Faculty

[Note: This list is incomplete. Additional names will be added as invited colleagues confirm their participation] 

CONFERENCE DIRECTORS

Klaus Mergener, MD, PhD, MBA
Digestive Health Specialists
Tacoma, WA

James S. Leavitt, MD
Gastro Health
Miami, FL

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 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

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

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

William H. Frist, Sr., MD [invited]
Frist Cressey Ventures
Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader
Nashville, TN

Drew Altman [invited]
President and CEO, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Menlo Park, CA

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffry L. Nestler, MD
Connecticut GI
Hartford, CT

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

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

Harald Schoeppner, MD
Legacy Health System
Portland, OR

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

Danny Zollars
Los Angeles, CA