Sat, Feb 11, 2023

9 AM – 6:15 PM CST (GMT-6)

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In a complex, cumbersome, and fragmented healthcare system, many organizations turn toward technology to overcome challenges to the US healthcare system. In an increasingly crowded space, it is important to identify which innovations have staying power and can transform the healthcare system — essentially, what technologies will define the future of our healthcare system?

This conference will explore how incumbents and disruptors across the healthcare ecosystem utilize and understand key technologies vital to improving care quality, increasing access, facilitating interoperability, bridging disparities, and otherwise creating value for patients.

Date: Feb 11, 2023
Time: 9AM - 6PM CST
Location: University Club of Chicago (76E Monroe St)

10:15AM - 11:15AM Payor & Provider Panel: Alternative Models and New Tools to Enhance Care Delivery
Facilitator: Dan Adelman (Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Mgmt. @ Chicago Booth)
Panelist: Andrew Shram (Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago)
Panelist: Dan Frascella (Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Staff @ WellBe Senior Medical)
Panelist: David Mao (VP, Corporate Strategy & Planning @ BCBS IL)

11:30AM - 12:30PM Biopharma, MedTech, and Health Data Panel: Personalizing Medicine to Patients
Facilitator: Shyama Majumdar (Director, Transform, Data and AI Accelerator @ Polsky Center at the University of Chicago)
Panelist: Mitesh Rao (Co-Founder & CEO, OMNY Health)
Panelist: Priyanka Prakash (Commercial Leader; Director of Enterprise Solutions @ Philips Precision Diagnosis)
Panelist: Renuka Agarwal (Director, Business Development @ Tempus Labs)

1:30PM - 2:30PM Healthcare Strategy Panel: Digitization Across the Board
Facilitator: Shivani Shah (Senior Director, Health and Life Sciences Practice @ Oliver Wyman)
Panelist: Jamey Shiels (System Vice President for Consumer & Digital Experience @ Advocate Aurora Health Care)
Panelist: Michael Steel (Director of Portfolio Strategy & Business Development @ Abbott)
Panelist: Todd Schwarzinger (General Manager, Business Development & Licensing @ Cleveland Clinic)

2:45PM - 3:45PM Healthcare Investment Panel: Deal-Making Trends in VC, PE, and Banking
Facilitator: Alex Munns (Assistant Portfolio Manager @ Driehaus Capital Management)
Panelist: Keith Crandell (Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ ARCH Venture Partners)
Panelist: Krista Hatcher (Partner @ Chicago Pacific Founders)
Panelist: Neil Vibhakar (Managing Director @ Morgan Stanley Healthcare Investment Banking Group)
Panelist: Sean Cunningham (Managing Director @ GTCR)

3:45PM - 4:15PM Closing Remarks
Pat Basu (President & CEO @ Cancer Treatment Centers of America)

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Conference Co-Chairs: Claire Zhang, Eleanor Kang
Dress Business Casual
Food Provided (Whole Day Access Ticket: includes 2 coffee breaks, 1 three-course plated luncheon, 1 ticket to evening reception (hors dÔÇÖ oeuvres + frosty beverages); Partial Access Ticket: includes 1 coffee break. Please let the planning team know about your dietary preferences as soon as you register successfully. Thank you! )


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Pat Basu

President & CEO

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Pat Basu, M.D., M.B.A., is a pioneering business leader, entrepreneur, and physician whose mission is to build a better American healthcare system and, by extension, a better America. A former Stanford University physician and White House Advisor, Dr. Basu served as the principal leader of organizations in the public, private, and government sectors with direct responsibility for delivery of care to more than 25 million Americans. Dr. Basu currently serves as Managing Partner at Varsity Healthcare Private Equity. He recently served as President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), the only national cancer provider in the US. Prior to CTCA, Dr. Basu served as the President of OptumCare and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Basu helped start Doctor on Demand, a leading virtual health company with over 40 million covered lives and more than 8 million virtual visits. Previously, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of vRad, helping the company grow into the largest provider of radiology services in the nation. Dr. Basu took a leave from the Stanford Faculty to serve as a White House Fellow.


Dr. Basu has applied his expertise and leadership by serving in board/advisory roles for numerous organizations, including the University of Illinois, the White House Fellows Regional Commission, Stanford Medical Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Chicago Museum of Science & Industry and the Morton Arboretum. He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Keith Crandell

Co-Founder and Managing Director

ARCH Venture Partners

Keith Crandell is a Managing Director and Co-Founder of ARCH Venture Partners, L.P., a global seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on innovations in the life and physical sciences. Mr. Crandell focuses on life science therapeutics, tools, devices and diagnostics, specialty materials, electronics, instrumentation, and photonics businesses. Keith holds an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago (Booth), an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from St. Lawrence University.

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Todd Schwarzinger

General Manager, Business Development & Licensing

Cleveland Clinic

Todd Schwarzinger joined the Cleveland Clinic in January 2022 as General Manager, Business Development and Licensing for Innovations where he leads the business development and partnering efforts for Cleveland Clinic’s deep portfolio of innovative technologies. Todd joined the Cleveland Clinic with over 20 years of innovation leadership, investment banking, investing and consulting experience in healthcare and life sciences. 

Prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, Todd led the launch of the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve University, where he served as Chief Commercialization Officer, and served as a Venture Partner with Refinery Ventures. Todd also served as a Managing Director and head of the Life Sciences and Healthcare practice at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) for the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Todd and his team focused on lending, banking, and relationship solutions for healthcare clients of all life stages spanning biopharma, medical device, digital health, diagnostics and life science tools.

Prior to joining SVB, Todd was an Executive Director in the healthcare investment banking division at Morgan Stanley, where he advised a broad range of medical device and biopharmaceutical clients on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, the equity and debt capital markets. In his nearly nine year career at Morgan Stanley across both London and New York, he was responsible for life sciences M&A transactions totaling over $5 billion and raised over $3 billion in capital markets transactions spanning North America, Europe and Asia.

Todd serves on the board of Cleveland Clinic portfolio companies Centerline Biomedical and Method AI.

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Dan Adelman

Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management

Chicago Booth

Dan Adelman is a leading expert in business analytics, helping firms and institutions deploy data and decision analysis to build world-class strategic and tactical management capabilities. He conducts research on foundations of the operations research field, as well as studies the link between operational performance metrics and financial performance. His current work focuses on improving healthcare delivery through data analytics, performance measurement, and hospital benchmarking.

He co-directs the Booth Healthcare Initiative and also leads the Healthcare Analytics Laboratory at Chicago Booth, in which teams of students work on real-world projects with providers to improve healthcare delivery through the analysis of large datasets. The lab has conducted projects in population health, hospital readmissions, bundled payment reimbursement, case mix optimization, hospital scheduling, nurse benchmarking, and others. He has served on the faculty advisory board of the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership. He publishes regularly and has served as Area Editor for Operations Research, the flagship journal of the field. He teaches regularly in Chicago Booth's Executive MBA Program.

Adelman received a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in 1997 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and a Master of Science in Operations Research. He is a recipient of the George B. Dantzig Prize for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and the management sciences that is innovative and relevant to practice.

Adelman joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 1997.

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Sean Cunningham

Managing Director & Co-Head of Healthcare


Sean Cunningham is a Managing Director of GTCR. He was previously a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Sean holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as AB and BE degrees in engineering sciences from Dartmouth College. Sean is the Co-Head of the Healthcare group at GTCR and currently is a Director of Antylia Scientific, AQUA Dermatology, Avryo Healthcare, Biocoat, Ceba-Tech, Cedar Gate Technologies, Corza Health, Curia, Maravai LifeSciences, Regatta and Sotera. He was instrumental in GTCR’s past investments in Cord Blood Registry, Devicor Medical Products, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Ovation Pharmaceuticals and Transaction Data Systems.

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Neil Vibhakar

Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking Division

Morgan Stanley

Neil Vibhakar is a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Healthcare Investment Banking Division. Based in San Francisco, Neil leads Morgan Stanley’s Health Tech business, where he advises healthcare software, data and tech-enabled services companies across various strategic and capital markets matters. In his role, Neil works with companies across healthcare end-markets – provider, payor, biopharma and medical technology – and across geographies as well. Neil joined Morgan Stanley in 2010, after receiving his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to Kellogg, Neil was a healthcare strategy consultant to both pharma and health system clients and earned a BA from Stanford University in Human Biology. Away from work, Neil is an avid Chicago sports fan, skier in the winter and golfer in the summer.

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Krista Hatcher


Chicago Pacific Founders

Krista Hatcher is a Partner at Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”), a leading strategic private equity firm in the healthcare services sector with a focus on founder-led businesses.Throughout her career, Krista has successfully led initiatives to develop businesses, invest in add-on acquisitions, enhance operational efficiencies, and execute superior exit strategies for high growth healthcare companies. She has also recruited, developed, and integrated key management professionals, building teams that further support portfolio companies’ efforts to scale and grow. Ms. Hatcher earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and her M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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Mitesh Rao

Co-Founder & CEO

OMNY Health

Dr. Mitesh Rao is the Founder and CEO of OMNY Health, a venture-backed company revolutionizing how healthcare data is shared and valued. An Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Stanford, prior to founding OMNY, Dr. Rao served as a physician executive at both Stanford Healthcare and Northwestern Medicine. As a physician leader, Dr. Rao has helped implement systems-level improvements for quality and safety in institutions across the country as well as initiatives to advance healthcare quality on a national level. Throughout his career, Dr. Rao has helped implement and scale new technologies within the clinical venue and has served as an advisor to technology companies across the country in order to help guide the development of innovative solutions to sustainably impact patient care.

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Jason Marlowitz

VP and Segment CIO, Primary Care


Jason Marlowitz is the Vice President and Segment Chief Information Officer of Primary Care at Humana Inc. Jason is accountable for growing Humana’s Primary Care segment through technology, operational support, and innovation. In his role, Jason and his team share responsibility for patient and provider-facing technologies including the electronic medical records system, virtual care, and the population health platforms.  His achievements in healthcare and health insurance technology user experience have been internationally-recognized with awards from Nielsen Norman Group – a world leader in research-based user experience. He is a resourceful and creative leader with over 20 years of experience transforming systems of engagement. 

Jason is passionate about provider care and the overall provider experience as it relates to technologies such as the EMR and believes that a simplified technology user experience is key to improving providers’ efficiency, effectiveness, and overall job satisfaction.

He lives with his wife, and young son and daughter in Virginia Beach, VA and is a graduate of Old Dominion University. Jason leverages his passion for invention and creativity to teach STEM concepts and entrepreneurship to his son and daughter.  

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Shivani Shah

Executive Director

Oliver Wyman

Shivani Shah is the Executive Director of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC). OWHIC is a non-commercial entity within the Health & Life Sciences practice dedicated to accelerating the transformation of healthcare and creating value through innovation diffusion. The Center convenes leaders who share a passion for dramatically improving healthcare, representing diverse sectors to drive cross-industry collaboration. Shivani sets the near- and long-term strategy for OWHIC, based upon internal and market objectives, and manages across the many initiatives and programs housed within the Center.

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Edward Mitchell

Director of Digital Health Strategy & Business Partnerships

Advocate Aurora Health Care

Edward Mitchell is the Director of Digital Health Strategy & Business Partnerships at Advocate Aurora Health Care, one of the largest non-for-profit, integrated health systems in the US. He joined the organization in 2018 and is responsible for establishing and overseeing the business infrastructure, strategic plans and service outcomes of new and ongoing partnerships that augment and expand the organization’s digital health capabilities. With over 18 years of experience in healthcare technology and account management, Edward has held many leadership positions and has consulted with several health care systems across the United States, including CommonSpirit Health (formally known as Dignity Health) and Providence (formerly known as St. Joseph’s Health Care). Edward holds a BS in Computer Engineering and an MBA with a focus in Global Business and Innovation. He is also an alum of UCLA’s Riordan Fellow Program and is currently enrolled in an executive education program at Northwestern University focused on leading digital transformations.


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Andrew Shram

Assistant Professor of Medicine

UChicago Medicine

Dr. Schram is an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Section of Hospital Medicine at the University of Chicago. He completed his B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University followed by an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to his clinical work as a practicing hospitalist, Dr. Schram serves as the Director of Throughput and Efficiency for the UChicago Medicine’s

Section of Hospital Medicine, Senior Medical Director for Throughput and Efficiency for UChicago Medicine, and is the Medical Director of Mitchell Hospital, a 160-bed med-surg unit. His academic interests focus on increasing the operational efficiency of caring for hospitalized patients with the goal of optimizing the utilization of limited healthcare resources. He is also developing innovative hospitalist staffing models to facilitate increased coordination of care between inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Priyanka Prakash

Commercial Leader, Director of Enterprise Solutions

Philips Precision Diagnosis

Priyanka Prakash (Booth Alum, 2017), is a leader in the Precision Diagnosis team at Philips Healthcare. In her current role, she leads Enterprise Solutions and drives large scale partnerships with Health Systems, rooted in precision diagnostics and technology-driven agile radiology workflow. She also drives new growth opportunities and investments in next-gen diagnostic solutions. Prior to Philips, Priyanka was a leader in McKinsey & Co.’s Healthcare M&A practice, where she led deals across the Healthcare spectrum; and a published author and Podcast speaker for The McKinsey Quarterly. She is a graduate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a qualified Chartered Accountant. Formerly, Priyanka was a professional classical vocalist and TEDx Speaker.

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Renuka Agarwal

Director of Business Development, Life Sciences

Tempus Labs

Renuka Agarwal earned her BA at Columbia University in 2012 and her MBA at University of Chicago Booth in 2018. Prior to Booth, Renuka spent her career in finance and media at Goldman Sachs, Viacom and LinkedIn. Post Booth, she worked as a healthcare consultant at Z.S. Associates before transitioning to Director of Business Development at Tempus Labs in Chicago.

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David Mao

VP, Corporate Strategy & Planning


Dr. David K Mao is VP of Corporate Strategy and Planning at HCSC.  In this capacity, Dr. Mao oversees corporate strategy and planning, market and pharmacy strategy, enterprise transformation, new business initiatives, portfolio and platform enablement, and enterprise risk management. Dr. Mao is deeply connected in the healthcare ecosystem and serves on the board of the Blue Venture Fund, Chicago Matter, MeDecision, Blue Health Intelligence, and Alacura Medical Transportation Management.  Prior to HCSC, Dr. Mao was Head of Enterprise Strategy at Change Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare tech & services companies in the US.  Dr. Mao started his career at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was elected a global healthcare network fellow and left as a principal in healthcare practice.  Dr. Mao earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT with a minor degree in finance and strategic management from MIT Sloan Business School.  He enjoys golf and photography, and lives with his wife, daughter, and dog in downtown Chicago.

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Dan Frascella

Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Staff

WellBe Senior Medical

Dan is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff for WellBe Senior Medical, a risk-bearing provider organization delivering comprehensive, in-home medical care to underserved Medicare beneficiaries living with multiple chronic health conditions. Dan is a member of the founding team that has been working to build WellBe since 2018 alongside the company’s financial sponsor, Chicago Pacific Founders. Prior to WellBe, Dan worked at BPOC, a leading middle market private equity firm focused on healthcare services and technology. He began his career in the healthcare investment banking group of Deloitte. He earned his B.A. in economics and international studies from Yale University, and his M.B.A. from Harvard University, where he was actively involved in the Health Care Club.

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Shyama Majumdar

Director of Data Science and AI Accelerator, TRANSFORM

Polsky Center, University of Chicago

Shyama Majumdar is the Director of Data Science and AI Accelerator, TRANSFORM at the Polsky Center, University of Chicago where she is responsible for the execution and development of the program. She works closely across a broad landscape of stakeholders including entrepreneurs, faculty, students, investors, corporate partners, and ecosystem partners to help create and facilitate the growth of early-stage startups. Shyama is also the architect of the Compass, a deep tech accelerator the University which has a deep emphasis on life science-based technologies in getting them investor ready.


Prior to joining the Polsky Center, Shyama was a research assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she conducted Prostate cancer research. While at UIC she also worked as program coordinator at IllinoisVENTURES where she oversaw the running of the proof-of-concept fund that funds early-stage technologies developed at the university. Prior to this Shyama worked as a consulting program manager at EnterpriseWorks where she helped develop and manage their accelerator program. Shyama earned a PhD and an MBA from the University of Delaware and conducted her postdoctoral research cancer biology at Harvard Medical School and University of Illinois at Chicago.


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Michael Steel

Director of Portfolio Strategy & Business Development


Mike is Director of Portfolio Strategy and Business Development at Abbott Laboratories, based in Abbott Park, Illinois. He joined the firm as an engineer in 2008 and has since served in a variety of roles in marketing and product portfolio management, both in the US and Europe. Mike holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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Alex Munns

Assistant Portfolio Manager

Driehaus Capital Management

Alex Munns is an assistant portfolio manager and a senior analyst on the US Growth Equities Team with a focus on the healthcare sector. Additionally, Mr. Munns acts as an assistant portfolio manager and is also responsible for security selection, portfolio construction, and risk management. Mr. Munns has been working with or investing in healthcare companies since 2011. Before joining Driehaus Capital Management in 2015, Mr. Munns worked in oncology commercialization and business development with Baxalta.Prior to that, he worked in business development for Terumo Cardiovascular Systems. Mr. Munns has also taught for Teach for America in Chicago. Mr. Munns received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


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