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.

2018 Speakers

Dr. Andrew Kolodny
Dr. Andrew Kolodny
Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Dr. Alia Qureshi, MSc, MD, FRCSC
Dr. Alia Qureshi, MSc, MD, FRCSC
General Surgeon, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Instructor, General Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Steven Hatch
Dr. Steven Hatch, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Dr. Melissa Kosinski-Collins
Dr. Melissa Kosinski-Collins
Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
Faculty Advisor, Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine
Dr. Richard Schwartzstein, MD
Dr. Richard Schwartzstein, MD
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center