Andrew Morris-Singer, MD

Friday, May 9, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM

Academic Titles and/or Institutional Affiliations:

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
President and Founder, Primary Care Progress

Talk Title:

Revitalizing Primary Care:  All Hands on Deck

Talk Description:

An unprecedented grassroots movement has taken shape to concurrently reform primary care delivery and health professional education in the US. Driven by the urgency of the looming primary care shortage as well as growing support for primary care amongst a multi-stakeholder coalition, this effort has engaged an interprofessional and interdisciplinary cohort from all stages of practice and training. Borrowing strategies and tactics from business, service industries and community organizing endeavors, these individuals are discovering that new innovations in care delivery and provider training are quickly advancing the "value" of primary care in exciting ways as well as redefining what it means to be a "leader" in healthcare. In this inspiring talk by the founder of a key organization in the movement, audience members will learn about this powerful effort to revitalize primary care, as well as the people and the strategies involved.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Within the context of health reform, understand some of the unique opportunities and challenges facing our primary care system and those who deliver primary care services.

  2. Develop a sense of the different healthcare stakeholders who support the transformation of the primary care delivery and education system, and learn some of the unique strategies and tactics being employed by innovators to concurrently reform primary care delivery and education.

  3. Identify concrete actions that individuals can take to advance reform efforts at their local institutions of care delivery and health professions education.

Brief Bio:

Andrew Morris-Singer, MD, President and Co-Founder of Primary Care Progress (PCP), is a physician, educator and advocate who works actively in the space of primary care revitalization. Andrew is a former community organizer and trainer, with over 15 years of advocacy experience. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and works as a general internist at a new patient-centered medical home practice in Boston. He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and lives in Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM

Academic Titles and/or Institutional Affiliations:

Professor of Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center

Host of the Emmy® award winning “The Dr. Oz Show”

Talk Title:

All About YOU

 Talk Description:

 Dr. Oz will describe insights he has acquired into what motivates patients to change behavior, and will discuss web trends and innovations relevant to clinical practice and primary care.


Dr. Oz, two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the three-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning “The Dr. Oz Show,” is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University.  He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy.  He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year.

Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 26 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver.

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes.  In addition to regular appearances on the “Today” show, he has also been featured on “Good Morning America,” “Larry King Live,” “The View,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” guest-hosted the “Charlie Rose” show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts.  He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and participated in several other feature films.

Dr. Oz authored seven New York Times Best Sellers, including “You: The Owner’s Manual,” “You: The Smart Patient,” “YOU: On a Diet,” “YOU: Staying Young,” “YOU: Being Beautiful,” “YOU: Having a Baby,” “YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens,” as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart.”  He has a regular column in O, The Oprah Magazine, Time and AARP, and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service.

 In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz was named Forbes’ #3 most influential celebrity (2010-2011), has been honored as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2008), Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century and a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (1999-2004). He has also won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University and was voted a “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine.