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​Every year, the IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care features speakers who inspire and engage you with their vision of how to transform primary​ car​​​e.​ To understand the caliber of keynote speakers expected in 2020, please review speakers from the 2019 event.

​​Summit 2019 Keynote Speakers ​

Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil

Doug Koekkoek, MD


Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil
Chief Health Officer,
 Cityblock Health

Doug Koekkoek, MD
Chief Medical Officer, 
Physician Enterprise, 
Providence St. Joseph Health


Stephen Nuckolls

P.J. Parmar, MD

Derek Feeley

Stephen W. Nuckolls
Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolina
Health Care

​​​​​​​P.J. Parmar, MD
Mango House

Derek Feeley, DBA
​President and CEO,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Keynote One: Transforming Our Primary Care Approach​
Friday, April 12, 2019 | 8:00 AM –​ 9:00 AM PT

This keynote was supported by:

Peterson Center on Healthcare

Panel discussion moderated by:​​

Derek Feeley​Derek Feeley, DBA, joined IHI as Executive Vice President in September 201​3 and became CEO in January 2016. His work is international in scope, guiding work to deliver IHI's mission to improve health and care across the world. Prior to taking up his current role, Mr. Feeley had been Director General (DG) Health and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland since November 2010. From January 2011, the DG role was extended to cover Health and Social Care. He was the principal adviser to Scottish Ministers on health and care issues and he provided direction to the work of NHS Boards in ensuring the delivery of high-quality health and health care. Mr. Feeley has had a varied background in policy analysis during thirty years in public service. From 2002 to 2004, he spent two years as Principal Private Secretary to Scotland's First Minister. Thereafter, he moved on to work on developing a framework for service redesign in the NHS. He was a 2005-2006 Harkness/Health Foundation Fellow in Health Care Policy and spent a year in the United States working with Kaiser Permanente and the Veteran's Health Administration. Mr. Feeley was appointed as Director of Healthcare Policy and Strategy on his return. In that role he was responsible for advising the Scottish Government on all health care quality issues, including patient safety, and he also led on health care information technology.​​

Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil​​​​​​​Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, is the Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, a New York-based health and social services company focused on enabling a path to healthier communities through a digitally-enabled, integrated medical, behavioral health and social service delivery model for low-income Medicaid populations with complex needs. Prior to this, Toyin served as Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nationally-renowned integrated health plan and care delivery system for individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Toyin is a board-certified Family Physician, and continues to practice primary care and hospital medicine, focused on patients with chronic, complex and end-of-life needs.

Doug Koekkoek, MD ​​​​​​​Doug Koekkoek, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer, Physician Enterprise for ​Providence St. Joseph Health. He leads care delivery at nearly 100 primary, immediate, and specialty care clinics that provide more than a million visits each year. He also provides leadership for numerous clinical support and care delivery functions across 8 hospitals, Graduate Medical Education, and the Center for Outcomes Research and Education. Dr. Koekkoek has been with Providence for 30 years, having practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is a previous GE Fellow in the Health Management Academy and a Senior Fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Stephen Nuckolls ​​​​​​​Stephen W. Nuckolls, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolina Health Care, has served in this capacity since facilitating the organization’s formation in 1997. His responsibilities include management of the 60 provider multi-specialty physician-owned medical practice and its accountable care organization (ACO). Mr. Nuckolls is a founding member of the National Association of ACOs and served as their board chair from 2016-2017. He currently serves as Treasurer.  In addition to these responsibilities Mr. Nuckolls has served on several advisory boards and committees for the North Carolina Medical Society and is a frequent speaker on ACOs and practice transformation.

Keynote Two: Redesigning Primary Care to Better
Serve the Poor
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 8:00 AM –​ 9:00 AM PT​

P.J. Parmar, MD
​​​​​​​P.J. Parmar, MD, is the founder of Mango House. He is a family doctor who started and runs a primary care clinic, dental clinic, youth programs, and other social services for resettled refugees in the Denver area. He focuses on process efficiencies in underserved primary care medicine.​​