ATA2023 Conference & Expo
DON’T MISS THE ONLY EVENT SOLEY FOCUSED ON TELEHEALTH AND VIRTUAL CARE.
Plan ahead for a jam-packed agenda and hit the ground running on Saturday, March 4.
Join like-minded and motivated stakeholders and decision-makers at ATA2023 to talk telehealth. This is not a healthcare conference dabbling in virtual care. ATA2023 is the telehealth conference that puts telehealth in its place – within a hybrid care delivery model.
“Sharp focus on telemed, telehealth and virtual care, as compared to other industry events.”
– ATA2022 ATTENDEE –
A fully-curated program will deliver what you’ve asked for – three days of deeper discussions and actionable resources, more opportunities to engage with thought-leading speakers, networking events and meeting zones to connect with industry movers-and-shakers, and an interactive exhibit floor featuring immersive theatre talks, product demos and pavilions, and roundtable events for engaged learning and impactful networking.
Connect. Learn. Network.
At ATA2023, discover and learn from industry-leading speakers, innovators and front-line providers focused on creating the right systems, providing the right training and developing the right tools to entrench telehealth – once and for all – in our healthcare lexicon.
- How are delivery systems going to deliver?
- How will telehealth service providers create sustainable services?
- How will DTC companies face growing competition and an evolving marketplace?
- Where will investors discover their next big discovery?
- Will patients lose their patience waiting for safe, convenient and affordable care, whenever and wherever they need it?
You’ll Meet All the Right People at ATA2023
When you’re looking to meet the right people driving telehealth adoption, learn more about how to implement virtual care programs, and discover the latest technology and emerging solutions transforming healthcare, ATA2023 is the right place for you.
At the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on advancing telehealth, you’ll have direct access to the people you want to meet, build partnerships with the movers-and-shakers, and network with new connections. Here’s who you’ll meet at ATA2023…
C-suite Executives and Decision-makers
Healthcare Professionals, Providers and Frontline Telehealth Implementers
Payers & Employers
Academic Institutions/Researchers/Government Leaders
Technology Providers/Ecosystem Partners
Patient Advocates/Professional Associations & Societies
Pharma & Life Sciences Companies
Investors & Innovators
Financial & Legal Services Experts
ATA2023 General Program Content Advisors
The ATA2023 Advisory Committee is stacked with some of today’s most innovative, respected and well-known thought leaders, representing all corners of the telehealth ecosystem. Working with Dr. Joe Kvedar, the foremost authority on virtual care and the ATA’s Immediate Past Chair of the Board, this group is designing a dynamic program that will inspire, educate and motivate attendees.
Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Professor, Harvard Medical School; Editor-in-chief, npj Digital Medicine; Senior Advisor, Mass General Hospital Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare
Associate General Counsel, META
Founder & CEO, BAHA Enterprises and Managing Partner, HIP
Consultant and Founder, Moonshot Consulting and Senior Director of Provider Solutions, TytoCare
Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Innovation, Teladoc Health
Managing Director, Valtruis
Jennifer Joe, MD
CEO, Vanguard Health LLC
Founder and Managing Partner, Vectis Solutions
Partner and Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, Foley and Lardner LLP
Founder and CEO, SameSky Health
Former Senior VP, Walmart Health
System Vice President & Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist
CEO, Business Accelerations LLC and Former Executive Advisor, Secretary, Veterans Affairs Center for Strategic Partnerships
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, 7wireVentures
SVP for Enterprise Clinical Strategy and Quality, Humana
MHA Healthcare Industry Executive - Americas, Microsoft
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer, Providence
Joseph Kvedar, MD
Dr. Joe Kvedar has been driving innovation, creating the market, and gaining acceptance for connected health for nearly three decades. He is now applying his expertise, insights, and influence to advancing adoption of telehealth and virtual care technologies at the national level. Dr. Kvedar continues to guide the transformation of healthcare delivery as a respected thought leader, author, and convener.
Dr. Kvedar is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). As Editor-in-Chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal, he is working to establish the evidence base needed to guide innovation and the implementation of virtual care.
He is co-chair the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG), which works to ensure widespread coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring, and successfully established several new provider codes for telehealth reimbursement through the CPT process. Dr. Kvedar is also a member of the AAMC’s (Association of American Medical Colleges) telehealth committee, creating tools that will enable medical schools and residency programs to integrate telehealth into the training of future practitioners.
Dr. Kvedar is the author of two books: The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan. The cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health.
Dr. Kvedar is a Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Mujadala (MJ) Abdul-Majid
Mujadala (MJ) Abdul-Majid is an Associate General Counsel at Meta, helping to build social value through how individuals connect to one another. Prior to joining Meta, she was a Director at Ro, and the head of Amazon’s Regulatory Intelligence, Compliance, and Engagement team. Passionate about the intersection of law, technology, and healthcare, MJ served on the biomedical research committee of Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board and was a regulatory attorney with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she focused on regulatory policy development, compliance, and enforcement in the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. She holds a master’s in Biotechnology with a concentration in Bioinformatics and has lectured, presented, and authored publications on topics such as regulatory oversight and legislative developments affecting healthcare product development and access to medicine.
Samir Batra has been in healthcare for 20 years and has worked with many global healthcare provider organizations in helping them achieve operational efficiency and implementation of their strategic plans. Majority of his work has focused on the patient experience, workflow and cost optimization and the effective use of engagement technology. Currently, Mr. Batra is the Founder & CEO of BAHA Enterprises. BAHA is a boutique venture & advisory firm for early stage/growth companies & investors in health care. They use their deep healthcare expertise, network/connections to enhance due diligence & guide investment decisions, & spur innovation & growth. Startup advisory clients also get access to a network based collaborative ecosystem and a platform that provides validation (market assessment and end user feedback) of their solutions. Mr. Batra is also the co-founder and managing partner of HIP (Health Innovation Pitch) – a unique model that brings cross-healthcare industry investors and advisors to actively invest and advise early-stage startups.
Prior to BAHA, he spent over 12 years in executive roles at start-ups (Oneview Healthcare ASX: ONE, CareInSync – acquired by Hearst Health – Zynx Health, pCare – TVRC, and GetWellNetwork) focused on applying technology to effect clinical and patient processes to improve the patient experience and drive engagement. Samir started his career consulting with The Advisory Board Company (now part of Optum) working with hundreds of provider organizations to drive operational and strategic excellence. Passionate about contributing to thought-leadership, he is active with HIMSS (NorCal Board Member and Advisor), ATA (Start-Up Health Advisor – American Telemedicine Association), The Millennium Alliance (Advisory Board Member) and The Beryl Institute (Resource Advisory Council). He also holds multiple roles such as Vonzos Partners (Executive and Entrepreneur in Residence), NarrativeDx – a Press Ganey Company (Advisory Board Member), and eVideon Healthcare (Chairman of the Advisory Board).
Joseph Brennan is a consultant and founder of Moonshot Health Consulting and Senior Director of Provider Solutions for TytoCare. Joe has spent the last eight years focused exclusively on telehealth and has worked for and with numerous healthcare organizations on the development and scale of telehealth programs. Joe has championed several pioneering components of a telehealth program, including a robust dashboard for outcomes analytics, a custom developed mobile app, and a digitally-driven, multimodal advertising strategy. Joe has been an advocate for telehealth at both the state and federal levels of government. He is bronze certified in Lean Process Improvement and trained in the Stanford Design Thinking Process. Prior to his work in telehealth, Joe served in various positions in technology and start-up entrepreneurship.
Anthony (Tony) Burke is an inspirational entrepreneurial leader who transforms legacy and emerging organizations through vision, innovation, and thoughtful execution. He stimulates and drives the exploration of new possibilities and brings them to fruition. He sees around corners, disrupting stagnation and creating growth. Tony focuses on developing strategic branding while building powerful partnerships to deliver revenues and profits. He is a motivational and passionate team leader who energizes others to accomplish exceptional performance in planning, business development, sales, and marketing.
Anna Haghgooie is an Operating Partner on the Healthcare team, having joined WCAS in 2021. She also serves as a Managing Director of Valtruis, a WCAS company that invests in and partners with entrepreneurs advancing the adoption of true value-based care in the U.S. healthcare system. She works with portfolio companies to achieve outsized returns and unprecedented social and business impact. Ms. Haghgooie has over 15 years of experience partnering with entrepreneurs and operators to drive innovation in healthcare. Most recently, Ms. Haghgooie was a Managing Director of the Blue Venture Fund and Sandbox Industries. She has also served on the board of directors of Quilted Health, Somatus, ZeOmega, Contessa, Axial Healthcare, Origin, SonarMD, PWN Health, ExactCare, naviHealth (a WCAS XI former portfolio company) and Change Healthcare.
Brandon founded Vectis in 2021, leveraging expertise and network built over 15 years of experience in medical diagnostics with a focus on consumer-oriented design. As founder and CEO of Boston Microfluidics (Now Weavr Health), Brandon raised $20M+, built a strategic relationship with Labcorp to develop the first product to enable home collection with gold standard results, and contributed to over a dozen patents. Client service specialties include company setup, strategic planning, fundraising & partnerships, design for manufacture, and regulatory approvals.
Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner and chair of the firm’s national Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team. He advises entrepreneurial health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance, and corporate matters in telemedicine, digital health, remote patient monitoring, and click-and-mortar services. Working with hospitals, health systems, providers, and start-ups to build telemedicine arrangements across the United States, his practice emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling, and fresh approaches to realize clients’ ambitious and innovative goals.
Abner Mason is the founder and CEO of SameSky Health, a cultural experience company that forms meaningful relationships to bring people to health. He has spent decades working to reduce barriers to care faced by underserved people nationally and internationally, from the federal to the local level. He currently sits on the Boards of Manifest MedEx and the California Black Health Network and is a member of United States of Care’s Founders Council, the American Medical Association’s External Equity and Innovation Advisory Group, and HIMSS’ Social Determinants of Health Committee. Abner is also the founder of HealthTech 4 Medicaid.
Marcus Osborne spent 15 years in leadership in healthcare at Walmart, having served, among other roles, as Senior Vice President of Health Transformation at Walmart where he was focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of improving the healthcare industry in the U.S. by increasing access and affordability in the system for consumers, helping to launch Walmart Health and other key health initiatives. Prior to joining Walmart in 2007, Osborne served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, helping increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment in the developing world, and as a Senior Management Consultant for Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the Harvard Business School and received his Masters in Business Administration, graduating with honors.
Sarah Pletcher, MD
Dr. Sarah Pletcher is the System Vice President and Executive Medical Director for Strategic Innovation at Houston Methodist. In this role, she leads the health system on strategy, development, acceleration and execution of new care models and innovations that will move the health system into its next decade. Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Pletcher was the founder of the Centers for Connected Care & Telehealth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, where she led the health system in the selection and implementation of new strategies utilizing telehealth technology platforms and developed new clinical products and telemedicine programs across multiple specialties, and in multiple settings. This work includes a national scale telemedicine program which includes more than 60 specialties and six 24/7 hospital service lines, covering 100 hospitals across 10 states, and providing care through 20,000 patient encounters every month. As a consultant, Dr. Pletcher has advised health systems, policy makers, and investors about disruptive technologies and new business models that can provide value in serving populations. With over 25 years of healthcare innovation experience, she is frequently sought as a thought leader and invited speaker in areas of telemedicine, mhealth, innovation, clinical quality improvement, provider education and rural program development; and has been the principal investigator on over 15 million dollars of grant and foundational funding to advance these initiatives.
Deborah Lafer Scher
Deborah Scher is a global, C-Level healthcare executive and for-profit board advisor with a legacy of developing and delivering transformational business growth, social impact and increased healthcare accessibility through virtual care, at scale in both the public and private sector. She fuses expertise in building innovative healthcare and digital solutions in the context of dynamic policy changes while mobilizing her vast network of strategic Fortune-20/public partnerships – Walmart, Philips, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Having served under two Presidential Administrations and four VA Secretaries and navigated large, highly regulated environments under pressure, Deborah brings a thoughtful, poised voice to the boardroom, asking key questions and gaining consensus. While Executive Advisor to the Secretary with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the largest U.S. healthcare system serving 9 million+ Veterans, Deborah built a public/private sector partnership community of 50+ organizations, bringing the best of the private sector into the VA. She built $150 million+ in partnerships including programs that increased Veterans’ access to precision oncology cancer treatment and virtual care, zero-rated the VA Video Connect app and partnered with the Chamber of Commerce and 60+ CEOs from the nation’s largest employers – Amazon, JP Morgan, T-Mobile, Verizon, Walmart, and USAA, launching programs to strengthen employee mental wellbeing for their 6 million employees. During the COVID/supply chain crisis Deborah leveraged her private-sector network to obtain scarce PPE, securing millions of masks, testing swabs, gowns and gloves to protect VA healthcare professionals and Veteran patients. She also developed partnership programs that helped scale daily Veteran telehealth visits from 2,000 to 38,000 during the pandemic and opened rural healthcare access locations in partnership with Walmart, the VFW and the American Legion. In her free time Deborah enjoys hiking, skiing and yoga.
Lee Shapiro is Managing Partner at 7wireVentures, an investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Livongo Health [NASDAQ:LVGO] until November 2020. Previously he was President of Allscripts [NASDAQ:MDRX] from 2001 until the end of 2012. His leadership was integral in the execution of over $4B in mergers, acquisitions and financings. His responsibilities included the company’s strategy, international operations, business development and partnerships, legal, government relations, health plan initiatives and business activities in the areas of analytics and information services. Prior to stepping in as CFO of Livongo and leading its 2019 IPO, Lee served on the board of the company since its launch, chairing the audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee. During his tenure as CFO, Livongo also had a successful secondary offering, raised $550M in convertible debt and entered into an agreement to merge at the highest valuation of any healthcare technology company, based on revenue multiples. The price of $159 per share was over six times the price of Livongo’s shares at the time of its IPO, just 12 months earlier.
Lee served on the board of directors (audit committee and nominating and governance committee) of Medidata Solutions [NASDAQ:MDSO] until its sale in 2019 to Dassault Systemes. He also served on the board of Tivity Health [NASDAQ:TVTY] until May 2020. Lee chaired the audit committee and also served on the compensation committee. He also serves on the board and committees of various 7wireVentures portfolio companies.
For the past four years, Lee has been a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, where he chairs the audit committee and serves on the business operations committee. He has also been part of Strategic Goal Task Forces. He is a co-founder and board member of The World Innovation Network, the advisory committee of the University of Chicago Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, and the Samsung Digital Health Advisory Board. Based on his industry experience, Lee is a frequent speaker at widely attended industry conferences and is a published contributor to the Forbes Business Council. He has also served as an officer and director of the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF). Lee practiced commercial law at Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum, Perlman and Nagelberg, a prominent Chicago law firm. He holds a JD degree from The University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois. Lee and his wife, Valerie, have three wonderful grown children and reside in Sarasota, Florida. Lee is an active and avid sports fan.
Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, MSE
Dr. Mona Siddiqui is Senior Vice President for Enterprise Clinical Strategy and Quality at Humana where she leads the development and management of Humana’s integrated clinical strategy and provides direction for clinical quality in an effort to drive continued improvement in the care and safety of patients.
Dr. Siddiqui most recently served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the Department’s inaugural Chief Data Officer. In that role, she led the effort to connect the nation’s health care data through the build-out of an enterprise-wide data-sharing platform and governance structure at HHS and advanced the Department’s Artificial Intelligence strategy. Previously, Dr. Siddiqui served at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation implementing rapid cycle testing for payment models and model development for tech enabled solutions. She has also served with the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (“nudge” unit) during the Obama administration working with ONC, CMS, FDA, VA and DHA on implementing and testing insights from behavioral economics in large scale government programs to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to her work in the federal government, Dr. Siddiqui was at the Johns Hopkins University Health System where she was focused on driving value-based care initiatives.
Dr. Siddiqui holds a medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a master’s degree in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a degree in Management and Engineering from Stanford University.
Kim is a Healthcare Industry Executive at Microsoft, focused on virtual health. In this role she works closely with health providers and payors on driving digital transformation. Prior to working at Microsoft, Kim was the Group Vice President of Telehealth at Providence, the 3rd largest non-profit health system in the US. During her time at Providence, the telehealth program grew to one of the largest provider led programs in the nation, spanning over 120 facilities in 8 states with 50 clinical program offerings. In addition to telehealth, she developed and oversaw a program focused on how patients’ and providers access and navigate clinical programs and services utilizing an omni-channel experience. Prior to her role in telehealth Kim was the COO for Clinical Institutes at Providence. In this role, she co-developed a framework for scaling best practices and developing system-wide clinical institutes spanning 7 states and 25,000 providers. She has held various service line leadership roles at Swedish Health System in Seattle, WA. Her telehealth experience started in 2004, in the first teleICU program in the country at Phillips (VISICU), her focus was to create and scale efficient workflows for remotely monitoring patients in the intensive care unit. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University and a graduate degree (MHA) in Healthcare Administration (focused on Informatics) at the University of Washington. Kim was recognized by Modern Healthcare as an “Up and Comer.”
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome is the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit, the largest virtual conference for digital behavioral health. Solome was the founding Director of The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a philanthropic fund seeded by Pivotal Ventures, Melinda Gates’ personal investment company. As a consumer of mental health services, Solome has been a mental health advocate since she started the Anxiety In Teens blog when she was 16-years-old in 2006. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
Sara Vaezy is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Digital Officer for Providence where she is responsible for system strategy and digital innovation for the integrated delivery network (IDN) which includes 52 hospitals and 1,085 clinics and serves over 5 million unique patients. Sara brings deep experience to the organization in both digital and enterprise strategy development and leads system strategy, the ongoing development and evolution of Providence’s integrated strategic and financial plan and cross-collaboration of the Providence councils as Providence continues to advance toward and design the system of the future.
Sara is the architect of the Providence digital innovation model upon with the Digital Innovation Group (DIG) was founded, resulting in company partnerships and incubation of technologies that deliver value for Providence as well as other health systems. The model has resulted in the commercialization of three incubated technologies into independent companies from within DIG—all of which are supporting Providence in delivering on its mission and vision of health for a better world. Her framework for building and maintaining deep organizational relationships with stakeholders across the industry has resulted in partnerships with over 150 health system digital and innovation teams, venture capital organizations, industry analysts and influencers, and digital health organizations.
Before Providence, she was at The Chartis Group, a health care management consulting firm, where she advised clients on enterprise strategic planning, payer-provider partnership, and the development of population health companies. Earlier in her career she worked at the intersection of health services research and health policy with the Office of Financial Management, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and the Health Care Authority in Washington State.
Sara is active in the broader healthcare industry serving as an NCQA Board Director, as a member of inaugural class of the Frist Cressey Ventures Collective, a Harvard Executive Education Faculty Member, a Health Evolution Forum Fellow, World 50 Digital 50 member, a Forbes Business Council Member, and a board observer for DexCare. She has won numerous awards and has been recognized as a Business Insider 30 under 40 Transforming the Future of Healthcare (2019), Catholic Health Association Tomorrow’s Leader (2019), a Becker’s Rising Star in Health IT (2020), and a Becker’s Women to Watch in Health IT (2020 & 2022).
She holds an MHA and an MPH in Health Policy from the University of Washington School of Public Health and BAs in Physics and Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.
ATA2023 Research Review Committee
The ATA2023 Research Track will feature Scientific Presentations and Poster Sessions on topics covering telehealth, digital and connected health. Sessions for the Research Track are reviewed and selected by our Research Review Committee of telehealth industry experts.
Medical Director, Center for Telehealth and Cybermedicine Research, University of New Mexico, Center for Telehealth
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Louisville
Inaugural Director, University of Cincinnati Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration; Research Professor and MPH Program Director and Division Director of Public Health Sciences, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, UC College of Medicine
Medical Director, Virtual Care, Michigan Medicine
Founder and Consultant, Nagamed LLC/Redesign Health, MDisrupt, Panda Health
Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Emory University
Executive Director, Virtual Care, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief, Section of Innovative Practice and Telemedicine, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Director UCD/UCI Fellowship in Wellbeing; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, UC Davis
Dale Alverson, MD
Dale Alverson, MD, is Professor Emeritus and Regents’ Professor at the University of New Mexico where he serves as the Strategic Telehealth Consultant for the Center for Telehealth involved in the planning, implementation, research and evaluation of Telemedicine systems for New Mexico. He is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at LCF Research, managing the state-wide health information exchange assisting in their efforts to address the development and meaningful use of health information technologies, adoption of electronic health records, and integration with telemedicine. He is a former President of the American Telemedicine Association and been involved in collaborative international programs to advance Telehealth globally. Widely published and presenter at national and international conferences regarding health information technologies and telehealth.
Robert Caudill, MD
Dr. Caudill is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville. He is the Residency Training Director with an interest in optimizing the role of technology in post-graduate medical education. He is also Director of Telemedicine and Information Technology Programs for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Caudill is a past chair for the Telemental Health Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association and fellow in that organization. He is co-chair of the Telehealth Task Group of the National Network of Depression Centers. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a founding member of its Committee on Telepsychiatry.
Dr. Caudill completed his internship and psychiatric residency at the University of Louisville where he was a Chief Resident, President of the Psychiatric Residents’ Association and recipient of the department’s Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Caudill received his board certification in psychiatry in 1995. He lectures on a number of topics related to technology, psychosocial rehabilitation, and psychopharmacology. Along with his faculty appointment, Dr. Caudill has served as a staff psychiatrist with several community mental health agencies in Kentucky.
Charles Doarn, MBA
Charles Doarn serves as the inaugural director of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Space Research Institute for Discovery and Exploration. In addition, he is a Research Professor and the MPH Program Director and Division Director of Public Health Sciences, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, UC College of Medicine. He also has academic appointments at the full professor level in Political Science at UC, Aerospace Medicine at Wright State University, and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He currently provides subject matter expertise in aerospace medicine to NASA’s Chief Health and Medical Officer and serves as the co-chair of Federal Telehealth Working Group for the U.S. Government. Professor Doarn has worked closely the NATO, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist.
He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences (Microbiology) from The Ohio State University in 1980 and an MBA from the University of Dayton in 1988. Additional training includes the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Ashburn, VA and Advanced Program Management at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA.
As the Editor-in-Chief of the Telemedicine and e-Health Journal (since 2005), Doarn is a recognized leader in telemedicine and telehealth as a scholar and teacher, having published 7 books, over 400 manuscripts, editorials, federal reports and nearly 50 book chapters. Doarn is an editor of the 4th edition of Space Physiology and Medicine: Evidence to Practice (ISBN 978-1-4939-6650-9); an editor of A Multinational Telemedicine System for Disaster Response: Opportunities and Challenges. NATO Publication (ISBN 978-1-61499-727-6); an editor of Engineering, Life Sciences, and Health/Medicine Synergy in Aerospace Human Systems Integration. The Rosetta Stone Project. NASA SP-2017-633. (ISBN 978-1-62683-044-8); and Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Telepresence: Principles, Strategies, Applications and New Directions. Editors. R Latifi, CR Doarn, RC Merrell. Springer, New York. ISBN 978-3-030-56916-7. 2021. He recently completed NASA’s Mishap Investigation Flight Surgeon Handbook – NASA SP-2020-5006891.
Professor Doarn is a fellow of the ATA and the Aerospace Medical Association, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), an Honorary NASA Flight Surgeon, and recipient of the Astronaut’s award, the Silver Snoopy for his work in Telemedicine for NASA worldwide. In May 2016, Professor Doarn was recognized by the ATA with the 2016 Individual Leadership Award for his efforts nationally and internationally in telemedicine. He and his co-authors were recognized with the IAA’s 2018 Luigi Napolitano Book Award in the Life Sciences.
Chad Ellimootil, MD, MS
Dr. Ellimoottil is the Medical Director of Virtual Care for the University of Michigan Medical Group, the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Telehealth Research Incubator lab, and an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan. As the Medical Director of Virtual Care, he supports the design, implementation, and evaluation of virtual care programs across all specialties in the health system, which completes more than 400,000 virtual encounters per year. As the PI of the Telehealth Research Incubator lab, he directs a portfolio of projects focused on optimizing the delivery of telehealth. Specifically, he studies the population-level impact of telehealth on access, costs, and quality of care in the Medicare population. His research is funded through an R01 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. He has been invited to speak about telehealth in many private and public venues including National Public Radio (NPR) and Freakonomics Radio. In addition to his administrative and research role, he uses telehealth regularly with his own patients and has first-hand knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of this model of healthcare delivery.
Aditi Joshi, MD, MSc
Dr. Aditi U. Joshi is an experienced Emergency Medicine Physician and Telehealth expert working on improving healthcare and equity through technology. Through a decade of working in Telemedicine and digital health, she has a keen interest in making technology palatable and effective for both patients, providers, and health care systems. She speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of telehealth, acute care telehealth and innovation in emergency medicine.
Dr. Joshi previously worked at Doctor on Demand as one of the first physicians and Assistant Medical Director when DTC telemedicine was still early. She was then Medical Director of telehealth at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a tertiary academic hospital with one of the earliest and largest telemedicine programs in the country honing her multi-faceted experience in virtual care operations, quality assurance, provider training, medical education and implementing new programs and digital health use cases.
Dr. Joshi currently works as a consultant – most recently to a health system backed digital health marketplace, to source, connect and manage best in class digital health solutions economically, safely and at speed. She is working on the goal of a digitally transformed health care experience for consumers and providers alike by sourcing companies on behalf of health systems to determine which solutions best meet health systems buyers’ needs. She aims works with clients to bring evidence-based practices, efficacy, training, and efficiency to ensure safe patient care and quality outcomes.
Nationally, she serves as the Chair for the Telehealth committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians, chairs the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Telehealth Fellowship Committee and is part of the American Telemedicine Association’s research review committee. For her work, she was awarded the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association top 25 under 45 influencers in EM in 2020.
Noting the disconnect in communication by various stakeholders in digital health, she is taking an active role in harnessing the power of digital technology to unlock the door to more healthcare choices and affect change—delivering more help, in more ways, to more people than ever before.
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD FSPIE, FSIIM, FATA
Dr. Krupinski is Professor and Vice-Chair of Research at Emory University in the Departments of Radiology, Psychology and Bioinformatics. She received her BA from Cornell, MA from Montclair State and PhD from Temple, all in Experimental Psychology. Her interests are in medical image perception, observer performance, decision making, and human factors. She is Associate Director of Evaluation for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Director of the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center. She is Past President of ATA, Past Chair of Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, Past Chair of SPIE Medical Imaging, Vice President of the Society for Education and the Advancement of Connected Health and President of the Medical Image Perception Society. She is Editor of Telemedicine Reports.
Giselle Ricur, MD, MBA
Physician graduated from UNCuyo, specialised in Ophthalmology, MBA, MSc in Healthcare Management (SBS), and currently PhD candidate in Science and Technology, FCEN, UNCuyo. Fellow Class 2020 of the American Telemedicine Association College of Fellows. At Inst. Zaldivar, Manager of Medical Education and Development, in charge of the Telephthalmology Program, Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the BioEthics Committee. I am a Professor of the Diploma course in Telemedicine, UNCuyo; Professor of Telemedicine in the Bachelor of Health Administration, UDA; and Professor and Co Director of Postgraduate Specialization in Healthcare Management (ADEN International Business School, George Washington University BS). Co-Coordinator of ICT and Education of the Argentine Council of Ophthalmology. Member of the Editorial Board of Telemedicine and the Health Journal and of the Latin American Journal of Telehealth. Former Founder and Chair of the Latin American Chapter of the ATA, Founder of the Mendoza Telehealth Network; Former Chair of the ATA International Special Interest Group (GIS), former Consultant to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Member of the eLAC Regional Mechanism; Former Coordinator of PAHO’s Public Health Innovation and Equity Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC). My experience focuses on the development of processes related to remote patient care and telementoring using synchronous systems for both patient care and education; also developed content for healthcare websites. I’ve been a national and international consultant in electronic health policies, as well as telemedicine and management of electronic health programs. I’ve written articles and text chapters; visiting lecturer at various events related to electronic health and telemedicine, and have received achievement awards from the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) for SIG and Chapter leadership. Currently the CMO of Iconvista.
Neel Sikka, MD
Neal Sikka, MD, is board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Chief of the Innovative Practice & Telemedicine Section at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the Medical Director of the OnSite Medical Access Program.
Dr. Sikka is an emergency medicine physician with a particular interest and expertise in telemedicine and technological applications to healthcare. He has over 12 years of telemedicine experience and is recognized as a national leader in telemedicine expertise. He holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the MidAtlantic Telehealth Resource Center, is an active member of the GW mHealth Collaborative, and was a founder and the first chair of the American College of Emergency Physician’s Telemedicine Section. He has developed undergraduate and graduate education related to emergency medicine and telemedicine and regularly speaks at regional and national telehealth meetings.
His research has focused on improving patient care through technology and he has received funding for telehealth related research from the McKesson Foundation, the Centers Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Challenge Grant Award to use remote medical monitoring to improve care for peritoneal dialysis patients. Most recently, he is PI on a CareFirst Foundation Grant to provide specialty care via telemedicine in DC area Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD
Peter Yellowlees is a British-born American physician, researcher, academic and administrator. He is Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health and Distinguished Professor of General Psychiatry at University of California, Davis. He holds the Alan Stoudemire Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and is the Director of Physician Health Program at UC Davis Psychiatry. He chairs the UCDH Wellbeing Committee.
Yellowlees has conducted research in the areas of psychiatry, telemedicine, health informatics and physician health. Most of his research has been focused on the doctor-patient interface and how technologies can be used to promote high quality care and improve physician well-being. He has written over 250 academic papers and book chapters and 7 books. Yellowlees was the author and presenter of The Medscape Psychiatry Minute, video editorials that were published every month on WebMD/Medscape from 2009–2019.
Yellowlees was President of the American Telemedicine Association in 2017, and was elected as a fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics in 1999, and as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2015. He is a Fellow of the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Celebrate 30 Years of Telehealth Innovation!
The American Telemedicine Association, the premier organization focused on advancing telehealth, is turning 30. Thirty years of industry firsts, unprecedented growth and cutting-edge innovation. The ATA has become the industry voice, leading telehealth policy champion and convener of the virtual care ecosystem.
From the early days of the U.S. Space Program, the first-ever video consultations using the latest film technology from Hollywood, and the challenges of Boston traffic to always on, always connected smart technologies and innovative devices for the home, hospital and everywhere people need healthcare.
Celebrate 30 years of innovation and advances in telehealth at ATA2023– and learn more about how telehealth is disrupting healthcare to solve for the challenges of the next 30 years!