The Second National Primary Care Transformation Summit Features an Optum Update; Summit Agenda Now Available
  • Virtual Online Video Event - Live and Archived
  • Part of the Heritage Value-based Care Conference Series
  • The Leading Forum on Strategies to Enhance the Role, Compensation and Supply of Primary Care Providers
  • Media Partners: Harvard Health Policy Review, Health Affairs and Inside Health Policy
  • December 4-7, 2023
Phone: 800-503-7417
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Optum Update:
Interviewed by:

Amar A. Desai, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, Optum Health; Former Executive-in-Residence, UnitedHealth Group; Former President, Health Care Delivery, CVS Health, Los Angeles, CA

Don Crane, JD
Former President & CEO, America's Physician Groups; Co-producer Primary Care Transformation Summit and Medicare Advantage Summit, Los Angeles, CA


Kenneth Cohen, MD
Executive Director of Translational Research, OptumCare; Senior National Medical Director, OptumCare, Golden, CO

Lee A. Norman, MD, MHS, MBA
Senior Medical Director, Optum Kansas City; Former CMO, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, MO

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- OCTOBER 19, 2023: The Second National Primary Care Transformation Summit,, will take place as a fully virtual event to be broadcast on December 4-7, 2023 and available via video archive for attendee for 12 months thereafter. We are proud to say that last year's First National Primary Care Transformation Summit was attended by 4,250!


Adam S. Boehler
Chief Executive Officer, Rubicon Founders; Former CEO, US Intl Development Finance Corporation; Former HHS Senior Advisor for Value-Based Transformation; Former CMS Deputy Administrator; Former Director, CMS Innovation Center (CMMI), Nashville, TN

Sree Chaguturu, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health®, Former Chief Population Health Officer, Mass General Brigham, Boston, MA

Michael Chernew, PhD
Chair, MedPAC; Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, and Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Aneesh Chopra, MPP
Co-Founder & President, CareJourney; Co-Founder, Hunch Analytics; Assistant to the President & US Chief Technology Officer, Arlington, VA

Laolu Fayanju, MD, MSc
Family Medicine Physician; Chief Medical Officer, RubiconMD; Former Ohio Regional Medical Director, Oak Street Health; Member, White House Health Equity Task Force, Cleveland, OH

Elizabeth Fowler, JD, PhD
Director, Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Jeff Goldsmith, PhD
President, Health Futures; Author, The Future of Medical Practice: Creating Options for Practicing Physicians to Control Their Professional Destiny, Charlottesville, VA

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA
President & CEO, SCAN Group & Health Plan; Co-Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, Healthcare: the Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation, Los Angeles, CA

Steven Y. Lin, MD
Founder and Executive Director, Stanford Healthcare AI Applied Research Team; Vice Chief for Technology Innovation, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Linda McCauley, RN, PhD FAAN, FAAOHN
Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University; Co-chair, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Dan Mendelson, MPP
CEO, Morgan Health at JPMorgan Chase & Co; Founder and Former CEO, Avalere Health; Former Associate Director for Health, US Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC

Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, MD (R/NC)
US House of Representatives; Co-chair, House GOP Doctor’s Caucus; Former President, Eastern Urological Associates, Greenville, NC

Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Health Equity Officer & Senior Vice President, Humana; Founder, Minority Women Professionals (MWPs) are MVPs!, Inspire Health Solutions LLC, Columbus, OH

Robert Pearl, MD
Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Faculty, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Podcast Co-host, Fixing Healthcare; Former CEO, The Permanente Medical Group, New Haven, CT

Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News; Author, An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business, and How You Can Take It Back; Former Care Reporter, New York Times, Washington, DC

Sanjay Shetty, MD, MBA
President, CenterWell Senior Primary Care, A Humana Company; Former President, Steward Health Care, Dallas, TX

Andrew M. Slavitt, MBA
General Partner, Town Hall Ventures; Chair, United States of Care; Former COVID Senior Advisor, Biden Administration; Former Acting Administrator, CMS, Minneapolis, MN

Wendy Warring, JD
President and CEO, Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI); Former SVP Network Development, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Alan Weil, JD, MPP
Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs; Former Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy; Former Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Washington, DC

Bryony Winn, MA, MPhil
President, Health Solutions, Elevance Health; Former SVP, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Blue Cross NC, Indianapolis, IN


Kenneth Cohen, MD
Executive Director of Translational Research, OptumCare; Senior National Medical Director, OptumCare, Golden, CO

Ramin Davidoff, MD
Co-CEO, The Permanente Federation; Executive Director & Chair, Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Chair & CEO, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group and The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Beverly Hills, CA

Amar A. Desai, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, Optum Health; Former Executive-in-Residence, UnitedHealth Group; Former President, Health Care Delivery, CVS Health, Los Angeles, CA

David Donohue, MD
CMO, Lifestyle Medicine Network; CMO, Poplar Care Network; CMO, Progressive Health of Delaware; Chair, Lifestyle Medicine Provider Network, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Wilmington, DE

Clive Fields, MD
Co-founder, VillageMD and Village Medical, Houston, TX

Susan M. Huang, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer, America’s Physician Groups; Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Aledade, Oakland, CA

Steven D. Knope, MD
Physician; Owner, The Knope Clinic; Author, Concierge Medicine; A New System to Get the Best Healthcare, Tucson, AZ

Stuart Levine, MD, MHA
Chief Medical Officer, VillageMD; Operating Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders; Director, Ads, Healthcare Partnerships & Strategy, Google; Co-Founder, agilon health, Los Angeles, CA

Hugh Lytle
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Equality Health, Phoenix, AZ

Parth Mehrotra, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, Privia Health; Former COO, Brighton Health Group; Former Senior Financial Officer, athenahealt. Arlington, VA

Jeffrey Millstein, MD, FACP
Regional Medical Director, Penn Primary Care; Clinical Assistant Professor, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Woodbury Heights, NJ

Farzad Mostashari, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Aledade; Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Washington, DC

Steve Nelson, MBA, MHSA
President, ChenMed; Former CEO, Duly Health and Care; Former CEO, DuPage Medical Group; Former CEO, UnitedHealthcare, Chicago, IL

Lee A. Norman, MD, MHS, MBA
Senior Medical Director, Optum Kansas City; Former CMO, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, MO

Mike Pykosz, JD
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Oak Street Health, A CVS Company, Chicago, IL

Robert Rauner, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, OneHealth, Nebraska Accountable Care Organization; President, Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, Lincoln, NB

Amir Dan Rubin, MBA, MHSA
Chief Executive Officer, One Medical, an Amazon Company; Former EVP, UnitedHealth Group & Divisional CEO, Optum; Former President & CEO, Stanford Health Care; Former COO, UCLA Health, San Francisco, CA

Steven Sell, MBA
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Agilon Health; Former President and CEO, Health Net, San Francisco, CA


David Blumenthal, MD
Former President, Commonwealth Fund; Former National HIT Coordinator, New York, NY

Lorraine Bock, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, PHRN, CEN, FAANP
Owner, Brightstar Health and Wellness, LLC; Co-Founder, National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network, North Brookfield, MA

Alexy Arauz Boudreau, MD, MPH
Associate Chief of Pediatrics for Primary Care, Mass General for Children; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Former Associate Director, MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Boston, MA

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Susan Dentzer
President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Physician Groups, Washington, DC

Ann Greiner, MA
President & Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Collaborative, Washington, DC

R. Shawn Martin, MHCDS
Executive Vice President & CEO, American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, DC

Elizabeth Mitchell
President and Chief Executive Officer, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), San Francisco, CA

Richard Merkin, MD
CEO and Founder, Heritage Group, Los Angeles, CA






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Linda Brady
Healthcare Strategy and Policy, The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL

Catherine Campbell
President & Chief Executive Officer, CareMore and Aspire Health, Elevance Health Companies, Newport Beach, CA

Scott A. Campbell, MD
Director of Mental Health and Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Beverly Hills, CA

Michael Costello
Director, Employee Benefits & Workers Compensation, NextEra; Board, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), West Palm Beach, FL

Lora Council, MD, MPH, MHCM
Chief Medical Officer, Yuvo Health; Former Medical Staff President, Cambridge Health Alliance; Former SVP, Primary Care Service Line, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, New York, NY

Don Crane, JD
Former President & CEO, America's Physician Groups; Co-producer Primary Care Transformation Summit and Medicare Advantage Summit, Los Angeles, CA

Francis J. Crosson, MD
Senior Lecturer, Health Systems Science, The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine; Former Chairman, MedPAC, Palo Alto, CA

Tanya Dansky, MD
Senior Medical Director, MemorialCare Medical Group; Former VP & CMO, Blue Shield Promise Health Plan, Blue Shield of California, Orange County, CA

Eric DeJonge, MD
Section Director, Geriatrics, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Victoria DiGennaro, DO
President, Pioneer Physician Network; Chair, Paradigm Senior Care Advantage, Uniontown, OH

Crystal Eubanks, MS
Vice President Care Transformation, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH); Former Senior Director, Care Redesign, California Quality Collaborative, San Francisco, CA

Melissa Gerdes, MDH
System Vice President Value Based Clinical Strategy, CommonSpirit Health; Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Merrill Goozner, MA
Independent Journalist, GoozNews; Former Editor, Modern Healthcare, Chicago, IL

Bill Goss, MBA
Partner, Guidon Partners; Board, DuPage Medical Group, Tandigm Health, Diggs, Inc. and Duly Health and Care, Paradise Valley, AZ

Rachel Grisham, MSPH
Policy and External Affairs Lead, Maryland Primary Care Program, Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, MD

Howard M. Haft, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE
Former Executive Director, Maryland Primary Care Program, Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, MD

Kayleigh Hope, MPG
Analyst, Maryland Primary Care Program, Maryland Department of Health, Baltimore, MD

Fred Horton, MHA
President, American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Consulting; Former CEO, Arnett HealthSystem; President & CEO, Health Midwest Medical Group, Kansas City, MO

Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH
Executive Director, Families USA; Former Health Division Director, National Governors Association; Former Senior Legislative Counsel for Healthcare, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D/NM), Washington, DC

Sanjula Jain, PhD
Chief Research Officer, Trilliant Health; Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Katelyn Johnson, MBA
Senior Integrated Health Manager, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Jeffery Karns, MD
Family Medicine, Skypark Preferred Family Care, Torrance, CA

Paul Keckley, PhD
Principal, The Keckley Group; Editor, The Keckley Report, Nashville, TN

Eric A. Klein, JD
Partner and National Team Leader, Healthcare Practice, Sheppard Mullin, Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Koller, MA
President, Milbank Memorial Fund; Former Rhode Island Health Insurance Commissioner; Former CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan, Rhode Island, Washington, DC

Thomas LaGrelius, MD
Family Medicine, Skypark Preferred Family Care; Past President, American College of Private Physicians, Torrance, CA

Nicole Lawrence, MD
Family Medicine, Skypark Preferred Family Care, Torrance, CA

Bruce A. Leff, MD
Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Transformative Geriatric Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Board, Hospital at Home Users Group; Co-Chair, World Hospital at Home Congress, Baltimore, MD

Joshua M. Liao, MD, MSc, FACP
Associate Professor & Associate Chair of Health Systems, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Mara McDermott, JD
Chief Executive Officer, Accountable for Health; Former SVP Federal Affairs, America's Physician Groups, Washington, DC

Robert E. Mechanic, MBA
Senior Fellow, Heller School of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; Executive Director, Health Industry Forum; Executive Director, Institute for Accountable Care, Waltham, MA

Jim Moloney, MBA
Managing Director and Co-Head, Health Systems M&A, Cain Brothers, San Francisco, CA

Jacqueline A. Nikpour, PhD, RN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

John C. Notaro, MD
Medical Director, Buffalo Medical Group, Orchard Park, NY

Monica O'Reilly-Jacob, PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Boston College; Family Nurse Practitioner, Phillips Academy, Chestnut Hill, MA

Richard Park, MD
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Ascend Partners; Founder and former CEO, CityMD; CEO, Rendr Care Physicians, New York, NY

Jennifer Perloff, MPA
Senior Scientist, Brandeis University; Director of Research, Institute for Accountable Care, Waltham, MA

Hoangmai (Mai) Pham, MD, MPH
President, Institute for Exceptional Care; Former Chief Innovation Officer, CMMI, Washington, DC

Robert L. Phillips, Jr, MD, MSPH
Executive Director, Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School, Washington, DC

Stephanie Quinn
Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Practice Advancement and Policy, American Academy of Family Physicians; Former VP, Federal Government Affairs; CareFirst BC/BS, Washington, DC

Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, ANP-BC, APRN, FAANP
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network; Co-Chair, Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses Connecticut, Torrington, CT

Karen G. Rentas, PhD
Director of Behavioral Health Integration, Providence Facey Medical Foundation; Former Behavioral Health Consultant, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Provider, Los Angeles, CA

Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Community Health Centers; Former SVP and Aetna CMO, CVS Health; Former Chief Health Officer; IBM; Former Chief Public Health Officer, HRSA, Washington, DC

Kevin Riley, MBA
President & CEO, Zyter|TruCare; Former SVP & General Manager Health & Life Sciences, Salesforce; Former Chief Innovation Officer, Florida Blue, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-Lead National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network, San Francisco, CA

Valinda Rutledge, MBA
Executive Vice President, Advocacy and Education, America’s Physician Groups; Former Group Director, Patient Care Model Group and BPCI Lead, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Washington, DC

Julie Sacks, MSW
President and Chief Operating Officer, Home Centered Care Institute, Chicago, IL

Robert Saunders, PhD
Senior Research Director of Health Care Transformation, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, Washington, DC

Jennifer Schneider, MD, MS
Chief Executive Officer, Homeward; Former President, Livongo Health; Former Chief Medical Officer, Castlight Health, St Helena, CA

Mary Tolan, MBA
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Chicago Pacific Founders; Former Founder and CEO, Accretive Health, Chicago, IL

Raymond Tsai, MD
Vice President, Advanced Primary Care, Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), Visalia, CA

Jeff Wells
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Marathon Health, Indianapolis, IN

Michael Williams, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer, United Physicians, Bingham Farms, MI



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