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Akiva Zablocki is an Associate at the consulting Tower Watson in the Health & Group Benefits practice and a graduate of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a Masters in the Healthcare Management. Akiva is on the Board of Directors of the Children’s’ Brain Tumor Foundation where he chairs the Young Professionals Volunteer Group (YPG) as well as the Board Technology Committee.
Akiva’s interest in health care comes from a personal experience with the healthcare system during the last three years. As a senior at Columbia, Akiva was diagnosed with a so called “inoperable” brain tumor in his brainstem. He consulted over thirty specialists while searching for a solution until he found a doctor in Arizona that was willing to take the risk involved with surgery. The operation was a great success but Akiva spent the next six months in rehabilitation. He now wants to make sure that others have the same ability to choose life as he did. Akiva graduated magna cum laude from Columbia in May 2007.