How Innovators Are Addressing GLP-1s, Obesity and MSK
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January 25, 2024 12:00 pm ET

How Innovators Are Addressing GLP-1s, Obesity and MSK

Join us to discuss GP-1s and their role in addressing the global challenge of obesity while considering the crucial aspect of musculoskeletal (MSK) health. Learn innovative, multidisciplinary strategies you can implement to complement lifestyle interventions and other therapeutic approaches in your organization.

Martin Burruano

Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Independent Health

Martin oversees the pharmacy benefit at Independent Health, a nonprofit health plan serving the 8 counties of Western New York. His responsibilities include oversight of pharmacy benefits for Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Self Funded lines of business with direct oversight of budgets, servicing, trend management, drug formularies, specialty pharmacy, network pharmacy contracting, MTM, pharmacy stakeholder servicing and compliance, including Medicare Part D.

Before Independent Health, he practiced community pharmacy with Wegmans Food and Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Manager for ten years. His professional affiliations include member of the Board of Directors of the Pharmacists Association of Western New York, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Board of Directors of the University at Buffalo Blue and White Club, and member of the UB and Canisius College Alumni Associations. He is also a past member of the North Tonawanda Board of Education.

Martin is a 1981 graduate of Canisius College with a BA in Biology and a 1985 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy.

Mary O'Connor, MD

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health

Mary is the previous Chair of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida, past Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Health, and a US Olympic rowing athlete. Dedicated to patient-centric, value-based care, she left her practice about 1 year ago to co-found and serve as Chief Medical Officer at Vori Health, a physician-led virtual musculoskeletal company transforming the delivery of medical care with a biopsychosocial patient-centered and value-driven model. She is a nationally recognized leader in health equity, chairing the Movement is Life Caucus, a multi-stakeholder coalition committed to addressing musculoskeletal health disparities.

In her 20-plus years at Mayo Clinic, Dr. O’Connor held various prestigious positions, including Professor of Orthopedics, Chair of Orthopedic Surgery in Florida, Member of the Executive Operations Team, and served as the Mayo Clinic Enterprise-wide Medical Director of the Office on Integrity and Compliance. In 2015, she was recruited to Yale University School of Medicine to serve as their inaugural Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care. She left Yale during the pandemic to co-found Vori Health.

As an orthopedic surgeon and innovative leader, Dr. O’Connor recognizes the challenges of incorporating a non-surgical, holistic approach to patients in traditional healthcare systems. Dr. O’Connor is dedicated to transforming healthcare through an evidence-based approach, decreasing unnecessary care, improving the quality of appropriate care, maximizing patient outcomes, and ensuring the experience can wow! With her work at Vori Health, she is committed to its mission to empower all humanity to lead a healthier life.

Mamata Majmundar, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Evry Health

Before joining Evry Health, Dr. Majmundar was a medical director at Aetna. She has over 20 years of combined experience in the private, public, and payor sector. She was also an adjunct professor for global health at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine while working in a community health center. Dr. Majmundar was a partner and board member in a large multi-specialty practice serving about 600,000 visits per year.

Shelley Turk

Divisional Senior Vice President of Health Care Delivery, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

In her role, Shelley is responsible for contracting relationships with providers in Illinois to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of care for nearly 9 million members by aligning incentives and results.

Previously, Shelley was Vice President and General Counsel for BCBSIL, and general counsel of Health Care Management for Health Care Service Corporation, representing Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Shelley is passionate about teamwork, collaboration, and enhancing the member experience while improving access, quality outcomes and managing the cost of care. Before joining HCSC, she was outside counsel at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in Arizona ̶ with a focus on payer litigation and transactions across the West Coast.

She was also lead counsel for Coventry Health Care networks, Altius Health Plans Utah, and Coventry Health Care of Nevada. Before this, Shelley advised providers on ways to build successful long-term acute care hospitals from site location to Medicare certification and guided providers in crisis on managing critical regulator site audits.

Shelley earned a Juris Doctor and Health Law Certificate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Spanish from Macalester College. She volunteers on the advisory board of Local Initiatives Support Corporation Chicago. In her free time, Shelley enjoys Vinyasa Yoga, Lagree Pilates, tennis, and likes traveling to scuba dive and jet ski.

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