Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Physician, 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Scott Gottlieb is a physician and served as the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gottlieb’s work focuses on advancing public health through developing and implementing innovative approaches to improving medical outcomes, reshaping healthcare delivery, and expanding consumer choice and safety. He serves on the boards of Pfizer Inc. and Illumina, Inc., is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a partner at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.
Dr. Gottlieb is an aggressive advocate for advancing the health of patients, promoting healthcare access, and driving innovation. The agency’s historic and prolific advances in new policy distinguished his tenure as the FDA’s commissioner, in addition to a record-setting number of approvals of novel drugs, medical devices, and generic medicines. Under his leadership, the FDA advanced new frameworks for the modern and safe and effective oversight of gene therapies, cell based regenerative medicines, targeted drugs, and digital health devices.
Dr. Gottlieb is widely published in leading medical journals and periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has held editorial positions on the British Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association and is a regular contributor to CNBC. Fortune Magazine recognized him as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. He is also the author of New York Times Bestseller Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.
Dr. Gottlieb was a practicing hospitalist and he is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. He lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife and three daughters.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Neurosurgeon, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. He is also a practicing neurosurgeon at the Emory Clinic, and the associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Since 2001, Gupta has reported health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows, domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to CNN.com. His journalistic endeavors have taken him from the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East, to the earthquake in Haiti, tsunami in Japan and hurricane in Puerto Rico. As one of the first doctors to arrive in these disaster areas, Gupta is often asked to provide medical assistance, as he has done all over the world — including five battlefield brain operations in Iraq.
Gupta has hosted and produced dozens of documentary films, presenting issues to the global public about topics including concussions, opioids, climate change, stress and medical marijuana – for which he was awarded a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
Gupta is the author of four New York Times bestselling books, as well as the newly-released “World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One.” Gupta is also the host of the CNN Audio podcast, “Chasing Life,” where he’s on a mission to discover the science of how we can all thrive in the next chapter of our lives.
Dr. Marc Harrison
CEO Intermountain healthcare
Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, is a pediatric critical care physician with a proven track record as a top operations executive on a global scale. He is a national and international thought leader on transformation and innovation—ranking in Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2019. He also ranked second among Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders and tied for second on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2018.
Dr. Harrison embraces strategic partnerships and novel collaborations to solve systemic problems and improve lives. Together with Intermountain’s 38,000 employees —who are all called caregivers—he has implemented bold new approaches to improve health, re-define value-based care, and serve people in new ways. Intermountain’s partnerships, pioneering initiatives, and commitment to service are transforming healthcare and bearing fruit for patients and communities.
For example, Intermountain led a partnership of hundreds of hospitals to launch Civica Rx, a not-for-profit generic drug manufacturer and distributor, to make generic medications more available and affordable in hospitals across the nation. Intermountain is also a founding member of the Utah Alliance for the Determinants of Health, which is a collaboration of community partners designed to proactively address forces that affect people’s health well before they come to a clinic or a hospital. Previously, Dr. Harrison served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, chief of international business development at Cleveland Clinic, and chief medical operations officer.
He received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College, his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completed a pediatric residency and pediatric care fellowship at Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital, and a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Harrison is an all-American triathlete and represented the U.S. at the 2014 World Championships.