Faculty

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & SPECIAL GUESTS

David Brooks
Columnist, New York Times
Political Commentator, NPR & PBS Newshour (“Shields & Brooks”)
Washington, DC

George J. Brown, MD
President and CEO, Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Patrick Conway, MD
President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina
Former Principal Deputy Administrator, CMS
Durham, NC

Daniel O’Connell, PhD
Training, Coaching & Consultation
Seattle, WA

Michael O’Neil, JD, MBA
Founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork, Inc.
Bethesda, MD

Danny Zollars
Patient Advocate
Executive Vice President, Image Engineering
Los Angeles, CA

Robert J. (Bob) Zollars
Operating Partner, Frazier Healthcare Partners
Chairman & Past CEO, Vocera Communications
Past-Chairman, Diamond Foods and Neoforma
Los Angeles, CA

CONFERENCE DIRECTORS

James S. Leavitt, MD
Gastro Health
Miami, FL

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA
Washington Gastroenterology
Tacoma, WA

James J. Weber, MD
Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Dallas, TX

Michael L. Weinstein, MD
Capital Digestive Care
Washington, DC 

HONORARY CONFERENCE DIRECTOR

Bergein F. Overholt, MD
Gastrointestinal Associates
Knoxville, TN

CONFERENCE FACULTY

Thomas M. Deas, Jr., MD, MMM
North Texas Specialty Physicians
Fort Worth, TX

Jason A. Dominitz, MD, MHS
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
Seattle, WA

Michael S. Dragutsky, MD
Gastro One
Germantown, TN

Andrew D. Feld, MD, JD
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA

Kevin J. Harlen, MSPH
Capital Digestive Care
Silver Spring, MD

David A. Johnson, MD
Digestive & Liver Specialists
Norfolk, VA

Joshua Kaye, Esq
DLA Piper
Miami, FL

Costas H. Kefalas, MD, MMM
Akron Digestive Disease Consultants
Akron, OH

Scott R. Ketover, MD
Minnesota Gastroenterology
St. Paul, MN

Glenn D. Littenberg, MD
inSite Digestive Health Care
Pasadena, CA

Michael S. Morelli, MD
Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Indianapolis, IN

Steven J. Morris, MD, JD
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates
Atlanta, GA

Jeffry L. Nestler, MD
Connecticut GI
Hartford, CT

Chalmers M. (Chal) Nunn, Jr., MD
Past-President, American College of Physician Executives
Lynchburg, VA

Richard M. Roman, MD, MBA
South Denver Gastroenterology
Englewood, CO

Michael J Schmalz, MD
GI Associates
Milwaukee, WI

Harald Schoeppner, MD
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA
Rockford Gastroenterology Associates
Rockford, IL

John J. Ward, MD
Ohio Gastroenterology Group
Columbus, OH