Past Summit Speakers

A keynote speaker speaks to a room full of Global Youth Summit delegates

The Summit is honored to host exceptional speakers from the fields of medicine, healthcare, and biotechnology — individuals at the forefront of the most exciting and cutting-edge breakthroughs in their disciplines. Summit delegates have the unique opportunity to learn directly from these trailblazers.

The Summit is intensely student-focused. It is a week of inquiry and discovery that is driven by the intellectual curiosity of its talented delegates. Delegates don't just listen to speakers, they interrogate the ideas presented and shape the dialogue of the program as a whole.

2017 Speakers

Miriam Aschkenasy, MD, MPH
Miriam Aschkenasy, MD, MPH
Deputy Director, Global Disaster Response, Massachusetts General Hospital
Andrew Flagel, PhD
Andrew Flagel, PhD
Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, Brandeis University
Jeff Karp, PhD
Jeff Karp, PhD
Associate Professor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and Affiliate Faculty, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Nick Leschly
Nick Leschly
CEO, Bluebird Bio
Sally Okun
Sally Okun
Vice President for Advocacy, Policy & Patient Safety, PatientsLikeMe
Alia Qureshi, MSc, MD, FRCSC
Alia Qureshi, MSc, MD, FRCSC
General Surgeon, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - Neeham
Instructor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. David H. Roberts, MD
Dr. David H. Roberts, MD
Dean for External Education, Harvard Medical School
Kimberly Stegmaier, MD
Kimberly Stegmaier, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital