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The best and the brightest in the healthtech industry sit down with the Rosenman Institute to discuss life, career, and lessons learned. Tune in for the lessons they’ve learned over their long and storied professions.

The best and the brightest in the healthtech industry sit down with the Rosenman Institute to discuss life, career, and lessons learned. Tune in for the lessons they’ve learned over their long and storied professions.


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The best and the brightest in the healthtech industry sit down with the Rosenman Institute to discuss life, career, and lessons learned. Tune in for the lessons they’ve learned over their long and storied professions.




Deena Shakir: Driven By a Burning Problem

Deena Shakir is living proof that a “non-linear” extraordinary career. Deena is a Partner at Lux Capital, a top venture capital firm. There, she’s received a lot of recognition for her work and her emphasis on diversity. She also sits on several boards, and contributes to Forbes — that is, when she’s not being featured. But she actually started very near us in Mountain View, where her parents immigrated from Iraq. Her career has taken her pretty much everywhere, even through the White...


James Min: The Measure of a Heart

Do you know what is the world's number one cause of death? If you didn’t, now you do: it’s heart disease. But James Min is working to change that. James is the founder and CEO of Cleerly. There, he creates digital care pathways to prevent cardiovascular disease and heart attacks before they happen. Before Cleerly, James served in several high-profile cardiology positions and has published more than 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts focusing on coronary artery disease. He has also received...


Jon Norris: Are You A Good Investment?

A good year in the healthtech market can make the difference between success and failure. And that’s why knowing the market and predicting the market is so important. So, back by popular demand, we welcome Jon Norris. Jon knows the healthtech investment market so well. He is the Managing Director for business development at Silicon Valley Bank and has over 20 years of banking experience working with healthcare companies and VC firms. Do you have any thoughts? Please email us at...


Erika Andersen: The Change Arc

We are happy to welcome, Erika Andersen, back as our podcast guest. Erika is basically a change guru. She is one of the founders of Proteus, an organization that helps leaders and companies go through big changes. They do this through their unique coaching, consulting, and training programs. In this episode, Erika talks about how to change from the inside out, and how change is the only constant. Do you have any thoughts? Please email us at We post new...


Thomas Tsang: Coming From a Humble Perspective

Mental health is a huge topic right now. But often conversations about mental health are mostly about anxiety and depression, not as much about serious illnesses. That’s why our guest today, Thomas Tsang, is doing what he does. Thomas is the CEO and co-founder of Valera Health, a tele-medecine company helping patients with severe mental illnesses as well as mild ones. Thomas is also a former Senior Healthcare Advisor to the Governor of Hawaii, and has directed national medical programs....


Jason Lengheier: What’s Your Relationship With Food?

Did you not listen to your mom about nutrition in high school? So did Jason Langheier. Jason is the CEO and founder of Foodsmart, a leading telenutrition platform. Foodsmart combines dietitians, meal planning, and food options in one platform. This combination makes it easier for people to get nutritious and affordable food—both for themselves, and their families. Today, Foodsmart has over 1.5 million members and serving over 700 employers. Their goal is to eliminate food insecurity and...


Adrian Fenty: Demand Disruption

What does a day in the life of a big city’s mayor look like? We asked our guest, Adrian Fenty. From 2007 to 2011, Adrian managed one of the most complicated and powerful cities in the world: Washington D.C. As mayor, he focused on education reform and disrupting the status quo. Now, as a venture capitalist, he loves to see disruption and innovation all around him every day. In this episode, I asked him: what do the private and public sectors have in common? And how are they different? I was...


Trevor Martin: This Programmable Life

This is the stuff of science fiction in real life! Our guest in this episode is Trevor Martin, the co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences. There, they develop the CRISPR platforms and technologies that allow scientists to detect and modify DNA and RNA. He hopes the technology they’re creating will cure the problems of the next generation, like genetic diseases. Trevor has been featured on Forbes 30 under 30, Fortune 40 under 40, and is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021. His work has been...


Russell Glass: Solving Staggering Problems

If you’ve experienced mental health difficulties during the pandemic, this episode is for you. The scale of the problem is staggering. But our guest, Russell Glass, is doing his utmost to solve it. Russell is the CEO of Headspace Health, a company formed by the 2021 merger of Ginger and Headspace. Ginger, which he founded in 2018, delivered accessible and easy virtual mental health care. Russell has been creating companies constantly since his flagship tennis racquet business at the tender...


Bob Wachter: Debating the Digital Divide

Could digitization add another person to your exam room? Will the newest technologies being created by small businesses or by hospitals? And most importantly, will the new digital age in healthcare leave people behind? These are some big questions that Dr. Bob Wachter has the answers to. Dr. Wachter is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Medicine at UCSF. He’s written six books, including one called The Digital Doctor, which was a New York Times science bestseller. He also coined...


Dr. Ronald Dixon: The DNA of a Winning Organization

Most people find healthcare unmanageable and confusing. Even people in the industry can have a hard time. Our guest, Dr. Ronald Dixon, is trying to change that through his company CareHive. CareHive helps patients manage chronic disease through their user-friendly platform and methods. Dr. Dixon is the current CEO of CareHive. He has also founded and headed Healthcare 360, and served as the Medical Director at MGH. He’s also a natural entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the...


Dana Kanze: Double Standards in Your Industry

Dr. Dana Kanze knows all about double standards. And it’s both because of her time studying them, as well as her time experiencing them. Dana’s research on gender gaps in the startup and investment field has been published in leading academic journals and received many awards. And she’s even done a TED talk! Before her academic career, she was an investment banker, strategic consultant, and entrepreneur. In this episode, she talks to me about how double standards can show up in sneaky ways...


Jeremiah Robison: The Amazing Electrical System

We're so excited to introduce our guest Jeremiah Robison, who has a business that is very personal. His company’s wearable technology will help people with chronic conditions move their legs and feet. One of these people is his daughter, who has cerebral palsy. Jeremiah Robison founded CIONIC in his garage four years ago. He also co–founded WAWOS, which also supports children with cerebral palsy and other conditions. In this episode, he tells me about how his career and his family led him to...


C.K. Wang: Data For the Real World

Dr. C.K. Wang has always wanted to have an impact on patient care. This is why he left the clinic to develop larger-scale solutions and help more cancer patients choose the right treatment based on data. As COTA Healthcare’s CMO, he’s doing just that. Through their analytical approach, COTA Healthcare is committed to making cancer care data-driven and the most simple it can be. In this episode, we talk about how C.K. is using his love of AI and oncology experience at COTA and how COTA is...


Sonia Arrison: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Whether we want to or not, we might be living for a very long time! This is according to our guest, Sonia Arrison. Sonia is an entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. She is also the founder of 100 Plus Capital of the Alliance for Longevity Initiatives. Her work explores how the “Coming Age of Longevity” will change life as we know it. In this episode, she tells us about what some of these changes could look like. Do you have any thoughts? Please email us at...


Suzanne Barakat: Documents of Unfathomable Trauma

Asylum-seekers have been making headlines, but it’s rare that we get to read their stories. Our guest today, Suzanne Barakat, reads the stories of asylum seekers every day — in the scars on their skin, and the traumas they bring to the clinic she runs. Suzanne is the Executive Director of the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative. Her primary program there is the human rights clinic. There, Suzanne and her team give pro bono medical evaluations. These evaluations help immigrants gain...


Ofer Leidner: Mind Matters

Despite what your mom tells you, not all computer games are bad! Our guest today, Ofer Leidner, is proof of that. His company, Happify Health, uses the software science behind computer games for a good cause: healthcare. Ofer is currently the Co-Founder & President of Happify Health. He’s also co-founded many other digital media companies, including Oberon Media. In this episode, he talks about how your mind can affect your health — for better and for worse. Do you have any thoughts?...


Maria Velissaris: Investing in the Future

Our guest today is Maria Velissaris. She’s an accomplished venture capitalist running businesses since she was in college. Now, as a Founding Partner of Steelsky ventures, she works to give companies the investments they need to make healthcare more equitable. In this episode, we discuss her amazing career, as well as some of the obstacles women and people of color face in healthcare. We also discuss some strengths and insights Maria has as a female, international, person of color in the...


Andrew Parker: Business is Personal

Andrew Parker is the founder of the fast-growing care platform Papa. Papa offers “Family On-Demand!” to give older adults and families aid and companionship. Andrew first built Papa’s platform to support his grandfather, who was so happy that Andrew wanted to give the same care to other grandparents. Today Papa has grown to 400 employees, and Andrew was named one of the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs of 2021. In this episode, we discuss the importance of connection and how to grow a...


Sachin Jain: Asking the Hard Questions

In healthcare, there are a lot of hard questions. Today, to answer some of them is Sachin Jain, the President, and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan, and the former President and CEO of Aspire Health. Through his work, Sachin aims to reduce healthcare disparities in concrete ways. As an MD and an MBA, Sachin’s career experience is in medicine and business, giving him a unique perspective on healthcare companies. He pioneered the world’s first clinical program focused on social isolation and...