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Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership: Thursday Evening Series

HPM/MGT 699/700

Meet with the people who are leading efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of our healthcare system. Talk with thought leaders who craft policy at the state and federal level. Engage with life sciences entrepreneurs who are discovering and commercializing products that can extend and improve our lives. 

The Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership brings prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations to campus for candid discussions. You will deepen your understanding of the major trends in healthcare as well as the challenges of being a leader in this space.

Thursday Evening Series - 6:30 PM, PARK STREET AUDITORIUM, 55 PARK STREET 


Attendance is restricted to those registered for or auditing this course.

Students choosing to register for this course, or to audit, should request approval from Dr. Howard Forman, Course Director ( Those registering for credit should submit a 300 word statement including their reason for choosing to participate in this course, acknowledgement that the course extends over 2 semesters, and acknowledgement that successful completion of the course requires attendance at all sessions and a deliverable in late April/early May.

These steps do not apply to students whose curriculum requires them to take this course.

September 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m. *55 Park Street

Introduction to the Thursday Evening Colloquium

Dr. Howard P. Forman
Howard P. Forman, MD, MBA
Professor of Radiology & Public Health (Health Policy)
Director, YSPH Health Care Management Program
Director, MD/MBA Program
Faculty Director, Executive MBA Program (Healthcare)
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Professor Forman is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (and faculty director for Finance),  Public Health (Health Policy), Economics and Management. Professor Forman directs the Health Care management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the healthcare focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program. He is the co-founder and special advisor to the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership program. He co-hosts the Health & Veritas podcast with Dr. Harlan Krumholz.

As a practicing emergency/trauma radiologist, he is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and contracting. His research has been focused on improving imaging services delivery through better access to information. He has worked as a health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate, on Medicare legislation.

During the COVID Pandemic, Professor Forman has actively tracked outbreaks at local, national, and international levels; expounding on mitigation strategies and engaging to dispel misinformation through social and print media. He has been a frequent guest commentator and expert on national video and audio platforms.

September 8, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m. *Zhang Auditorium (Yale School of Management)

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy
Vivek H. Murthy, MD ’03/MBA ’03
Vice Admiral, U. S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps
Surgeon General of the United States
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Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. He previously served as the 19th Surgeon General under President Obama. As the Nation’s Doctor, the Surgeon General’s mission is to help lay the foundation for a healthier country, relying on the best scientific information available to provide clear, consistent, and equitable guidance and resources for the public. As the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy also commands a uniformed service of over 6,000 dedicated public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations. The first Surgeon General of Indian descent, Dr. Murthy was raised in Miami and is a graduate of Harvard, the Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale School of Management. A renowned physician, research scientist, entrepreneur, author, and mango aficionado, he lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Dr. Alice Chen, and their two children.

September 15, 2022 *Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street

Amanda Skinner
Amanda Skinner, MSN '98/MBA '08
President and CEO
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
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Amanda Skinner, MSN, MBA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Amanda is an experienced health care executive committed to improving health equity and health care access for all. She is a thought leader on sexual and reproductive health care and rights, value-based care, and population health. Amanda is a 2021-2022 Donaldson Fellow of the Yale School of Management, a recognition that honors alumni from all sectors and across the globe who share a dedication to solving complex problems and pursuing positive change in the world. She is a member of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board of Directors, where she chairs the Audit committee and serves on the Executive, Revenue, and Board Governance committees, sits on the Board of Directors of BetterHealth (a PP partnership) and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, and is a member of The Beryl Institute Standing Committee on Equity and Inclusion.

Amanda has spent her professional life working to advance equity in health care through a variety of roles in a variety of different types of health care settings – private practice, consulting, large academic health system, payer, and community-based non-profit provider. Amanda is a certified nurse-midwife and spent 10 years in clinical practice and practice leadership. During that time she served as chair of the CT Chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, leading a successful campaign to expand the practice of nurse-midwives in Connecticut through policy change. Following her graduation from Yale School of Management, Amanda joined The Chartis Group as a healthcare strategy and operations consultant, spent 6 years at Yale New Haven Health System where she was instrumental in building out the population health, clinical integration, and value-based care operations, and then served as Vice President and General Manager at Optum growing an integrated population health analytics and services business. In 2017 Amanda accepted her dream job at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, TX, holds a master’s degree in nursing from the Yale School of Nursing with a clinical focus in nurse-midwifery, and holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Amanda lives in Connecticut with her husband, Kalter, and their dog, Baxter. 

September 22, 2022 *Anlyan Center Auditorium, 300 Cedar Street

Gina Calder
Gina L. Calder YC ’05/ MBA ’22/MPH ’08
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital
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Gina Calder serves as the president of the BJC hospitals in St. Charles County, Missouri - Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital.
Opened in 2007, Progress West Hospital has 72 private rooms, 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency services, surgical services, a cardiac catheterization lab, medical/surgical inpatient services, obstetrical services with labor and delivery suites, diagnostic imaging and lab services and is a Level II Certified Stroke Center. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital is a 101-bed community hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services including Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the Breast Health and Women’s Center, the Cardiology Center, and the Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy Center.
Calder joined BJC in 2021 from Bridgeport Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health System, where she served as administrator of the 106-bed Milford Campus, and vice president on the Bridgeport leadership team. She also held various other leadership roles while there, including vice president of Ambulatory Services, executive director of Clinical Services, and administrative director of Geriatric Services and Patient Relations.
Prior to joining the Bridgeport leadership team in 2009, Calder spent two years as an administrative fellow at Yale New Haven Health System, and as an administrative intern at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Calder is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a fellow of the Carol Emmott Foundation and is involved in supporting and engaging with community organizations.
She has been recognized with several professional and leadership awards including CT State Conference of NAACP Branches, 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut; The Greater Bridgeport Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., Professional Award; Connecticut Association of Healthcare Executives, Leadership Award; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter, Dorothy I. Height Community Service Award.
Calder holds her master’s degree in business administration a master’s degree in public health, health policy & administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, all from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

October 6, 2022

Dr. Stephen Oesterle
Stephen H. Oesterle  MD. YC '77
Recent Past Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology
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Dr.  Oesterle is a venture partner with Cathay Health and the CBC Group. Most recently, Steve has worked on VC and PE investments as a venture partner or advisor with NEA, EQT Partners and Temasek. Previously, Steve served as Medtronic’s Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology and was a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee for 14 years. By forging relationships with global technology partners and technical universities, he oversaw long term internal technology investments while participating in strategic corporate investments in emerging private companies. He also served as a member of the Business Development and Strategy Committee that approved all corporate acquisitions. During his tenure at Medtronic Steve served on more than 20 boards as a director or observer and built a strong and enduring profile for Medtronic in the global venture capital and private equity communities

Steve currently serves on the public boards of Baxter International (NYSE: BAX), Boston biotech/cell therapy company Sigilon Therapeutics (NASDAQ. SGTX), Shanghai cardiovascular device company Peijia Medical (HKG: 9996) and Paragon 28, a dedicated Foot and Ankle orthopedic company (NYSE: FNA). He also serves on PE backed companies – CeramTec (CPPIB and BC Partners) a global leader in medical and industrial ceramic products, and SHL Medical AG (EQT minority), a market leader in auto injectors for biologics and VC backed companies Alcyone Therapeutics - targeted gene therapy for CNS and Anuncia, a hydrocephalus device company. He is on the advisory board of Alphabet’s healthcare company, Verily and  the joint steering committee of G2 Bio, a large gene therapy incubator spun out of the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and received his medical degree from Yale; he completed his internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following medical school, he completed a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Stanford and then served on the faculty at Stanford and Harvard Medical Schools and directed the Invasive Cardiology Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford.

October 13, 2022

Courtney Ricciuti
Courtney Ricciuti  MPH ’16/ MBA ’16
Senior Director, HCP and Consumer Team Lead US ELIQUIS
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Courtney Ricciuti is a Senior Director at Pfizer, leading the U.S. ELIQUIS Healthcare Professional and Consumer team.

Most recently, she served as the U.S. ELIQUIS Strategic Brand Planning Director and Payer Marketing Director. During her tenure on the team, Courtney has led the brand’s strategic direction by identifying and prioritizing growth opportunities to extend ELIQUIS market leadership. She brought to market an innovative pricing pilot with Fortune 5 employers, enhanced the brand’s contracting strategy to maintain profitable unrestricted access, and launched non-personal delivery of ELIQUIS’s Payer Value Proposition. She serves as the ELIQUIS-Pfizer enterprise liaison to advance health equity in the CV space and is the current 2023 ELIQUIS Operating Plan lead.

Prior to joining the U.S. ELIQUIS team, Courtney was on the tanezumab Global Commercial team, also in Pfizer's Internal Medicine Division. There, she developed the customer experience strategy and spearheaded the global research and market co-creation of healthcare professional and patient support solutions across the U.S., Europe, and Japan. Courtney joined Pfizer as part of the MBA Marketing Rotational Program. While in the program, she led healthcare professional and consumer marketing initiatives for U.S. and global brands across Internal Medicine, Global Health Institutions, and Vaccines.

Before Pfizer, Courtney was a Strategic Brand Planner at Grey Health (now Wunderman Thompson Health) where she helped deliver multiple global brand launch campaigns. Courtney earned her MBA and MPH degrees at Yale University and dual undergraduate degrees in Hispanic Studies and Psychology at The University of Pennsylvania. On weekends, Courtney can be found running around local D.C. parks with her husband (Mike), son (Evan), and their big dog (Ty).

October 27, 2022

David Senior
David Senior MPH '92
Senior Vice President, Market Economics
Amerisource Bergen
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David has served as a senior executive at AmerisourceBergen for 20+ years in leadership roles spanning strategy, finance, and public policy. David formed the Market Economics department in 2018, where he leads the development of future economic business models for pharmaceutical distribution, working closely with internal business teams, external industry associations, and policymakers. In addition to his expertise in drug pricing, David is a recognized expert in policy solutions for bolstering national supply chain resilience. David joined the former Amerisource in 2000, serving as SVP Strategy and Corporate Development for 12 years, during which time he had responsibility for the corporation’s strategy, M&A which resulted in more than 30 acquisitions, and financial planning & analysis. In 2012, David moved into an operating role, leading the Finance organization for AmerisourceBergen’s distribution focused business units, with revenues of over $150 billion. Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, David worked for eight years as a healthcare strategy management consultant within the health systems, physician groups, managed care, and pharmaceuticals sectors. David received his Master’s in Public Health degree from Yale University in 1992 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University in 1989.

November 3, 2022

Dr. Helen Burstin
Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP
Chief Executive Officer
Council of Medical Specialty Societies 
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Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, MACP is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), a coalition of 48 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physicians. As the national organization of specialty societies, CMSS provides a forum to address emerging issues across specialties that influence the future of healthcare and the patients we serve. Representing every specialty, from primary care to surgery, CMSS catalyzes improvement across specialties through convening, collaborating, and collective action.

Dr. Burstin formerly served as Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum (NQF). Prior to joining NQF, she was the Director of the Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Prior to joining AHRQ, Dr. Burstin was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and served as Director of Quality Measurement at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on quality, safety, equity, and measurement. Dr. Burstin currently serves on the boards of AcademyHealth and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. A graduate of the State University of New York at Upstate College of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Burstin completed her residency training in primary care internal medicine at Boston City Hospital and fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

November 17, 2022

Pamela Sutton-Wallace
Pamela Sutton-Wallace MPH '97
Chief Operating Officer
Yale New Haven Health System
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Pamela Sutton-Wallace is an accomplished health care executive with more than 25 years of experience in various sectors of the health care industry, most notably working in academic medical centers. In July 2022, Pam became the Chief Operating Officer for Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut’s leading healthcare system with 26,000 employees, more than 6600 physicians and over 2000 inpatient beds. Most recently, Pam served as Group Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at New York-Presbyterian (NYP) for the Weill Cornell Division providing strategic and operational oversight for the Weill Cornell, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens campuses, totaling more than 1500 inpatient beds and a robust ambulatory network.

Prior to her tenure at NYP, Pam served as the Chief Executive Officer for the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia from 2014-2020. Overseeing a $2.2B budget, she strategically led UVA Health in receiving several national recognitions in quality, safety, patient experience and team member engagement including being named the #1 hospital in Virginia by US News & World Report as well as receiving the Medical Center’s first Leapfrog A score.

Pam also worked at Duke University Health System in Durham North Carolina for 17 years in various leadership capacities including: Senior Vice President for Hospital Operations, Chief Operating Officer for Ambulatory Services, Vice President for Perioperative Services and Chief of Staff to the Chancellor for Health Affairs. Pam has also held positions in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries at Pfizer and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, respectively.

She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and African-American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated from Yale University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health (MPH), completing her thesis with distinction.

Pam has served on several professional and community boards including the Yale School of Public Leadership Council, Carol Emmott Foundation, Duke University School of Nursing Board of Visitors, America’s Essential Hospitals and American Hospital Association Region 3 Policy Board to name a few. Additionally, Pam serves on the corporate board of Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc, a technology firm focused on solutions for interoperability.

A nationally recognized speaker and mentor, Pam has received several recent accolades:

• National Medical Fellowships Champion of Health Awards 2021

• John D. Thompson Yale School of Public Health Fellow 2021

• National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Senior Healthcare Executive of the Year, 2020

• Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare 2019”

• Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Minority Health Executives in Healthcare 2018” and “Top 10 Minorities to Watch 2016”

• Becker’s Hospital Review, Top 50 African-Americans in Healthcare 2019 and 2018

• Association of Yale Alumni in Public Health on the Winslow Centennial Honor Roll for Excellence and Service 2016

• Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Top 10 Women in Healthcare

Pam is married to Maurice O. Wallace PhD, associate professor of English at Rutgers University. They are the proud parents of daughters, Sage (23) and Amaya (21). Pam enjoys speaking to a wide array of audiences as well as mentoring and encouraging the next generation of leadership.

December 8, 2022

Megan L. Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP
Academic Dean, School of Public Health, Brown University
Director, Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health
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February 2, 2023

Gary Gottlieb, MD, MBA
Executive Partner
Flare Capital Partners
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February 9, 2023

Lisa Leffert, MD
Chair, Yale School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Chief of Anesthesiology, Yale New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital
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March 2, 2023

Daniel E. Dawes, JD
Executive Director
Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine
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March 9, 2023

Mallika L. Mendu, MD '09/ MBA '09
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Brigham & Women's Hospital
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