Brought to you by a leading speaker faculty, packed full of healthcare visionaries from the likes of Centerwell & Conviva, UnitedHealthcare, Boston Medical Centre and Elevance Health. The Reimagining Primary Care Forum provides an interactive and inspiring learning experience with the future of primary care at its heart.
The Reimagining Primary Care Forum offers an intimate and valuable learning and networking opportunity across the whole spectrum of primary care. Uniting senior decision-makers from multi-stakeholder groups including providers, payers, policy members, advocacy organizations, digital health and innovative solution providers, this Forum is not to be missed!
Core topics include reimbursement, access, health equity, physician burnout and resourcing, as well as presentations delivered by some of the most innovative healthcare players including the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Medical Association. You’ll leave this Forum inspired, with a deeper understanding of the vital role we all play in championing innovation for the future of primary care!
“Attending the Reimagining Primary Care is a tremendous opportunity to network with colleagues leading innovative models of primary care focusing on value for patient and communities. I’m most looking forward to engaging with colleagues to learn more about what’s working today and what leading edge value-based concepts are developing.”
“I am excited to meet and connect with entrepreneurs, clinicians, payers and others who are also trying to reimagine primary care.”
“In order to produce a healthier and more equitable country, the United States urgently needs to invest financial and human resources into primary care. What will this look like? What are some of the barriers? How do we measure success?
Join us in this interactive and informative panel to learn more.”
“I am looking forward to seeing old colleagues and meeting new ones at the Reimagining Primary Care Forum in August. It is crucial we discuss the potential primary care has in leading health care transformation for a sustainable workforce.”
“Primary care is my passion and my business. Every day, it is my desire to ensure that our patients are receiving whole-person, integrative, quality and life-changing care. I am excited to join with others to determine how we ensure primary care is delivered efficiently today and years to come.”
“The time for innovation and clinical transformation in primary care is now- this symposium brings together thought leaders who are leading this important work, and is designed for those who are grappling with these issues in their own organizations.”
“As we approach a critical inflection point in our healthcare system, the paramount importance of primary care to our nation’s health has never been more clear. I am very excited to be able to add perspectives on what we have learned to the conversation on reimagining that care!”
“Primary care is a central component to building the health care system that people want. I look forward to being a part of this important conversation.”
“Primary care is the only health care component where an increased supply is associated with better population health and more equitable outcomes. We have some work to do but I am hopeful, with collective action, we can transform the health care system to one where commitment to health is foundational.”
“I’m looking forward to discussing the many opportunities to transform primary care to better meet the needs of patients and providers.”
Expert Speaker Faculty
Dr. Benjamin Kornitzer is the Chief Medical Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at agilon health. Benjamin brings broad clinical and operational experience, leading a diverse range of medical enterprises, including community-based practices, ACOs, IPAs, and integrated ambulatory networks. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer of the Mount Sinai Health Network in New York, one of the premier academic delivery networks in the country, as the system developed robust population health tools, quality programs, care coordination resources, and invested in practice transformation.
Earlier in his career, Benjamin held operational and strategic positions at leading community-based healthcare organizations focused on quality and value. In addition to his clinical and operational roles, Benjamin previously served as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company, working with U.S and foreign governments, public health organizations, and major hospital systems. Benjamin earned his medical degree with AOA honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital.
Chris Hogg is a long-time digital health advocate and entrepreneur. Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Marley Medical, a virtual primary care clinic, focused on people with common chronic diseases. Prior to Marley, Chris served as COO and CCO of Propeller Health, which was acquired by ResMed in 2018. Prior to Propeller Chris co-founded an early mobile health company in 2011 that used design and data science to promote behavior change. Chris tries to spend his free time outside with his family and their dog, Marley.
Dr. Saria Saccocio is the Eastern Region Chief Medical Officer for CareMore Health. She brings 20+ years of clinical experience to our team. She has led award-winning quality programs, improving patient care across the continuum of health as a Chief Medical Officer for several health systems in the southeast. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida, her Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Miami before opening her own solo family practice. She continues to serve patients at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.
Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Dr. Saccocio as one of the top 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know and has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her extensive civic and community involvement has included serving with many organizations such as: the Modern Healthcare Women Advisory Board, board member for the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, South Carolina Hospital Association, United Way of Greenville County; Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Board, and is an Alum of the Women’s Leadership Institute and the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.
Prior to Oak Street, he served as CareMore Health’s Clinical Design Officer and in leadership roles at Iora Health.
Ali serves on the clinical faculty of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and is a Director on the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Internal Medicine Specialty Board, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and America’s Physician Groups. Ali was recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders in 2021, Crain’s Chicago Business’ 40 Under 40 in 2022 and Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Executives of Color in Health Care in 2022. He is a fellow of the California Health Care Foundation and Leadership Greater Chicago.
Ali completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and VCU’s Medical College of Virginia, earning joint M.D. and M.P.P. degrees as a Harvard Public Service Fellow, and VCU’s B.S./M.D. Guaranteed Admissions Program in Medicine.
Dr. Erica Savage-Jeter completed her undergraduate degree at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC. Her training includes her medical degree from University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Family Medicine training at Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency program and a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University. Dr. Savage-Jeter started her medical career as a family physician in her hometown of Union, SC. Her practice became centered around the care of all age groups of people with preponderance of chronic illness including diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, just to name a few. Dr. Savage-Jeter was also recognized for her commitment to provide evidence-based measures and excellent care to her patients with diabetes by the National Committee of Quality Assurance. In 2016, Dr. Savage-Jeter joined Partners in Primary Care, now CenterWell Senior Primary Care as it launched its care delivery model to Greenville SC. Her responsibilities during her tenure have grown from center medical director to Division Chief Medical Office. Her work has been focused on providing personalized healthcare with exceptional service to her personal patients as well as all the patients in her market with the goal to reduce the complexity and burden of disease and promote well-being while growing talent and developing physician leaders. CenterWell is committed to early disease detection, management of chronic diseases to prevent complications, and eliminating barriers to healthy lifestyle habits while nurturing a relationship of mutual trust and respect among all the patients and providers within CenterWell Senior Primary Care.
Kameron Leigh Matthews MD, JD, FAAFP is the Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, a transformative, value-based healthcare provider integrating medical, behavioral, and social services for Medicaid and dually eligible and low-income Medicare beneficiaries. A board-certified Family Physician, Dr. Matthews has focused her career on underserved and vulnerable communities, having held multiple leadership roles in correctional medicine, federally qualified health centers, and managed care. Most recently at the Veterans Health Administration, she led transformational efforts focused on integrated, Veteran-centered models of care including the implementation of the MISSION Act of 2018 and the EHR modernization effort. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. She is a member of the sixth class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship. She received her bachelor’s degree at Duke University, her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University, and her law degree at the University of Chicago. As a passion outside of work, she co-founded and co-direct the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, an initiative seeking to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority high school and undergraduate students across the country.
Kristin Wikelius is the Chief Program Officer at United State of Care. In this capacity, she leads the organization’s programmatic work to develop and advance innovative solutions to build a more affordable and equitable health care system.
Kristin brings deep experience in the health policy sector. Before joining USofCare, she served in the Office of Legislation at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), where she worked on issues related to Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. Prior to her service at CMS, Kristin worked on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade providing counsel to members of Congress, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Kristin holds a BA from Williams College and a Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
David L. Longworth, M.D. is the past President of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and past Chair of Beth Israel Lahey Health Primary Care. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco and fellowship training in infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School in the combined Beth Israel–Brigham and Women’s program. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases.
In 1992 he was appointed Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases at The Cleveland Clinic. In 2002 he moved to Baystate Health in Springfield Massachusetts as Chair of Medicine and Deputy Chair and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. There his work focused on population health management at the time of Medicaid expansion in Massachusetts; quality, safety, and practice operations optimization; alignment of employed and community based physicians; and educational innovation in internal medicine residency training.
In 2011 he returned to The Cleveland Clinic as Chair of the Medicine Institute, where he oversaw population health, primary care, hospital medicine and selected subspecialties, and the Clinic’s internal medicine and family medicine residency programs, along with The Medicine Institute Center for Research and Innovation. He also led the Clinic’s care transformation initiative in primary and specialty care.
He joined Lahey Health in July 2015 as Chair of the Division of Primary Care and Chief Medical Officer of the Community Physician Network. His subsequent roles at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center included Chief of Ambulatory Practice Transformation and Operations, Chief Medical Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and President.
He is the author of 100 peer-reviewed publications, 30 book chapters and 5 books. He retired in January 2023.
Haipeng (Mark) Zhang D.O. is the Medical Director of the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, as well as of Digital Health Implementation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Zhang also holds the position of Associate Program Director of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation Fellowship at Partners Healthcare and a Palliative Care consultant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Zhang completed an Internal Medicine residency and a chief year at Allegheny General Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship, the first graduate of the Clinical Informatics and Innovation fellowship at Partners Healthcare, and completed a Masters Medical Science in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.
Throughout his career, Mark has held an interest in leveraging technology to improve clinical medicine. He is the founder and co-creator of Palliative Care Fast Facts for iOS and Android mobile applications. This application is one of the most widely used mobile reference applications in palliative care in the world. He is the co-founder of Cake, a venture backed company focused on advance care planning.
He also founded and was the first president of AMIA Clinical Informatics Fellows (ACIF), the national organization for clinical informatics fellows.
Dr. Cole Zanetti is a Senior Advisor for the Veteran Affairs National Center for Care and Payment Innovation and the VA’s National Innovation Ecosystem. In these roles Dr. Zanetti leads and strategically advises value-based care delivery and payment innovation pilots across the VA and leads and advises on national emerging technology innovation pilots across the VA. Dr. Zanetti is the Chief Health Information Officer at Ralph H. Johnson VA Health system in Charleston South Carolina and serves as the Director for Digital Health at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this capacity Dr. Zanetti collaboratively created the first in the nation 4-year track training medical students in digital health and the future of medicine. Dr. Zanetti previously served as the acting Director for Value Based Care for the VA Center for Care and Payment Innovation and a Primary Care Section Chief for the VA the Eastern Colorado VA Medical Center. He also previously served as a Clinical Innovator and Primary Care Physician at Iora Health in Colorado where he worked on population health and quality improvement initiatives. He is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Clinical Informatics. He was trained in Family Medicine and Leadership Preventive Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Zanetti serves on the board of directors for the American Osteopathic Information Association and has served as a Physician Advisory Committee member for the National Quality Forum and as a Technical Expert for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He is a recipient of the National Emerging Leader Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation and the Primary Care Innovation Award, from the American College of Physicians. He received his Master of Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He received his Osteopathic Medical Degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds a BA in Psychology from the University at Buffalo.
Dr. Katherine Gergen Barnett is the Vice Chair of Primary Care Innovation and Transformation in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC), a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, an Associate at Harvard’s Center for Primary Care, and a Health Innovators Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a highly competitive fellowship that catalyzes leaders to improve US health care.
Prior to joining BMC in 2009, Dr. Gergen Barnett attended Yale University School of Medicine, worked at the National Institutes of Health, and completed a fellowship studying a model of group prenatal care for women in low-income communities. At BMC, she has served in multiple leadership roles including as a chief resident, Director of Integrative Medicine, Medical Director, Residency Director, and Vice Chair. Her primary clinical interests are behavioral health, preventive medicine, nutrition, trauma informed care, gender affirming care, women’s health, reproductive care, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and group medical care.
Dr. Gergen Barnett’s research career has been focused on innovative models of care to address chronic medical conditions, physician burnout, and engaging community partners in creating feasible solutions to increase health and wellness and to address medical distrust in traditionally marginalized communities. Dr. Gergen Barnett brings her training and passion for community engaged research to her role as PI in a clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Paxlovid, an antiviral, in treating high risk children infected with COVID-19.
Finally, Dr. Gergen Barnett is involved in local and state health policy addressing health inequities, national policy addressing primary care delivery, and is a regular contributor to The Boston Globe, Boston Public Radio, and multiple television outlets.
Dr. Valerie Stone is Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Director of Health Equity Initiatives of the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stone is an academic general internist who has been a practicing primary care physician for more than 30 years. Dr. Stone spent the majority of her career at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she was Director of the Primary Care Residency Program and Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for more than a decade. In those roles, Dr. Stone transformed the training of primary care physicians, incorporating innovations in advancing health equity, community engagement, leadership, and cross-cultural care. Prior to her current role, Dr. Stone was the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital, where she expanded the primary care network and implemented programs to mitigate provider burnout. Dr. Stone’s scholarship examines HIV care inequities, diversity in healthcare, strategies for advancing health equity, healthcare leadership, and innovations in residency training. Dr. Stone has received many awards for her work, including the Elnora Rhodes Award for exceptional contributions to patient care, education and research in primary care from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the W. Lester Henry Award from the American College of Physicians for advancing diversity in medicine and access to care, the BWPO Pillar Award for Outstanding Achievements in Faculty Development and Diversity, and in 2021, the Harold Amos Award for promoting diversity from Harvard Medical School.
Gary Price is a Board Member and the current President of The Physicians Foundation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he serves as an attending surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Additionally, he is affiliated with numerous local and national medical associations and societies and is a past President of the Connecticut State Medical Society and the Connecticut and New England Societies of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He received his M.D. from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed residency training in Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Yale. Dr. Price holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Under his leadership, the Physicians Foundation has successfully supported surveys, grants, research, public awareness campaigns and leadership training regarding physician wellness.
Dr. Price is a subject matter expert on topics including physician burnout, social drivers of health, issues facing physician practices, physician wellbeing and leadership. He has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, NBC News and Radio, Health Leaders, MedPage Today, Modern Healthcare and Medscape. Having addressed national and international audiences on physician wellness issues for many years, Dr. Price is a staunch advocate of practical steps towards systemic change aimed at reducing burnout in our health care workforce.
Nabomita Dutta is SVP of Commercial Strategy and Partnerships for the US Group Health business at Teladoc Health, with responsibility for go-to-market strategy and growth across lines of business and partner channels. She has over fifteen years of experience at the intersection of healthcare and technology via prior roles at UnitedHealth Group, Oscar Health, and Uber Health across strategy and business development, and consulting engagements with CVS Health and Kaiser Permanente. Nabomita received an MBA from the University of Michigan and Bachelors’ degrees in chemical engineering and Economics from U.C. Berkeley.
Stephanie Quinn is senior vice president of advocacy, practice advancement, and policy at the American Academy of Family Physicians where she oversees the AAFP Divisions of Government Relations and Practice Advancement as well as the Alliance for e-Health Innovation. Prior to joining the AAFP, Stephanie Quinn was vice president of federal government affairs at CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield where she led the company’s federal legislative agenda on issues such as market stability, drug pricing policy, and social determinants of health. Before CareFirst, Stephanie was assistant director of congressional relations for the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and served as deputy director of federal government affairs for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Stephanie holds a combined degree in linguistics and Spanish from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dr. Karthik Sivashanker is the Vice President of Equitable Health Systems in the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association, and a Medical Director in Quality, Safety, and Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a psychiatrist at Justice Resource Institute. He is a former Fulbright scholar and VA Under Secretary for Health Diffusion of Excellence Gold Fellow. His work is focused on transforming the health care ecosystem to provide more equitable, high-quality, and safe care for every patient and community.
Dr. Faisel Syed is a Board-certified family medicine physician who believes the doctor/patient relationship is sacred. He considers every life invaluable, and expects every individual to be treated the same, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Dr. Syed served as Chief Medical Officer at Tampa Family Health Centers. He oversaw efforts to improve both the quality and efficiency of care for over 100,000 patients.
His passion for community health, specifically for the underserved, led him to ChenMed as a Primary Care Physician in 2017.
Before he knew it, he was working with ChenMed doctors across the country to inspire residents and others towards primary care. Today, he is ChenMed’s National Director of Primary Care, but if you ask him, his title will always be, “community doctor.”
Dr. Dan McCarter is the National Director of Primary Care Advancement for ChenMed. Prior to this he served for 2 years as Market CMO in Richmond, Virginia for JenCare Senior Medical Center, a ChenMed company. Before coming to ChenMed, Dr. McCarter was at the University of Virginia for 27 years. In 1990, he founded Stoney Creek Family Practice, one of their first satellite teaching practices with the first EHR in the UVA health system. This practice went on to achieve Level 3 PCMH certification.
His various administrative positions at UVA included Vice-Chair of Family Medicine, Medical Director of Regional Primary Care, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Services, and Medical Director for WellVirginia ACO, a Track 1 MSSP. He was course director for the Virginia Population Health Summit in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has presented at numerous local, regional and national conferences. He participated in the Starfield IV summit on Family Medicine Resident Education and Co-Chairs the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Resident and Student Committee.
Dr McCarter continues to hold a teaching appointment in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Full Academic CV is available upon request.
Stacy L. Lloyd is the Director of Digital Health and Operations at the American Medical Association. She is passionate about collaborating with physicians, innovators, patients, and other industry stakeholders to ensure healthcare technology can be successfully implemented and scaled in practice.
Stacy has also held various roles in finance and operations in the health system environment as well as VP of Business Development at Savvy Cooperative, a startup that helps healthcare companies connect with patients to gain insights and improve the patient experience. She is also a board-certified patient advocate and serves as Chair of Board of Directors for the VHL Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the VHL community including patients, families, and clinicians.
Stacy graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics from Duquesne University. She earned her Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
Nina Jain is a primary care physician and the medical director of value based care for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this role she leads strategy to meet cost and quality targets in risk-bearing arrangements, and supports the MassHealth ACO at the Brigham. She also serves as medical director for the integrated care management program for high-risk patients. She previously led clinical strategy for population health programs in the Analytics and Behavior Change arm of Aetna. Her research focuses on ambulatory care transformation and pharmaceutical pricing, and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. She holds an MD and MBA from Harvard University and an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from Oxford University.
Sheila Phicil is the Director of Innovation at Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Health Equity Accelerator where she leads initiatives that advance racial health equity. Before her current role, Sheila served as the Administrative Director of the Neurology Department at BMC where she oversaw the operations and finance in support of the Department’s clinical, research, and teaching missions. Sheila has 13 years of experience in healthcare spanning policy, strategy, and operations. She has worked at multiple healthcare institutions including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Veterans Health Administration. Sheila holds two Master’s degrees in Public Health and Financial Economics and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). In 2020, she received the BMC Leadership Impact Award for transformative leadership on diversity, inclusion, and health equity. In 2022, Sheila was one of 24 high-potential healthcare leaders selected to participate in the Massachusetts Health Leadership College fellowship program. Sheila believes every system is perfectly designed to produce the results it gets. Therefore, she is passionate about innovating systems of care designed to work for and with vulnerable and marginalized populations. Sheila also has a knack for storytelling to shed light on complex issues, often drawing from her lived experience as a first-generation Haitian American woman.
Megan Mahoney, MD MBA is the Chair and Professor of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California San Francisco. She has expertise in precision health, practice transformation, and care model redesign in large academic health care systems. She has served in senior level positions at AMCs in the U.S. and internationally, developing innovative and transformative approaches to proactive and personalized team-based primary care that empowers patients, health care providers, and communities. As Chief of the Medical Staff at Stanford Health Care, she provided oversight of quality, safety, and professionalism activities of the 3000 physicians within Stanford Health Care. Prior to assuming this role she served as chief of primary care where she led primary care precision health equity, practice transformation, and population health initiatives for the network of primary care faculty practices at Stanford Health Care. She was a visiting professor at Aga Khan Medical College of East Africa and served on the family medicine committee of the Kenya Ministry of Health. Dr. Mahoney earned her B.A in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of California Berkeley, her M.D. at the University of California San Francisco, and her M.B.A. at Brandeis University.
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