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Tech Tonics: Katherine Chou – How A Quintessential Googler Wraps Her (Deep) Mind Around Healthcare

4/9/2018
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Katherine Chou is in many ways the quintessential Googler – super smart, a passion for computer science, an engineer through and through. On today’s episode of Tech Tonics, we’ll learn how this rock star at Google decided to turn her talents to healthcare, and hear what she’s discovered about healthcare, and herself, along the way. The [...]

Duration:00:35:38

Tech Tonics: O-K K-A-R-D-I-A, The Dave Albert Story

3/19/2018
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Although his dad was a prominent politician who eventually became Speaker of the House, AliveCor Founder Dave Albert always knew he wanted to a career in medicine – it was the passion he discovered for engineering and entrepreneurship that took him, and his career, by surprise. While Dave chose a very different path than his father [...]

Duration:00:35:37

Tech Tonics: Lisa Alderson and her Long and Winding Road to Genomics

3/5/2018
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For a skydiver who’s motto is “Just jump out and go”, the journey from chasing down Sandanista kidnappers to driving Disney strategy to genomics pioneer sounds sort of rational. Lisa Alderson, founder and CEO of Genome Medical, is one of those special someones who thrives on adrenaline and channels it to great effect. Lisa went pretty [...]

Duration:00:37:31

Tech Tonics: Gini Deshpande, @biotechfounder

2/19/2018
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The daughter of a commercial airline pilot and the oldest of two kids, Gini Deshpande grew up in Mumbai and told her parents that by the time she was forty, she wanted to own her own car, house, and company. Check, check, and check. After completing college and a competitive masters program in molecular biology [...]

Duration:00:36:36

Tech Tonics: Patients are why technology matters

2/5/2018
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Deborah DiSanzo had a plan. She was going to be a stockbroker and make a ton of money to rise out of the rough circumstances of her childhood and make it big. When she realized she hated the role, but loved programming, she cast around for a new way to exercise her tech [...]

Duration:00:37:14

Tech Tonics: A Brief History of Iya Khalil

1/22/2018
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Iya Khalil is a woman who’s always been ahead of her time. In middle school she was captivated by the writing of Stephen Hawking. After graduating school at Cornell with a PhD in physics, while colleagues were heading to Wall Street to be quants or to Silicon Valley to launch the next Webvan, [...]

Duration:00:35:20

Tech Tonics: David van Sickle, Drummer… Digital Health Pioneer

1/8/2018
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Tech Tonics has shared many stories of digital health pioneers who were passionate about health and computers from a young age, and fell effortlessly into a career at the interface of these interests. David van Sickle, on the other hand, was most passionate about drumming. When he graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, David [...]

Duration:00:38:11

Tech Tonics: Amir Dan Rubin, Change Agent

12/18/2017
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A self-proclaimed optimist who calls himself “a change-agent with a funny foreign name,” Amir Dan Rubin has spent his career shaping and reshaping healthcare delivery systems. Today, Amir is the CEO of One Medical, a company focused on making primary care personal, accessible, and affordable. Amir joined One Medical after a brief stint at Optum [...]

Duration:00:37:33

Tech Tonics: Daphne Koller – Guiding Health From AI to Actual Intelligence

12/4/2017
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While most of us spent our early teens dealing with the drama of middle school, Daphne Koller was in Israel simultaneously completing high school and college. She was a computer science prodigy on the fast path to a career as a leading AI researcher, an entrepreneur, and now the Chief Computing Officer at Calico, a [...]

Duration:00:36:57

Tech Tonics: Jeff Reid and the Impassioned Pursuit Of Bad Music and Great Science

7/24/2017
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From tinkering with computers as a kid, to matriculating at Johns Hopkins while his peers were entering 11th grade, to his PhD in physics, to his current work at drug discovery at Regeneron, Jeff Reid has always embraced his inner nerd. Today, Jeff is head of genomics informatics at the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), which he [...]

Duration:00:36:44

Tech Tonics: Margaret Laws, Where Non-Profit & For-Profit Healthcare Innovation Collide

7/10/2017
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Margaret Laws has been working at the intersection of the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare world for many years. This world has had an explosion of activity to find solutions to major public health and personal health challenges; according to Margaret, these worlds are beginning to blur and the newest foundations and non-profits are actively [...]

Duration:00:35:34

Tech Tonics: Deneen Vojta – Skating to Where the Healthcare Puck is Going

6/19/2017
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Deneen Vojta has played virtually every possible position in the healthcare world. She has at various times been a physician, an entrepreneur and a payer. Today it’s a hat trick, bringing all three of these roles together to bring new clinically valid, evidence-based technologies and services to patients through her current role as [...]

Duration:00:34:50

Tech Tonics: Zak Kohane On Medicine and Computers

6/5/2017
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The son of Eastern European immigrants, Zak Kohane was born and raised in Switzerland; he then came to the United States where he’s nurtured a passion for medicine and computers to become one of the nation’s leading thinkers, innovators, and mentors at this important and rapidly evolving interface. Join us this week as we discuss Zak’s [...]

Duration:00:36:04

Tech Tonics: Glen de Vries – A Series Of Quite Fortunate Events

5/23/2017
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Glen de Vries grew up in Manhattan, a nerdy kid who admired Richard Feynman, loved his TRS-80, and went to Carnegie Mellon University planning to study chemistry and computer science. A summer of molecular biology inspired him to switch his major to biology and, after graduation, he found himself in a lab at Columbia [...]

Duration:00:39:05

Tech Tonics: iRhythm’s Uday Kumar… What Makes Him Tick

5/8/2017
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The medical device company iRhythm has been described as that rarest of all breeds – a digital health company with an actual, viable business model behind it. On today’s Tech Tonics podcast, we’re delighted to welcome Uday Kumar, the cardiologist and serial entrepreneur who started the company in his apartment, and learn what makes [...]

Duration:00:38:03

Tech Tonics: Data Scientist Eric Perakslis, “I Build Stuff.”

4/24/2017
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“I build stuff” is how data scientist Eric Perakslis modestly describes his breathless career, a journey that’s taken him from industry to academia and back again, with a brief stop at the FDA. Eric’s first job after college was at a small combinatorial chemistry startup in Boston, but he was soon recruited to J&J, where he [...]

Duration:00:36:13

Tech Tonics: Jan Bruce and the Science of Resilience

4/10/2017
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When you ask Jan Bruce where she grew up, she says “in the media business.” Jan worked early on in the magazine and then digital media sectors, backing into the health and wellness category through opportunity. She planned a career as editor and publisher but always found herself gravitating to selling the advertising rather [...]

Duration:00:38:13

Tech Tonics: Jess Mega of Verily Actually Is Making the World a Better Place

3/27/2017
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Jessica Mega, an accomplished cardiologist and now Chief Medical Officer at Alphabet’s Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences), says she joined the venerable Silicon Valley company to help patients. According to Jess, physicians who love patients need to lean into the tech world because great tech that doesn’t actually change care doesn’t have much of [...]

Duration:00:37:23

Tech Tonics: Deborah Kilpatrick – Calling Audibles

3/6/2017
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Deborah Kilpatrick grew up on a family farm in rural Georgia; her dad was a teacher and football coach; she describes life in her town as “very Friday Night Lights.” With a passion for math and science, Deb decided to becoming a Ramblin’ Wreck at Georgia Tech, continuing on there for a masters and PhD in [...]

Duration:00:36:26

Tech Tonics: The Intersection of Medicine and Marijuana

2/20/2017
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Reports suggest that today there are between 1.2 to 2.6 million legal medical marijuana users in the U.S. But as we know, there is great controversy about medical marijuana as a “legitimate” medical intervention due to its history as an illegal substance and the lack of a large body of clinical trial evidence. And yet, according [...]

Duration:00:35:25

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