Dr. Fombu is a recognized authority on the convergence of digital technologies and health care. He is an award-winning author, physician, and medical futurist with over 10 years of experience in clinical medicine, drug development, medical affairs, research, pragmatic trials, and product lifecycle management strategy in the biopharmaceutical industry and private equity.
His current focus for Novartis is how digital technologies can be leveraged to better measure Novartis products' real world effectiveness and value and to design more comprehensive disease management systems in partnership with digital health start-ups, payers, and providers. In addition to his book, The Future of Healthcare: Human and Machine Partnering for Better Outcomes, Dr. Fombu has authored multiple research papers and abstracts in renowned peer-reviewed journals. As a medical futurist and 2017 winner of the prestigious New York City Health Business Leaders Boldest Digital Health Influencer Award, Dr Fombu is a champion and advocate for value-based health care, personalized medicine, mhealth, nanotechnology, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital medicine. He serves as an external advisory board member on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's MIT nano project.
Dr. Fombu did his clinical training at Emory-Crawford Long Hospital and holds an MBA from Cornell University's SC Johnson School of Business and a certification in artificial intelligence from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. He lives in New York City.