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Meet our Speakers

Physician entrepreneur with 13 exits and managing partner of Xcellerant Ventures, an early-stage health tech focused VC.

Managing Partner, Xcellerant Ventures

Improving and optimizing the value and delivery of health care through research, innovation, and entrepreneurship to improve access and reduce disparities.
Dr. Padam is a Stanford/VA trained Palliative Medicine physician with a focus on Ethnogeriatrics. She is an ambassador of Applied Compassion and a graduate of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University. She identifies innovative ways to fill the gaps in community health & wellness and co-founded a national non-profit focusing on gender justice and a free medical clinic for the uninsured. She also serves as board president for RotaCare Bay Area.

Chief Medical Officer, San Mateo Primary Care & Apollo Healthcare Center

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD MBA is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout.

Physician, The worthy physician llc

Carolina is a global multilingual business executive that leverages her scientific experience and technology/ML/AI expertise to create the highest value for customers and drive sustainable growth in Healthcare, Biotech, and Diagnostics. As the Chief Business Officer, she has led two successful exits (sell and IPO), raised funds, and closed numerous pharma deals.

BOD/Director/PartnerQuantPi, Rarebase, Modulus Therapeutics, Evexia Bio Fund

Dr. Gordon Chen is Chief Medical Officer of ChenMed, where he manages all clinicians and clinical leaders and oversees clinical training, quality, outcomes, physician culture, and medical costs. He has helped the company expand from 6 medical centers to 74 locations in 10 states. He has also hired and trained more than 150 providers on ChenMed’s unique value-based health-care-delivery system. Dr. Chen received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami and his bachelor's from Brown University.

CMO, ChenMed

Benjamin Schwartz, MD, MBA is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon frequently sought after by clinicians, founders, and venture capitalists for his ability to bridge the gap between real world medicine and startups/entrepreneurship. Dr. Schwartz's passion is thoughtful implementation of technology and innovation to improve healthcare quality, accessibility, costs, and outcomes.

Fellowship trained, Orthopedic Surgeon 

Paula Muto, MD is a general and vascular surgeon in practice for over 20 years, owner of a successful vein center, and founder and CEO of UBERDOC, currently the largest network of direct pay specialists in the country. Dr. Muto is a graduate of Amherst College, NY Medical, and did her surgical training in Boston at Tufts and vascular surgery at the Lahey Clinic. She is a passionate advocate for women's health and has been an outspoken voice for patient access and price transparency.

Founder & CEO, UBERDOC