Kavita Patel (Moderator/Speaker)
Dr. Kavita Patel is a Fellow and Managing Director in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution where she leads research on delivery system reforms, healthcare cost, physician payment and healthcare workforce productivity. Dr. Patel is, in addition, a co-founder of Tuple Health, a physician led company focused on practical clinical solutions to bring care back to health as well as a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Patel was previously a Director of Policy for The White House under President Obama and a senior advisor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. Her prior research in healthcare quality and community approaches to mental illness have earned national recognition and she has published numerous papers and book chapters on healthcare reform and health policy. She has testified before Congress several times and she is a frequent guest expert on NPR, CBS, NBC and MSNBC as well as serving on the editorial board of the journal Health Affairs.