Physicians Off The Beaten Path

This is a podcast where we’ve set out to bust the myth that physicians cannot venture outside the traditional clinical or research career path. We plan to do this by chatting with physicians who have ...more

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April 20, 2022 00:41:54
22- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Mohammad Al-Ubaydli (Patients Know Best)

22- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Mohammad Al-Ubaydli (Patients Know Best)

What needs to happen to encourage more entrepreneurship among MDs? What can MDs learn from chaos theory? How can you use your immigrant mentality as a drive to do more, not to take the well-known and secure path? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, M.D. Mohammad is founder and CEO of Patients Know Best, a British social enterprise, with an aim of putting patients in control of their own medical records. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; and was a management consultant to US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company. Mohammad holds an MD from Cambridge University. ...

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April 06, 2022 00:53:13
21- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Shiv Gaglani (Osmosis.org)

21- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Shiv Gaglani (Osmosis.org)

How did Osmosis, the popular health education platform, come about? Why do we need more MDs in spaces like health policy? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Shiv Gaglani. Shiv is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Osmosis, which makes a popular web- and mobile-learning platform used by more than 3 million medical and allied health professions students and 30+ medical schools. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2010 with degrees in engineering and health policy, Shiv began his MD degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2016. ...

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March 23, 2022 00:48:37
20- Physician-Investor Series: David Kaufman, MD (Third Rock Ventures)

20- Physician-Investor Series: David Kaufman, MD (Third Rock Ventures)

Is it important for MDs to consider taking a more prominent role in the process of developing and getting drugs to market, either on the operating side or the investing side? How can we change and fix financial incentives in drug development? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, David Kaufman, M.D.David is a Partner at Third Rock Ventures, a leading healthcare venture firm that specializes in company creation rather than the traditional venture investing model.David has an MD from Cornell University, and a PHD in immunology and molecular virology from Rockefeller University. ...

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March 09, 2022 00:42:03
19- Physician-Investor Series: Justin Norden, MD (GSR Ventures)

19- Physician-Investor Series: Justin Norden, MD (GSR Ventures)

Why is there a mismatch between VC companies and some vulnerable patient populations? Do we need a radical transformation from the ground up of the medical curriculum? Are there any similarities between clinical and athletic training and investing? In this episode, we answer all of these questions and more with our guest, Justin Norden, MD. Justin is a Partner at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage investments in digital health, AI/ML in healthcare, and enterprise technology.  Justin received his MD from Stanford University School of Medicine, MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, M.Phil in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge, and BA in Computer Science from Carleton College. ...

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February 23, 2022 00:52:44
18- Physician-Investor Series: Sophia Pathai, MD (Peppermint Venture Partners)

18- Physician-Investor Series: Sophia Pathai, MD (Peppermint Venture Partners)

How can physicians leverage their previous experiences and strengths to transition to becoming good entrepreneurs? What does the future look like for innovation in Ophthalmology? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Sophia Pathai, M.D.Sophia is a Venture Partner at Peppermint Venture Partners, a VC firm based in Berlin investing in early-stage healthcare companies across Europe. She invests in early-stage MedTech and BioTech with an ophthalmology focus. She is also an independent consultant, advising investors and founders on BioTech and MedTech portfolio companies and design of TPP to gain financing and eventual commercialization. Sophia holds a medical degree from University College London Medical School; a Masters in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and a Ph.D in ophthalmology and immunology also awarded from LSHTM. ...

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February 09, 2022 00:59:25
17- Harvard Business School Panel: Lina Vadlamani, Suhas Gondi, and Jordan Anderson (MDs/MBA Candidates)

17- Harvard Business School Panel: Lina Vadlamani, Suhas Gondi, and Jordan Anderson (MDs/MBA Candidates)

Is it necessary to focus your efforts on a single area or is it wiser to follow your passion wherever it might lead you? Why is it important for MDs to explore areas beyond the traditional career path?In this rather quite special episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guests, all of whom are MDs and Harvard MBA students who are pursuing exciting careers off the beaten path: Suhas Gondi, a MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, is passionate about healthcare policy and innovation. Jordan Anderson, a resident physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has interned at start-up Belong Health and is passionate about innovative models of care delivery, and is an MBA student at Harvard Business School. Lina Vadlamani, MD\MBA Candidate at Yale School of Medicine and HBS, and Sr. Manager, Strategic and Clinical Initiatives at Patina (company innovating in senior care). She's passionate about value-based care, digital health and primary care innovation for vulnerable populations. ...

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