Expert Participants

Patrick O’Gara

Dr. Patrick Thomas O’Gara is director of Strategic Planning for the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. O’Gara received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Read More…

Caitlin Cahow

Caitlin Cahow was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Sports and Health. Caitlin Cahow was a member of the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 2005 to 2013. The Team won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Read More…

Cobi Jones

Cobi Jones was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Sports and Health. Cobi Jones is a true Southern California sports legend, scoring the first goal in Los Angeles Galaxy club history and maintaining the title of the longest standing member of the MLS dynasty. LA’s “original Cobi,” spent 15 seasons with the Galaxy, as both Read More…

Elizabeth Matzkin

Dr Matzkin was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Sports and Health. Elizabeth Matzkin is Surgical Director, Women’s Musculoskeletal Health, and an orthopedic surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her clinical interests are focused on providing care for and the prevention of women’s sports injuries, including minimally invasive arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, cartilage and ligament Read More…

Ed Foster-Simeon

Ed Foster-Simeon was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Sports and Health. Named U.S. Soccer Foundation President & CEO in May 2008, Ed Foster-Simeon has more than two decades of experience at the local, state and national levels of soccer in the United States. A champion of soccer as a vehicle for youth development Read More…

Monica Bharel

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, became Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in February of 2015.

Daniel Alford

Dr. Daniel Alford is Associate Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program at Boston University School of Medicine.

Maureen McCarthy

Maureen McCarthy is Acting Chief Consultant for Telehealth Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Gideon Gil

Gideon Gil has been the health and science editor since 2003.

Michael Botticelli

Michael Botticelli is Director of The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.