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Arundhati Parmar, VP and Editor-in-Chief, MedCity News


Arundhati Parmar ( is vice president and editor-in-chief of MedCity News. In this role, she is in charge of editorial content appearing on and the live programming at MedCity’s several annual conferences that MedCity hosts. Arundhati enjoys reporting herself and writes on a variety of healthcare topics, in addition to editing contributed content. She welcomes any tips and scoops you may want to send her way.

Stephanie Baum, Director, Special Projects


Stephanie Baum ( is the Director of Special Projects with MedCity News. In this role, she works with the research and business development teams across Breaking Media to produce insightful reports and build relationships across the healthcare ecosystem. As the longest-serving writer for MedCity News, she has covered startups across digital health, medtech, and biotech, as well as healthcare investment trends. Stephanie has worked in media for 25 years in a career that’s included public radio, AAAS, Associated Press Radio, The Christian Science Monitor, Dow Jones, ALM’s The Legal Intelligencer and United Business Media.

Katie Adams, Senior Reporter, Providers and Healthcare Technology

Katie Adams ( is a senior reporter for MedCity News covering providers and healthcare technology. Previously, she worked as a healthcare reporter for Becker’s Hospital Review. Her journalism degree is from DePaul University in Chicago, where she is still based.



Frank Vinluan, Senior Reporter, Biopharma

Frank Vinluan ( is a longtime business journalist with a particular focus on biotechnology. Most recently, he was a senior editor at Xconomy where he wrote and edited stories about a wide range of topics including cancer immunotherapy, cell and gene therapies, gene editing technologies, and rare disease drugs. Before moving into biotech journalism, Frank held business reporting positions at The Des Moines Register and The Seattle Times. He wrote his first clinical trials story as a staff reporter at the Triangle Business Journal. Frank is currently an independent contributor to several life sciences industry publications and websites.


Marissa Plescia, Reporter, Payers, Employers, and Healthcare Technology

Marissa Plescia ( is a reporter for MedCity News covering payers, employers and health tech. She previously worked at Becker’s Hospital Review as a finance reporter. Before that, she was a data journalism intern at Kansas City PBS for the Dow Jones News Fund. She received her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.