Speakers for the Digital Health Workshop

Dr. Eli Phillips

Dr. Eli Phillips is a licensed Pharmacist and Attorney who joined Cardinal Health in June 2014. He currently serves as Vice President & General Manager for Digital Health. In this capacity he is responsible for leading all aspects of strategy, sales, and operations related to digital health technologies across the enterprise. His specific focus is on overseeing the development of products and solutions which improve clinical outcomes for patients as well as those that empower patients to be more engaged with their own healthcare decisions.

He has previously held a variety of leadership positions, most recently serving as the Vice President and General Manager for Cardinal Health’s lifecycle consulting firms where his team served over 250 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing clients on their products' pre- approval and post-commercialization journey including areas related to regulatory, research, marketing, and provider engagement. He has also served as head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health’s Specialty Solutions businesses. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Dr. Phillips spent 15 years with a major retail pharmacy and served as a professor in both pharmacy school and law school settings. He also served as Managing Member of Healthcare Advising, LLC; a private regulatory consulting and data analytics firm.

Dr. Phillips completed his pharmacy studies at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA and legal studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he earned certificates in Health Law and Intellectual Property Law. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for BioOhio and Adaptive Sports Connection, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children, adults, and veterans with physical and cognitive challenges through sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation. He currently resides in Columbus, OH with his wife Vanessa and two children, Eli III (10) and Alyssa (8).

George Van Antwerp

George Van Antwerp is a Managing Director within the Life Sciences and Health Care practice of Deloitte Consulting. He leads the firm’s efforts around the Future of Pharmacy and Future of the Pharmacist and works with clients across the ecosystem (retail/mail/specialty pharmacies, health plans, PBMs, integrated delivery networks, and pharmaceutical companies). This has included work around pharmacy adherence, Medicare operations, specialty pharmacy strategy, PBM contracting, medical rebates, medication assisted therapy, retail and PBM go to market strategies, and multiple M&A projects. 

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Deloitte, George worked at inVentiv Health (now Syneos Health) where he led product management in their Medical Management business focusing on oncology, diabetes, and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  George also worked at Express Scripts where he led their consumer facing PBM solutions around mail order, utilization management, and generics.  Additionally, George led the pharmacy business at Silverlink Communications (now Welltok) which provided consumer engagement programs for health plans, pharmacies, and PBMs and had prior consulting experience with Ernst & Young where he focused on the use of digital technology in healthcare.

Education and Eminence

George holds an MBA and MArch from Washington University in St. Louis and received his BS from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He has been quoted in the press frequently and presented at the Asembia, APhA, NCPA, AMCP, NBCH, PCMA, sPCMA, CCA, PBMI, AHIP, and CBI conferences and on several AIS webinars on different pharmacy topics.  George was on the Board of Advisors for Cordant Health Solutions and is on the Board of Directors for Memory Care Home Solutions. 

Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Timothy is an associate professor of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacist at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is clinically trained in ambulatory care, with a focus on cardiology and cardiometabolic conditions, alongside geriatric care. For the past decade, Timothy has focused upon the role of technology within clinical care. This has included the evaluation of mobile medical applications and constructing frameworks to identify clinically relevant mobile health tools. This has included evaluating over 5000+ mobile apps and related digital health products and serving as a mentor and judge for the MIT hacking medicine program. By combining his clinical knowledge with his digital health knowledge, he has become a leading subject matter expert related to the integration of smart medications, digital therapeutics, digital medicines and remote patient monitoring, and digitalizing patient care. He has served on multiple digital health advisorial roles, related to clinical decision-making and payor coverage. He is a current advisor for the digital therapeutics alliance and aids the digital medicine society. Lastly, bridging his experience as an educator, he is leading committees within the American Pharmacist Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to create standards of digital health care for current and future learners, and the creation of certificates and training modules to get the pharmacy profession ready for the era of digital health care.


Fred Doloresco, Pharm.D., Univ. of Buffalo

Nidhi Gandhi, Pharm.D., AACP

Mary Gurney, Ph.D., R.Ph., Midwestern University

Ravi Patel, Pharm.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh

Sarah Shrader, Pharm.D., AACP

Parisa Vatanka, Pharm.D., APhA