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The Future of Healthcare Symposium: 
High Impact Healthcare

Our annual Future of Healthcare Symposium brought together influential thinkers and experienced practitioners. Our discussions center on the innovations and challenges—be they technological, ethical, or controversial—facing today's healthcare sector.

Our theme, High Impact Healthcare, explored the ever evolving healthcare industry and the accelerating pace of change. Our dialogue examined disruptive technologies and the agility needed to innovate faster and improve overall outcomes by breaking the traditional boundaries of healthcare systems.


2021 Line-Up

Marc Siegal
Marc Siegel, MD

Doctor Radio Medical Director, SiriusXM at NYU Langone Health

Dimitris Agrafiotis, PhD, FRSC
Dimitris Agrafiotis, PhD, FRSC

Vice President, Digital, Worldwide Research, Development and Medical for Pfizer

We had two exciting keynote sessions and panels this past year.

The first keynote session featured Dr. Marc Siegel, a professor of medicine and the medical director of Doctor Radio on SiriusXM at NYU Langone Health, as well as a Fox News Medical Correspondent. Dr. Siegel invited the audience to be a part of the conversation around the future of patient interaction within the healthcare industry and their providers during his keynote session, The Evolution of Personalized Medicine. The ever-changing healthcare landscape, powered by advancements in technology and AI, have shifted the traditional industry model away from one-size-fits-all medicine towards a personalized approach to healthcare solutions. He shared his insights on how the patient is now more empowered than ever and how the interface by which they receive information, such as media news outlets, shapes their understanding of healthcare. Additionally, Dr. Siegel examined technology's impact on the overall quality and healthcare costs, highlighting its effect on data, security, AI, and more. This session was moderated by chairman and CEO of Carepathrx and Pepperdine Graziadio alumni, John Figueroa.

The second keynote session, Creating Value with Global Pharmaceutical Technologies, with Dimitris Agrafiotis, Vice President, Digital, Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Pfizer, evaluated the incorporation of new technologies within the pharmaceutical industry. He discussed the benefit of utilizing information technology services within the healthcare industry and how to leverage artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to provide enriched patient experiences. As former Chief Information Officer at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and Vice President of Informatics and Research IT at Janssen R&D, Dr. Agrafiotis built the conversation based on his experience at top healthcare companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, and Johnson & Johnson.




Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare Award


Lloyd Dean

Lloyd H. Dean
CEO, CommonSpirit Health

Lloyd’s accountabilities include leading CommonSpirit Health’s hospital and clinical operations, financial strategy and human resources for 150,000 employees across more than 1,000 care sites, including 137 hospitals. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health since 2000.

His current board memberships include the Cal Poly Foundation of California Polytechnic State University, Carnegie Hall, the California Future Health Workforce Commission, and the Committee on Jobs. Lloyd received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo; and an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters from the University of San Francisco.


Past Symposium Sponsors



Figueroa Family Foundation logo

Graziadio Board logo

George and Reva Graziadio Foundation

Apria logo


Dignity Health

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Cesar Landeros