brazil, MS / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Industrial Design (MS / University of São Paulo / Brazil). He also has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (USP and University of Illinois) and was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for academic excellence.

 

TJ Parker Co-founder & CEO, PillPack

TJ Parker Co-founder & CEO, PillPack

TJ Parker is a registered pharmacist and grew up in the industry. Since 2004 he’s been working at NEPS, a long-term care pharmacy that his father started. He’s also worked at Target Pharmacy, interned at Massive Health, was involved in organizing the MIT $100k and helped start Hacking Medicine at MIT. He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. TJ is passionate about design and excited to introduce modern technology to the stagnant world of pharmacy.

 
 

Elliot Cohen Co-Founder, PillPack

Elliot Cohen Co-Founder, PillPack

Elliot was born into the middle of healthcare redesign – at two weeks old his mother started taking him to work at Communicare Health Centers in California. Elliot has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley and a Master’s in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Elliot loves using technology to solve real world problems and skiing in the backcountry at Alpine Meadows (especially on blue bird powder days). He built his first healthcare website when he was 10.

 

Julie Yoo Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Julie Yoo Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Julie is a Co-Founder of Kyruus and serves as the company’s Chief Product Officer. She was previously the VP of Clinical Product Strategy at Generation Health, where she oversaw the development of the company’s clinical programs and data analytics platform. Julie also led the Product Management efforts at Knome, the private arm of George Church’s Personal Genome Project, where she developed and launched a bioinformatics platform for conducting individualized genomic sequence analysis. Julie’s passion for data-driven businesses began as a software engineer at Endeca Technologies, where she ultimately helped to lead Endeca’s efforts in the health care industry as a Sales Engineer for Strategic Accounts. Julie has an undergraduate degree in computer science from MIT, an MS in biomedical sciences from the Harvard-MIT HST Program, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. – See more at: http://kyruus.com/about/management-team/#sthash.xvyNz0xh.dpuf

 

Thomas Tsang Global Executive Director for Health Information and Innovation Partnerships, Merck

Thomas Tsang Global Executive Director for Health Information and Innovation Partnerships, Merck

Thomas Tsang, MD, MPH, FACP, is currently the Global Executive Director for Health Information Partnerships, Business Development and Strategy at Merck Pharmaceuticals. Thomas is an accomplished health care professional with a proven track record in practice transformation, clinical delivery system reform, quality improvement and health information technology. He is the former Healthcare Senior Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii and spearheaded the development of a State-wide healthcare transformation strategy. At the Federal level, he worked on the HITECH ACT and the Affordable Care Act on the House Committee on Ways and Means and was recently Medical Director for Meaningful Use at ONC.   He has advised several start-ups including Avado.com and SA Ignite.

 

Sophia Chang FORMER DIRECTOR

Sophia Chang FORMER DIRECTOR

Dr. Sophia Chang is director of the foundation’s Better Chronic Disease Care program, which focuses on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for Californians with chronic diseases. Chang is the former director of the Veteran Health Administration’s Center for Quality Management in Public Health. Chang’s previous positions include director of the HIV/AIDS program for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation; medical director of the San Francisco Health Plan, a managed health care plan for Medicaid recipients; and director of AIDS Health Services for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she oversaw the Ryan White CARE Programs for the city.

 

Dr. Chang recently served on the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, which oversees Healthy Families (the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program) and California’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (from September 2006 to May 2011). Chang continues to practice general internal medicine at San Francisco General Hospital as a UCSF faculty member. She holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley; a medical doctorate from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons; and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College.

 

 
 

Rowan Chapman PARTNER, MOHR DAVIDOW

Rowan Chapman PARTNER, MOHR DAVIDOW

Rowan Chapman is a Partner at Mohr Davidow, and was the first dedicated member of the life science investment team. She joined Mohr Davidow in 2001 and has been central to developing the life science thesis that led directly to many of the firm’s life science investments. Her particular interest lies in the translation of complex data and technology to innovative products that impact drug and biofuel discovery, personalized medicine and healthcare decision making.

Rowan is a board member of Sequenta and  VitaPath Genetics, as well as a board observer at Artemis HealthHealthTapPacific BiosciencesAdamas PharmaceuticalsCardioDx and Tethys Bioscience.

 

 

David Icke CEO, MC10

David Icke CEO, MC10

Dave Icke joined MC10 as CEO in March 2009. Dave built his career growing and scaling businesses that solve customer problems with breakthrough technology. Dave understands semiconductor manufacturing, starting as a process engineer at Cypress Semiconductor, then helping chipmakers worldwide quickly ramp their fabs in different leadership roles over 11 years at KLA-Tencor. He then led and grew several businesses in semiconductor test equipment at Teradyne. In 2005, he took the plunge into the startup world with Advanced Electron Beams, a venture-backed cleantech company with a disruptive platform technology serving multiple markets. MC10 offers a unique opportunity to combine Dave’s experiences in semiconductor manufacturing with breakthrough platform technology. Dave has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

 

Bob Kocher PARTNER, VENROCK

Bob Kocher PARTNER, VENROCK

Bob Kocher is a partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. Bob joined Venrock from McKinsey & Company, where he was a Partner and led the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health Reform and worked with the various constituencies in the healthcare ecosystem to improve health policy, productivity, clinical outcomes and patient experience.

Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy and a member of the National Economic Council.  In the Obama Administration, Bob was one of the leading shapers of the healthcare reform legislation focusing on cost, quality, and delivery system reform.  He was one of the leaders of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” childhood obesity initiative, led the formation of the Partnership for a Healthier America and served on the Federal Advisory Panel charged with developing a national obesity strategy.

 

Daniel Kraft EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CURATOR

Daniel Kraft EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CURATOR

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation. Dr. Kraft chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director and curator for the FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.
Dr. Kraft is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics following residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed Stanford fellowships in hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation, and extensive research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He has multiple scientific publications, medical device, immunology and stem cell-related patents through faculty positions with Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California SF.

 
 

Ed Park Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Athenahealth

Ed Park Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Athenahealth

Ed Park is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Athena Health. He served as the Chief Technology Officer from March 2007 to July 2010 and served as Chief Software Architect from 1998 to March 2007. Mr. Park serves on the boards of Kyruus, Healthpoint Services Pvt. Ltd., and Castlight (observer). Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Park was a consultant for Viant, Inc. Mr. Park obtained a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College in Computer Science.

 

Todd Park Chief Technology Officer

Todd Park Chief Technology Officer

Todd Park joined HHS as Chief Technology Officer in August 2009. In this role, he is responsible for helping HHS leadership harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health and welfare of the nation. Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.

 

Amy Schwartz Founder of the IDEO Chicago's User Research Group

Amy Schwartz Founder of the IDEO Chicago's User Research Group

Amy Schwartz is a cognitive psychologist, founder of the IDEO Chicago’s User Research Group, and a senior thought leader in the company’s Health and Wellness domain. She has over 25 years of professional experience in research, design, and innovation – 15 of them at IDEO. She has worked for a diverse set of clients – from start-ups to industry leaders like Baxter and Medtronic to government agencies like HHS. She has an empathic, holistic understanding of the needs, desires, fears, and real-life contexts of the multitude of healthcare stakeholders to help frame problems in new ways that inspire innovative design solutions. She holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from Yale University.

 

 

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh

Simmi Singh is an internationally recognized thought leader on globalization and consumerism and ways in which these mega-trends are changing the face of healthcare. She is currently head of healthcare services at Egon Zehnder International’s Chicago office (www.egonzehnder.com/us), where she specializes in human capital, retained executive search, CEO and Board work across the globe in the health, technology and private equity sectors. Simmi is currently completing a secondment as Senior Advisor, Health Innovation to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

 
 

Malay Gandhi Chief Strategy Officer, Rock Health

Malay Gandhi Chief Strategy Officer, Rock Health

Malay works with Rock Health startups to design sustainable business models and leads all research efforts at Rock Health. He was previously with Deloitte Consulting, where he worked with leading payers and global pharma companies on growth issues. Malay earned a Masters concentrated in Health Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from West Virginia University.

 

Melissa Welch Regional Care Management, Aetna

Melissa Welch Regional Care Management, Aetna

Dr. Melissa Welch is the Head of Regional Care Management at Aetna. She works closely with Aetna’s clinical and network teams nationwide to provide Aetna’s members with access to affordable and quality care, from wellness programs to managing chronic disease to emergency and critical care. Prior to her current role, she served as West Region Medical Director and Senior Medical Director in Aetna’s West Region where she was responsible for providing clinical guidance for Aetna’s clinical programs.

Melissa began her professional working with the SF Department of Public Health as a Medical Director of a local community clinics. Dr. Welch was also Medical Director for the Health Plan of San Mateo, Chief Medical Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and President / Vice President of the San Francisco Health Services Board. Dr. Welch received her B.S. in Biology from the University of California Irvine; a Master’s in Public Health from UC Berkeley and is a graduate of Harvard Medical School