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Linda Hoff, MBA

Linda Hoff, CFO of Stanford Health Care since 2017, has over 30 years of healthcare experience


in a variety of executive roles. Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, Ms. Hoff was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Legacy Health, the largest hospital system in Oregon. She has held roles as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Meriter Health Services, and President & CEO of Physicians Plus Insurance Company.  

Tip  Kim, MBA

Strategist to Stanford Health Care (SHC), a principal liaison for SHC to the broader health care market in


the Bay Area and beyond. Tip  Kim is the CMO and principal leader within the Stanford Health Care enterprise with responsibility to analyze SHC's strategic and competitive positioning, to analyze options and to recommend timely actions to the Chief Executive Officer, clinical leadership, and the Board of Directors. 

Gregory La Blanc

Gregory La Blanc is a Lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in addition to teaching in


the Departments of Economics and Management Science & Engineering. Economics and Management Science & Engineering. He is also a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Berkeley-Haas, Berkeley Law School, and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Berkeley. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Haas Cheit Award, he teaches classes in finance, law, innovation, strategy, technology and data. He also is an Instructor at HEC Paris where he leads the Digital Transformation class for both Executive MBAs and Executive Education. He is a graduate of the Wharton School, and studied law at Duke University, George Mason University, and UC Berkeley School of Law. He has consulted in the areas of innovation, decision making, risk management, and strategy around the world. He has advised numerous startups, particularly in Fintech, AI,  and people operations.  His research lies at the intersection of law, innovation and the use of data in rapidly changing industries.  

Jonathan Levav, PhD

Jonathan Levav is a professor of marketing at Stanford Graduate School of Business.


His research is aimed at understanding consumer’s judgments and choices by using tools from experimental psychology and behavioral economics. In particular, he studies the contextual factors that influence people’s choices and judgments. His research is both basic and applied — from probability judgment to product customization decisions.

Jonathan received his PhD in marketing from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and his AB in public and international affairs from Princeton University. He is the winner of the Hillel Einhorn Young Investigator Award, awarded biennially by the Society for Judgment and Decision-Making. Prior to joining Stanford he was a member of the faculty at the Columbia Business School.


John Lord, PhD

John Lord is a Lecturer for Stanford in Management Science and Engineering.



David Magnus, PhD

David Magnus, PhD is Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics


and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine and by Courtesy of Bioengineering at Stanford University, where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and an Associate Dean of Research. Magnus is member of the Ethics Committee for the Stanford Hospital. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the IRB for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative ("All of Us"). He is the former President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, and is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics. He has published articles on a wide range of topics in bioethics, including research ethics, genetics, stem cell research, organ transplantation, end of life, and patient communication. He was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology in the 21st Century and currently serves on the California Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee. He is the principal editor of a collection of essays entitled "Who Owns Life?" (2002) and his publications have appeared in New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature Biotechnology, and the British Medical Journal. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, FOX news Sunday, and ABC World News and NPR. In addition to his scholarly work, he has published Opinion pieces in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, and the New Jersey Star Ledger.

Mark Musen, MD, PhD

Dr. Musen is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Stanford University,


where he is Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. Dr. Musen conducts research related to open science, data stewardship, intelligent systems, and biomedical decision support. His group developed Protégé, the world’s most widely used technology for building and managing terminologies and ontologies. He is principal investigator of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology, one of the original National Centers for Biomedical Computing created by the U.S. National Institutes of Heath (NIH). He is principal investigator of the Center for Expanded Data Annotation and Retrieval (CEDAR). CEDAR is a center of excellence supported by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative, with the goal of developing new technology to ease the authoring and management of biomedical experimental metadata. Dr. Musen chaired the Health Informatics and Modeling Topic Advisory Group for the World Health Organization’s revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and he currently directs the WHO Collaborating Center for Classification, Terminology, and Standards at Stanford University.

Early in his career, Dr. Musen received the Young Investigator Award for Research in Medical Knowledge Systems from the American Association of Medical Systems and Informatics and a Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. In 2006, he was recipient of the Donald A. B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association. He has been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics, the Association of American Physicians, the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics, and the National Academy of Medicine. He is founding co-editor-in-chief of the journal Applied Ontology.

 Regina Nuzzo, Ph.D

Dr. Regina Nuzzo is a freelance science writer and professor in Washington, DC.


After studying engineering as an undergraduate she earned her PhD in Statistics from Stanford University. Currently she’s teaching statistics in American Sign Language at Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Dr. Nuzzo is also a graduate of Science Communication program at the University of California-Santa Cruz. Her science journalism specialties center around data, probability, statistics, and the research process. Her work has appeared in NatureLos Angeles TimesNew York TimesReader’s DigestNew Scientist, and Scientific American, among others. You can read some of her writing here.

Dr. Nuzzo has been invited to speak to a variety of audiences about her work, such as why we just can’t understand p-values, how our brain can fool us during data analysis, what happens when people abuse and misuse statistics, and tips and tricks for communicating anything with numbers and statistics. You can read more about some of her talks here.


Kavita Patel, MD, MS

Kavita Patel is a physician based in Washington DC who advises healthcare companies as a Venture Partner at


New Enterprise Associates.

With extensive experience in public policy, Dr. Patel previously served as Director of Policy for the White House under President Obama and as Deputy Staff Director to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. During her tenure in these roles, she played a pivotal role in pandemic preparedness and healthcare reform efforts. Dr. Patel's research on healthcare quality and community-based interventions for mental illness has received national recognition, and she has authored numerous papers and book chapters on healthcare reform and health policy. She is also an NBC/CNBC contributor.  Most recently, she has been appointed Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and is the Director of the Policy Program at Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Kate Rosenbluth, PhD

Kate Rosenbluth is a Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Scientific Officer at Cala Health.


She has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and raised three rounds of financing totaling over $80M. She is an engineer and neuroscientist who previously worked on cutting edge neurotherapies at Stanford Biodesign, UCSF Neurosurgery, Brainlab, Autonomic Technologies and Genentech.

Kristin Sainani, PhD

Kristin Sainani (née Cobb) is an associate professor at Stanford University.


She teaches statistics and writing; works on statistical projects in sports medicine; and writes about health, science, and statistics for a range of audiences. She authored the health column Body News for Allure magazine for a decade. She is also the statistical editor for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and she authors a statistics column, Statistically Speaking, for this journal. 

David Scheinker, PhD

David Scheinker is the Executive Director of Systems Design and Collaborative Research 


at the Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He is the Founder and Director of SURF Stanford Medicine, a group that brings together students and faculty from the university with physicians, nurses, and administrators from the hospitals. SURF has implemented and published dozens of projects demonstrating improvements to the quality and efficiency of care. His areas of focus include clinical care delivery, technical improvements to hospital operations, sensor-based and algorithm-enabled telemedicine, and the socioeconomic factors that shape healthcare cost and quality.

Before coming to Stanford, he was a Joint Research Fellow at The MIT Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a PhD in theoretical math from The University of California San Diego under Jim Agler. His current areas of research include applications of operations research in healthcare, type 1 diabetes management with continuous glucose monitor data, and healthcare policy. He advises Carta Healthcare, a healthcare analytics company started by former students.



Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA

Dr. Schulman was appointed as Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair of Business Development and Strategy 


in the Department of Medicine, Director of Industry Partnerships and Education for the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He is the Director of Stanford’s master’s degree program, the Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management.

Dr. Schulman’s research interests include organizational innovation in health care, health care policy and health economics.  With over 300 original articles, over 100 review articles/commentaries, and over 40 case studies/book chapters, Kevin Schulman has had a broad impact on health policy (h-index = 77). His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of the American Heart Journal, Health Policy, Management and Innovation (www.HMPI.Org), and Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Schulman served as a Professor of Medicine at Duke University, directed the Health Sector Management Program at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business for a dozen years, created and directed the Duke University Master of Management in Clinical Informatics Program, and served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School.

He is an elected member of ASCI and AAP. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the New York University School of Medicine, and The Wharton Health Care Management Program.



Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD

Dr. Nigam Shah is Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University, 


Associate CIO for Data Science at Stanford Healthcare, and a member of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program as well as the Clinical Informatics Fellowship. Dr. Shah's research focuses on combining machine learning and prior knowledge in medical ontologies to enable use cases of the learning health system.

Dr. Shah received the AMIA New Investigator Award for 2013 and the Stanford Biosciences Faculty Teaching Award for outstanding teaching in his graduate class on “Data driven medicine”. Dr. Shah was elected into the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 2015 and is inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2016. He holds an MBBS from Baroda Medical College, India, a PhD from Penn State University and completed postdoctoral training at Stanford University.


Sara Singer, MBA, Ph.D

Dr. Singer is a faculty affiliate of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, 


the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, which she helped to found in 1999, the Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Clinical Excellence Research Center, and the Woods Institute for the Environment. She is also an adjunct professor at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

She served as principal investigator of numerous studies for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Veterans Administration Health Services Research & Development, and private foundations related to measuring and improving the financing and delivery of health care. Dr. Singer currently leads the AHRQ-funded Engineering High Reliability Learning Lab and the Center of Excellence in Health System Performance Project on Care Integration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded initiatives on Corporations and Public Health and Culture of Health: A Business Leadership Imperative, and the Commonwealth Fund and Peterson Center on Health Care-supported program on serving patients with high needs.

An internationally respected scientist and award-winning teacher, Dr. Singer received the 2013 Avedis Donabedian Healthcare Quality Award from the American Public Health Association, 2013 Lewis W. Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award, 2014 Teaching Citation Award from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Her publications have won numerous awards, including Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management’s Health Care Division in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2019 and from the Production and Operations Management Society College of Service Operations 2015-2016. She earned her MBA from Stanford University and her PhD from Harvard University in Health Policy and Management.