33 min

Pioneering Change | Dr. Jean Carruthers, Botox Pioneer Beyond the Bottom Line with Bert Miller

    • Business

Dr. Jean Carruthers is nothing short of a pioneer. The Vancouver-based ophthalmologist was treating a patient for eye spasms in the 80s when she connected the dots between the botulinum toxin A she was injecting and softened wrinkles in the treated area. Fast forward four decades, and Dr. Jean's discovery — now widely known as Botox — has become perhaps the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatment used today. 

In this 30-minute conversation, Dr. Jean — who has since brought several more new drugs and treatments to market — describes how to pursue a belief that you know to be correct, even when everyone around you thinks you're wrong. The legendary MD explains how to support your theory with research, find an advocate, and stop at nothing to effect change that will make a difference in other people's lives — lessons that translate into any area of business. 

While Dr. Jean continues to be involved in clinical trials for revolutionary new drugs and treatments, her perspectives on innovation aren't limited to her medical expertise. Among other takeaways that can be applied across industries, sectors, and disciplines, is Dr. Jean's advice on the future of shared workspaces. Having opened a new patient practice in the spring of 2020, Dr. Jean shares some of the details — from an optimized patient flow, to a state-of-the-art ventilation system — that every sector should consider as we navigate return-to-work plans. 

Throughout our conversation, Dr. Jean proves the value in remaining open to change and to proactively seeking out opportunities to innovation. Learn what it takes to shift public perception with data and science, and impact the course of an entire industry from the Canadian doctor who first discovered the cosmetic application of Botox.

Dr. Jean Carruthers is nothing short of a pioneer. The Vancouver-based ophthalmologist was treating a patient for eye spasms in the 80s when she connected the dots between the botulinum toxin A she was injecting and softened wrinkles in the treated area. Fast forward four decades, and Dr. Jean's discovery — now widely known as Botox — has become perhaps the most popular cosmetic dermatology treatment used today. 

In this 30-minute conversation, Dr. Jean — who has since brought several more new drugs and treatments to market — describes how to pursue a belief that you know to be correct, even when everyone around you thinks you're wrong. The legendary MD explains how to support your theory with research, find an advocate, and stop at nothing to effect change that will make a difference in other people's lives — lessons that translate into any area of business. 

While Dr. Jean continues to be involved in clinical trials for revolutionary new drugs and treatments, her perspectives on innovation aren't limited to her medical expertise. Among other takeaways that can be applied across industries, sectors, and disciplines, is Dr. Jean's advice on the future of shared workspaces. Having opened a new patient practice in the spring of 2020, Dr. Jean shares some of the details — from an optimized patient flow, to a state-of-the-art ventilation system — that every sector should consider as we navigate return-to-work plans. 

Throughout our conversation, Dr. Jean proves the value in remaining open to change and to proactively seeking out opportunities to innovation. Learn what it takes to shift public perception with data and science, and impact the course of an entire industry from the Canadian doctor who first discovered the cosmetic application of Botox.

33 min

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