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Dr. James Weinstein  

Senior Vice President of Microsoft Healthcare; Visiting Professor in Healthcare at Northwestern

Dr. James N. Weinstein joined Microsoft in July 2018 as Senior Vice President, Microsoft Health, leading strategy, and innovation. Today, Jim leads health access and health equity, globally. Jim is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer and President of Dartmouth Health. Prior to being CEO/President, he was President of the Dartmouth physician group and was the inaugural Director of the Dartmouth Institute, home of the Dartmouth Atlas. He created the first, value-based, population health, operating model locally and nationally, grounded in, the quadruple aim. He created a joint venture with Harvard-Pilgrim to create a provider/payer "health plan" for Northern New England. He worked with Congress during three Presidential administrations. He helped lead ACO population-based strategies and led the national efforts in Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM's) and Health Equity for National Academies. In 2010, Epic EHR, adopted his real-time PROM's.

During his time as Director of TDI, Dr. Weinstein co-founded, with then Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim (past President of the World Bank), the Master of "Health Care Delivery Science" (MHCDS) program, the first hybrid residential and distance learning degree program at Dartmouth. He started the first multi-state telehealth program, across 12 states covering over 240 ICU beds and the first patient remote monitoring system, lmagincare. Dr. Weinstein held the distinguished Peggy Y. Thomson Chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences while at Dartmouth. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and served on the organization's Board for Population Health and Public Health Practice. He served as Chair of the first NAM Committee; Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity, which published its' report, "Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity," 2017. He serves on several Boards of Trustees: Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience; lntermountain Health System; Centene Health Disparity Advisory Board; Charles Drew Medical School Advisory Board on Inequities; ARMI board, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing (DOD funded). ARMI uses 3D technology to print human organoids.

Dr. Weinstein was appointed, by President Obama, to the Special Medical Advisory Group of the VA, providing advice to the Secretary and Under Secretary for Veterans Health. In 2015, Dr. Weinstein was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. He is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious, American Hospital Association's, Justin Ford Kimball Innovator's Award. He has been named one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" by Modern Healthcare magazine and top 50 "Physician Leaders to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review. He holds a Clinical Professorship in the Northwestern Kellogg Business School, Public & Private Interface initiative, where he teaches, "CEO Playbook for Health System Success." He participates annually at the Harvard Business school facilitating the case study about the center he created "Dartmouth Medical Center: Spine Care, the center he started, initially, at the University of Iowa. He serves as a distinguished professor, at TUCK, Dartmouth Business school.

Dr. Weinstein was the Executive Director and founding member, National High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC;70 million patients, 70,000 physicians) in all 50 states. As a spine surgeon, Dr. Weinstein developed the classification system by which cancers of the spine are treated. He received three Kappa Delta awards (top Orthopedic research award); 1) Knee Joint Kinematics; 2) Understanding pain mechanisms seen in back pain patients; and 3) SPORT (Spine Outcomes Research Trial), the largest NIH clinical trial funded. He served as, Editor-in-Chief, SPINE, for 28 years. He received more than $70 million in federal funding and has published more than 345 peer reviewed papers. He is a leader in advancing "informed choice". His most recent book, "Unraveled: Prescriptions to Repair a Broken Health Care System," was published in February 2016 and serves as a roadmap for many of the changes needed in Health Care. Over the years he has appeared on CBS, ABC, NPR, in the Washington Post, NYTs, and others. He recently proposed the "Federal Reserve for Health" JAMA, Health Forum 2021. He is a contributor to the latest book on Al; Peter Lee et al; The Al revolution in Medicine, Chat GPT4 and beyond, March 2023. He has several upcoming keynotes to share his vision of Al use in health care and potential role in closing the gaps of health equity. He most enjoys family, friends and being able to help others.

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