Thought Leaders

Healthcare leaders share their thoughts on the most pressing issues facing medical groups and health systems.

AMGA Members

Francis R. Colangelo, M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP

Francis R. Colangelo, M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP
Vice President, Board of Directors, and Chief Quality Officer at Premier Medical Associates
A Culture of Innovation
Dr. Colangelo discusses how his group maintains a culture of innovation and how they are able to achieve such remarkable results.

 

Joanne Mather Conroy, M.D.

Joanne Mather Conroy, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Evidence for Diversity
Dr. Conroy discusses diversity in health care and the challenges for women in the industry.

 

Sharon R. Gabrielson, M.H.A.

Sharon R. Gabrielson, M.H.A.
Chair, Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions, Mayo Clinic
Women Leaders: Working to Make It Happen
Ms. Gabrielson discusses the challenges of women in the healthcare workforce who are seeking leadership roles and how AMGA is providing resources.
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A. Marc Harrison, M.D.

A. Marc Harrison, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare
“Accidental” Leadership
Dr. Harrison shares his unorthodox journey to leadership and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

 

J. Stephen Jones, M.D.

J. Stephen Jones, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Inova Health System
Protect the Future
Dr. J. Stephen Jones on the challenges of being a new leader in an established health system and moving to a culture of value.

 

Stephen Klasko, M.D., M.B.A.

Stephen Klasko, M.D., M.B.A.
President, Thomas Jefferson University, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health
Back to the Future
Dr. Klasko offers a vision for the future of health care and strategies to start preparing for that future today.

 

Thomas Nantais

Thomas Nantais
Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group, Henry Ford Health System
Back to the Future
Mr. Nantais discusses trends in the industry and how his organization is addressing the challenges of value-based care.

 

Ashok Rai, M.D.

Ashok Rai, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevea Health
Be the Change
Dr. Rai’s address at the AMGA 2018 Annual Conference exhorts groups to lead revolutionary change in health care

Leading to Value
Dr. Rai talks about his group’s transition to value-based care and the challenges they face.

 

Christopher J. Sclafani, PE, M.B.A.

Christopher J. Sclafani, PE, M.B.A.
Chief Operating Officer at CareMount Medical
Play Like a Champion
Mr. Sclafani urges medical group leaders to become champions for providers and patients.

 

Larry Tatum, M.D.

Larry Tatum, M.D.
CEO at Privia Medical Group – North Texas
Resistance to Change: Don’t Take It Personally
Dr. Tatum discusses how to effectively lead in today’s healthcare environment.

 

Grace E. Terrell, M.D., M.M.M., FACP, FACPE

Grace E. Terrell, M.D., M.M.M., FACP, FACPE
Chief Executive Officer, Envision Genomics/General Internist, Wake Forest Baptist Healthcare Cornerstone Healthcare
Riding the Third Wave
Dr. Terrell examines how precision medicine can cure physician burnout.

 

Warner Thomas

Warner Thomas
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner Health System
The Power of Culture: Overcoming the Challenges of Change
Mr. Thomas discusses the organization’s culture change journey and the Power of ONE.
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Chris Waugh

Chris Waugh
Chief Design and Innovation Officer, Sutter Health
Driving Empathetic Change
Mr. Waugh discusses his perspective on embracing disruption and how groups can incorporate human-centered design into their strategies for future survival.

 

Tim Weir, M.H.A., M.B.A., FACHE

Tim Weir, M.H.A., M.B.A., FACHE
Chief Executive Officer at Olmsted Medical Center
It Takes a Team
Mr. Weir discusses the challenges of leadership and change management.

Industry Voices

Bruce D. Broussard

Bruce D. Broussard
President and Chief Executive Officer of Humana
Trusted Partners
Mr. Broussard discusses about how payers and providers can work together to create value-based care.

 

William T. Cefalu, M.D.

William T. Cefalu, M.D.
Chief Scientific Medical and Mission Officer, American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Partnering for a Goal
Dr. Cefalu discusses the changing landscape of diabetes care, his vision for where the ADA is headed, and ADA’s partnership with AMGA Foundation’s Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® national campaign.

 

Ceci Connolly

Ceci Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans
Aligning for Value
Ms. Connolly discusses how insurers and providers can work together for the patient community.
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Peter Diamandis, M.D.

Peter Diamandis, M.D.
Executive Founder, Singularity University, and Founder and Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
Ready for a Revolution
Dr. Diamandis discusses the impending future of health care, as well as its relationship with technology and its potential benefits for the human body.

 

Martin “Marty” Markary, M.D.

Martin “Marty” Markary, M.D.
Director, The Center for Opioid Research and Education; Endowed Chair of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Director of Surgical Quality and Safety, and Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Surgical Outcomes Research and Clinical Trials
The Price and Rewards of Change
Dr. Markary shares his insights into the challenges of practicing health care today and how to save a broken healthcare system.

 

Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.H.A.

Hector Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.H.A.
Henry J. Kaiser Endowed Chair in Organized Health Systems, University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
Creating Communities
Dr. Rodriguez comments on the challenges of today’s healthcare environment and the importance of creating communities.

 

Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP

Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP
Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, School of Medicine, Stanford University.
Physician Burnout: Missing the Connection?
Bestselling author and Stanford University professor discusses the challenges of healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine.

AMGA Leaders

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sustaining Optimism Together
Dr. Penso outlines his vision for the association and the future of health care.

 

John K. Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D.

John K. Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AMGA
Evidence for Value
Dr. Cuddeback shares about his work with members and the role data analytics plays in value-based care.

 

Fred Horton

Fred Horton
President, AMGA Consulting
Designing for Value
Mr. Horton shares trends he sees in his work with groups moving to value-based care.

 

John W. Kennedy, M.D.

John W. Kennedy, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, AMGA / President, AMGA Foundation
Rising to the Challenge
Dr. Kennedy discusses trends in the industry and long-term goals for AMGA Foundation.

 

Chester A. “Chet” Speed, LL.M.

Chester A. “Chet” Speed, LL.M.
Chief Policy Officer
The Levers to Value and Why MACRA Is Not Enough
Mr. Speed discusses the role of government in the move to value-based care and the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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