Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

Amy Abernethy serves as chief medical officer, chief scientific officer and senior vice president, oncology, where she leads the research oncology, clinical operations and data science teams, and contributes to the strategic vision of Flatiron Health.

Before joining Flatiron, Amy was professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, and ran the Center for Learning Health Care in the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Cancer Care Research Program in the Duke Cancer Institute. For more than a decade, she has pioneered the development of technology platforms to spur novel advancements in cancer care, including the development of systems by which aggregated clinical data can support personalized medicine, outcomes research, cancer care quality monitoring, and scientific discovery.

With over 400 peer-reviewed publications, Amy is an internationally recognized expert in clinical trials, cancer outcomes research, health policy, health services research, patient reported outcomes, clinical informatics and patient-centered care. She maintains a close affiliation with Duke, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Forum, past president of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, recent member of the Board of Directors for the Personalized Medicine Coalition, and recent leader within several federally-funded research networks. She also serves on the Board of Directors for athenahealth.

Amy received her MD at Duke University, where she also did her internal medicine residency, served as chief resident and completed her hematology/oncology fellowship. She has her PhD from Flinders University in Australia, focused on evidence-based medicine and clinical informatics, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Preyas Desai, PhD

Preyas Desai is the Spencer R. Hassell Professor of Business Administration and the Senior Associate Dean for Digital Education at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Preyas Desai’s research covers a wide range of topics in marketing strategy, distribution channels, and marketing of durable products. His research analyzes strategic interactions such as those among competing firms, and among firms partnering within a distribution channel. His articles on these topics have appeared in top-tier academic journals such as Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has served as a departmental editor for Management Science and as the editor-in-chief of Marketing Science.


Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University. He is a physician-economist who focuses on quality and value in health care including payment reform, real-world evidence and more effective drug and device innovation. He is former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he developed and implemented major reforms in health policy. He was previously Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a faculty member at Stanford University.


Aaron McKethan, PhD

Aaron McKethan is an Assistant Professor in the Duke School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences and a Senior Policy Fellow in the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. He recently served as the Chief Data Officer for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. His career in government, academia and the private sector has focused on health care delivery innovation, data and information technology. Before coming to Duke and NCDHHS, he co-founded RxAnte, a predictive analytics and technology company focusing on improving population health (acquired in 2016). Previously, he directed the Beacon Communities program – the nation’s largest health IT cooperative agreement program – at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He also previously served as Research Director in health policy at the Brookings Institution, where he led projects focused on provider payment reform, health care quality and state health policy. Dr. McKethan’s academic work has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Health Affairs.


Kenneth Park, MD

Kenneth Park, MD joined IQVIA in 2015 and is Vice President of Offering Development in Real World and Analytic Solutions.  He is responsible for bringing innovative new offerings from product concept through implementation to early commercialization as well as managing the M&A portfolio for IQVIA’s Real World and Analytic Solutions.  His portfolio incorporates technologies including big data, machine learning, and genomics.

Dr. Park has over 10 years working with Big Data in healthcare.  Prior to joining IQVIA, he was a Vice President at Anthem where he led the data operations at their subsidiary HealthCore, managed Anthem’s All Payer Claims Database (APCD) submissions, and led their clinical data strategy.  At Anthem, he also designed and launched a next-generation Health Information Exchange in California.  Prior to that, he was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co. where he led consulting engagements with healthcare stakeholders on how to use healthcare Big Data and Analytics.  He led the pharmaceutical industry’s initial engagements on Real World Evidence and has designed and launched new business models utilizing Big Data for payers and providers.

Park has a BA from Harvard College and an MD from University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.


Yogin Patel, MD, MBA

Yogin Patel, MD, MBA is a physician executive. He is President of ApolloMD, a private multidisciplinary provider group with expertise in Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Anesthesia, and Radiology services. In addition to his leadership role, he is a practicing Emergency Physician serving communities throughout the Carolinas. Dr. Patel holds three degrees from Duke University: BS, MBA, and MD. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University where he was inducted into AOA and served as Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine.

He is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians.



David Ridley, PhD

David Ridley is the Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Professor of the Practice of Business. He is also the Faculty Director of Duke’s Health Sector Management program. In his research, David examines innovation and pricing in health care. To encourage development of new treatments for neglected diseases, David, with Jeffrey Moe and Henry Grabowski, proposed a priority review voucher prize which became law in the United States in 2007. David’s research appears in economics journals (Journal of Public Economics), medical journals (Journal of the American Medical Association), and scientific journals (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery). He teaches daytime and executive MBA students. He received a PhD in economics from Duke University in 2001.