Matthew Zachary builds communities, creates national movements, and mobilizes millions of disenfranchised people crushed by the American Healthcare System to force systemic change from our government, the medical establishment, and the healthcare sector.
Matthew is passionate about putting the patient at the center of every conversation. Why? Because he is one. Diagnosed as a college senior with brain cancer, Matthew wasn't sure back then he'd make it to his next birthday. That was 27 years ago.
With a 20+ year career in entertainment, advertising, marketing, nonprofit, digital health, public policy, life sciences, and broadcast media, he is considered one of the healthcare sector's most respected, influential, and visionary voices.
Matthew Zachary is the irreverent, informed friend you WISH you could talk to when the US healthcare system has you screaming or crying.
– Susannah Fox, Former CTO, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
~ Keynote Presentations ~
Fortune 500 companies and clients worldwide choose Matthew for his unapologetic authenticity, neurotic intellectualism, oddball theatricality, and mesmerizing talent. Matthew's unlikely lived experience—from social entrepreneur, visionary creative, and culture-shifting provocateur to patient advocate, nonprofit leader, concert pianist, cancer survivor, and incomparable storyteller—captivates and transforms audiences of all shapes and sizes.
"THE PEOPLE'S VOICE IN HEALTHCARE."
"A PIONEER AND PROVOCATEUR."
"AN IMCOMPARABLE STORYTELLER."
"A CANCER REBEL."
"MZ IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO."
"A TOP-10 HEALTHCARE CELEBRITY."
~ Watch Matthew Zachary on Stage ~
"Why I Declined Chemo"
"We The Patients""
"Matthew spoke at our Specialty Summit and his story, expertise, and comedic Gen-X bent brought an entire audience of executives to tears, cheers, and back again."
– Magellan Rx Management
~ Some Clients ~
~ Podcast and Documentary Series ~
Out of Patients is an acclaimed no-BS show about making healthcare suck less. Each week, MZ and his guests sardonically deconstruct endless shenanigans in terms that normal humans can understand, along with a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia and random pop culture references.
Attention narrative history junkies! Did you know the Black Panthers were breast cancer advocates and that a $250K full-page ad in the NY Times shamed President Nixon into giving a damn about cancer? Learn how 50 years of advocacy shaped today's narrative on the US healthcare system.
"My doctor may have cured me, but Stupid Cancer saved my life."
– Jessica M.
"It is because of you that I found out about surrogacy and now have
a happy, healthy daughter."
– Karen M.
"You were the first to show me that you can do more than just survive.”
– Kelly P.
~ Consulting ~
PATIENT ADVOCACY CONSULTING
Supporting cross-functional teams with strategies to improve upon early patient engagement, patient education, recruitment tactics, above-brand disease state awareness efforts, and commercial wraparound toolkit design.
NONPROFIT RELATIONS MANAGEMENT
Providing key insights from learned experience to scale relationships with nonprofit partners through leadership training, operational efficiencies, and community activation, with a focus on upskilling smaller groups.
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Building unified, interconnected, and empathic goals that empowering patients to be stewards of their health via ad boards, caregiver education, coalition building, corporate roundtables, panel discussions, and patient workshops.
CREATIVE BRAND PLANNING
Digital health strategy for brand planning, product launch, wraparound toolkit design, website UI/UX, design thinking methodology, logo/brand development, social media capes, campaigns, messaging, and media partnerships.
"Matthew should be on everyone's list of the top ten celebrity speakers in healthcare. He is engaging, inspirations, personable, hysterical, and very, very real."
– Stonybrook University Cancer Center
~ Sizzle Reel ~
"We are all very fortunate to not have ordinary lives, so do not listen to what the world tells you has to be done. The real revolution happens when patients are in charge of their own outcomes."
– Matthew Zachary
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