11th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum


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Preventive Cardiovascular Care: What’s New?

Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH
Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Preventive Cardiologist
Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic;
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Faculty PhotoCurrent and Future Applications of Gene Therapy
Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD
Chief, Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section
Director, Cancer Immunotherapy Program
Director of Translational Research, Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;
Novotny Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
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Alzheimer’s: Is There Hope on the Horizon?
Howard Feldman, MD, FRCP
Dean, Alzheimer’s and Related Neurodegenerative Research
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine;
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

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Medical Advances and Optimal Treatment Approaches for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, FRCP (Lon)
Director, Precision Medicine
Director, Translational Research in the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute
Joshua L. and Lisa Z. Greer Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics
Professor of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Chronic Pain Is a Disease, Not a Symptom of Disease
Scott G. Pritzlaff, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Division of Pain Medicine
Stanford University Pain Management Center
Redwood City, CA

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Keynote Address — Closing the Gap in Health Equity
Somava Stout, MD, MS
Executive Lead of 100 Million Healthier Lives
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Early and Effective Intervention and Evidence-based Guidelines for Optimal Management
Joseph Vassalotti, MD
Chief Medical Officer
National Kidney Foundation;
Division of Nephrology
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York City, NY

Conference Planning Committee

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, NC