Ziad Overmeyer, MD, MPhil
Associate Professor (Acting)
Bio:Ziad Obermeyer is a physician and researcher who works at the intersection of machine learning and health. His research seeks to understand and improve decision-making in public policy and clinical medicine, and drive innovations in health research. His work has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The BMJ, and Health Affairs. He is the recipient of an Early Independence Award from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health, and the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the World Bank Group, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Dr. Obermeyer holds a BA (magna cum laude) from Harvard and an MPhil from Cambridge, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow in the History and Philosophy of Science. He worked as a consultant to pharmaceutical and global health clients at McKinsey & Co. in New Jersey, Geneva, and Tokyo before returning to Harvard for his MD (magna cum laude). While a medical student, he worked as a full-time research scientist at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He completed his clinical residency in Emergency Medicine at the Brigham & Women’s, Massachusetts General, and Boston Children’s Hospitals.
James N. Weinstein, DO, MS
Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation and Health Equity
Bio:Dr. James N. Weinstein is the Senior Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare, Head of Innovation and Health Equity. He is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Dr. Weinstein is currently a Clinical Professor in the Northwestern Kellogg Business School as well as a senior fellow at the Tuck School of Business. He is Editor-in-Chief of SPINE and author of the book "Unraveled: Prescriptions to Repair a Broken Health Care System". Dr. Weinstein held the Peggy Y. Thomson Chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He co-founded and led the National High Value Health Care Collaborative, including 70 million patients and 70,000 physicians. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the organization’s Board for Population Health and Public Health Practice.
Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Bio:Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, is Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Cedars-Sinai. He is a Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Health System and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Board certified in Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Weingarten has published approximately 100 articles and editorials on health care quality improvement, clinical decision support, and related topics, and has authored numerous chapters on improving the quality of patient care in some of the leading internal medicine textbooks. He has given more than 300 presentations on clinical decision support and related topics throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Weingarten has held positions on myriad national committees dedicated to improving patient outcomes, including those of the Institute for Medical Quality, the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines” program, and the Quality Improvement Committee of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health System. He is currently a Board of Director for the Scottsdale Institute. At Cedars-Sinai, he has been awarded both the President’s Award and the Golden Apple Teaching Award, and was Alumnus of the Year for 2009. Dr. Weingarten was the Co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Zynx Health, which is the leader for order sets and care plans for electronic health records. Scott sold Zynx Health to the Cerner Corporation and later to the Hearst Corporation. Zynx Health is one of the Hearst Corporation’s larger companies. He is a co-inventor of three software patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After graduating from UCLA’s medical school, Dr. Weingarten completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai. He later participated in a National Center for Health Services Research Fellowship at the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study. During the fellowship, he also earned a master’s of Public Health degree at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Weingarten has also worked as a primary care physician at Kaiser Permanente and was awarded partnership status at Southern California Permanente Medical Group.