MM&M reveals Healthcare Transformers and Innovation Catalysts of 2019

MM&M has revealed the 2019 class of Top 40 Healthcare Transformers and Top 10 Innovation Catalysts, the media brand’s honor roll of visionaries, gurus, self-starters, operators, and wonks bravely working to bring about change in the $3 trillion healthcare industry.

The 50 inductees will be celebrated at an awards reception in New York City on the night of May 7. The next day, MM&M will hold its annual Transforming Healthcare conference, an event dedicated to defining the future of healthcare for our biopharma and device readers, from value-based reimbursement to care delivery and much more.

“This year’s class of Transformers reflects the tremendous growth we’re seeing in medtech, as well as a more wholistic approach to health in general,” said Stephen Madden, MM&M’s editor-in-chief. “And as always, it’s pretty amazing to see how many very smart, creative people are working to help communities manage and improve their health.”

The current Transformers class marks the fifth since MM&M began curating the list of those whose work straddles the line separating healthcare and technology in 2015. It’s the third class of Innovation Catalysts, marketers who have helped health-tech innovators connect with the larger worlds of pharma and healthcare.

Top 40 Healthcare Transformers

Ardy Arianpour
CEO and cofounder,

Dawn Barry
President and cofounder,

Lionel Bascles
Senior VP, global head of clinical sciences and operations,

Priscilla Beal
Global Head, G4A Digital Health Ecosystem & Engagement

Lynda Brown-Ganzert
CEO and founder,

Ari Caroline
Chief analytics officer,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Mandy Cohen
North Caroline Department of Health and Human Services

Cris De Luca
Global director, digital innovation,
J&J Innovation

Tania Elliott
Attending physician, clinical solutions MD,
NYU Langone/Aetna

Yechiel Engelhard
Global head of digital health,

Heather Fernandez
CEO and cofounder,

Lidia Fonseca
Chief digital officer,

Sam Glassenberg
CEO and founder,
Level Ex

Eddie Gonzalez-Novoa
Cofounder and chief program officer,
Energizing Health

Dr. Scott Gottlieb
Food and Drug Administration

Kyle Holen
Head, development design center,

Aubrey Jenkins
CEO and cofounder,
inHealth Medical Services

Deborah Kilpatrick
Evidation Health

Daphne Koller
Chief computer scientist,

Shameet Luhar
Vheda Health

Carolyn Magill

Maulik Majmudar, MD
Chief medial officer,

Ian Marks
Vice president R&D innovation,
GSK Consumer Healthcare

Jim Mangione
Director, emerging technologies,

Corey McCann
CEO and founder,
Pear Therapeutics

Konstantin Mehl
CEO and founder,
Kaia Health

Thomas Miller
VP, medical device technology,
Novo Nordisk

Mahesh Naithani
Founder and chairman,
Pharmaspectra LLC

Tara Parker-Pope
Founding editor of Well, the NYT health and wellness vertical,
The New York Times

JD Puentes
CEO and founder,
AMK Health

Nandini Ramani
Outcome Health

Robin Roberts
Cofounder Novartis Biome, head of strategy and innovation,

Laurent Schockmel

Punit Soni
CEO and cofounder,

Marc Speichert
Global chief digital officer,
GSK Consumer Healthcare

Lauren Steingold
Head of strategy,
Uber Health

Yuri Sudhakar
Geneva Health

Ajit Verghese
General partner and founder,
Humble Ventures

Richard Vincent
CEO and cofounder,

David Weingard
CEO and founder,
Cecelia Health

Top 10 Innovation Catalysts

Michel Ballard
General manager,
Conde Nast

Olivier Chateau
CEO and cofounder,
Health Union

Adam Cossman
Chief digital officer,
W2O Group

Jeff Erb

Brendan Gallagher
Chief connected health officer
Digitas Health and Publicis Health

Jen Greufe
Managing partner,
Element 119

Keith Liu
SVP, products and innovation,
Klick Health

Destry Sulkes
Chief experience officer,

Lili Gil Valletta
CEO and cofounder,

David Windhausen
Executive vice president, development services,
Intouch Solutions

In-depth profiles of all 40 Transformers will appear on on Thursday, May 2.