Featherston Life Sciences Building, Auditorium (120)

Moderatd by Jason Lehmbeck, this enlightened discussion with a panel of pediatric care leaders and innovators delves into the opportunities and risks associated with leveraging artificial intelligence in pediatric medical and mental health care, including the rapidly evolving applications of generative AI: ChatGPT, AI Agents, LLMs for different aspects of care. Panelists will explore the potential of AI in diagnosis, treatment, and overall healthcare delivery for children, while addressing the ethical and practical challenges that come with its implementation. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with leaders at the forefront of pediatric care innovation!


  • Dr. Bhavana Arora serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Health network. In her role, she leads assessment and development of health system partnerships and is responsible for overseeing economic and clinical modeling. Dr. Arora is passionate about improving community health and building ecosystems to support providers, patients, and families. 

  • Eli Ben-Joseph is the co-founder and CEO of Regard (formerly HealthTensor), a company developing an AI co-pilot for physicians. A graduate of MIT and Stanford University, Eli's background in bioengineering, computer science, and management has paved the way for his work at the intersection of healthcare and technology, with a focus on improving the practice of medicine.

  • Dr. Matthew Biel, MD, MSc is the Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and a Professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He co-directs the Early Childhood Innovation Network and was an Aspen Ascend Fellow in 2018. Dr. Biel's work focuses on reducing health disparities, improving access to mental health care, and developing clinical interventions that address trauma, anxiety, and autism.

  • Dr. Srikar Chamala is the Director of the Center for Pathology Informatics and Data Science at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and an Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His research interests include clinical genome informatics, cancer disparity informatics, pathology informatics, and translational bioinformatics.

  • Dr. Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD is the Chief of the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she leads clinical care delivery, strategic planning, and program development. Her research focuses on improving precision in diagnosing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders, with significant contributions to the understanding of early predictors of autism in at-risk infants.

​This event is co-hosted by KidsX and Loyola Marymount University's Master's Program in Healthcare Systems Engineering.

​KidsX, a global leader in pediatric digital health innovation, facilitates collaboration between leading children’s hospitals, providers, payors, investors, entrepreneurs, and corporate partners to solve the most pressing problems in pediatric care delivery. By bringing together this robust network of various players in the industry, and delivering multiple accelerators and various innovation programs, KidsX supports early-stage digital health companies achieve product and business model validation in the pediatric market. KidsX is anchored by a consortium of the leading children’s hospitals.

​LMU's Master's Program in Healthcare Systems Engineering educates students on the powerful Lean Healthcare Systems Engineering process to address waste and fragmentation and improve quality and patient experience throughout healthcare. Our graduates are successfully applying their learnings in major healthcare organizations throughout the US, in areas such as operations, process improvement, IT, and consulting. Learn more at cse.lmu.edu/hse.

​This event is a part of #TechWeek - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.”

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