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Peter Bach, M.D.

Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Peter Bach is a physician, epidemiologist, researcher, and healthcare policy expert on the cost and value of drugs in the United States. As the Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Dr. Bach leads an academic team of researchers and analysts.

Through the Drug Pricing Lab, he and his team work to educate policymakers, healthcare professionals, industry officials, and patients on drug development and pricing. In 2015, Dr. Bach released DrugAbacus, the first ever interactive tool to help determine the price of a cancer drug based on its value compared with the price assigned by the pharmaceutical company.

Dr. Bach is a regular speaker, writer, and sought-out expert on the topic of drug pricing in the United States, and his work has become foundational for in-depth reporting on the topic.

Professional highlights include:

  • Completion of his undergraduate studies at Harvard University and his medical studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago Harris School
  • Publisher of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and editorials in scientific journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Member of the National Academy of Medicine

2017 Sessions

Thursday, September 28

Session 4: Forces That Can't Be Ignored

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom

How will innovation beyond the current health care model impact the future of health and health care?

Thursday, September 28

Meet the Speakers & Break

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.