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Knowledge@Wharton: February 7, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Tarun Khanna (Professor, Director of the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard Business School), Jesse Newman (Reporter, Wall Street Journal), E. Patchen Dellinger (Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, University of Washington), Carlos Pellegrini (Chief Medical Officer, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Washington), Keith Humphreys (Professor; Section Director for Mental Health Policy, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University), Thomas Gallagher (Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Washington), and Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health) on the Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Robert I. Field and Keith Humphreys

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Keith Humphreys, Robert Field

Thomas Gallagher, Carlos A. Pellegrini and E. Patchen Dellinger

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: E. Patchen Dellinger, Carlos Pellegrini, Thomas Gallagher

Jesse Newman

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Jesse Newman

Tarun Khanna

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Tarun Khanna

Featured Guests

Tarun Khanna

Professor, Director of the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard Business School


Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has sought for two decades to study the drivers of entrepreneurship in emerging markets as a means of economic and social development. At HBS since 1993, after obtaining degrees from Princeton and Harvard, he has taught courses on strategy, corporate governance and international business to MBA and Ph.D. students and senior executives. For many years, he has served as the Faculty Chair for HBS activities in India and South Asia.


Book- https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Foundation-Entrepreneurship-Developing-Countries/dp/1523094834
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Jesse Newman

Reporter, Wall Street Journal


Jesse Newman is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who covers food and agriculture, with an emphasis on grain farming and the American Midwest.


Twitter- @jessenewman13
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E. Patchen Dellinger

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, University of Washington


Dr. Dellinger is Professor of Surgery, Emeritus and headed the Acute Care Surgery team at the University of Washington Medical Center until he stopped clinical practice in July 2018. Until then he was also an Associate Medical Director of the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) where he was recently Chief of Staff.

He graduated from Swarthmore College and from Harvard Medical School. During surgical residency at the Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA, he completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Tufts with Drs. Louis Weinstein and Michael Barza. He is past president of the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of University Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
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Carlos Pellegrini

Chief Medical Officer, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Washington


Carlos A. Pellegrini, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer for UW Medicine and a professor in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Pellegrini believes in caring for each patient as a person with a compassionate, family-oriented approach. He recognizes that learning is a lifelong process and endeavors to maintain the highest degree of professional competence.

As CMO, Dr. Pellegrini promotes an environment of personal development and professional growth. He values the resources entrusted to him and maintains fiscal responsibility in the delivery of health care.

Dr. Pellegrini was born in Argentina and received his M.D. from the University of Rosario Medical School, where he trained in general surgery. He completed his training in surgery at the University of Chicago. His clinical interests include caring for patients with upper gastrointestinal problems, minimally invasive surgery and surgery of the esophagus and stomach.
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Keith Humphreys

Professor; Section Director for Mental Health Policy, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University


Keith Humphreys is a Professor and the Section Director for Mental Health Policy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.  He is also a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Health Services Research Center in Palo Alto and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London. His research addresses the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, the formation of public policy and the extent to which subjects in medical research differ from patients seen in everyday clinical practice.

For his work in the multinational humanitarian effort to rebuild the psychiatric care system of Iraq and in the national redesign of the VA health system’s mental health services for Iraq war veterans, he won the 2009 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Public Interest.  He and the authors of “Drug Policy and the Public Good” won the 2010 British Medical Association’s Award for Public Health Book of the Year.

Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in the formation of public policy, having served as a member of the White House Commission on Drug Free Communities, the VA National Mental Health Task Force, and the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  During the Obama Administration, he spent a sabbatical year as Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has also testified on numerous occasions in Parliament and advises multiple government agencies in the U.K.


Twitter- @KeithNHumphreys | @FSIStanford
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Thomas Gallagher

Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Washington


Thomas H. Gallagher, M.D., is a general internist who is Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, where he is Associate Chair for Patient Care Quality, Safety, and Value. He is also a Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Gallagher received his medical degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, and completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, UCSF.

Dr. Gallagher’s research addresses the interfaces between healthcare quality, communication, and transparency. Dr. Gallagher has published over 100 articles and book chapters on patient safety and error disclosure, which have appeared in leading journals including JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Surgery, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and the Joint Commission Journal. He has received numerous awards for his work in error disclosure, including the 2004 Best Published Research Paper of the Year award from the Society of General Internal Medicine, the 2012 MITSS Hope Award, and the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement from the Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum. He also received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He has been the principal investigator on multiple grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Cancer Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Greenwall Foundation. He is senior author of the book Talking with Patients and Families About Medical Errors: A Guide for Education and Practice, published in 2011 by The Johns Hopkins University Press. At the University of Washington, he directs the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety. He also is Executive Director of the Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement, an organization dedicated to advancing the spread of Communication and Resolution Programs (www.communicationandresolution.org). He served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Diagnostic Error in Healthcare, and was an appointed Commissioner on the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform.

Dr. Gallagher is an active member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians (Fellow), and is Past President of the Society for General Internal Medicine.
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Robert Field

Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health


Robert Field is a nationally recognized expert in health care regulation and its role in implementing public policy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health management and policy at Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health. He is also a lecturer in health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Professor Field is the author of “Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free-Market’ Health Care,” published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. He is also the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” a comprehensive overview of health care regulation, also published by Oxford University Press.

His recent scholarly work has focused on health reform and its effects on the structure of the health care system, ethical issues in vaccines and policy implications of genetic databases. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Villanova Law Review, the Drexel Law Review, Health Affairs, Vaccine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He writes a blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer on health policy, entitled “The Field Clinic,” which features 14 prominent Philadelphia health care leaders as regular contributors.

Before joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Field founded and chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was also professor of health policy. Previously, he led business planning and development for the primary care network of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has also conducted health policy research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Law and Health Sciences at Boston University, practiced health law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, and directed public policy research for Cigna Corporation.

Professor Field earned his JD at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Twitter – @RobertIField
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