Peter, now an independent consultant, is best known as the founder of Medscape (www.medscape.com) in 1995. At the time he served as CEO of SCP Communications, Inc., the Manhattan-based medical information company he started 14 years earlier. Peter is past president of the Healthcare Marketing & Communications Council, Inc. where members from the pharmaceutical, publishing, medical education and advertising industries worked to improve educational and promotional programs.
He is a director of MedPage Today, Oakstone Medical Publishing and a member of the Medical Advisory Boards of Milestone Venture Partners, TrialX, and the Markle Foundation’s Connecting for Health initiative. A frequent speaker and author of hundreds of articles, Peter holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University (1972); and a B.A. from NYU (1970). Peter is listed in Richard Saul Wurman’s March, 2002 book, Who’s Really Who as one of the 1,000 most creative people in the U.S. Peter is the co-host of the PEN’s “Health Issues” podcast series.
A prominent health care business executive, Gorevic became CEO of Teladoc in 2009. During his career, he has pioneered the development of innovative healthcare services which evolved into mainstream offerings that simultaneously delivered meaningful value to customers and bottom-line business results.
Before joining Teladoc, Gorevic worked in various capacities at WellPoint, Inc., including senior vice president and chief marketing and product officer where he was responsible for developing WellPoint’s Growth Strategy to identify and prioritize opportunities for long term growth. In addition, he assumed the role of president for newly acquired Lumenos, Inc., and is credited with driving enterprise-wide adoption of its consumer-directed health plan, which subsequently became the company’s fastest growing product. He also created and led the Innovation Incubator that conceptualized and implemented a partnership with Zagat Survey to enable consumers to rate their physicians, and acted as the company’s spokesperson with top-tier media.
While at WellPoint, Jason ran a $7 billion P&L, where he consistently exceeded enrollment and financial targets. He was also responsible for a provider contracting team that managed approximately 200 hospitals and 80,000 physicians representing $6.5 billion of medical spend. From 2002 to 2005, Gorevic was a key member of Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s leadership team that generated annual earnings per share growth of 15 to 20 percent resulting in a market cap growth of 300 percent from its 2002 IPO to the acquisition by WellPoint three years later.
Gorevic is a health care visionary with deep roots. While at Oxford Health Plans, he designed, built, and managed a first-of-its-kind telephone medical advice service staffed by Registered Nurses to ensure appropriate utilization of health care resources. This model has now become the industry standard.
Gorevic received a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a two-time winner of the WellPoint Pinnacle Award for outstanding leadership and, at age 31, was named one of the 2003 Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40″ top executives.
Wayne T. Gattinella is President and CEO of WebMD, a leading online health consumer portal. He previously served as president of WebMD Health and has helped establish WebMD as the most recognized and trusted brand of health information for consumers and physicians. Under his direction, WebMD has also become the leader in providing private health and benefits portals for Fortune 500 companies and the country′s largest health plans.
Gattinella has held senior management positions with leading companies, including Merck-Medco, where he served as executive vice president of marketing. He was also vice president of consumer marketing for MCI Telecommunications and led the company’s marketing and new product initiatives during the new competitive period in the long distance market. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Drexel University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.
Thomas Lee the Founder & CEO, One Medical Group is recognized as one of the leading visionaries on health information technology and medical practice transformation.
At One Medical Group, he has designed one of the more innovative primary care models in the country, using information technology to improve the quality and service of care while also lowering total health care costs.
Prior to One Medical, Tom served as Chief Medical Officer, Editor-in-Chief, and lead designer/marketer of mobile applications for Epocrates — currently in use by millions of health care professionals worldwide to reduce medication errors.
Tom received his BS from Yale University magna cum laude, MD from the University of Washington with AOA honors, and MBA from Stanford University. He is a board-certified internist with training completed at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Jean-Luc (“JL”) Neptune, MD MBA, is Senior Vice President at Health 2.0. He serves as Director of Health 2.0′s Developer Challenge, an innovation competition program that has supported dozens of “challenges” since its inception in 2010.
The Developer Challenge team manages the $5 Million “Investing in Innovation Initiative” contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and has worked closely with federal authorities to drive innovation in health care. To date the Developer Challenge program has distributed $1.3 Million in innovation competition awards to companies participating in Health 2.0 prize programs, providing seed and growth capital to more than 50 early-stage health IT companies.
Prior to joining the Health 2.0 team in 2011 JL was most recently co-founder of ExpertConsensus a specialized health advisory company offering patients access to virtual second opinions from medical experts. He was also co-founder of Healogica, a technology company that connected patients and clinical trial opportunities through a web-enabled clinical trials matching platform. Prior to founding Healogica JL spent 5 years at Gerson Lehrman Group (www.glgroup.com), the world’s leading expert network company, where he headed up the Gerson Lehrman Group Councils, a global expert network of over 250, 000 members. In that position he managed a team of 175 employees spread across 6 international offices responsible for identifying, recruiting, categorizing, and supporting GLG’s network. At GLG JL also served as both the head of the client and expert-network teams for the #1 Institutional Investor-ranked health care vertical group.
JL earned his BA from Columbia College at Columbia University and his MD at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, achieved board certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a licensed physician in the state of New York. After residency JL earned an MBA at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, focusing on health care and entrepreneurial management and graduating with honors.
Finally, JL is an investor in a number of web-based start-ups and has consulted for the New York Academy of Sciences.
Cyrus Massoumi is founder and CEO of ZocDoc, which he created in 2007 after rupturing an eardrum. Massoumi struggled for four painful days to find a doctor, and became convinced that a better healthcare system is possible. He has extensive experience in the healthcare-technology nexus, web commerce and management.
Prior to ZocDoc, Massoumi served as an Engagement Manager at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he focused on healthcare and technology. Massoumi’s four-year tenure at McKinsey & Co. began soon after his 2003 graduation from Columbia University, where he earned an MBA and received the Heffernan Award for Outstanding Service.
In 1999, Massoumi founded his first business, a web startup specializing in e-commerce management tools. During the prior year, he worked in Austin, Texas, for Trilogy Software, which recruited Massoumi upon his graduation from the Wharton School cum laude.
Massoumi currently resides in Manhattan, New York. A native of Florida, Massoumi once served as a staffer for a US Senator. He also worked at Disney World, where he learned important lessons about customer service.
Massoumi first met ZocDoc founder and Chief Technology Officer Nick Ganju when the two shared a desk at Trilogy Software. He met ZocDoc founder and COO Dr. Oliver Kharraz several years later, when they collaborated on a project at McKinsey & Company. Massoumi’s most proud and humbling distinction to date is ZocDoc’s recognition by Crain’s New York Business as the Best Place to Work in New York.
One of the founders of Medidata Solutions, Tarek has served as chief executive officer since 2001. Under his management, Medidata Solutions has become the leading provider of cloud-based clinical development solutions that life science organizations have relied on to support clinical trials in more than 115 countries. Medidata completed a successful IPO in June 2009 and today, is one of the leading global, New York City based technology companies.
Tarek has founded and managed a variety of technology and services organizations. Prior to forming Medidata Solutions, Tarek was the managing member of a partnership focused on public and private investments in technology and life science companies. Previously, he co-managed a privately held equity fund specializing in publicly traded technology companies, including those in the healthcare and information technology fields. He has also served as assistant vice president of corporate finance at General Electric Capital Corporation, and mergers and acquisitions analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman & Company.
Nat is the Co-Founder of Flatiron Health, a healthcare IT company based in New York City. Before Flatiron Health, Nat was the Co-Founder and CEO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company. Invite Media operates Bid Manager©, the first universal buying platform for display media. Invite Media was acquired by Google in June 2010 and is part of the DoubleClick division.
Nat graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, concentrating in marketing and entrepreneurship. In 2006, Nat was named a Wharton Entrepreneurship Fellow, an award given to foster “Ambassadors of Entrepreneurship” for The Wharton School. In 2007, Nat received the Wharton Venture Award, given to Wharton students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures. In 2009, Nat, along with his co-founders, was named on Business Week’s list of Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25. And in 2010, Nat, along with his co-founder Zach Weinberg, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the NY Metro area.
In the past, Nat has founded or co-founded several other ventures, including EatNow.com, CertificateSwap.com, and OnlinePlugins.com. Nat is now also an active angel investor and advisor and has invested in many startups in the technology industry.
Zach Weinberg is currently a co-founder at Flatiron Health. Before co-founding Flatiron, Zach was Co-Founder, President & COO of Invite Media, an advertising technology company based in NYC. Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010.
Prior to Invite Media, Zach co-founded EatNow.com which was privately acquired. An active angel investor, Zach has invested in over 30 technology startups throughout the country, including Bell Biosystems, Breakthrough.com, Care at Hand, Genomera, Predilytics, and Meddik. Zach studied economics and entrepreneurship at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ben Wolin is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Everyday Health, Inc., the leading online health company. Wolin and co-founder Mike Keriakos started Everyday Health in a kitchen in Brooklyn in 2002. Now, with more than 20 different digital health properties, the company reaches 38 million consumers a month and one-third of all health care professionals. Everyday Health’s multi-platform marketing solutions have provided thousands of clients the scale to target health-oriented audiences.
Everyday Health’s portfolio of websites, mobile apps and television programs span the full health spectrum–from in-depth medical coverage to healthy lifestyle management.
Under Wolin’s leadership, the company has grown to over 400 employees and revenues of more than $130 million annually. Additionally, it has been selected as a top emerging digital company by The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and AlwaysOn OnMedia Top 100, among others. Everyday Health has won awards for innovative digital products as well as for its programs for pharmaceutical and lifestyle marketers.
Before starting Everyday Health, Wolin served as the Vice President of Production and Technology for Beliefnet, Inc., which was acquired by News Corp. Prior to Beliefnet, Wolin built and managed websites for PBS, Tribune Interactive, Warner Bros., and A&E.
Wolin is sought after by the media and by thought-leader industry events to speak as a digital expert and entrepreneur. Wolin has been featured in top business and trade publications and was named one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 (2009). He sits on the board of The Travel Ad Network, and is a mentor for the health incubator, Blueprint Health.
Wolin is a graduate of Bowdoin College and is surrounded by doctors and mental health professionals in his personal life: He is the son of a doctor and a clinical psychologist, the son-in-law of another clinical psychologist, and the husband of a doctor. Wolin resides in New York City with his wife and their two daughters who are not doctors – yet.