Precision Medicine Initiative

Challenge for the Underserved

Luis Belén​

Luis Belén has founded and managed several initiatives that provide health-related solutions for underserved communities and facilitates an interface with industry, organizations and government agencies.

Belen is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), where he is responsible for leading stakeholder engagement efforts with the White House, Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS), Capitol Hill, public/private/community organizations; national initiatives, and key convening’s such as the Annual Conference, Spring Summit, White House Briefing, Wall Street Summit, and Congressional Roundtable.

Belen is a Co-Founder of the HIMSS Latino Community. Belen serves on the Morehouse School of Medicine’s (MSM) Trans-disciplinary Collaborative Center’s Health Information Technology Policy Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Health IT Policy Committee - The Consumer Workgroup.

Belen obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in New York, NY and attended the A Better Chance program in Swarthmore, PA. Belen currently resides in Loudoun County, VA with his wife of 16 years and four children.

Dr. Julian Goldman
Dr. Goldman is the Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare, an anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director/PI of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability (MD PnP) - a multi-institutional research program founded in 2004 to advance medical device interoperability to improve patient safety. 

Dr. Goldman performed his clinical anesthesia and research training at the University of Colorado, and is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Clinical Informatics. He served as a Visiting Scholar in the FDA Medical Device Fellowship Program as well as an executive of a pulse oximetry company. At MGH, Dr. Goldman served as a principal anesthesiologist in the “OR of the Future”. 

Dr. Goldman was recently appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE EMBS. He chairs the international standardization committee for the safety and performance of anesthesia and respiratory equipment (ISO TC 121), and serves in leadership positions of AAMI, UL, and IEC standardization committees and the Industrial Internet Consortium. 

Dr. Goldman’s awards include the AAMI Technology in Health Care Clinical Application Award, the International Council on Systems Engineering Pioneer Award, the American College of Clinical Engineering award for Professional Achievement in Technology, and several American Society of Anesthesiologists awards for advanced technology applications to improve patient safety.