Marcus Schabacker Speaks at Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit 2019

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm


The Future of Health Summit convenes thought leaders and decision makers to confront some of the world’s most significant health challenges by matching human, financial, and educational resources with the most innovative and impactful ideas.

During a panel discussion titled Flipping the Script: Designing the System to Deliver for Patients at the Milken Institute’s Future of Health Summit 2019, Schabacker and experts will discuss how the outgrowth of consumerism in all aspects of health and health care is the expectation that patients must be a critical partner in the design of solutions intended to improve their health. Today, there are hundreds of patient organizations, each with a wide range of expertise and infrastructure to pursue research and partner with innovators. Their role as the end-user has been catalyzed by the actions of Congress and regulators in redefining patient engagement in research and medical-product innovation.

Agenda & Speakers

Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Marcus Schabacker became President and Chief Executive Officer of ECRI Institute, an independent, trusted authority on the medical practices and products that provide the safest, most cost-effective care, in January 2018. A board-certified anesthesiologist and intensive care specialist, Dr. Schabacker has 35 years of healthcare experience and 20 years of senior leadership responsibilities serving the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. He held leadership roles in medical affairs, preclinical and clinical development, regulatory affairs, quality, research and development, and patient safety. After receiving his medical and academic training at the Medical University of Lubeck, Germany, Dr. Schabacker served as senior medical officer at the Mafikeng General Hospital in South Africa as part of a humanitarian aid program to support the African National Congress government under Nelson Mandela. Dr. Schabacker is an affiliate assistant professor at The Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.


Annie Kennedy (Moderator)
Senior Vice President, Legislation and Public Policy, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Gigi Hirsch
Executive Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, NEWDIGS

Andy Schmeltz
Global President and General Manager, Pfizer Oncology

Jeffrey Shuren
Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Marcus Wilson
President, HealthCore


The Ritz-Carlton West End
1150 22nd Street N.W
Washington, DC 20037


The Milken Institute Future of Health Summit includes a mix of interactive panel discussions and inspiring talks from top health innovators. These sessions extend beyond the stage through livestream and coverage across leading social media networks and top media outlets.


Visit the Milken Institute website for more information and to register for Future of Health Summit 2019.