Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD
Providence St. Joseph Health
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, is an internationally respected health care executive, innovator, speaker, and author serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. She is responsible for improving health, care, and value outcomes delivered by the 51 hospitals, 800+ clinics, and 115,000 caregivers of the $25 billion health system.
Dr. Compton-Phillips serves on the boards of WellCare, the Institute of Systems Biology, Lumedic, and Multiscale Health Networks, and chairs the High Value Healthcare Collaborative.
Prior to joining Providence in 2015, Dr. Compton-Phillips served 22 years at Kaiser Permanente. She began as a frontline internist, and through a succession of roles spent her last years there as Chief Quality Officer. Her main focus was on improving health care value at scale.
Dr. Compton-Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a board-certified internist, with strong interests in innovation and wellness.
Chief Clinical Officer
David J. Cook, MD, MHA
David J. Cook, MD is Chief Clinical Officer at Jiahui Health, a first-in-class, multi-site private health system in Shanghai. At Jiahui, primary roles include development of clinical strategy, identification and application of new technologies, and innovation.
Dr. Cook is Professor Emeritus at Mayo Clinic, having had a clinical practice in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care. In addition to research and administration, Dr. Cook focused on the application of practice and financial analysis, as well as systems engineering to achieve health service redesign. The design and implementation of patient-facing mobile solutions to augment care delivery were also efforts he led at Mayo.
David has spoken at the summer World Economic Forum with NEJM, the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the National Health Service (NHS) Annual Meeting on Innovation, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and multiple U.S. health technology conferences. Prior to coming to China, David’s work was featured in the Harvard Business Review (online), The Wall Street Journal, and The Advisory Board.
In China, David speaks about U.S. payment reform at national insurance forums, and the power of standardization in health care. NEJM Catalyst will feature an article in which Dr. Cook outlines the differing priorities of health care reform in China and the United States.
Dr. Cook is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, holds a Master in Health Administration and one in Philosophy, and is a consultant for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He lives in Minnesota and in Shanghai.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Patrick T. Courneya, MD
National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality, Kaiser Permanente
Patrick T. Courneya, MD, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA. In this role, Dr. Courneya oversees Kaiser Permanente’s national quality agenda, helps ensure the organization’s members and communities receive the best quality and service Kaiser Permanente offers, and advocates for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry.
Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente in 2014, Dr. Courneya served 10 years as Medical Director and Associate Medical Director for HealthPartners Health Plan. Additionally, he has played a significant role in advancing health care quality and innovation on a national level. He is board certified in Family Practice and had a full spectrum family practice career for 25 years in the Twin Cities suburb of Roseville, MN. Professional activities include chairing the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council at America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Medical Directors Council at the Alliance of Community Health Plans. Dr. Courneya was also recently appointed as a commissioner for the California Future Health Workforce Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of California.
Dr. Courneya received his undergraduate degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1988, and remains board certified in that specialty. He has served as medical leader in various roles at medical group, hospital, and health plan levels.
Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Dr. Courneya in 2016 and 2017 as one of 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know.
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration
Leemore Dafny, PhD
Harvard Business School
Leemore Dafny is the Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Dr. Dafny also serves on the faculties of the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the interdisciplinary Program in Health Policy.
Professor Dafny’s research examines interactions among payers and providers of health care services, and competitive conduct in pharmaceutical markets. Much of her work focuses on the intersection of industry and public policy, particularly antitrust enforcement. Dafny has published in academic journals such as The American Economic Review and The New England Journal of Medicine, and her findings have been featured in popular media such as the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Professor Dafny graduated from Harvard College and worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company prior to earning her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, on the editorial board of several academic journals, and a board member of the American Society of Health Economists and the Health Care Cost Institute. She co-directs the Harvard Business School PhD Program in Business Economics.
Professor Dafny’s expertise spans both the public and private sectors. She currently serves on the Panel of Health Advisers for the Congressional Budget Office. In 2012–2013, she was Deputy Director for health care and antitrust in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. She also advises companies, government agencies, and nonprofits on a variety of issues including antitrust matters, strategic decisions, and public policy.
Chief Executive Officer
Feng Ge, MBA
Mr. Ge is CEO of Jiahui Health. Prior to returning to China to establish and lead Jiahui Health, he was a Managing Director at Columbia Investment Management Company in New York, responsible for global investment.
Mr. Ge received his MBA from Vanderbilt University with highest distinction. He also has an MS in Civil Engineering from Duke University and bachelor's degrees in Engineering and Economics from Tsinghua University.
Editorial Board, NEJM; Leadership Board Founder, NEJM Catalyst
Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc
Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey
Dr. Thomas Lee is Chief Medical Officer of Press Ganey, and an internist and cardiologist, who practices at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a Professor of Medicine, part time, at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to joining Press Ganey, he served as Network President for Partners Healthcare System and CEO for Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., the integrated delivery system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of Geisinger Health System, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Quality Options, Inc., and Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Health Leads; the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College; the Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) of the Veterans Administration; and the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The New England Journal of Medicine.
He is the author of more than 260 academic articles and three books, Chaos and Organization in Health Care, Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine, and An Epidemic of Empathy in Healthcare.
Named in his honor, the Thomas H. Lee Award for Excellence in Primary Care is given each year to recognize a primary care physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who meets the needs of his or her patients exceptionally well.
Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Science from Harvard College, a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He lives in Milton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dr. Soheyla Gharib, who is Chief of Medicine at Harvard University Health Services. The couple has three daughters.
Clinical Editor, NEJM Catalyst
Namita S. Mohta, MD
Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is a physician executive with expertise in health care delivery transformation. As the Clinical Editor for NEJM Catalyst, she is part of the founding leadership team and has responsibility for content strategy and quality. She has been part of the founding Population Health and ACO leadership teams at both Partners Health Care and the New England Quality Care Alliance (Tufts Medical Center), both in Boston.
Her responsibilities have included designing and implementing ACO strategies for Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial populations, with a focus on scaling tailored clinical interventions, integrating analytics and measurement, and leading change management and team-based care with providers. Dr. Mohta also has industry experience as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.
She often consults with start-ups (currently with PatientPing, GNS Healthcare, and Day Health Strategies) to provide strategic and technical expertise and leadership. Dr. Mohta practices internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is faculty at The Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences and at Harvard Medical School.
She completed her Internal Medicine and Primary Care residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Mohta is a graduate of Yale College and Yale School of Medicine.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
John Yu, PhD
Meridian Medical Network Corp.
Dr. John Yu is the founder and CEO of Meridian Medical Network Corp. (“Meridian”), a health care IT company in China. Meridian developed a purpose-built IDA (Information technology, Data technology, Artificial intelligent) technology platform for the deployment of smart health care services including Healthcare Big Data Enabled Insurance Products and Services, Clinic Decision Support System (CDSS) for Primary Care, Telemedicine, Chronic Healthcare Management, and Senior Care.
Meridian’s key accomplishments comprise:
- Built a health care big data platform of 80+ million people health care data by connecting more than 300 hospitals in China.
- Developed insurance products (health care predictive/actuarial models, underwriting engines) for insurance companies based on health care big data in China.
- Launched the first Primary Care Physicians (PCP) Assistant Robot (“Angel Robot-PCP”) to enable PCPs for better acute care, chronic care, and telemedicine.
- Launched the first Family Assistant Robot (“Angel Robot-Family”) to enable families for disease self-diagnosis/triage, chronic disease management, and senior care at home.
John currently sits on a number of professional committees in China:
- Standing Committee Member of the Healthcare Big Data Application and Standardization Committee, China Health Information Society
- Secretary General of Healthcare IoT Development Special Fund, China Health Promotion Foundation
- Deputy Director of Expert Committee, Healthcare Big Data Study Project by the Health Management Branch of the Chinese Medical Association
Previously, John was the Founder and CTO for an IT/Telecom company in Silicon Valley; Technology Director/Principal Architect for AT&T; Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) for Foundation Capital (a leading VC in Silicon Valley). John lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech).