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The Penn HealthX Podcast focuses on the intersection of medicine and business, with an emphasis on healthcare management, entrepreneurship, and technology (H-MET). This podcast has two aims.

First, we want to highlight excellent work happening at The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond.

Second, we want to help students and those early in their medical careers understand how to become leaders in the field, and use their skills outside of strictly clinical medicine.

We intend to achieve these goals by interviewing students and faculty members who are working in the H-MET space. We also plan to discuss current events, trends and opportunities in healthcare, and other topics future healthcare leaders need to know about.

Penn Health-X is supported by our generous donors - Dr. Wong. Dr. Slevin, Dr. Anand, and Dr. Wills.

Find us on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-penn-healthx-podcast/id1271378904?mt=2

The Penn HealthX Podcast Penn HealthX Media

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    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

The Penn HealthX Podcast focuses on the intersection of medicine and business, with an emphasis on healthcare management, entrepreneurship, and technology (H-MET). This podcast has two aims.

First, we want to highlight excellent work happening at The University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and beyond.

Second, we want to help students and those early in their medical careers understand how to become leaders in the field, and use their skills outside of strictly clinical medicine.

We intend to achieve these goals by interviewing students and faculty members who are working in the H-MET space. We also plan to discuss current events, trends and opportunities in healthcare, and other topics future healthcare leaders need to know about.

Penn Health-X is supported by our generous donors - Dr. Wong. Dr. Slevin, Dr. Anand, and Dr. Wills.

Find us on iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-penn-healthx-podcast/id1271378904?mt=2

    78 - Josh Makower - A Career of Innovation in Med Tech and Venture Capital

    78 - Josh Makower - A Career of Innovation in Med Tech and Venture Capital

    Today’s episode is a conversation between Sope Eweje, one of the VP’s of Entrepreneurship and Ventures for Penn HealthX, and our guest, Dr. Josh Makower.

    Josh currently leads medical device investment as a general partner at NEA, one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms. Josh is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator that has created 8 companies over the past 20 years. Notable transactions from the ExploraMed portfolio include Acclarent, acquired by J&J in 2009, EndoMatrix, acquired by C.R. Bard in 1997, TransVascular, acquired by Medtronic in 2003 and Neotract acquired by Teleflex in 2017. On-going ExploraMed/NEA ventures include NeoTract, Moximed, Willow and ExploraMed V.

    In addition to his role at NEA, Josh serves on the faculty of the Stanford University School as an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and is Co-Founder of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program, a unique training and educational program for multi-disciplinary health technology innovation with trainees that have gone on to form 50 companies that have had an impact over 2.7 million patients.

    Josh holds over 300 patents and patent applications for various medical devices in the fields of cardiology, ENT, general surgery, drug delivery, obesity, orthopedics, women’s health, and urology. He received an MBA from Columbia University, an MD from the NYU School of Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

    In this episode, Sope and Josh discuss how he went from a music major to a prolific medical technology innovator and venture capitalist, and how each of the experiences he had along the way have shaped his passion for technological innovation in healthcare. We also discuss the role clinicians play in health care innovation and his view of invention as a skill that can be learned by technical and clinical stakeholders alike. We wrap up by discussing his thoughts on how COVID may impact the medical technology VC landscape and a piece of advice for students interested in using technology to improve healthcare.

    Footnotes
    Josh’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-makower-14a0b7ba/

    NEA – https://nea.com

    Willow wearable breast pump - https://shop.willowpump.com/

    Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program - http://biodesign.stanford.edu/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    77 - Sandy Varatharajah - Planning For a Career to Transform Healthcare Via Digital Health

    77 - Sandy Varatharajah - Planning For a Career to Transform Healthcare Via Digital Health

    Today’s episode is a conversation with one of my colleagues, Sandy Varatharajah. Sandy is a 2nd year MBA student and a member of the Healthcare Management program at Wharton. In the episode, we discuss what drew her to the healthcare space, her previous experiences, including interning at the white house, consulting, and working for CityBlock. We also discussed the decision to get an MBA, and some of the interviews she has done for the Pulse Podcast by the Wharton Digital Health club. We end with some things she is most looking forward to in the coming years.

    If you like The Penn HealthX Podcast, you should check out Pulse, a podcast created and maintained by The Wharton Digital Health Club where they interview leaders in the digital health space.

    Show Notes

    Sandy’s LinkedIn Profile
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyvaratharajah/

    The Pulse Podcast - Soundcloud
    https://soundcloud.com/wharton-pulse-podcast

    The Pulse Podcast - Medium Page
    https://medium.com/wharton-pulse-podcast

    Sandy’s Medium Profile
    https://medium.com/@sanvrajah

    • 57 min
    76 - Dr. Arpan Parikh - Using Business Skills to Improve The Future of Psychiatry

    76 - Dr. Arpan Parikh - Using Business Skills to Improve The Future of Psychiatry

    Today’s episode is a conversation I had with Dr. Arpan Parikh. Dr. Parikh was a colleague of mine at Wharton last year. He has since graduated and moved on to a role with CareMore Health. Dr. Parikh got his MD at Ohio State, and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai in New York City.

    In the episode, we discuss what drew him to medicine and psychiatry, memories he had as a student, clinical roles he took on, why he chose to get an MBA, and how he will use his skills at CareMore Health.

    It was an absolute pleasure for me to speak with Dr. Parikh and learn from him.

    Host - Ryan O'Keefe

    Show Notes

    Arpan’s LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/arpan-parikh-724897125/

    Mt. Sinai Addiction Institute
    https://www.mountsinai.org/locations/addiction-institute

    CareMore Health
    https://www.caremore.com/

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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65 Ratings

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