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What’s the future of Medicine? Find out from the trailblazers who are shaping it. Lots of insight into MedTech, bringing an idea into fruition and habits that have made these leaders successful. Think MedTech meets the Tim Ferriss Show.

Interviews in Medicine, AI, Academia and Policy | Get in touch: pod@musty.io

Big Picture Medicin‪e‬ Mustafa Sultan

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What’s the future of Medicine? Find out from the trailblazers who are shaping it. Lots of insight into MedTech, bringing an idea into fruition and habits that have made these leaders successful. Think MedTech meets the Tim Ferriss Show.

Interviews in Medicine, AI, Academia and Policy | Get in touch: pod@musty.io

    #056 First Principles — Melissa Morris (CEO Lantum)

    #056 First Principles — Melissa Morris (CEO Lantum)

    How do you save the NHS £1 billion?

    Melissa Morris is founder and CEO of Lantum; a company aiming to save the NHS £1 billion in workforce costs.

    She started her career as a McKinsey Management Consultant and has since raised over £20M and grown Lantum to 60 employees.

    We talk about how she grew Lantum and got it adopted in the NHS, first principles, how to take advice, stress as a founder and I ask her about some dubious rumours I've heard about McKinsey.

    I hope you enjoy.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 33 min
    #055 Getting Punched in the Face — Adnan Iqbal (CEO Luma Health)

    #055 Getting Punched in the Face — Adnan Iqbal (CEO Luma Health)

    Founding a company is like getting punched in the face, a lot.

    Adnan Iqbal is CEO and Co-Founder at Luma Health; a company which better connects patients and doctors. He’s raised over $30M and scaled to over 450 US health systems and clinics.

    Adnan studied Biology at Berkeley, then did his masters at Cambridge before working at Genentech — a large US biotech company. He then went to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and that’s when him and his co-founder Tashfeen Ekram (a medical doctor) started working on Luma.

    This episode is littered with gems of advice from Adnan, and we spend a lot of time talking about the early days of Luma — and how he got those initial customers onboard. We also discuss some of his thinking and decision making as CEO, and what it’s like to be a Pakistani dude in Silicon Valley.

    I hope you enjoy.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 50 min
    #054 Becoming a Superconnector — Will Gibbs (Octopus Ventures)

    #054 Becoming a Superconnector — Will Gibbs (Octopus Ventures)

    How can you become a superconnector?

    Will Gibbs leads the Future of Health team at Octopus Ventures; one of the largest Venture Capital firms in Europe — with over £1.3bn under management.

    Will studied Classic Archaeology and Ancient History at Oxford, before trying his hand at pig farming and then becoming an investor at Octopus.

    We talk about the pros and cons of being a doctorpreneur, being right when others are wrong and how to become a superconnector.

    I hope you enjoy.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 31 min
    #053 Chasing Failure — Dr Mala Mawkin (Cellen)

    #053 Chasing Failure — Dr Mala Mawkin (Cellen)

    What does it mean to become addicted to failure?

    Dr Mala Mawkin is a Doctor, Head of Market Development at Cellen and hosts the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Podcast.

    She's also been featured on Forbes 30 under 30 and Vogue UK’s Top 10 Rising Female Stars — impressive — considering she graduated from Medical School just two years ago.

    We talk about persistence, chasing failure, leaving Medicine and what it’s like as a woman in healthtech.

    I hope you enjoy.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 30 min
    #052 Digital Twins in Clinical Trials — Dr Charles Fisher (CEO Unlearn.ai)

    #052 Digital Twins in Clinical Trials — Dr Charles Fisher (CEO Unlearn.ai)

    How can you use digital twins for faster clinical trials requiring fewer patients?

    Dr Charles Fisher is the CEO and Founder of Unlearn.ai — which uses digital twins to reduce the number of patients required in clinical trials.

    In a clinical trial, you usually have a treatment group who receive the drug/treatment, and a control group who receive a placebo. This means that a large number of patients need to be given a placebo — a fake or dummy version of the treatment with no therapeutic effect.

    But using generative machine learning models, you can create a digital twin — a digital copy of a patient which might be able to emulate what would have happened to that patient if they’d received a placebo.

    The promise of this technology is faster clinical trials, requiring fewer patients and producing better evidence.

    Charles completed his PhD in Biophysics at Harvard and has raised $17M to date for Unlearn.ai. We talk about digital twins, viewing clinical trials with a biophysics lens and some of the challenges in getting this technology adopted.

    I hope you enjoy.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 38 min
    #051 Surgeon -> VC — Dr Benedict Evans (InHealth Ventures)

    #051 Surgeon -> VC — Dr Benedict Evans (InHealth Ventures)

    What is VC and how do I raise it?

    Dr Benedict Evans was set on becoming an orthopaedic surgeon, before he fell out of love with Medicine and saw a system in which he could make a positive change, at scale.

    So he left his surgical training programme and joined McKinsey as a healthcare expert. He then worked as Associate Director of transformation at St Georges Hospital Trust in London before joining InHealth Ventures, which is a $50M early stage fund looking to invest in companies who can transform health outcomes across Europe and the US.

    We talk about venture capital funding for doctorepreneurs, the mythos of McKinsey and Ben gives his most high yield advice for medics trying to get investment — which is gold.

    You can find me on Twitter @MustafaSultan and subscribe to my newsletter on www.musty.io

    • 43 min

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Gerads ,

terrific guests

awesome interviews with physicians thinking outside the box of traditional medicine. Very inspiring for this doc. Loved your episode with Dr Case and docs learning to code and of course a big fan of Dr Abdaal who is a huge star on Youtube. Binging on the rest of your episodes. Great interviewing style. Thanks for the great content.
Gerald @ GrepMed

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