As a member of the Health Care Services investment team at Deerfield, Julian provides extensive research and analysis on individual companies operating in the healthcare industry. He also works with a variety of health care services and technology companies that are both current and potential investment partners. Before joining Deerfield, Julian was the founding President of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services and home-based care businesses. Previously, Julian led US Strategic Operations for Cigna and managed a $500M internal investment portfolio focused on technology and innovation. Julian was also an Adviser to Google Ventures (GV) focused on health care services. Prior to GV, he led the health care team in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the federal government’s chief health care finance official, he oversaw a $1 trillion budget and provided management and policy oversight for a range of programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, NIH and CDC. He also served as the chief executive of the $11 billion Massachusetts Medicaid program. Julian trained in internal medicine and primary care at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital and practiced as a hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance and as clinical consultant for BestDoctors. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Health Policy & Medical Ethics from Duke and holds an M.Sc. from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, where he currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Julian is a trustee of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the advisory boards for the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at Penn and the NYU Department of Population Health.
Julian Harris, MD
As Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT where she focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in Healthcare and FinTech.
Annie currently serves on the Boards of Freshbooks, Independent Living Systems, Oncology Analytics, OODA Health, Poynt, Precision Medicine Group, Quartet, VillageMD and is a Board Observer at Notable. Annie is also actively involved with Dama Technology, Devoted Health, and Hometeam.
Prior investments include Aspire Health (acquired by Anthem), athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN) American Esoteric Laboratories (acquired by Sonic Healthcare Limited), Argus Information & Advisory Services (acquired by Verisk Analytics), Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT), CareMedic Systems (acquired by Ingenix), Castlight Health (NYSE: CSLT), CLARiENT (acquired by GE Healthcare), Health Dialog (acquired by British United Provident Association), iHealth Technologies (merged with Connolly), Odyssey Healthcare, Oak Tree (acquired by Oxford), NetSpend (acquired by TSYS), PayFlex Systems (acquired by Aetna), PharMEDium Healthcare (acquired by CD&R), Point Carbon (acquired by Thomson Reuters), Psychiatric Solutions (acquired by Universal Health Services), TxVia (acquired by Google), United BioSource (acquired by Medco Health Solutions) and Vesta Corporation.
Annie has appeared on the Forbes Midas List, Institutional Investor’s FinTech Finance 40 list, and the Top 100 Venture Capitalist rankings published by CB Insights and The New York Times. She was the first recipient of the National Venture Capital Association’s award for Excellence in Healthcare Innovation. Annie was also honored with Healthcare Private Equity Association’s 2017 Russell L. Carson Award for lifetime achievement in healthcare investing. Annie serves as a core participant of the Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS), a collaboration between HHS and healthcare innovation and investment professionals to discuss the healthcare landscape, emerging opportunities, and the government’s role in facilitating accelerated innovation and investment.
Annie also serves as a Managing Partner of Oak Investment Partners, which she joined in 1982. Prior to joining Oak Investment Partners, Annie was a research associate with Hambrecht & Quist.
Annie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Oak HC/FT
Ezekiel J. Emanuel is a breast oncologist and currently the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently on leave from his position as the Chair of the Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department while he serves as a Special Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization.
From January 2009 to January 2011, Dr. Emanuel served as a Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council. Prior to that he was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 to August of 2011.
Dr. Emanuel received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard University. He has published over 300 articles mainly on health care reform, research ethics, and end of life care. He has also authored or edited 12 books. His most recent book, Prescription for the Future, identifies standout medical organizations that have achieved higher-quality, more patient-focused, and lower-cost care, and from their examples distills twelve transformational practices that could transform the entire healthcare sector. He is working on a book entitled Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care? Dr. Emanuel is the most widely cited bioethicist in history.
Dr. Emanuel also serves as a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT in addition to serving as a contributor for the New York Times and CNN. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Medicine. He turned down a Fulbright Fellowship. He is a 2018 recipient of the Dan David Prize in the category of Bioethics, an honor recognizing innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.
Vice Provost for Global Initiatives
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD
An emergency physician, healthcare executive, and entrepreneur, Larry’s diverse perspective renders him an inspiring, design-oriented leader, strategist, advisor, facilitator, and speaker. His extensive track record of real-life strategic and operational results—and a unique facility with ecosystems, neuroscience, social intelligence, and human networks—helps you understand and capacitate entire systems, small and large, to optimize performance, adaptation, and vitality. He has wide experience in shaping the challenges of our complex times into outstanding results, rapid learning, and energized professional cultures.
Larry’s mission is to deepen the vigor, resilience, and sustainability of leaders, the people they lead, and the organizations they create. Particularly focused on the shared work between executives, clinicians, and clinical leaders, Larry’s experience as both a CEO and a clinician deepens his skill in facilitating dynamic shifts in mindset, method, and performance. His background as a strategic innovator and “designer-in-chaos” has led him to increasing work outside of health care as organizations and corporations seek to create value via both stability and rapid reconfiguration in environments of velocity and volatility.
His career has comprised the renewal of multiple environments of distrust, stress, and dispirited dynamics. He focuses on creating a practical approach to the acceleration of systemic shifts in results, adaptation, and professional vitality; the linkage between leadership evolution, stewardship ethic, and business value; and the activation of “positive epidemics” through the understanding and application of complexity principles, network science, and neuroscience. He works with Boards, CEOs, and physician executives 1:1, in team settings, and in developing strategies for increasing leadership capacity across health systems.
From 2008 to 2012, Larry served as the CEO of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs, CO, facilitating a $100 million turnaround, the emergence of a culture of collaboration and commitment, and Memorial’s transformation from an at-risk and unfunded municipal hospital to the threshold of its merger with the University of Colorado Health system. Prior to that he was a senior executive and emergency physician at the Billings Clinic in Billings, MT, from 1995 to 2008. He completed his training in emergency medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN, in 1995. After earning a BA in English Writing from Carroll College (MT) in 1987, Larry graduated from Stanford University Medical School in 1992.
He serves as an Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Creative Leadership and as a Principal at Brenva Group. He is on the faculty of the American Association of Physician Leaders, The Governance Institute, and The Leadership Development Group, and has presented at The Conference Board, The Executive Development Roundtable, and the American Medical Group Association as well as at numerous health care organizations nationwide. He co-founded PracticingExcellence, a web-based professional collegial community which focuses on the clinician experience as the foundation of healthcare performance, patient experience, and meaning. More recently he has founded Epidemic Leadership, where he focuses on the executive work of creating organizations of exponential health and vigor—where performance, learning, and vitality rise in parallel and are abundant, infectious, sustained and sustaining.
As a life-long horseman, outdoorsman, and biologist at heart, he can be found—or difficult to find—taking in the beauty of his mountainous homeland in remote parts of Colorado and his boyhood haunts in Montana.
Lawrence McEvoy II, MD
Todd Park is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health. Prior to co-founding Devoted, Todd served as White House technology advisor based in Silicon Valley until January 2017. In this role, he focused on bringing top technology talent and best practices into government to improve service delivery, national defense, public engagement, and more.
Prior to this role, Todd served from March 2012 to August 2014 as U.S Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and, in that position, served as an Assistant to the President. Todd joined the Obama Administration in August 2009 as CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he functioned as an “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation. For his work at HHS, Todd was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business” in 2010. Prior to his work in government, Todd co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over a decade into a leading provider of cloud-based software and services for physicians and health care practitioners. He also co-founded Castlight Health, an innovative online health benefits platform company, in 2008, and has served as a senior advisor to Ashoka, a global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Todd graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics. He currently serves on the boards of New America and the Biden Cancer Initiative. Todd was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2017, and is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Devoted Health