Each year, to kickoff the JP Morgan Health Conference in San Francisco, we draw special attention to those who have made exceptional progress in driving resources, attention, and innovation towards the burgeoning digital health industry. From writing healthcare policy to steering corporate acquisitions to moving technology from the bench to the bedside, we want to honor the people and organizations making this sector thrive. 
 

2017 Awards 

We're honored to recognize the changemakers of healthcare—meet the 2017 honorees.


Top 50 Committee

Michael Esquivel, Partner, Fenwick & West

Michael is the Industry Co-Chair for Digital Health at Fenwick & West. He provides strategic counseling to emerging and high-growth companies primarily in the digital health, consumer and enterprise tech, social networking, software and cloud computing industries.

Bill Evans, Managing Director, Rock Health

Bill is the Managing Director of Rock Health. He has deep healthcare and technology expertise, leadership and management experience. Before Rock Health, he spent 13 years in technology/informatics leadership roles at Genentech/Roche, worked as a senior software engineer at Epinions and as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Chrissy Farr, Senior Writer, Fast Company

Chrissy is a San Francisco-based journalist specializing in health and technology. Before joining Fast Company, Chrissy worked as a reporter for VentureBeat, Reuters, and KQED. Chrissy was a Top 50 in Digital Health honoree last year for Reporter of the Year.

Dr. Leslie Saxon, Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

Dr. Leslie Saxon is a professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. In addition, Dr. Saxon serves as the executive director of the internationally acclaimed USC Center for Body Computing and newly formed USC Virtual Care Clinic. She was named Most Tech-Friendly Doc in 2016's Top 50 in Digital Health.

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JC Simbana, ‎Senior Vice President, Square 1 Bank

JC is a cofounder of Square 1 and has more than 15 years of experience working with life science venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Prior to Square 1, he ran the early stage Life Sciences and Digital Health practice at Silicon Valley Bank.
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Jim Sinclair, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Jim is a managing director in the Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group at Goldman Sachs, covering healthcare services and technology companies. Jim serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Ben’s Friends, a nonprofit focused on building online communities for patients with rare diseases.

 

Past Attendees

Abhas Gupta, CEO, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Ambar Bhattacharyya, Managing Director, Maverick Capital

Ashley Reid, CEO, Wellist

Ashwin Pushpala, CEO, Sano

Anne Wojcicki, Co-Founder & CEO, 23andme

Bill Moschella, CEO, eVariant

Bill Romeo, Managing Director, Danforth Advisors

Billy Boyle, CEO, Owlstone Medical

Beth Seidenberg, General Partner, KPCB

BJ Fogg, Social Scientist, Stanford

Bob Kocher, Partner, Venrock

Brook Byers, Partner, KPCB

Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock

Casper de Clercq, Founding Member, Norwest Venture Partners

Chris Coburn, VP, Partners HealthCare

Christina Farr, Reporter, Fast Company

Christine Lemke, Co-Founder, Evidation Health

Darren Hite, Partner, Aberdare Ventures

Dan Burton, CEO, Health Catalyst

Daniel Kraft, Medicine & Neuroscience Chair, Singularity University

David Van Sickle, Co-Founder & CEO, Propeller Health

Eric Topol, Scripps Translational Science Institute

Frank Williams, CEO, Evolent Health

Francisco Rausua, Sr. Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie

Giovanni Colella, Co-Founder & CEO, Castlight

Heather Mack, Reporter, mobiHealthNews

Hong Truong, Director, Summation Health Ventures

Hosain Rahman, CEO, Jawbone

Ian Shakil, CEO, Augmedix

James Lu, Co-founder, Helix

James Park, CEO of Fitbit

Jason Jacobs, Founder & CEO, RunKeeper

JC Simbana, Co-Founder & SVP, Square 1 Bank

Jeff Tangney, Founder & CEO, Doximity

Jim Sinclair, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

John Noonan, Founder, LifeForce Capital

John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente

Jordan Shlain, Co-Founder, HealthLoop

Julie Cheek, CEO, EverlyWell

Kunal Sarkar, Founder & CEO, Lumosity

Kate Jhaveri, Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood

Kevin MacDonald, Founder & CEO, Kit Check

Larry Brooks, Director, Business Innovation, Boehringer Ingelheim

Leslie Saxon, Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

Liz Rockett, Parnter, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Michael Dillhyon, Founder, YouBase, Inc.

Nick Ganju, Founder & CTO, ZocDoc

Owen Tripp, CEO, Grand Rounds

Piraye Yurttas Beim MD, CEO, Celmatix

Peter Van der Goes, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Ramji Srinivasan, CEO, Counsyl

Ryan Beckland, Co-Founder & President, Validic

Sam Brasch, Sr. Managing Director, Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Sami Inkinen, CEO, Virta Health

Shannon Griffin, Co-Founder and CEO, Loop Med

Sean Duffy, Co-Founder and CEO, Omada Health

Skip Fleshman, Managing Partner, Asset Management Ventures

Sonny Vu, Founder and CEO, Misfit Wearables

Stephanie Lee, Reporter, Buzzfeed

Steve Kraus, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Sue Siegal, CEO, GE Healthcare

Susannah Fox, CTO, HHS

Thomas Goetz, CEO, Iodine

Tim Lee, Partner, Sequoia Capital

Tim Chang, Partner, Mayfield

Tom Lee, Founder & CEO, One Medical

Walter De Brouwer, CEO, Scanadu

Ulili Onovakpuri, Principal, Kapor Capital

Zal Bilimoria, Co-Founder, Refactor Capital