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Advisory Boards

Martin A. Makary

Martin A. Makary,

Prof. of Surgery & Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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 Nochomovitz

Michael Nochomovitz,

Senior Vice President, Clinical Integration & Network Dev. Officer, New York-Presbyterian

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

David H. Roberts,

Associate Professor of Medicine & Dean of External Education,
Harvard Medical School

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).

David Cutler

David Cutler, PhD

Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard Univ.

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.