Dr. Baron, board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. Dr. Baron was a former Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Board of Directors and served on the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine and geriatrics for almost 30 years at Greenhouse Internists, P.C., located in Philadelphia. Greenhouse was a pioneer in the comprehensive adoption of electronic health records in the small-practice environment. Following that, from 2011 to 2013, Dr. Baron served as Group Director of Seamless Care Models at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center, where he led efforts related to accountable care organizations and primary care. Until joining the federal government, Dr. Baron also served on the board of the National Quality Forum and their Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, as well as the Standards Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Dr. Baron served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Partners, a not-for-profit Medicaid HMO set up by four teaching hospitals in Philadelphia, from 1988 to 1996. He was the architect of the Best Clinical and Administrative Practices program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Center for Health Care Strategies, working with medical leadership of Medicaid health plans around the country in learning collaboratives to improve the quality of care for their members. This program reached plans serving more than half of the Medicaid managed care population in the United States. Dr. Baron is a member of the Commonwealth Fund advisory group on Health Care Delivery System Reform and has served as Co-Chair of the Public Health – Health Care Collaboration Workgroup of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Baron received an English degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed house staff training at New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and served a three-year obligation in the National Health Service Corps in rural Tennessee.
Watch Dr. Baron's webinar interview about clinical innovation with Emmy-award winning director and writer David Grubin, and read his Progress Notes interview about the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.
Dr. Tom Bodenheimer is a general internist who received his medical degree at Harvard and completed his residency at UCSF. He spent 32 years in primary care practice in San Francisco's Mission District – 10 years in community health centers and 22 years in private practice. He is currently Professor of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. He is co-author of the books Improving Primary Care: Strategies and Tools for a Better Practice (McGraw-Hill, 2006), and the health policy text book Understanding Health Policy, 5th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008). He has written numerous health policy articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Jeffrey Brenner, MD is a family physician that has worked in Camden, NJ for the past fifteen years. Dr Brenner owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office that provided full-spectrum family health services to a largely Hispanic, Medicaid population including delivering babies, caring for children and adults, and doing home visits. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate he founded and has served as the Executive Director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers since 2003. Through the Camden Coalition, local stakeholders are working to build an integrated, health delivery model to provide better care for Camden City residents. Dr. Brenner’s work was profiled by the writer and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande in an article in The New Yorker entitled “The Hot Spotters” (1/24/11) and in an episode of PBS Frontline (7/27/11). In 2013 he received a MacArthur award. Dr Brenner, is the Medical Director of the Urban Health Institute, a dedicated business unit built at the Cooper Health System focused on improving care of the underserved. Using modern business techniques they are redesigning long-standing clinical care models to deliver better care at lower cost. Dr. Brenner’s work was profiled by the writer and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande in an article in The New Yorker entitled “The Hot Spotters” (1/24/11) and in an episode of PBS Frontline (7/27/11).
Campbell Brown is one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news. She is an award‐winning journalist who has covered stories around the globe for CNN and NBC News. Most recently, Brown hosted the primetime nightly news program, Campbell Brown for CNN. While at CNN, Brown won accolades for her political coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Brown was chosen to moderate and direct questions at two of the Presidential Debates during the 2008 election. Prior to CNN, Brown spent 11 years at NBC News where she served as White House Correspondent and primary substitute anchor for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. Brown also hosted the weekend edition of the Today Show, the nation’s top‐rated weekend news program. She has interviewed and profiled world political and business leaders, including the last three sitting Presidents.
Tina L. Cheng
Dr. Cheng is Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is Chair of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Vice Chair of Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics and Division Chief of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. A principal investigator of the NIH-funded DC Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities with Howard University and Children's National Medical Center . This Center sponsored a previous conference focusing on child health disparities outlining a research action agenda published in a supplement to Pediatrics in 2009. She also co-founded Centro SOL: Johns Hopkins Center for Salud/(Health) and Opportunity for Latinos. Her clinical work, teaching and research focuses on child health disparities, violence prevention and primary care models to promote positive youth development and family health.
Dr. Cheng is an active clinician and has developed award-winning models of primary care to address the needs of vulnerable children, adolescents and families. An author of over 100 publications, she has been the principal investigator on numerous federal and foundation grants (NICHD, CDC, MCHB, NIMHD) and has conducted randomized trials of primary care, emergency department and community-based youth development interventions with low income children, adolescents and families.
She is Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), current Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Research and liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs. She has received the Job Louis Smith Award for community pediatrics from the AAP and the 2012 APA Public Policy and Advocacy Award.
Joseph P. Frolkis
Dr. Paul Grundy is one of only 38 IBMers and the only physician selected into IBM’s senior industry leadership forum know as the IBM Industry Academy. Though he was born in Rhode Island, Paul’s first language was Creole, which he learned growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Founded with the help of his Quaker ancestors, Freetown was the home, for a time, of Paul’s parents and grandparents.
Graduating as valedictorian from the Southern California College, he earned an M.D. from the University of California San Francisco medical school and a Masters of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley.
An active social entrepreneur and speaker on global healthcare transformation, Dr. Grundy now concentrates his efforts on driving comprehensive, linked and integrated healthcare. His work has been covered by the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Health Affairs, The Economist, The New England Journal of Medicine and other newspapers, radio and television stations across the country. “I really became an IBMer because it gave the best platform in the world to use the tools of information technology and data to do for the doctor’s mind what x-ray has done for their vision,” he says.
Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Grundy worked as a senior diplomat in the U.S. State Department supporting the intersection of health and diplomacy. He was also the medical director for the International SOS, the world’s largest medical assistance company and for Adventist Health Systems, the second-largest not-for-profit medical system in the world.
Dr. Grundy is the president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.
He was made an honorary member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and has been awarded three Department of State Superior Honor Awards and four Department of State Meritorious Service Awards. While in the U.S. Air Force, Paul received the Defense Superior Service Award and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Grundy was recently honored with an NCQA Health Quality Award.
Watch our webinar interview with Dr. Grundy, "The Business of Innovation."
James L. Holly
A successful Internet entrepreneur and business leader, Kevin Krim was recently named CNBC’s new Digital General Manager. Kevin was most recently the global head of Bloomberg Digital, where he was responsible for Bloomberg.com, BusinessWeek.com as well as the integration of the company’s television, radio, news and data content into new digital products targeted at business leaders. His organization also developed advertising and subscription solutions for Bloomberg’s U.S. based and international online media properties which include the Japanese language site Bloomberg.co.jp. He joined Bloomberg in 2009.
Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Krim served as vice president of product and strategy for Yahoo! HotJobs and Yahoo! Small Business, both of which were top five businesses for Yahoo! globally. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2006, he served as general manager of LiveJournal.com, a global social network and blogging community. Previously he was vice president for web properties at LookSmart Ltd., which acquired a start-up, Zeal.com, which he co-founded.
Mr. Krim earned an A.B. from Harvard College before starting his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. He lives in New York City with his family.
Congressman Jim McDermott
Congressman Jim McDermott (Washington District 7) is serving his twelfth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a practicing psychiatrist for more than three decades, McDermott’s patients have included U.S. soldiers, residents of the King County jail, and State Department employees serving in sub-Saharan Africa. Before being elected to Congress, McDermott served in the Washington State Legislature where he crafted the Washington Basic Health Plan – the first state program in the country to provide low-cost health insurance to the unemployed and working poor.
McDermott worked on the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and remains committed to establishing a quality, universal health care system. McDermott is currently leading the effort to encourage more doctors to become primary care physicians, which would lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been another priority of McDermott’s since he arrived in Congress in 1989. In addition to securing the passage of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program in 1990, McDermott also founded and has co-chaired the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus since 1992.
Kavita Patel, M.D., M.S.