Join us and the New Canaan Library for this live program at St. Luke’s School on Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00PM EST.
In collaboration with Stamford Health, we are pleased to present a unique opportunity to join a conversation between physician, medical policy expert and former FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Rohit Bhalla, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Quality, and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer at Stamford Health. They will discuss, among other topics, the Covid-19 pandemic, the public health response, and the necessary changes that must go into effect to prepare ourselves for future pandemics.
The conversation will center on Dr. Gottlieb’s recently published book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic. The first 200 attendees will receive a copy of the book; Dr. Gottlieb will sign books beginning at 6:15 pm. The audience is invited to pose questions to Dr. Gottlieb and Dr. Bhalla following the presentation.
Scott Gottlieb, MD, was sworn in as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs on May 11, 2017. Dr. Gottlieb is a physician, medical policy expert, and public health advocate who previously served as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.
He also worked on implementation of the Medicare drug benefit as a senior advisor to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where he supported policy work on quality improvement and the agency’s coverage process, particularly as it related to new medical technologies.
In 2013 Dr. Gottlieb was appointed by the Senate to serve on the Federal Health
Information Technology Policy Committee, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services on healthcare information technology.
Dr. Gottlieb was previously a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine in Manhattan, where he also practiced medicine as a hospitalist physician.
Dr. Rohit Bhalla, MD, MPH, serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Stamford Health. In his role, he oversees clinical affairs, care management, hospital medicine, quality, patient safety, research, and other programs. He has also served as organizational incident commander during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Bhalla serves as a member of Boards and Committees of the America’s Essential Hospitals Institute, Connecticut Hospital Association, Quality Council of the State of Connecticut, Greater New York Hospital Association, and United Hospital Fund. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has published several papers in the areas of quality improvement and health policy, and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Medical Quality.
Dr. Bhalla received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the Boston University School of Medicine six-year BA/MD program, and his Master of Public Health degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He completed Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Public Health/General Preventive Medicine residency training at the New York City Department of Health, and is board certified in both specialties.