Speaker Profile

Director, Reimbursement Strategy, Thermo Fisher

Biography
Rob leads reimbursement and HEOR activities for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s clinical sequencing division. Experienced in all facets of NGS testing’s coverage, coding, and billing – Rob works with CLIA labs, pharma partners and coalitions to explain the complex and often contradictory U.S. environment and devise pathways to achieve their desired goals. He’s also worked with Oncomine™ Dx Target Test: the first FDA-approved next-generation sequencing (NGS) in vitro diagnostic test for non-small cell lung cancer. This companion diagnostic is now covered nationally by Medicare and dozens of commercial payers. Rob joined Thermo Fisher (Life Technologies) in 2012 through an acquisition of Navigenics, where he led development and growth of payers and employers. Rob was also a Territory Vice President at RelayHealth, with duties that included payer-facing sales of secure messaging and e-prescribing. He also held senior sales and sales management positions with UnitedHealthcare.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.


Track Chair: Hakan Sakul, Pfizer

  • PMWC Award Ceremony:
    Honoree: Todd Golub, Broad Institute
  • Fireside Chat: Precision Medicine: Past, Present and Future
    - Todd Golub, Broad Institute
    - Hakan Sakul, Pfizer
  • Challenges in Providing Global Access to Precision Health (PANEL)
    Chair: Mike Pellini, Section32
    - Peter Kuhn, USC
    - Steven Rosen,
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Ed Abrahams, PMC
  • Regulatory and Reimbursement Challenges for Precision Medicines (PANEL)
    Chair: Cynthia Bens, PMC
    - Robert Dumanois, ThermoFisher
    - Kaska Kowanetz, Pfizer
    - Sarah Hersey, BMS
    - Elaine Katrivanos, Tempus
    - Elizabeth Mansfield, Foundation Medicine
  • Early Cancer Detection 360 Degree View
    Chair: Christian Wolfrum, Siemens Healthineers
    - Christian Eusemann, Siemens Healthineers
  • Novel Clinical Trial Designs (PANEL)
    Chair: Razelle Kurzrock, Medical College of Wisconsin
    - Jim Palma, Target Cancer Foundation
    - Corrie Painter, TBA
  • Expanding Precision Medicine into Non-Traditional Settings
    - Ed Kim, City of Hope
  • Equity in Delivery of Precision Cancer Care through Community-Academic Partnerships
    - Manali Patel, Stanford
  • Challanges in Genomic Profiling of Pediatric Cancers
    - Andrew Kung, MSK
    - Christina Curtis, Stanford
  • PMWC NCI Showcase
    - Solomon Diamond, Lodestone
    - Jennifer Smith, PreCyte