Fireside Chat: “Aim Higher: Humanism, Engagement and Empowerment”

Wednesday, Oct. 30 | 9:45-10:30 a.m. | Executive Track

Bradford C. Connett, President, U.S. Medical Group, Henry Schein, Inc.
Ignitor: Veena Lanka, MD,
Research Partner, The Advisory Board

Mr. Connett joined Henry Schein, Inc. in 1997, and currently serves as President of Henry Schein’s U.S. Medical Group, one of the nation’s leading providers of products and services to physician offices, urgent care clinics, retail clinics, freestanding emergency rooms, Integrated Delivery Networks, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, and other alternate care sites. He is a Member of the Company’s Executive Management Committee.

Mr. Connett is responsible for leading the medical group’s strategic direction, management, and business performance, including sales, marketing, operations, business development, and technology solutions. Before assuming this role in May of 2018, Mr. Connett held a number of increasingly responsible positions at the Company. Throughout his career, he has received numerous industry honors, including the John F. Sasen Leadership Award from the Health Industry Distributors Association, in recognition of his service to the industry, and induction into the Medical Distribution Hall of Fame by Repertoire Magazine.

Mr. Connett earned his Bachelor of Administration in Economics and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Veena Lanka is a research partner at the Advisory Board. She is a physician with over 12 years of health care experience that includes clinical practice, academic research, healthcare consulting and new product development.

As a research partner she works with the Advisory Board’s largest research clients, advising C-suite leaders and Board members on strategic issues affecting healthcare systems. In addition to leading our research on Care Variation Reduction, she provides ongoing guidance to large health system partners on key trends and themes in healthcare industry and partners closely in setting their multi-year strategy, reducing clinical costs, launching new programs and services and establishing right-sized clinical governance models.

Her topics of expertise include designing high-reliability programs, centralizing and scaling clinical standardization, reducing unwarranted utilization, population health, securing physician alignment and supporting broad change management initiatives. She is passionate about helping health systems advance their mission, align their frontline clinicians with key system priorities and achieve better care for all patients walking through their doors.