We empower young professionals to explore the broad spectrum of healthcare fields. We connect young professionals across different areas of healthcare and facilitate them to share new perspectives, engage in meaningful dialogue about the changing landscape, and make an impact on the future of the industry.
viaHealth originated as a way to fill a networking need for young professionals in the healthcare community. Beyond the networking component, we saw a lack of dialogue between and across the sub-sectors of healthcare. We believe in today’s increasingly interdisciplinary world, it is important for young professionals to learn and engage with others of differing professional and personal backgrounds. As diverse minds and bright individuals interact, we hope to empower one another to improve today’s (and tomorrow’s) healthcare industry.
Finance & Strategy
Katie, a co-founder of viaHealth, is involved with viaHealth’s budgeting & planning initiatives. She currently attends the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. Katie’s previous experience includes Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she focused on investments in the healthcare space. Prior to joining Madison Dearborn, Katie worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs. Katie graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce. She is particularly interested in learning more about the role technology will play in shaping tomorrow’s healthcare landscape, as well as how pricing and cost transparency will transform in the coming years.
Chenu, a co-founder of viaHealth, leads viaHealth’s online initiatives. He is currently a graduate student at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is a doctoral student in Cell & Developmental Biology. Prior to graduate school, Chenu worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School conducting research on gastrointestinal development. Chenu graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Neuroscience, and conducted undergraduate research in molecular mechanisms of Beta cell death during Type 2 Diabetes. Chenu is excited about the increasing partnerships between industry and academia, and the role of technology in answering basic biological questions. He enjoys running, traveling, and photography.
Event Coordination & Planning
Sophia is involved with viaHealth’s event coordination & planning. Previously, she was a Health Economics and Outcomes Research Fellow at Becton Dickinson, a medical technology company based in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Prior to BD, Sophia was engaged in clinical research at both Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center. Sophia graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She hopes to develop her integrative understanding of the healthcare industry from the perspectives of key academic, non-profit, and for-profit stakeholders through viaHealth initiatives. She enjoys running, exploring New York City, and everything and anything related to food.
Robert is involved with viaHealth’s online and marketing initiatives. He is currently a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is a candidate for a B.A. in Biology from the College of Arts & Sciences and a B.S. in Economics with an individualized concentration in public health from The Wharton School. Outside of school, Robert is involved in various public health activities ranging from research to social marketing. Robert is interested in the preventive side of healthcare and how public health advocates can use less conventional means–such as business and technology–to enable people to live healthier lives. He enjoys running, trying out restaurants in Philadelphia, and writing.
Growth & Strategy
David, a co-founder of viaHealth, provides direction and oversight over the growth of the organization. He graduated from the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Economics. In his undergraduate experience, he spent time at Kite Pharma, a biotech start up platform targeting the field of kidney cancer. Stemming from an interest to explore the broader cross industry dynamics in healthcare, David joined the Healthcare Investment Banking team at Goldman Sachs. Since graduating, he has worked with a number of clients across the healthcare spectrum, ranging from large and specialty pharmaceuticals companies to business processing outsourcers and physician outsourcing groups. He currently leads Commercial Operations at Benchling, a venture-backed life sciences software startup. David has a specific interest in exploring how innovative biotherapeutics will change the standard of care for our most pressing diseases.
Content & Thought Leadership
Dustin leads viaHealth’s content management and event outreach. His previous experience includes Sankaty Advisors, Bain Capital’s credit affiliate, where he focused on investments in the healthcare and gaming industries. Dustin graduated summa cum laude from the Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Economics. He is interested in developing a cross-disciplinary understanding of the drivers and opportunities in the evolving healthcare landscape. In his free time Dustin enjoys traveling, theology, and BBC UK’s Top Gear.
Partnerships & Strategy
Teresa Wang, a co-founder of viaHealth, helps lead partnerships and overall strategy of the organization. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Vagelos Life Sciences and Management program with a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy. Her experience includes serving as a Strategy Manager at Rock Health, where she conducted industry research and supported digital health portfolio companies in a wide range of strategic work. Previously, she was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs where she covered not-for-profit health systems. Teresa is excited about the impact innovations at the intersection of healthcare and technology will have on the delivery of care. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching Cheers.