2024 Chicago Booth Healthcare Conference

February 24 (Saturday), 2024

2024 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH


American Medical Association

Jesse was inaugurated as president of the American Medical Association in June 2023. He is a senior associate dean, tenured professor of anesthesiology and director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment” at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees in 2014.

Agenda for the day

8:30-9:15 AM Breakfast: coffee, and check-in

Enjoy a continental breakfast after checking into the event at the Gleacher Center front desk.

9:15-9:20  Opening remarks

HCG Co-Chairs will start this Conference and introduce you to what Chicago Booth has to offer in the healthcare space.

9:20-9:50 Fireside Chat: Challenges in drug development and innovation


  • Melissa Byrn: Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, University of Chicago
  • Shana Kelley: President, Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago

10:00-11:00 Panel 1 - Biotech and MedTech: "The Cost of Efficacy And Safety"

Discuss trends in clinical development, emerging treatments in impactful disease areas, and what the future holds for drug and device pricing. A 10-minute coffee break to follow.


  • Steven Collens: Chief Executive Officer, MATTER


  • Mike Yasiejko, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Tempus Labs
  • Priyanka Prakash, Vice President of Strategy and Finance, RadNet
  • Roger Moody, Chief Executive Officer, Biacartis
  • Ye Bu, Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development, GE Healthcare

11:00-12:00 Panel 2 - Providers and payors: Cost and health outcomes - "Do Higher Cost Treatments Really Lead To Better Patient Outcomes?"

Discuss tradeoffs between quality of care outcomes and the total cost of care to the health system. Reconcile high professional and facility fees with evidence-based outcomes and health economics studies.


  • Brenden Heiberger, Principal, Oliver Wyman


  • Hiral Arges, Vice President of Network Strategy and Transformation, HCSC
  • Dr. Garth Walker, Chief Medical Officer, Rush University System
  • Kathy Najarian, Vice President of Payer Contracting and Strategy, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Dr. Savage Jeter, Division Chief Medical Officer, CenterWell Senior Primary Care

12:00-13:30  Lunch & Start-up Fair

Enjoy a buffet luncheon over the river with options for those with dietary restrictions. Startup representatives will be at the conference venue until after lunch break, open to chat with attendees and panelists about their business models, partnership potential, and career opportunities.

13:30-14:20 Breakout Session - Generative AI and health

Hear from industry leaders on emerging topics in health in a more intimate setting.


  • Shivani Shah, Executive Director, Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center


  • Tunde Oshinowo, Vice President, The Blue Venture Fund
  • Yoni Shtein, CEO and Co-Founder, Laguna Health

14:30-15:30 Panel 3 - Healthcare Venture and Private Equity Investing: "Market Opportunities Big And Small In Cost, Quality, And Experience"

Investing in healthcare technology solutions to scale impact.


  • Scott Meadow, Managing Partner, Maroon Partners


  • Bryan Cressey, Founder, Cressey and Co.
  • Guy Nohra, Managing Director and General Partner, Alta Partners/Alta Lifesciences
  • John Schilling, Managing Director, TPG Capital
  • Keith Crandell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ARCH Ventures

15:30-16:00 Keynote speaker - Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld

Conclude the day's panels with a final note.

16:00-17:00 Evening reception and networking

Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and frosty beverages while networking with kindred spirits over a view of the Chicago river.

Agenda & Panel Lineup

Learn about what to expect for the whole day.

Register Today

Early bird sales end on Jan 21, regular sales end on Feb 20

Contact Us


Home Page

An overview of the 2024 Chicago Booth Healthcare Conference.