2023 Annual WHCMAA Alumni Conference

Date and Time
Friday, October 20, 2023
7:30am— 6:30pm
Add to calendar
The Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
View map
Who's coming
Syed F. Zaidi Ryan Vass Smita Shukla Malvika Ragavendran Malvika Ragavendran Robert Luther Anthony Buividas Kathryn Tong Kathryn Tong Katherine Clark Leticia Lazaridis Goldberg Andrew Parambath Hailey Ji Jasmin Patel Ge Cao Tabassum Salam david wierz Eddie Chang Jordan Brown Jordan Brown Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Ahsan Mahmood Ahsan Mahmood James Bushick Carrie Hiebeler Deepak Jaisankar Deepak Jaisankar Timothy McDonald Timothy McDonald June Kinney Martin Bittner Martin Bittner Dan Nahum Dan Nahum Christine Weeks Hugh Cole Hugh Cole Hannah Plon Cathy Harris Gaurav Shivhare Gaurav Shivhare John Petito John Petito Pitamber Devgon Pitamber Devgon Igor Kertzman Steven Truong
See more

Registration is currently closed


Healthcare, Disrupted: Navigating the Revolutionary Forces Reshaping Health Care


Join us for a remarkable day of dialogue and networking that will include noteworthy speakers from across the industry.

Featured speakers include:

  • Julian Harris, MD, MBA, WG'08, Chairman and CEO of ConcertoCare, Operating Partner at Deerfield Management, recipient of the WHCMAA Alumni Achievement Award (8:30 - 9:15am)
  • Margaret-Mary Wilson, MD, MBA, MRCP, FNMCP, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealth Group (2:40 - 3:30pm)

Scheduled Panels include (times subject to change):

“Life Sciences & Medtech Dealmaking during Uncertain Times” (9:25-10:40am)

  • Vikas Goyal, WG’10, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Trekk Venture Partners
  • Susan Morano, Board Member, Boston Scientific Corporation; Recently retired from VP, Business Development and Strategic Operations, Johnson & Johnson
  • Lori Hu, WG’15, Managing Director, Vertex Ventures HC
  • Eason Hahm, WG’18, Director, Investment Banking, William Blair
  • Katie Ellias, WG'06, Managing Director, JDRF T1D Fund, (Moderator)

“Eldercare: Changing the Game” (9:25-10:40am)

  • Stephen Gordon, WG’05, CEO, EdenBridge
  • Jamie Reynoso, CEO of Medicare Advantage, Clover Health
  • Dr. Mark Leenay, COO, JenCare Senior Centers (ChenMed)
  • John Whitman, WG’78, Faculty at Wharton’s MBA Health Care Management Program & Executive Director - The TRECS Institute (Moderator)

“Career transitions: How to Pivot in Your Career – Whether You Want To or Have To”
(9:25-10:40am) (repeated in afternoon)

  • Matthew Bidwell, PhD, Professor of Management at The Wharton School
  • Jena Abernathy, Senior Client Partner, Executive Search Sector; Lead, Healthcare Board Services; and Member of the Global Board & CEO Practice for Korn Ferry
  • Jessica Katz, Head of MBA Alumni Career Management, The Wharton School
  • Michael Rovinsky, WG ‘86, President, Integrity Consulting Group; VP of Strategic Planning, Array Advisors (Moderator)

“Executive Panel: Health Systems in Flux” (11:00 – 12:15)   

  • Joan Magruder, WG’89, Group President, BJC Healthcare
  • Kate FitzPatrick, DNP, RN, Chief Nurse Executive Officer, Jefferson Health
  • Ingrid Nembhard, PhD, Professor of Health Care Management and Organizational Behavior at The Wharton School (Moderator)

“Oncology Drugs: Cost, Access and Other Unknowns” (1:15-2:30pm)

  • John Barkett, WG’09, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Justin Bekelman, Director, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation
  • Alti Rahman, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, American Oncology Network
  • Kathryn Tong, CEO, Sapphire Health, WG’07, Board (Moderator)

“AI: Too early, Too late, or Too overwhelmed?” (1:15-2:30pm)

  • Christina Antoniou, WG’14, SVP, Head of Corporate Development, Tempus
  • Vince Hartman, CEO, Abstractive Health
  • Karan Singhal, Staff Research Engineer, Google DeepMind Med-PaLM Lead 
  • Srinivas Sridhara, PhD, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Penn Medicine
  • Vivien Ho, Partner, Pear VC (Moderator)

Repeated session: “Career transitions: How to Pivot in Your Career – Whether You Want To or Have To” (1:15-2:30pm)

“Policy and Politics Thought Leaders: Change brings Opportunity” (3:30 – 4:45pm)

  • John Barkett, WG’09, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
  • Kristine Martin Anderson, WG’03, COO, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Amol Navathe, Vice Chairman and Commission, MedPAC, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Moderator & Speaker)

A networking reception will occur at the conclusion of the conference sessions.

Current dues-paying members
  • $375 WHCMAA current member
  • $200 WHCMAA current member -- recent graduates (Classes of '21, '22 and '23)
  • $175 WHCMAA current member -- fully retired
  • $200 WHCMAA Patron Member
  • $75 Current HCM student 
  • $495 WHCMAA non-member & pricing for guests of WHCM graduates. 
Alumni Dinner:  
A pre-conference dinner will be held Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:00pm at The Inn at Penn. We warmly invite you to join numerous speakers and fellow attendees for an opportunity to network with good friends and new contacts - and to visit with June! The cost for the dinner is $115 and will include a gourmet buffet, desserts, and red and white wine will be served along with coffee and assorted teas. Of note, the all-inclusive price of $115 is actually below cost.  The WHCMAA is again attempting to increase access and encourage participation as in-person events resume in the post-pandemic environment. Please register below.

** Registration to the conference is limited to Wharton Health Care Management Program and Executive MBA Program alumni, WHCMAA affiliate members, University of Pennsylvania alumni who work in health care, and guests invited by conference attendee. If you do not meet any of these criteria and are attending as a guest of a conference attendee, please email the name of that attendee to our club administrator, Danna Daughtry, at [email protected].

For further information, contact the 2023 Alumni Conference Chairs:
Bryan Bushick, MD at [email protected] or 
Hannah Plon at [email protected]

With special thanks to our sponsors:

Map & Directions

The Inn at Penn

3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking