Session Chair Profile

M.D., CEO, CMO, AMPEL BioSolutions

Biography
Peter is a Rheumatologist & Immunologist who immerses himself in basic & clinical research. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, completed residency training at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York and his post-doctoral fellowship in NIAID at the NIH. After going to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Peter rapidly advanced to become a professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology as well as the Director of the Harold C Simmons Arthritis Research Center and, Co-Director of the Immunology Graduate Program. He entered the new millennium as the Director of the Intramural Research Program & the Autoimmunity Branch of NIAMS at the NIH. Peter is the co-founder and CEO of AMPEL BioSolutions LLC, a biotech company involved in employing analysis of BigData and Machine Learning to provide personalized medicine. Peter is the former editor of the Journal of Immunology, Nature Reviews Rheumatology and Arthritis Research & Therapy, and is the recipient of the Carol Nachman Prize, the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Investigator Award and the Arthritis Foundation’s Lee Howley prize.

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AI/ML in Clinical Trials


 Speaker Profile

CEO, xCures Inc.

Biography
Mika has more than 20 years of commercial strategy and leadership experience in life sciences, with a focus on novel technologies. Over the last 10 years, Mika has concentrated on evidence-based medicine and tools to transform healthcare and clinical development. Before joining xCures Mika was the Chief Commercial Officer of Doctor Evidence, LLC. Prior to Doctor Evidence he was the General Manager of Clinical Development Services at diaDexus, SVP of Client and Market Development at Evidera, VP of Sales and Marketing at Archimedes, and held sales management and sales operations roles at Quintiles, Invitrogen and Tripos.


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M.D., Founding & Former Chief Innovation Officer, MedStar Health

Biography
Mark Smith is an emergency medicine physician who for the past 11 years has led a broad initiative to catalyze innovation in a large not-for-profit healthcare system, helping build centers in simulation training, human factors in healthcare, and telehealth innovation. He was co-creator of the Azyxxi/Amalga clinical information system which was in continuous use in hospitals for 22 years. Dr. Smith’s interests include digital health, advanced computational tools, complex systems theory, information visualization, disaster medicine, catalyzing sustainable and self-organizing change, and scaling that change within and across large systems of care. Prior to his appointment as director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and at The George Washington University Hospital. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College (mathematics), Stanford University (computer science), and Yale University (medicine).


 Speaker Profile

M.D., Chief Medical Science Officer, Sema4; Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tisch Cancer Inst., Mount Sinai

Biography
William K. Oh, M.D. is Chief Medical Science Officer at Sema4, a patient-centered health intelligence company focused on precision medicine. He is also an internationally recognized medical oncologist with over 25 years of clinical and translational research experience and leadership roles at major NCI-designated cancer centers. He continues to see cancer patients in his capacity as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. William has authored more than 330 articles, reviews, books and book chapters related to genitourinary cancers. He has conducted multiple clinical cancer trials and has served in key invited roles for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Cancer Society, and the American Urological Association.