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Healthcare Leaders Who Inspire and Ignite Conversation

January 9, 2024

Top healthcare leaders available for speaking engagements are in high demand.

Healthcare leaders are more important than ever in today’s rapidly changing and complex landscape. They must be able to adapt to new technologies and treatment methods, leading their teams and educating the masses through this period of immense change. If that wasn’t enough pressure, healthcare leaders are also responsible for making sure that their organizations deliver high-quality care while managing costs and complying with regulations. Those who can speak to healthcare’s challenges and opportunities with passion and clarity are being sought after for speaking engagements in 2024. Here are our top recommendations.

Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb joins ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss the state of the weight loss drug developments, whether insurance overage of these drugs will be broadened in the future, drug development outlook in 2024, and more.

A preeminent figure in U.S. health care and policy, former Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been a leader on Capitol Hill, a voice of reason throughout the pandemic, and is now a succinct and trusted commentator on the potential impacts of artificial intelligence on national healthcare systems. His recent JAMA article examines how the FDA can best regulate AI-powered medical devices. “To enable the safe and effective adoption of new medical technologies, regulatory policies must often be as creative as the advances being delivered to health care professionals and patients.” Dr. Gottlieb has also frequently appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box and other central media networks. Dr. Gottlieb was aptly named one of Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People of 2023. His highly anticipated second book, The Miracle Century: Making Sense of the Cell Therapy Revolution will publish this summer.

Best Speaking Formats: Keynote, Fireside Chat + Q&A

Ideal Audiences: Large conferences, Small groups (i.e. investors, C-Suite), Public

Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

Sanjay Gupta
Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives his perspective during an interview.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, accomplished neurosurgeon, and trusted advocate for personal health and wholesome aging, has been busy covering current events for CNN and wrapping up his podcast season. In Chasing Life’s latest episode, Dr. Gupta rounds up some of the top tips from his guests over the past year to encourage and inspire listeners to accomplish their goals and resolutions for the new year. The multiple-Emmy® Award-winning doctor has been investigating a variety of topics from a neurological standpoint lately. They include forgiveness, dating in the digital age, fear (with Stephen King), coping with tumultuous news cycles, and preventing the loss of our compassion. Dr. Gupta also delivered meaningful addresses to a plethora of groups in the last six months, including various universities like Harvard and University of North Carolina, private companies, and dynamic lecture series institutions.

Best Speaking Formats: Keynote, Fireside Chat + Q&A

Ideal Audiences: Large conferences, Speaker series’, Colleges and universities

Seema Verma

Seema Verma
Seema Verma, GM and SVP, Oracle Life Sciences

Like many of our top healthcare leaders available for speaking engagements, former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma is active in the conversation about AI’s impact on the U.S. healthcare system. When asked how AI will impact the clinical trials industry in the next few years, she replied, “AI is helping discover novel molecular structures and designs, forecast drug-target interactions, and accelerate in-silico drug discovery. These improvements can significantly reduce the time and cost of bringing new treatments to market.” Her interview with Applied Clinical Trials Online reveals more insight on how AI will affect the healthcare industry. A passionate leader and expert in health policy, Verma is currently General Manager and Senior Vice President at Oracle Life Sciences where she employs her “unique understanding of how to bring together those on the cutting edge of innovation and those in charge of regulation” to the Oracle Life Sciences and Oracle Cerner Enviza lines of business.

Best Speaking Formats: Interview, Fireside Chat + Q&A, Public

Ideal Audiences: Large conferences, Small groups (i.e. investors, C-Suite), Public

Anand Shah, M.D.

Dr Anand Shah
Dr. Anand Shah discussing AI in healthcare at The Atlantic’s People v. Cancer event.

Anand Shah is a leading voice in the evolving role of AI in the U.S. healthcare community. He recently joined a panel for The Atlantic’s People v. Cancer event to share his perspective as CEO of Aster Insights. Aster Insights is an organization that partners with oncology centers nationwide to provide informatics solutions, leveraging clinical and molecular data to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of personalized therapies. In his session, he says, “We’re in the first inning with AI. Ten years ago, we weren’t having this conversation… [there are] a lot of unknowns in terms of how we develop new technologies with AI, accounting for equity, how they’re regulated, [and] how they’re paid for.”

Best Speaking Formats: Fireside Chat + Q&A

Ideal Audiences: Large conferences, Small groups (i.e. investors, C-Suite), Public

Dave Chokshi, M.D.

Dave Chokshi Teaching
Dr. Dave Chokshi and his CCNY class visit Elmhurst Hospital.

Dave A. Chokshi, MD, MSc just finished his first semester as the inaugural Sternberg Family Professor of Leadership at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, part of the City College of New York. A true advocate for equitable public health, Dr. Chokshi draws upon his leadership experiences in various settings to inspire others about the fundamental privilege that is health. As New York City’s Health Commissioner through the height of the pandemic, his tenure was undoubtedly marked by COVID, but he also led efforts to improve the city’s overall health from overdose prevention to addressing racism as a public health crisis. A Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow, Dr. Chokshi is now nationally recognized as a transformational leader, innovator, policy expert, and fierce advocate for a stronger health system.

Best Speaking Formats: Fireside Chat + Q&A, Public

Ideal Audiences: Large conferences, Small groups (i.e. investors, C-Suite), Public

Deborah Birx, M.D.

ICT Dr. Deborah Birx
Dr. Deborah Birx talks with Infection Control Today.

The renowned diplomat and former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Deborah Birx, M.D. has been a frequent guest on major media networks, radio shows, and podcasts. She recently addressed the significance of collaboration, innovation, data-driven decision-making, and community engagement in public health for Infection Control Today, where she is a frequent advisor. Just before the holidays, she was asked how she addresses people who are “sick of the testing, the shots, and the distancing.” She replied, “what we would do is look for 21st century technology that would help us with those things. Part of that is making tests more available so that people who know they’re going to [visit with family] can proactively test for bad diseases and go in there and feel confident.” Since serving in the White House, Dr. Birx is active in the private sector and is currently the CEO of Armata Pharmaceuticals. Her varied experiences with PEPFAR, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis therapeutics, and COVID-19 have molded her into a passionate leader and a fierce advocate for women in STEM.

Best Speaking Formats: Interview, Fireside Chat + Q&A

Ideal Audiences: Small conferences, Teambuilding and retreats, Colleges and universities

Robert Redfield, M.D.

Dr. Redfield discusses suppression of negative COVID experiences on Fox News.
Dr. Robert Redfield discusses suppression of negative COVID experiences on Fox News.

Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director and accomplished virologist, Dr. Robert Redfield is a frequent and trusted commentator on healthcare and policy issues of today. When asked about his experiences with negative vaccine reactions being sequestered, he replied “my position was always to tell the American public the truth. There are always side effects to vaccines.” Dr. Redfield would know this, having experienced three vastly unique, surprising, and scientifically complex global epidemics during his career: Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19. As such, he holds the unique perspective of someone who has played a significant role in finding, studying, and publishing some of the most important scientific discoveries and medical advancements in modern history. Dr. Redfield is also active in the private sector. He is cofounder of Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Inc. (PDTi) and a board member of several technology-driven medical organizations like BPG Bio, American Gene Technologies, PERSOWN Inc., and others.

Best Speaking Formats: Interview, Fireside Chat + Q&A

Ideal Audiences: Small conferences, Speaker series’, Colleges and universities

Bringing in a leading medical expert is an investment in the depth, credibility, and engagement of your event. Their extensive experiences, cutting-edge research, and real-world experience will spark meaningful conversations, inspire your audience, and elevate your event to the next level. Secure your speaker today by contacting us for a list of relevant speakers and their availability.

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