MEDIA ALERT: Ezekiel Emanuel Slated As Keynote Speaker at Pepperdine Graziadio 3rd Annual Future of Healthcare Symposium

LOS ANGELES--()--Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management will host its 3rd Annual Future of Healthcare Symposium on March 23, 2017 at the Marina del Rey Marriott. Ezekiel Emanuel, a key architect of the Affordable Care Act, will serve as the keynote speaker.

The Future of Healthcare Symposium: Delivering Value-Based Healthcare, will explore the healthcare industry's transition from legacy fee-for-service and volume-based reimbursement models to value-based payments. The Pepperdine Graziadio event will bring together healthcare experts and professionals to share their personal insights, experiences and ideas in order to inspire larger conversations about the future of healthcare as a business.


The 3rd Annual Future of Healthcare Symposium explores how rapid changes to healthcare reimbursements are impacting healthcare providers, consumers and insurance plans. Attendees will also enjoy opportunities to network and share best practices while discussing potential collaborations. Register and view the full agenda here.


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292


Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management will host a daylong symposium featuring an impressive line-up of speakers addressing a broad range of issues related to value-based care. Speakers are affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Cedars-Sinai Health System and other leading healthcare organizations.

Speakers include:

Ezekiel Emanuel, Joint Appointment: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Founding Chair, Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. Former Special Advisor on Health Policy, Office of Management and Budget.

Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy. Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Dr. Emanuel offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.

Samir Malik, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Genoa Telepsychiatry, part of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare company

Samir Malik is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Genoa Telepsychiatry, part of Genoa, a QoL Healthcare company. Mr. Malik came into this role through the acquisition of his company, 1DocWay, a New York City-based telepsychiatry company, which he founded and served as CEO. The company expands access to mental healthcare in rural America. Mr. Malik and his team have built the technology-enabled services company from scratch, treating 50,000 patients across the country.

Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System

Thomas M. Priselac is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cedars-Sinai Health System and has held the position since January 1994. From 1988 to 1993, he served as Executive Vice President. An author and invited speaker on health policy issues, Mr. Priselac has served the healthcare field in various roles. He is past Chair of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees and past Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Barbara McNeil, Professor of Radiology and Former Acting Dean, Harvard Medical School

Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD, is the Ridley Watts Professor and founding head of the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. She is also a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. McNeil’s research focuses on several areas, most notably technology assessment and quality of care, as well as the effects of alternative payment arrangements and organizational characteristics on quality and costs of care.

Wyatt W. Decker, Vice President, Mayo Clinic; Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic, Arizona

Wyatt W. Decker, MD, is Mayo Clinic Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. As a vice president of the largest not-for-profit integrated multi-specialty group practice in the nation, Dr. Decker helps direct Mayo Clinic’s research, education and clinical operations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Dr. Decker is directly responsible for Mayo Clinic operations in Arizona.

Lou Silverman, CEO, Advanced ICU Care, Harvard Medical School

Lou Silverman has a 15-year track record of success as CEO in healthcare information technology and healthcare services companies, translating a passion for the transformative benefits of innovative healthcare solutions into successful clinical and commercial organizations. In addition to his leadership role at Advanced ICU Care, Mr. Silverman serves on the board of directors for a variety of healthcare-related companies, both public and private.

Hill Ferguson, CEO, Doctor On Demand

Hill Ferguson is Chief Executive Officer at Doctor On Demand. With nearly two decades of experience in mobile technology, Mr. Ferguson has led companies at all stages of growth, from being a founder to serving as a senior executive at PayPal, a high-growth public company. He holds deep commitment to putting customers first by delivering the best possible products, a value that resonates with Doctor On Demand's commitment to its industry-leading clinical quality and best-in-class customer experience.

About the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management focuses on the real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. The Graziadio School provides student-focused, globally-oriented education through part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our five Southern California locations, Silicon Valley and Santa Barbara campuses, as well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Graziadio School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs. Follow the Graziadio School on FacebookTwitter at @GraziadioSchoolInstagram, and LinkedIn.


Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry, 310.568.2314
Director, Marketing and Communications


Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry, 310.568.2314
Director, Marketing and Communications