New York

Health Forum

The New York Health Forum was founded to strengthen healthcare partnerships and knowledge sharing around the world, supporting innovation and collaboration in global medicine and life sciences.


Following the motto scientia potentia est (“knowledge is power”), the NYHF brings together knowledge from industry experts, academia, medical and research facilities, service providers, financial investors, as well as policymakers to further the scope of healthcare. Expert knowledge has fueled unparalleled development of the health industry, and moreover has empowered the growth of one of the most rapidly changing fields of the 21st century.


By coalescing professionals of various backgrounds, the NYHF serves to foster discussion on the significant agendas and public concerns present in healthcare today, with the further goal of contributing to society and public health.

From the Chairman

Dear Colleagues and Friends,


I am pleased to see that our organization continues to build on its programs, innovate, and lead new initiatives in the ever expanding field of healthcare. We first established the New York Health Forum in response to the emerging needs in healthcare for mutual collaboration and multilateral connection.


Under the slogan, “Connecting to Improve Human Health,” the NYHF programs are designed to bring together industry executives, policymakers, bio-pharma scientists, as well as medical practitioners to discuss the next steps in the field. The multidisciplinary approach will help us realize the goal of achieving a healthier world through the effective use of scientific innovations, industry advancements, and policy implementations.


The NYHF is a platform for hands-on and face-to-face interactions between different health-related professions, and I welcome all of you to join us for this exciting journey in navigating towards a better healthcare.


Thank you for your support of the New York Health Forum.






Chairman of the New York Health Forum

President and CEO of W Medical Strategy Group

Do Hyun Cho, PhD

Our Past Panelists

Imran Babar, PhD

Senior Associate,

OrbiMed LLC

David Blume

Managing Director, 

Edgemont Capital Partners

John Bradley, MD

Managing Director,

Torreya Partners

Joseph H. Carabello


Strategic Marketing Communications

Daniel Chain, PhD

President & CEO,

CereSpir, Inc.

Han Choi, MD, LLM


Oracle Investment Management

Jeff Clark, MD, JD

Chief Licensing Officer,

Enzychem Lifesciences

Mark Dennish, MBA

Vice President,

Daiichi Sankyo(Japan)

Kathy Driscoll, RN, CCM

Strategic Executive,


Les Funtleyder, MPH

Investment Manager,

Bluecloud Health

Tae Sik Han



Marko Horvat

Vice President,

Financo Investment

Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD


World Korean Medical Organization

Keelin Kavanagh, JD

Managing Partner,

Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP

Howard Kim

Director of Business Development, Yonsung Fine Chemicals

Tae-wan Kim, PhD

Assoc. Prof, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical School

Bob Lee, MS

Former President,

HiOssen America

John R. Lieberman, CPA

Managing Direcotr,

Perelson Weiner LLP

Peter Lyons

Chief Innovation Officer,

Atomic Capital

Jamie Metzl, PhD, JD

Senior Fellow,

Atlantic Council

BongHyun Nam, MPH, PhD


Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Jinha Park, MD, PhD

Director, City of Hope Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute

Rich Poska, PharmD


Flexo LLC

Allison Santhouse, PA-C


Schweiger Dermatology Group

Yiqin Shen

Senior Reporter,


Jungmee Sohn, PhD

Manager, Foregin Investment Promotion, Chungbuk Provincial Government

Bryan Spielman, MBA

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Medidata

William R. Ventura, MD

Attending Physician,

St. Joseph Medical Center

Sherman Williams, MBA

Director of Investment Banking,

Chardan Capital Markets

Doug Yoon, MD, PhD, MBA

Senior advisor,


Karen Yook

Manager of Business Operations,

W Medical Strategy Group

Han Bang



Kristin Booker



Kathleen Broderick

U.S. Representative,

isoi Cosmetics

Laura Carabello

Principal, CPR

Strategic Marketing Communications

Anthony Chambers

Director, Life Sciences Practice,

West Monroe Partners

Robert Chu

CEO and Founder,


Alaric DeArment


BioPharm Insight

Yuan-Hua Ding, PhD

Executive Director & Head,

Asia/Pacific, Pfizer

Surani Fernando

Editor, North Amercia,

Biopharm Insight

Kathryn Gregory, MBA

Executive Director,

Purdue Pharma L.P

Katya Hancock


Strategic Partnership, StartUp Health

Scott Howell, MD, MPH&TM

Chief Medical Officer,

Tenet Diagnostics

Geoffrey Kaiser, JD


Rivkin Raddler LLP

Hiroyuki Kawabata

Director, Health and Welfare Department, JETRO New York

Judith Kim, JD

Chair of Intellectual Property Practice, Rubin and Rudman LLP

Kevin Kumler, MBA

Vice President,


Kyoung-Ryul Lee, MD, PhD


Hanaro Medical Foundation

Vincent Liu, PhD

Senior Advisor,

Fosun Pharma

Joe McMenamin, MD, JD, FCLM

Vice President and CLO,

W Medical Strategy Group

Hideki Mitani

Senior Dean, The Institute of Medical Science, The university of Tokyo

Joseph Nam

Senior Associate,

Madison Bay Capital Partners

Sue Park

Branch Manager,


Matthew Prepis

Director of Business Development, SmartSites

Mun-Sik Seol

Vice Governor,

Chungbuk Province

Shoshana Shendelman, 

Partner and Managing Director,

Clearpoint Strategy Group

Ki Young Sohn

CEO and Chairman,

Enzychem Lifesciences

Unity Stoakes

Co-founder and President,

StartUp Health

Joy Wang, PhD, MBA

US office head of Simcere Pharmaceuticals

Paula Wilson


Joint Commission International(JCI)

Ji Soo Yoon, JD

Compliance Officer,

Green Alley

Norman Yun

Managing Director,

H.C Wainwright & Co.

Hana Ben-Shabat


AT Kearney

Frank Borchetta

CEO & Co-Founder, 

Repairogen Corporation

Young Seok Byun, PhD

Head of R&D,

UK ChemiPharm

Karen Carr

Regional Development Officer,

Gateway for Cancer Research

Tony Chen


PrimeVax Immuno-Oncology, Inc.

Yeereum Chung, RN

Manager, Product Management,

W Medical Strategy Group

Kara Dennis

Managing Director,


Sean Drake

Managing Director,

Stony Lonesome Group LLC

G. Alexander Fleming, MD

Founder and CEO,

Kinexum Inc.

Kimberly Ha

Senior Director,

FTI Consulting

Tony Handal, JD


Greenspoon Marder

SungHye Hwang, PhD, MBA

Corporate Affairs and Health & Value Director, Pfizer USA

Ariel Katz

Chief Product Officer,


Eunie Kim


C&R Research

Kun Chul Kim

U.S. Correspondent Reporter,

The Asia Business Daily

Sundeep Lal, PhD, MBA

CEO and Founder,


Sangji Lee

Executive Director,

W Medical Stategy Group

Michelle Longmire, MD

CEO and Co-Founder,


Woodson C. Merrell, MD

Executive Director,

Center for Health and Healing

Young Moon, MBA

Vice President,


Chul Kyoon Park


it's a Wig

Mark S. Paxton, MD, JD

Executive Vice President,

W Medical Strategy Group

James M Pusey, MD

SVP Clinical Operations,

Medpace Inc.

Steven Shapiro, JD

Of Counsel,

Rivkin Radler

Larry Slatky

Chief Operating Officer,

NuHealth System

Se-joo Son

Consul General,

The Korean Consulate General New York

Marc S. Ullman, JD

Of Counsel,

Rivkin Radler LLP

Kenjiro Watanabe

Director,  Business Development,

JETRO New York

Jaewook Yoo



Debra Yu

Managing Director,

Labrador Advisors