Burt Zweigenhaft

Managing Partner of Upstream-Partners, LLC

Burt Zweigenhaft is the Managing Partner of Upstream-Partners, LLC; a Life Science and Health Services consulting and investment advisory firm focused on evaluating, incubating, and commercializing biopharmaceutical innovation and technologies into healthcare ecosystems. Upstream services clients such as Merck, Astellas, Sun, GSK, AstraZeneca, Bayer Sanofi as well as National Payers, Specialty Pharmacies, and supply channel stakeholders. Burt also serves as Executive Vice Chairman of KlearTrust, LLC a computational platform for hosting Value Based Contractual Agreements. Burt is the Founder and current Executive Director of the Association for Value Based Cancer Care for the past 12 yeas, a 501(c)(6) educational organization to foster collaboration and the exchange of knowledge between all stakeholders in the cancer care ecosystem, and Founder and Past President of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), and Advisor to the Family Office of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) now part of City of Hope. Burt also was Founder, CEO, Vice Chairman of Onco360 until the acquisition by PharMerica and former Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Government Programs, Trade Relations and Business Development for Priority Healthcare Corporation.

Prior to 2002, Mr. Zweigenhaft spent several years serving as a specialty pharmacy executive to Medco, CuraScript, BioScrip and several National BCBS and Managed Care provider programs. Burt holds from Alfred State College a Ph.D. along with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Economics from the University of Buffalo School of Management, where he also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Committee and remains active with the University of Buffalo schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics. Mr. Zweigenhaft is a member of AMCP (American Managed Care Pharmacy), HOPA (Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association) and ASCO (American Society of Consulting Oncologists). Mr. Zweigenhaft also serves on the Editorial Boards of several industry publications and is Editor and Chief of the Journal for Value Based Cancer Care.

Philanthropically Mr. Zweigenhaft serves on the National Board of Swim Across America for Cancer Research; a No-Profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has raised over $100 million to date supporting 58 cancer research laboratories. In 2015 Mr. Zweigenhaft was honored to be the recipient of the CancerCare “Help and Hope Award”.