Be Informed.            Be Inspired.           Be Ahead of the Curve.


Join Nancy Donohoo’s bi-weekly podcast, Talk at the Top, and get to know the key influencers in life sciences and healthcare who are positively impacting patients, providers, consumers and the industry itself! Nancy’s guests include groundbreakers and executives from across the healthcare spectrum: CEOs, physician executives, medical affairs and scientific leaders, venture capital and private equity investors, academics and entrepreneurs. This is your front row ticket to discussions on innovations in biopharma, game-changing technology, population health and value-based care strategies, talent as a key differentiator, and other topics shaping healthcare. In each show you can expect:

  • Hot industry topics/trends
  • Inspirational leadership stories
  • Tips on winning the war for talent
  • Wisdom gleaned from failures/setbacks
  • Keys to surviving and thriving amid disruption and change

Talk at the Top runs 25-30 minutes in length.

Contact Nancy:

Featured Guests:

Sean Gleeson, MD, MBA, President,Partners For Kids at Nationwide Children’s Hospital- Sage Advice from an ACO Leader

Dr. Gleeson is the President of Partners For Kids (PFK), the Accountable Care Organization affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, OH. He joined the organizations in October 2009 as the Vice President Community Health and Wellness for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Medical Director for Partners for Kids.  Dr. Gleeson, who continues to see patients in the NCH Primary Care Network, previously was Chief Medical Officer of Grant Medical Center.  He has had medical leadership roles within Mercy Health Partners, and worked as a pediatric hospitalist and health care management consultant. Dr. Gleeson received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania- Medical School and his MBA from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He completed his residency training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Listen now

Cynthia A. Meiners, President & CEO, UCM Pearls of Wisdom on Startup Leadership

Cynthia Meiners has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience in strategy, business development, operations, and supply chain. She currently leads UCM, an innovative healthcare company focused on the governance and oversight of non-standard retail transactions. She was a key executive for 12 years at Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 company, where she last served as Vice President, Pharma/Retail Strategies. She also led Strategy & Business Development for the rapidly growing pharmacy division of Fresenius Medical Care, the largest global provider of renal services and products. She is a past president of the St. Louis chapter of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and is an active board member and trusted advisor of the National Kidney Foundation. She serves on the board of Hope Happens for Neurological Disorders at the Washington University Hope Center. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and is a sustaining member for the Junior League of St. Louis.

Listen now

Jennifer Wheler MD - Senior Medical Director, NIBR, Cambridge, MA

Jennifer received her BA in Art History and Photography from Princeton University and her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College.  She did her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center, her fellowship in oncology at the Yale Cancer Center and a fellowship in Breast Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1996 where she was the Principal Investigator on over 30 Phase I Trials of novel targeted therapies and genomic platforms.  She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014.  She has co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications.

In 2006 Jennifer founded COLLAGE: The Art for Cancer Network, a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to bring high impact art programs to cancer patients.    To date, over 6,000 patients have participated in programs.  COLLAGE currently has artists working at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC and soon, in Boston.

Jim Wachtman, CEO of Men’s Health Group Holdings

Jim is presently the CEO of Men’s Health Group Holdings, which operates men’s health centers in five U.S. markets. A serial entrepreneur and savvy operator in the healthcare services sector, Jim has run both public and venture-backed companies at various stages of development. He previously served as a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences, where he focused on the healthcare services and health information technology space. Prior to SVL, Jim spent 13 years at Laser Vision Centers as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Following the merger with TLC Vision in 2002, Jim became President and COO of the combined entities.

Roger Longman - CEO of Real Endpoints

Roger Longman is CEO of Real Endpoints, a start-up company focused on pharmaceutical reimbursement and aiming to help both payers and product developers improve the value of pharmacotherapy. Its first product assesses – systematically, objectively, and transparently – the value of drugs relative to their competitors.

Dr. Cary Gutbezahl, MD - Leadership Clinical

Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD, serves as an Advisor for Tyler & Company and currently leads a consulting practice that focuses on improving clinical operations and strengthening physician relationships. Dr. Gutbezahl has worked as a physician executive and senior manager within multi-specialty medical groups, hospitals, medical group, and managed care settings. This broad knowledge base and an unusual skill set has enabled him to work with hospitals and their medical staffs to develop governance structures, new physician compensation plans, quality improvement initiatives, productivity reporting models, and physician management training programs.