• Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    • Innovation
    • Quality Improvement
    • Cost Effectiveness
    • Medical Director
    • Healthcare administration
    • Design Thinking
    • Health Care Innovation
    • Patient Care
    • Medical Innovation
    • Founder & Director at IGNITE Innovation - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
    I am focused on fostering and building Innovation platforms to generate dynamic strategies and networks in transforming care. In particular, I am interested in using Innovation to build a forward-thinking culture open to change and novel ideas, create cutting edge solutions, bridge multi-industry platforms using cross-pollination of experts from a variety of different industries, and fuel cutting-edge research to synergize key stakeholders in our healthcare arena. Providing a first-hand medical perspective on innovating new product development, service delivery and creative strategy using these techniques delivers a unique level of value surpassing the usual “cutting-edge” @innovatedoc /
    • General Practice
    • Director of Practice Transformation for the Penn Medicine Department of Medicine and Center for Health Care Innovation at UPenn

    Katherine Choi is the Director of Practice Transformation for the Penn Medicine Department of Medicine and Center for Health Care Innovation.  In this role, Katherine leads the efforts to redesign practice to save clinicians time, decrease work compression, and support physician wellbeing in practical ways.


    She also has a special interest in running delight sprints to bring appreciation and engagement into the workplace.


    Katherine received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and her bachelor's degree in bioengineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


    Her work has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, NPR, and Fast Company.

  • Partnerships Director at MATTER
    Partnerships Director at MATTER
    • Director, Strategic Partnerships at MATTER

    Monica Vajani is the Partnerships Director at MATTER, a global health tech incubator and corporate innovation accelerator located in Chicago. She is responsible for engaging with MATTER’s corporate partners across healthcare ecosystem and developing value add resources to augment their innovation efforts.  

    Prior to MATTER, Monica was a cardiac medical device sales professional for Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. She has extensive experience building clinical and administrative relationships within health systems and driving patient compliance through education. Monica holds a BS in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the Booth School of Business.

  • Andrew Eye is the CEO and Co-founder of His executive experience spans over 20 years in B2C and B2B, for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding ClosedLoop, Andrew co-founded the Webby Award winning mobile software company, Boxer (acquired by VMWare in 2015). Prior to Boxer, he co-founded the cyber security firm Ciphent in 2007. He grew the company to nearly 100 employees, was number 16 on the Inc. 500 list (acquired by Optiv).

  • Drew leads client engagements across Healthbox’s Innovation Consulting services. Prior to Healthbox, Drew spent 6 years with Welltok Inc. advancing the consumer health platform startup though multiple high growth phases in both executive client management and strategic product management leadership roles. His healthcare consulting experience at Huron Consulting Group and Sg2 Healthcare Intelligence ranges from revenue cycle management to strategic growth planning.

  • Senior Manager of Digital Health and Informatics in the Improving Health Outcomes department at the American Medical Association (AMA). 

    Jennie's focus is on collaborating with digital health companies to improve the prevention and management of chronic diseases with innovative digital and data solutions. Prior to joining the AMA, Jennie redesigned healthcare operations at one of the largest healthcare systems in the U.S. Her work ranged from developing guidelines on medical supply chain standards and writing clinical risk assessments to leading the clinical testing of a new EHR. She was a registered respiratory therapist and worked in several hospitals throughout the Chicagoland area. Her background also includes consumer research on both the vendor and client sides.

  • Arun has a deep passion for the design and strategic growth of new healthcare and life-science ventures. He has held multi-faceted roles related to early-stage venture development including innovation strategy design and leading the intra-preneurship program at Baxter Healthcare, corporate venture evaluation and investing through Baxter Ventures, and university-stage start-up development and investment at IllinoisVENTURES. Arun’s passion for healthcare innovation was fostered through an MBA in entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as an MS in biotechnology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

    • Chief Operating Officer, Department of Medicine at UPenn

    Thomas Gakis currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a department comprised of 13 divisions and over 675 faculty.  Tom began his career in strategy consulting and went on to receive his MBA and certification in Health Care Administration from the University of Chicago.  Tom’s career has since been focused in academic medicine – the last 15 years in faculty practice management.  Tom was exposed to human centered design while at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Clinical Excellence.  He has evolved his faculty practice management approach to one that incorporates design thinking and lean management principles.


    Allison has worked in the healthcare industry for the past nine years.  She currently works as a Senior Practice Advisor for the American Medical Association focusing on strategies and initiatives to enhance professional satisfaction and practice sustainability.  Prior to joining the AMA, Allison served as a practice administrator for one of the nation’s top oncology practices at a prominent Chicago academic healthcare system.  In addition to managing clinical operations, she has also consulted for a number of health systems on practice change, implementation, and revenue cycle operations.


    • Internal Medicine
    • Digital health
    • Clinical Research
    • Public and Global Health
    • Health Care Innovation
    • Bedside diagnosis
    All that we are is the result of what we have imagined...dream is the path to reality!! 
    All that we are is the result of what we have imagined...dream is the path to reality!! 

    Apurva is currently a post-doctoral ARVC (Arrhythmogenic right ventricular Cardiomyopathy) fellow in the cardiology division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to her research in ARVC, a rare disease which is a leading cause of death among young athletes, she’s also pursuing her master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School.  

    To further her academic exposure and transform excellence in teaching bedside medicine, Apurva is deeply involved in the Assessment of Physical Exam and Communication Skills (APECS), an initiative of Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine program to improve bedside medicine and physical diagnosis skills among residents. Her passion for innovation in digital health solutions has inspired her to collaborate with Corrie team to assess the role of physicians in adoption and further scaling outreach efforts to improve patient outcomes at a larger scale.

    She completed her medical residency training at Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. Before moving to USA, she completed her graduate and post graduate degree in medicine from one of the premier institutes of India, King George's Medical University. She has also been the recipient of research awards and has authored numerous articles and presentations in the field of cardiology.

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