our team

 

Stephen E. Gordon, MD, MBA | founder & chief executive officer

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Stephen Gordon is a board-certified geriatrician with a lifelong passion for improving the care of the elderly. He founded Edenbridge Health in 2016 after spending two years working as a primary care geriatrician at the Program for All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as well as director of the Iora Health Fellowship in Primary Care Innovation, where he specialized in clinical systems design, care planning, and provider development. He continues to practice on a limited basis at Upham’s Corner PACE. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and holds clinical appointments at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, and Hebrew SeniorLife, where he teaches in the Harvard Multi-Campus Fellowship in Geriatrics. He is a supervising physician for United Community Health Plan, where he oversees more than 30 nurse practitioners caring for nursing home patients across the Boston area.

Stephen’s career has spanned the worlds of medicine and business. After graduating from Harvard College, he spent four years as a consultant for the Advisory Board Company, where he worked on issues relating to hospital strategy and operations, including service line growth, facility design, primary care strategy, and physician-hospital relations. After a year at the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, focusing on issues of healthcare leadership, he earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he double-majored in health care systems and operations. Subsequently, he attended the Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, followed by a two-year fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Stephen has consulted for the Leapfrog Group, the Clinton Foundation, the Governments of Ukraine and Nigeria, the City of Cape Town Clinics in South Africa, Renaissance Health, as well as hospitals and health systems across the U.S.

 

SIMON LAGANIERE, MD | CO-FOUNDER

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Simon Laganiere is a neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an instructor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, where he is the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Fellow in the Clinical Neurosciences. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and established and directs the Executive Function and Attention Disorders Clinic at BIDMC for patients with deficits in sustained attention, task switching, planning, organizing, and executing. After graduating from McGill University, Simon attended the Yale School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology and a fellowship in cognitive neurology at BIDMC. He has published articles in a range of journals, including Brain and Neurology.

 

Alan P. ABRAMS, MD, MPH | Chief Geriatrician

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Alan Abrams has been a practicing geriatrician, physician executive and leader in geriatric education for more than 30 years. His career has been marked by leadership positions at the intersection of the provider and payer spaces. During his time as Chief of Geriatrics at Cambridge Health Alliance, he helped launch one of the early PACE programs in Massachusetts. He is nationally recognized for designing and implementing model geriatric health care delivery programs for culturally diverse, low-income populations. He most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization at Beth Israel Deaconess, which included Medicare shared savings risk contracts covering 70,000 lives. He has also served as Medical Director of UnitedHealth’s Special Needs Plan for People Living in Nursing Homes, and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Excellence for Senior Health, which included a PACE program. He also served for 11 years as the director of the geriatric fellowship program at Harvard Medical School, and has been involved in the training of hundreds of practicing geriatricians. He is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and continues to teach geriatric fellows as well as speak internationally on geriatrics, education, and health care delivery for the elderly.

Alan holds a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MD from the New York University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his fellowship in geriatrics at Harvard Medical School.

 

David Clain | Partnerships and Strategy

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David has worked closely with progressive health systems and physician groups on major strategic and financial issues. He began his career at The Advisory Board Company, a healthcare research and technology firm, where he focused on revenue cycle operations and accountable care strategy. As one of the firm’s experts on payment reform, David advised health system CEOs during the transition to value-based payment, with a particular focus on the financial and operational implications of bundled payment and shared savings contracts. He later worked as a senior manager for research at athenahealth, an EHR vendor, developing best practices and strategic guidance for physician group leaders based on insights from the country’s most complete source of EHR and practice management data. David has a degree in public policy and political science from Duke University.

 

Kathryn Taylor Reddy | Vice President, Finance and Strategy

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Kathryn Taylor Reddy has seven years of strategy and finance experience with players across the healthcare ecosystem. She previously worked with innovative startups as an associate at Excel Venture Management, a healthcare and life sciences venture capital firm with $200M in assets under management. At Excel she led diligence and structured deal terms for new investments and was actively involved with portfolio companies at the board level. She also has experience working directly with payer and provider systems as a project manager in corporate strategy at the Advisory Board Company and as an advisor to the Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center's health plan. She started her career in consulting at Putnam Associates, where she worked with top pharmaceutical clients on product and portfolio strategies. Kathryn is a graduate of Tufts University and is a second-year MBA student at Harvard Business School.

 

diana stilwell, mph | OPERATIONS

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Diana Stilwell is a veteran of innovative organizations that engage and empower patients to improve the healthcare delivery system. She joined Edenbridge after more than 15 years leading the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of award-winning patient decision aids and shared decision making programs at leading health systems. Diana is a consultant to professional societies, health systems, and research teams working to incorporate patients’ values and goals into clinical care decisions. She served as Chief Product Officer for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation (now a program of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Health Decisions Sciences Center) and Vice President, Shared Decision Making Solution Strategy at Healthwise, a leading provider of patient engagement solutions to hospitals, health systems, and payers.

Diana received a BS and MPH in health gerontology from the University of Michigan.

 

DANIEL BLUMENTHAL, MD, MBA | SENIOR ADVISOR

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Daniel Blumenthal is a faculty cardiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at MGH and served as the chief fellow for the MGH Cardiology Division. He has received numerous clinical awards, including the MGH Cardiology Division’s Roman DeSanctis Clinical Scholar Award (2015-16) and the American Heart Association’s Laennec Young Clinician Award (2016). Dan’s research focuses on quality improvement, value-based payment design and implementation, and physician leadership development. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of HLM Venture Partners, a top-tier venture capital firm that invests in early stage health information technology and population health management businesses. He has also consulted extensively with multinational pharmaceutical companies on projects related to value-based care, including outcomes-based pricing agreements. He has published numerous articles in academic journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as in the New York Times and Harvard Business Review. Dan graduated from Harvard College and received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

PRAVEEN JAYAKUMAR, MD, MS, CPE | SENIOR ADVISOR

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Praveen Jayakumar is Medical Director of the Culinary Health Fund, a multiemployer Taft-Hartley fund in Las Vegas, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado Medical School. Previously, he was a Market Medical Director with Iora Health. His research has focused on population health outcomes and costs, which led him to work on the application of industrial engineering principles to health operations and quality. Praveen received his internal medicine training at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas and his Masters in Administrative Medicine/Population Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed a fellowship in Hospital Administration at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is a Certified Physician Executive.