John Danaher, MD, MBA, is President of Clinical Solutions at Elsevier, a global business focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing unnecessary healthcare costs through advanced clinical decision support and clinical process improvement.
He is a prominent healthcare expert, educator, entrepreneur, and respected physician. John brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to his role, where he designs and implements innovative strategies to transform underperforming businesses and drive revenue growth.
John motivates talent to collaborate, innovate, and perform at their best by aligning them around a shared vision. He has reorganized operations to be more efficient while simultaneously identifying opportunities to bring together content and state of the art technology to unlock insights that improve healthcare delivery.
John has held leadership roles at several notable organizations and has global experience in both the government and private sector. He has served on many corporate and non-profit boards and has held teaching faculties and fellowships, including one in the White House.
John received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
To learn more about John and connect with him, visit his LinkedIn page at linkedin.com/in/drjohndanaher.
Will Robbins is the Chief of Staff and Investor at Contrary Capital, an early-stage university focused
venture fund backed by the founders of Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and Twitch. Contrary has a network of
100+ partners at dozens of universities across the nation that invest in exceptional students, dropouts,
recent graduates, and professors. Will draws upon a broad set of experiences including working on growth
at seed-stage startups, engineering at major software companies, and writing apps with 100k+ downloads.
Po-Shen Loh is a social entrepreneur, working across the full spectrum of mathematics and education, all around the world. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the #1 ranked USA International Mathematical Olympiad team. Loh pioneered the first COVID-19 anonymous contact tracing app, NOVID, which uses ultrasound for proximity detection, circumventing the intrinsic inaccuracy of Bluetooth-based measurements. NOVID has been featured by publications including TechCrunch, Wired, Forbes, and The New Yorker.
MedHacks receives thousands of applications from talented and diverse people all around the world every
year, but unfortunately we don’t have the space to accommodate everyone who would like to attend.
MedHacks prides itself on being accessible for all students, especially those without any kind of
background, and so we try as hard as possible to reflect that in the population of participants at the
event. We encourage all individuals interested in any (or all!) of the fields of medicine, technology,
entrepreneurship to apply. We’d love to have you!
This year, in order to streamline the application process, our talented team of developers has
application portal for participants. Once you create an account you can submit an application, view the status of your
application and view any resources.
We are looking for talented and qualified professionals in tech, entrepreneurship, medicine, and their intersection to act as mentors and judges for MedHacks. New this year, we are offering the opportunity to present workshops and host Q&A sessions on topics of your choice! Traditional engagement of mentors has also included ad hoc Q&A over Slack/Discord channels. If there is mutual interest, we also can match mentors to specific teams for personalized mentorship throughout the event. Mentors can be involved in 1st round judging of demos, an exciting way to take in all the amazing projects that come out of the event.