EXPERTISE: Neurosciences, Healthcare Economy, Strategic Transformation Agent, Serial Entrepreneur.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Kassam has been either the Chairman or Director of four separate Neurosurgery programs; created and globally scaled three disruptive novel surgical procedures; founded or held leadership roles in four separate technology start-up companies constructed for the purpose of creating the underlying platforms for these procedural innovations; and, has held executive health care administration leadership roles needed to translate these innovations through tech-enabled services. He currently serves as the Chief Scientific Strategist for Advocate Aurora Health Care.

As a result, Dr. Kassam has emerged as a Serial Innovator and Entrepreneur with a track record of extending across the strategic, operational, and tactical continuum. Innovation coupled with a specific focus on developing purpose-built econo-metric enhanced service delivery models has established him as an effective transformation agent across the continuum of stakeholders (IDNs/Payers, Innovation, MedTech, and financial sectors) seeking to leverage innovation to create disruptive market differentiation.

Dr. Kassam has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, given over 250 lectures globally and served as a distinguished guest for multiple international meetings and societies. He has an H-index of 63, RG-impact score placing him in the 97th percentile, and his work has been cited over 1,400 times. He has been featured on the cover Pittsburgh Magazine for his innovation.