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Mission & History

The New York Health Forum was founded in 2014 by W Medical Strategy Group to strengthen healthcare partnerships and knowledge sharing around the world, supporting innovation and collaboration in global healthcare 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 2014 to 2019, NYHF was introduced to the world at the YALE CLUB in New York City. Throughout 2020 to 2022, NYHF was hosted at the PRINCETON CLUB in NYC. Since December 2022, NYHF has been held in diverse venues, including the Barrymore Film Center, the Press Lounge, and the Korea Society.

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Joined by speakers and panelists of eminent healthcare and life science key opinion leaders and industry executives


Audiences attended from academia, industry and public sector

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Key Activities

Curate relevant and timely topics for discussion sessions and panels

Invite influential speakers, thought leaders, and subject matter experts

Facilitate interactive sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities

In-Person Forum
The In-Person Forum provides a unique and valuable experience for attendees, offering networking opportunities and fostering meaningful connections through face-to-face interactions. Participants can engage in dynamic discussions, workshops, and live presentation, immersing themselves in an engaging atmosphere that promotes active learning and collaboration.

Virtual Forum

The Virtual Forum expands the reach and accessibility of the New York Health Forum, breaking geographical barriers and enabling participants from around the world to attend without the limitations of travel expenses and logistics. Virtual attendance provides flexibility and convenience, allowing participants to access sessions and discussions from the comfort of their own location.




Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH
Publisher, World Asian Medical Journal
Chairman, Stomach Cancer Task Force




DoHyun Cho, PhD
Managing Editor, World Asian Medical Journal
CEO, W Medical Strategy Group

Speakers & Panelists

Bob Ai, PhD, MBA

Managing Director,
Solebury Trout

Hana Ben-Shabat


AT Kearney

Timothy M. Block, PhD

President&Professor, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute & the Hepatitis B Foundation

Kathleen Broderick

U.S. Representative,

isoi Cosmetics

Joseph H. Carabello


Strategic Marketing Communications

Tony Chen


PrimeVax Immuno-Oncology, Inc.

Jeff Clark, MD, JD

Chief Licensing Officer,

Enzychem Lifesciences

Alaric DeArment


BioPharm Insight

Mark E. Dingle, MBA



Surani Fernando

Editor, North Amercia,

Biopharm Insight

Kathryn Gregory, MBA

Executive Director,

Purdue Pharma L.P

Katya Hancock


Strategic Partnership, StartUp Health

Marko Horvat

Vice President,

Financo Investment

Geoffrey Kaiser, JD


Rivkin Raddler LLP

Alex Sanghyun Kim, MD

Icahn School of Medicine,
Mount Sinai

Kun Chul Kim

U.S. Correspondent Reporter,

The Asia Business Daily

Eunjung Lee, PhD

Keck School of Medicine,


John R. Lieberman, CPA

Managing Director,

Perelson Weiner LLP

Peter Lyons

Chief Innovation Officer,

Atomic Capital

Hon. Senator Bob Menendez


United States

Young Moon, MBA

Vice President,


Mark Ott, MBA, PhD

Microbiology Laboratory Lead, Johnson Space Center, NASA

Ji Sun Park, PhD

Senior Scientist,

Enzychem Lifesciences

Rich Poska, PharmD


Flexo LLC

Allison Santhouse, PA-C


Schweiger Dermatology Group

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

Brent Vaughan


Cognito Therapeutics

Sherman Williams, MBA

Director of Investment Banking,

Chardan Capital Markets

Ji Soo Yoon, JD

Legal Counsel and Director,

W Medical Strategy Group

Jahan Ali, PhD

Director, BioVenture eLab

at Weill Cornell Medical Center

John Bradley, MD

Managing Director,

Torreya Partners

David Blume

Managing Director, 

Edgemont Capital Partners

Frank Borchetta

CEO & Co-Founder, 

Repairogen Corporation

Han Choi, MD, LLM


Oracle Investment Management

Anthony Chambers

Director, Life Sciences Practice,

West Monroe Partners

Peter Corless, JD


Mintz Intellectual Property Practice

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

Scott Howell, MD, MPH&TM

Chief Medical Officer,

Tenet Diagnostics

Ariel Katz

Chief Product Officer,


Eunie Kim


C&R Research

Tae-wan Kim, PhD

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

Bob Lee, MS

Former President,

HiOssen America

Jo-Wen Lin

Portfolio Manager,

Hudson Bay Capital

Eddie Martucci, PhD

CEO and Co-Founder,

Akili Interactive

Woodson C. Merrell, MD

Executive Director,

Center for Health and Healing

BongHyun Nam, MPH, PhD


Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Rob Packard

Founder and President,

Medical Device Academy

Sue Park

Branch Manager,


Matthew Prepis

Director of Business Development, SmartSites

Mun-Sik Seol

Vice Governor,

Chungbuk Province

Vahan Simonyan, PhD

Chief Scientist,


Se-joo Son

Consul General,

The Korean Consulate General New York

Bruce Thompson, MBA

Managing Partner,

WR Regulatory Services

Joy Wang, PhD, MBA

US office head of Simcere Pharmaceuticals

Paula Wilson


Joint Commission International(JCI)

Debra Yu

Managing Director,

Labrador Advisors

Imran Babar, PhD

Senior Associate,

OrbiMed LLC

Steven Brower, MD

General Surgeon,

Englewood Hospital Medical Center

Kristin Booker



Young Seok Byun, PhD

Head of R&D,

UK ChemiPharm

Hon. Representative Andy Kim

New Jersey's

3rd Congressional District

Yeereum Chung, RN

Manager, Product Management,

W Medical Strategy Group

Daniel Chain, PhD

President & CEO,

CereSpir, Inc.

Mark Dennish, MBA

Vice President,

Daiichi Sankyo(Japan)

Kathy Driscoll, RN, CCM

Strategic Executive,


Les Funtleyder, MPH

Investment Manager,

Bluecloud Health

Brian Harris

CEO and Co-Founder,

MedRhythms Inc.

William C. Hicks, JD

Co-Chair, Mintz Securities and Capital Markets Practice Group

SungHye Hwang, PhD, MBA

Corporate Affairs and Health & Value Director, Pfizer USA

Keelin Kavanagh, JD

Managing Partner,

Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan, LLP

Howard Kim

Director of Business Development, Yonsung Fine Chemicals

Kevin Kumler, MBA

Vice President,


Kyoung-Ryul Lee, MD, PhD


Hanaro Medical Foundation

Vincent Liu, PhD

Senior Advisor,

Fosun Pharma

Jack McMackin


Mission Innovation Network

Jamie Metzl, PhD, JD

Senior Fellow,

Atlantic Council

Joseph Nam

Senior Associate,

Madison Bay Capital Partners

Chul Kyoon Park


it's a Wig

Mark Paxton, JD, MS

FDA Sponsor's Representative,

US Army Medical R&D Command

James M Pusey, MD

SVP Clinical Operations,

Medpace Inc.

Steven Shapiro, JD

Of Counsel,

Rivkin Radler

Larry Slatky

Chief Operating Officer,

NuHealth System

Bryan Spielman, MBA

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Medidata

Marc S. Ullman, JD

Of Counsel,

Rivkin Radler LLP

Kenjiro Watanabe

Director,  Business Development,

JETRO New York

Jaewook Yoo



Karen Yook

Manager of Business Operations,

W Medical Strategy Group

Han Bang



John Choi, MS

Clinical Advisor,

W Medical Strategy Group

Karen Carr

Regional Development Officer,

Gateway for Cancer Research

Laura Carabello

Principal, CPR

Strategic Marketing Communications

Robert Chu

CEO and Founder,


Jon Civitarese

Managing Director,

SVB Leerink

Edward Cox

EVP, Strategic Alliances & Global Head of Digital Medicine, Eversana

Yuan-Hua Ding, PhD

Executive Director & Head,

Asia/Pacific, Pfizer

Marc Estigarribia, MBA

Managing Director,

MSQ Ventures

Maria Gotsch, MBA

President and CEO,

Partnership Fund for New York City

Tae Sik Han



William Ho, MBA

President and CEO,

Incysus Therapeutics

Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH


New York Health Forum

Hiroyuki Kawabata

Director, Health and Welfare Department, JETRO New York

Judith Kim, JD

Chair of Intellectual Property Practice, Rubin and Rudman LLP

Sundeep Lal, PhD, MBA

CEO and Founder,


Sangji Lee

Executive Director,

W Medical Stategy Group

Michelle Longmire, MD

CEO and Co-Founder,


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

Cheryl A. Nickerson, PhD

Professor, The Biodesign Institute,

Arizona State University 

Jinha Park, MD, PhD

Director, City of Hope Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute

William J. Polvino, MD

CEO and Director, 

Bridge Medicines

Camilla Row, PhD

Los Angeles,


Yiqin Shen

Senior Reporter,


Jungmee Sohn, PhD

Manager, Foregin Investment Promotion, Chungbuk Provincial Government

Mitchell Spinnell, MD

Northern New Jersey Center for Advanced Endoscopy

William R. Ventura, MD

Attending Physician,

St. Joseph Medical Center

Ofra Weinberger, PhD

Director of Licensing,

Columbia Technology Ventures

Doug Yoon, MD, PhD, MBA

Senior advisor,


Norman Yun

Managing Director,

H.C Wainwright & Co.


Highlight your sponsorship in these updates, attracting potential attendees seeking valuable educational opportunities.

Collaborative Forum/ Webinars

Our Collaborative Forum / Webinars establish your company as an industry expert, connecting you with prospects seeking education and solutions. With strategic program design, we position you as a thought leader, engaging a targeted audience.

Brand Exposure

As a sponsor, gain extensive brand exposure. Your logo will be displayed on-site, in program books, banners, and our webpage. Verbal remarks from speakers and moderators will further enhance brand visibility.

Networking Opportunities

Access exclusive networking sessions to connect with industry professionals, forge relationships, and explore collaborations, strengthening your industry presence.


Event Update Blasts

Our marketing strategy includes targeted email blasts to industry professionals, promoting event exposure. Highlight your sponsorship in these updates, attracting potential attendees seeking valuable educational opportunities.

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