Speakers

Peter Juhn, MD, MPH

Peter Juhn is Vice President and Head of Global Value-based Partnerships at Amgen. He is responsible for implementing partnerships with payers, care delivery organizations and other key healthcare stakeholders that can lead to more clinical improvement opportunities for patients with serious and debilitating illnesses and result in greater overall value for the healthcare system.

Most recently he was Vice President for Integrated Care Services in the Global Diabetes Division at Sanofi, where he was responsible for creating new patient service platforms and their attendant new business models. He led the business planning efforts for the Sanofi joint venture in diabetes with Verily (aka Google Life Sciences).

Prior to Sanofi, he was at Medco Health Solutions (at the time, the largest PBM with 65 million enrollees) as President of the Therapeutic Resource Centers division, leading a team of over 1000 pharmacists providing medication management support to Medco’s members, and then as Chief Medical Officer of Medco International where he led the delivery of medication support programs for clients in the UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands.  Prior to that, he was Vice President of Evidence and Regulatory Policy at Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for evidence-based medicine at the J&J Corporate level. He was also Vice President of Health Improvement Resources, at WellPoint Health Networks, where he managed the disease management programs for all its operating units, including Blue Cross of California. He also held senior positions at Kaiser Permanente, including founding head of the Care Management Institute, which is Kaiser’s corporate disease management and clinical policy division, and President and CEO of CareTouch, Inc., an e-health start-up venture.

He has a BA from the University of Chicago, an MD from Harvard Medical School, where he was a Charles A. Dana Foundation Scholar in Clinical Epidemiology, and an MPH from the University of Washington, where he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an Instructor in Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and a Physician at the Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital. He attained Board Certification in Internal Medicine and has a current medical license in California.

He served as the industry representative on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and served two terms on the Effective Healthcare Program Stakeholder Group at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in the U.S. Federal Department of Health and Human Services. He was the Coordinator of the manufacturer sector for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Evidence-based Medicine and edited the manufacturer sector’s statement on EBM in the IOM publication: Leadership Commitments to Improve Value in Health Care.

 

Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar leads multiple initiatives at Duke in the fields of health innovation and globalization of healthcare. He is the founding Director of the Duke Global Health Innovation Center, focused on generating deeper evidence and support for the study, scaling, and adaptation of health innovations and policy reforms globally.  He is also Executive Director of Innovations in Healthcare, a non-profit co-founded by Duke, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum, leading the organization’s work to curate and scale the impact of transformative health solutions globally.

As Head of Global Innovation for Duke Health, Dr. Udayakumar is responsible for the development and implementation of global strategy as well as global business development for Duke Health, across healthcare delivery, biomedical sciences research, and health professions education and training.

At Duke University, Dr. Udayakumar holds the rank of Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine, and is Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of MedicineHealth Affairs, and Academic Medicine. 

Born in Bangalore, India, Dr. Udayakumar spent his childhood in Virginia, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with distinction. He received both an MD and an MBA (with a concentration in Health Sector Management) from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar. Dr. Udayakumar completed his residency training in internal medicine at Duke and served as Assistant Chief Resident at the Durham VA Medical Center before joining the faculty of Duke University.

 

Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA

Devdutta Sangvai, MD, MBA is Executive Director of Duke Connected Care, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) serving patients in Medicare and other health insurance programs. He is also Associate Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Health System and leads the Population Health Management Office (PHMO) at Duke. His work focuses on alternative payment models, care redesign, care management, new models of care, and new models of payment. Dr. Sangvai is Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety in the Department of Community & Family Medicine.

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Sangvai has been at Duke since 2003. Prior to his role as Associate CMO, he was Chief of Family Medicine at Duke, where he oversaw a busy academic practice, training program, and student programs. His clinical practice focuses on primary care and the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Sangvai is significantly involved in leadership and organized medicine both locally and nationally. He is a Past President of the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and has served in national leadership roles with the American Medical Association where he was Chair of the Young Physician Section and the Association of American Medical Colleges where he served on the Executive Council for 4 years. He is a Certified Physician Executive with the American Association for Physician Leadership and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Sangvai serves on the North Carolina Medical Care Commission as a Governor appointee. In 2015 Dr. Sangvai was selected by the Libraries/Foundations of President George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a program that identifies individuals with potential to have impact on community and country.

Dr. Sangvai is a graduate of the Ohio State University (BS), Medical College of Ohio (MD), and Duke University (MBA).

 

Robert S. Saunders, PhD

Dr. Saunders is Research Director, Payment and Delivery Reform at Duke-Margolis.  In this role, he manages the Center’s portfolio for payment and delivery reform initiatives, including bringing together faculty from across the University for developing the strategic vision in this area. He also leads specific projects in digital health technologies, evaluation of new payment policies, and federal physician payment reforms.

Prior to joining Duke-Margolis, Dr. Saunders was a Senior Director and then Senior Advisor to the President of the National Quality Forum, where he managed a large federally-funded project that provided recommendations on more than 200 quality measures for 20 different federal programs in a period of two months. As Senior Advisor, he directed special projects on topics including data, payment reform, systems engineering, and future of healthcare quality measurement. There, he authored targeted communications to translate the organization’s technical work for a broad audience, including journal perspectives, white papers, and blogs and supported the development of new funding opportunities, including developing relationships with foundations and authoring concept papers and proposals. He was previously Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine and managed health care legislative affairs for Representative Rush D. Holt.