James Kong, MD
Dr. James Kong is a surgeon with a special interest in breast, head and neck surgery, especially the holistic care of breast cancer patients.
Dr. Kong was born in Rangoon. After schooling in Burma and Hong Kong, he attended Barts Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He returned to Asia and joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong before moving to the public sector. Until the outbreak of SARS in 2003, he was Consultant Surgeon, in charge of the Breast Service and the first Director of Trauma at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. He established a multi-disciplinary breast care team (surgery, radiology, pathology and oncology) at the hospital. He also helped to establish a breast self-help support group among his patients – the Brightening Association – which now has over 600 members.
Dr. Kong led the implementation of the first public hospital information system in Hong Kong in 1990. During the SARS 2003 outbreak, he led the Hong Kong Hospital Authority Team that developed the eSARS electronic database, which assisted in the management of the epidemic. This project was awarded first prize in the Health sector of the 2004 Stockholm IT Challenge.
In 2006, Dr Kong returned to Myanmar and, as Chief Hospital Administrator, managed the Pun Hlaing International Hospital. During his tenure there, he also consulted and treated cancer patients with significant delay in presentations.
Tom Nuckton, MD
Dr. Tom Nuckton is a pulmonary and critical care physician in northern California. He graduated from the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, completed residency training at Tulane University, and fellowship training at the University of California-San Francisco.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Nuckton does research on a wide variety of topics, including acute respiratory failure, multiple system organ failure, drowning prevention, and pulmonary infections.
Robert Lyon, MD
Dr. Robert Lyon is a board-certified radiologist specializing in diagnostic and interventional radiology, and has held multiple healthcare leadership positions throughout his career.
Following his medical education, Dr. Lyon completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and then a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Lyon then served five years on active duty in the United States Army, remaining in residency training, being published in peer-reviewed medical literature, and frequently lecturing at local and national society meetings. He joined Wisconsin Radiology Specialists in 2000 after separating from the Army.
Dr. Lyon holds a certificate in Diagnostic Radiology and a Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from the American Board of Radiology. He is a Registered Vascular Technologist with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, as well as a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society and Society of Thoracic Radiology. Dr. Lyon has special interests in cardiac and thoracic imaging.
In addition to full-time medical practice, Dr. Lyon has held multiple healthcare leadership positions throughout his career, including Chief of Interventional Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Vice President of Wisconsin Radiology Specialists; Chief of Medical Staff for Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s; and, most recently, Clinical Vice President for Ascension Medical Group-Wisconsin, overseeing more than 600 providers of a multi-specialty medical group in metropolitan Milwaukee.
Dr. Lyon has an Masters of Business Administration with concentration in health care management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ilke Panzer is the CEO of Assurance Laboratories, which is dedicated to drug testing and medication monitoring. Her passion is innovation and successful implementation of medical breakthroughs to solve healthcare issues.
Previously, Ilke held senior leadership positions with GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. She is the Vice Chairperson of the Wisconsin Technology Council, serves on the Board of Sartorius AG, and is an advisor to a healthcare venture fund.
Eric V. Jackson Jr., MD
Dr. Eric V. Jackson Jr. recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Masimo, Inc. a global medical technology firm specializing in non-invasive patient monitoring. As a core member of Masimo’s leadership team, he contributed to strategic discussions, acquisitions, research, and clinical decision-making.
Prior to Masimo, Dr. Jackson served at Delaware’s Christiana Care Health System, where he helped launch the Value Institute and served as its Executive Director. He also served as Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. As Executive Director, he oversaw the integration of clinically pragmatic implementation science for all service lines within the Christiana Care Health System.
Under his leadership, the Value Institute attained national recognition, received more than $20 million in grant funding, raised more than $10 million in donor support, and published more than 170 articles. The Value Institute assisted with significant projects within the health system, including making recommendations about optimal workflow design in Christiana Care’s new $250 million Women’s and Children’s Tower, using electronic health records and nursing assessment to redesign clinical early warning systems and improving systems of care for vulnerable patient populations.
Dr. Jackson serves as an advisor to several prestigious medical societies, including the National Academy of Medicine, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology, and the G4 Alliance, an international advocacy group for safe surgery. He is also on the editorial board for the American Journal of Medical Quality.
Dr. Jackson completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he served as a pediatric anesthesiologist, assistant professor, and Director of the Center for Immersive Simulation and Telemedicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.