About the top 50 in digital health
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.
The Selection Process
Initial nominations are open to the public from October 7 to October 20, 2019.
The Top 50 committee—composed of digital health visionaries from diverse backgrounds—select the finalists.
Award winners are chosen in an online vote by the public from November 11 to 24, 2019.
Honorees will be announced on December 9 and are celebrated at the Top 50 in Digital Health Awards Dinner on January 12, 2020.
We're honored to recognize the changemakers of healthcare—meet the past 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.
JC Simbana, Senior Vice President, Pacific Western Bank
JC cofounded Square 1 Bank (now Pacific Western Bank) and has more than 15 years of experience working with life science venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Prior to Pacific Western Bank, he ran the early stage Life Sciences and Digital Health practice at Silicon Valley Bank.
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 awarded the 2019 Woman of the Year by The Muses of the California Science Center Foundation for her distinguished career in medicine.
James 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.
Leah Sparks, Co-founder & CEO, Wildflower Health
Leah Sparks has more than 15 years experience building innovative healthcare businesses in both venture-backed companies and Fortune 50 corporations. Prior to starting Wildflower Health, Leah led business development for a personalized medicine startup acquired by Medco and held a variety of leadership roles at McKesson.
Bill Evans, CEO & 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.
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, CNBC.com
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, The Wall Street Journal
Hong Truong, Director, Summation Health Ventures
Hosain Rahman, CEO, Jawbone
Ian Shakil, CEO, Augmedix
James Lu, Co-founder, Helix
James Park, CEO, Fitbit
Jason Jacobs, Founder & CEO, RunKeeper
JC Simbana, Co-Founder & SVP, Pacific Western Bank (formerly Square 1 Bank)
Jeff Tangney, Co-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, Former 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