Advisory Board


Clay Christensen PhD is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth.  His research and teaching interests center on the management issues related to the development and commercialization of technological and business model innovation.  Specific areas of focus include developing organizational capabilities and finding new markets for new technologies.  Recently, Christensen has focused the lens of disruptive innovation on healthcare in his book, “The Innovator’s Prescription,” in which he describes how to bring down the costs of healthcare while improving quality.

David Matheson is a retired Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group.  He founded BCG's health care practice and has led BCG's Boston office, among many other roles for the firm.  His work has focused on strategies for integrating health care, and especially on the role of health care technology in driving this.  He has been deeply associated with the development of disease management and wellness and has published several articles on those topics.  David received a JD from Harvard Law School, an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA from the University of St Andrews.

David Williams is co-founder of MedPharma Partners LLC, a strategy consulting firm in technology-enabled health care services, pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical devices and author of the Health Business Blog.  He is also chairman of the medical risk management company Advanced Practice Strategies, a board member of ECG biomarker company iCardiac Technologies, and chairman of Hearts & Noses Hospital Clown Troupe.   He was formerly a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and LEK.  David received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA from Wesleyan University.


Henry Feldman MD is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  He currently holds dual appointments in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the section of Hospital Medicine and in the Division of Clinical Informatics.  He works as a hospitalist at BIDMC on the teaching and non-teaching medical services and is the Chief Information Architect of the Division of Clinical Informatics, and currently heads all software development for the division.  Prior to becoming a physician he was in the computer industry for almost 10 years, serving with such companies as Microsoft, two subsidiaries of Allen-Bradley, and The Boston Consulting Group.  For the 2 years prior to coming to Harvard, he served in the section of Medical Informatics at NYU School of Medicine, and created the web based virtual patient modules as part of the CDC Psychosocial Aspects of Bioterrorism grant as well as computerizing outpatient clinic scheduling.

Mark Zbikowski is a former Microsoft Architect.  He started working at the company only a few years after its inception, leading efforts in MS-DOS, OS/2, Cairo and Windows NT.  In 2006, he was honored for 25 years of service with the company, the first employee to reach this milestone other than Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.  Mark retired from Microsoft in June 2006, and is currently a technical adviser to several companies and a lecturer at the University of Washington.  He was the designer of the DOS executable file format, used in MS-DOS executable files, and his initials grace the headers of that file format.


Abraham Fuks MD CM is Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pathology and Oncology at McGill University and is the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.  Dr. Fuks is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, where he obtained his MD in 1970.  Following training in internal medicine and clinical immunology in the McGill teaching hospital network, he did three-years of postdoctoral training at Harvard University in the fields of immunogenetics and biochemistry.  His current scholarly interest is in the language of medicine and its metaphoric structure and the narratives of the doctor-patient relationship.   He teaches medical students at various points in their training and is in the process of using SimulConsult to teach medical reasoning.

Steven G. Pavlakis MD is Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Director of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital, where he is Chief Scientific Officer for Maimonides Medical Center Office of Health Sciences and Research and the Maimonides Research Foundation.   His research interests include mitochondrial diseases, stroke, sickle cell disease, as well as pediatric hypertension and its affects on vasculature.  His received his Bachelor of Science in biology and an MD from Brown University, and trained at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.