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Clinical Advisory Board


Julia Andrieni

Julia D. Andrieni, MD, FACP

Julia D. Andrieni, MD, joined Houston Methodist as Vice President of Population Health and Primary Care. She is responsible for Houston Methodist’s Population Health Management strategy. As President for Houston Methodist Physicians’ Alliance for Quality, she is responsible for developing the independent physician alignment model. In Houston Methodist’s employed Primary Care Physician Group, she focuses on the interface of operations and quality. She leads the Patient-Centered Medical Home team and other clinical quality initiatives. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Andrieni was the Vice Chair of Medicine and Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She was awarded the Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine for developing an institution-wide Mentoring Advisory Board for students, trainees, and faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences. She was selected to participate in Drexel University’s Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship program and elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. In 2015, Dr. Andrieni chaired the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign in Houston and serves on the Women’s Leadership Committee for the Texas Medical Center.


Seth Bokser

Seth Bokser, MD, MPH

Seth Bokser, MD, MPH is a practicing pediatric hospitalist and board-certified clinical informaticist. Dr. Bokser is currently the associate chief medical information officer at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and the Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital. He is an associate clinical professor at the UCSF Medical School. Over the last decade, Dr. Bokser has led the design and implementation of electronic health records, data-integrated medical devices, telehealth, mobile health technologies, and social media for health. Dr. Bokser is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Digital Innovation and is focused on using information technology to enable the next generation of patient-empowered and patient-centered care. Dr. Bokser received a Clinical Bioinformatics Certificate from Stanford University, a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, Medical Doctorate from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson, and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.


Alice Huan-mei Chen

Alice Huan-mei Chen, MD, MPH

Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., is the Chief Medical Officer of the San Francisco Health Network, San Francisco Department of Public Health’s vertically integrated delivery system, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Chen is responsible for providing clinical leadership, vision, direction, and expertise in the oversight and operations of the Network, with a focus on clinical integration; access, quality and cost of care; patient satisfaction and retention; and strategic initiatives and programs for enhancing clinical effectiveness. A practicing primary care physician, Dr. Chen previously spent a decade at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) in a variety of roles, including Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of eReferral, an integrated electronic referral and consultation system recognized nationally as an innovative model for improving access to specialty care. She is a graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship.


Jennifer Daley MD, FACP

Jennifer Daley MD, FACP

Dr. Daley is a nationally recognized physician executive with expertise in operational improvement, patient safety, quality, and service excellence. She is distinguished for substantial clinical work redesign leading to quantifiable and sustainable improvements in patient outcomes and reduced costs. She is a highly regarded leader whose innovations have been implemented nationally in both government and private delivery systems and whose collaborations have yielded substantial improvements in clinical practice and cost reduction in both academic and community hospitals. Most recently she served as the EVP and COO at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA (2010-2013). She has also served as the CMO for the Partners Community Healthcare Inc. (2007-2010) and the SVP of Clinical Quality and CMO for Tenet Healthcare Corporation in Dallas TX (2002-2007). She is a graduate of Brown University and received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She was the recipient of the US Naval Academy-Harvard Business Review Ethical Leadership Award in July 2007.


L. Arick Forrest, MD

L. Arick Forrest, MD

L. Arick Forrest, MD is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and is the Medical Director of Ambulatory Services for the Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Forrest obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1988. He spent one year as a General Surgery Intern at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, followed by an Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency at The Ohio State University. He completed his residency training in 1993 and then was awarded a Laryngology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, under the guidance of Robert H. Ossoff, DMD,MD, with a focus on voice disorders and treating the professional voice. After the Laryngology fellowship, Dr. Forrest completed a fellowship in Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University under the guidance of Michael Sullivan, MD. He has been the Medical Director of Ambulatory for The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center since 2011.


Inga T. Lennes MD, MPH, MBA

Inga T. Lennes MD, MPH, MBA

Dr. Inga Lennes is the Director of Clinical Quality at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center as well as a practicing thoracic medical oncologist and quality of care researcher. She went to the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed internal medicine residency training and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Lennes completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and joined the MGH and Harvard Medical School staff in 2009. In 2011, she earned her MPH from Harvard University and completed her MBA at MIT in 2014. Areas of interest include defining quality improvement metrics for oncology care, improving efficiency in oncology care delivery and integrating electronic health record technology into routine oncology visits. Her areas of research interest include outcomes related to supportive care of cancer patients and measuring the quality of oncology care.


Gene Lindsey, MD

Gene Lindsey, MD

Gene Lindsey, MD, CEO Emeritus of Atrius Health, served as President and CEO of Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates between February 2008 and October 2013. Dr. Lindsey was an internist and cardiologist for almost 40 years, practicing at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and its predecessors since 1975. In 1997, Dr. Lindsey became the first Chairman of the Board for the newly-formed Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. In 2004-2005, when five groups affiliated to form Atrius Health (formerly HealthOne Care System), Dr. Lindsey joined the Atrius Health Board, and in January 2007 became its Chairman, a position which he held until he was appointed as CEO. As CEO of Atrius Health, Dr. Lindsey was a champion of the importance of healthcare reform for all citizens and to the total economy of the community. Dr. Lindsey received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina where he was an intercollegiate athlete. He completed an internship, residency in medicine, and was a clinical fellow in cardiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and practiced in that institution for 33 years from 1975 to 2008.


Martin A. Makary, MD

Martin A. Makary, MD

Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times best-selling author of “Unaccountable.” He has written for The Wall Street Journal and TIME Magazine and is a renowned advocate for healthcare quality. Dr. Makary is a frequent commentator on NBC, CNN, Fox News, and has testified before Congress on the need for increased transparency in health care. Dr. Makary was the lead author of the original scientific articles describing the surgical checklist and served in leadership roles at the United Nations W.H.O. Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative and the W.H.O international workgroup to measure surgical quality worldwide. He speaks nationally on the medical culture, teamwork and the future of health care. Dr. Makary is chief of the Johns Hopkins Islet Transplant Center and is a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to his busy clinical practice and speaking schedule, Dr. Makary is an active researcher and health reform advocate, focusing on medical quality and patient safety. His medical research is published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and the BMJ. His current research and advocacy work focuses on physician led efforts to reduce waste in healthcare. Dr. Makary completed his education at Bucknell University, Thomas Jefferson University and Harvard University and completed his general surgery training at Georgetown University and further sub-specialty training in GI surgery and surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins.


Michael L. Nochomovitz, MD

Michael L. Nochomovitz, MD

Michael Nochomovitz, M.D. is the Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Integration & Network Development Officer at New York Presbyterian (NYP). In this capacity since 2015, he leads the new Physician Services division. This includes clinical service deployment in collaboration with Columbia Doctors and Weill Cornell Medicine in the NYP Regional Network and oversight of the New York Presbyterian Medical Groups and the New York Presbyterian Physician Services Organization, providing management services to the employed medical groups and to independent physicians aligning with NYP. He leads clinical program development in the Regional Hospital Network and is responsible for the clinical integration between the hospitals, physicians and the academic medical center and the extension of the major NYP service lines throughout the regional network. Prior to joining NYP, Dr. Nochomovitz has been nationally recognized for his leadership at the University Hospital System in Cleveland, Ohio as President of the University Hospitals (UH) Physician Services. He developed, implemented and managed the regional multispecialty physician network and associated management services organization for the UH physician enterprise. This included 1,700 providers across all specialties in academic and community settings, as well as an Urgent Care Network, Corporate Health, the Connor Integrative Medicine Network, Executive Medicine and Employee Health. He served on the Board of Directors of the Medical Group Management Association and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Nochomovitz testified in the U.S. Senate’s Health Education Labor and Pensions committee hearings on health care reform, and participated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid committees, which resulted in new payment methodologies for Medicare. He earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and completed his internal medicine and pulmonary critical care training at the University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.


David H. Roberts, MD

David H. Roberts, MD

David H. Roberts, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Dean for External Education at HMS. Dr. Roberts is also the Director of International Programs at the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Roberts is a leader in medical education across the learning continuum and he has led faculty development programs in the US, Europe and the Mideast. He has also been responsible for the teaching of medical students across the four years of HMS training and is currently course director for the 3rd year longitudinal Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) at BIDMC. Dr. Roberts also teaches residents, fellows and other physicians in practice, and he is a graduate of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education and Harvard-Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions. Dr. Roberts’ education research interests include studying learners’ curiosity and critical thinking skills. Dr. Roberts serves on several national education committees for the American Thoracic Society. He also co-directs the annual Harvard CME course “Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing your Teaching Skills.” Dr. Roberts has won many teaching awards including the HMS Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2006), the S. Robert Stone Award for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2007) and the HMS Best Clinical Instructor at BIDMC (2010).


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Strategic Advisory Board


Carl Byers

Carl Byers, MPA

Carl Byers is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Byers works as a Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences, a healthcare focused venture capital fund. He is also an advisor to health-related startups. From 1997 to 2010, Byers served as Chief Financial Officer at athenahealth, Inc. where he was a member of the founding team.  Byers serves on the non-profit boards of the MINDS Foundation, Lexington Montessori School, and The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University. He is also a director on the for-profit boards of Netsmart Technologies, Cureatr Inc., and HealthWyse. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where Byers earned a B.A. in the College of Social Studies. He was a Business Fellow at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also earned a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  


Amitabh Chandra

Amitabh Chandra, PhD

Amitabh Chandra is an economist, a Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he also Director of PhD Admissions and Area Chair for Social and Urban Policy. He is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) Panel of Health Advisors, and a Research Associate at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany and at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on productivity and cost-growth, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. In 2012, he was awarded American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) medal. The ASHE Medal is awarded biennially to the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics.


David Cutler

David Cutler, PhD

David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014. Professor Cutler holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health. Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008. Honored for his scholarly work and singled out for outstanding mentorship of graduate students, Professor Cutler’s work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and has advised the Presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, John Kerry, and Barack Obama as well as being Senior Health Care Advisor for the Obama Presidential Campaign. Among other affiliations, Professor Cutler has held positions with the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Professor Cutler is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute.


James Golden

James Golden, MPA

Jim is a Senior Managing Director for PwC's Healthcare Advisory group, focused on technology, data science and analytics strategy and development for payers, providers and life science companies.  Dr. Golden helps lead PwC's Healthcare IT practice.  Much of his work focuses on identifying and utilizing new data sources, technologies and analytics methods for our clients to help drive decision making and optimize their business practices. Prior to PwC, Jim was a Partner at Accenture in the pharmaceutical R&D here his work focused on ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ – creating a transparent approach to pharmaceutical decision making based on the aggregation and analysis of health care data such as electronic medical records and insurance claims data. Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of SAIC’s Commercial Life Sciences Office where he focused on search and intelligence analysis including unstructured text mining, competitive intelligence and social networks. Jim is a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and spent several years on the staff of the Air Force Test Pilot School. He has a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Rhodes College, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Tennessee Space Institute, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University.


John Palfrey

John Palfrey, JD

John Palfrey serves as the Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Prior to his position at Phillips Academy, John was a Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He was also faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. John’s research and teaching focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law. He is the co-author of ‘Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives’ (Basic Books, 2008) and ‘Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering’ (MIT Press, 2008). Prior to his appointment at Harvard law School, John practiced intellectual property and corporate law at the law firm of Ropes & Gray. Outside of Harvard Law School, John was a Venture Executive at Highland Capital Partners and currently serves on the board of several technology companies and non-profits. John served as a special assistant at the US EPA during the Clinton Administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.


Steve Papa

Steve Papa

Steve Papa has been Chief Executive Officer of Endeca Technologies, Inc. since May 2006. Steve founded Endeca Technologies in 1999 after recognizing that in this age of overwhelming information overload, the methods available for people to find what they are looking for or get answers are ineffective and inefficient. He has been recognized by his peers for his ability to keep pushing forward when all other business forces have stood in the way and for the momentum he has garnered for Endeca in a relatively short time period. Prior to Endeca, he worked for Inktomi where he was the business lead in charge of creating its infrastructure caching business, which grew to make up 60 percent of Inktomi’s revenues. He was also part of the original business team at Akamai. In addition, Steve was a venture capital associate with Venrock Associates, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family, and was responsible for managing AT&T’s $500 million high-end enterprise computing system product line. He served as Chairman of Endeca Technologies, Inc. He currently serves as Member of Board of Advisors at Alvenda, Inc., and as Director of Endeca Technologies, Inc.


Bijan Salehizadeh

Bijan Salehizadeh, MD, MBA

Bijan is a Managing Director and co-founder at NaviMed Capital, a health care focused venture and growth stage investment firm. Prior to co-founding NaviMed Capital, he was a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, where he focused on venture and growth stage health care investments. Before joining Highland in 2003, Bijan spent several years in marketing at Medtronic where he oversaw internet marketing and strategy for one of the largest divisions of the company. Before Medtronic, Bijan held a variety of senior management roles with HealthCentral, a venture-backed health care information technology company that went public in 1999. He is currently on the board of directors of several private companies and represented Highland on the board of BARRX Medical (acquired by Covidien). Bijan holds an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, an M.D. and Master’s in Science in Health Policy from Columbia University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is also a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.

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