Fortune 500 companies and businesses worldwide seek Matthew out for his uniquely raw and unapologetic style. From cancer survivor, patient advocate, nonprofit leader, and internet radio pioneer, to concert pianist, composer, storyteller, and social influencer, Matthew's thought leadership captivates and fascinates audiences through his transcendent blend of animated intellectualism, down-to-earth humility, oddball theatricality, and mesmerizing talent.
Hailed as "The Howard Stern" and "The People's Voice" of healthcare, he is currently the host of "Out of Patients with Matthew Zachary," the #1 podcast in healthcare.
As the Founder of the award-winning nonprofit Stupid Cancer, he created the national Young Adult Cancer Movement and improved the lives of millions of patients in their teens, 20s, and 30s. Matthew is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of OffScrip Health, the first audio broadcasting company focused solely on consumer health and patient engagement.
He lives with his wife and twins in Brooklyn, NY.
- Dear Pharma: There Is Nothing Centric About Patient-Centricity
While the philosophy of patient centricity is noble, it has proven grossly ineffective for as long as it’s been a buzzword. Why? There is a fundamental disconnect at play that few, if any, perceive. It is one that patients and their respective patient advocacy organizations have never had the platform to share with industry until recently with social media as our bullhorn.
- Democratizing Cancer: How Freedom of Choice Improves Patient Reported Outcomes
Historically, the decision-making tools allotted to cancer patients have been limited to medical teams (high-trust/low-resource) and the Internet (low-trust/high-resource). Social media has engendered an empowered generation of advocates and activists who have forced the hand of industry to adapt its approach in the form of “patient-centricity” – a meaningless term to the 23-year-old who just found out they have metastatic breast cancer while three months pregnant and finishing up her MBA. Learn how an ever-changing landscape of consumer activism is disrupting is ending isolation, building community, providing education, redefining quality-of-life, and improving health outcomes.
- Stop Innovating and Do Something: A Patient’s Take on Digital Transformation
Tech-savvy healthcare consumers who use digital tools to self-advocate are the ones Pharma needs to look out for the most. Why? Because, with or without industry, they are already changing the landscape from the ground up. Big Pharma needs to adapt if they want to stay relevant by reimagining their fundamental philosophies about marketing communication and what success actually means.