Episode: 173 - A Continued Conversation: Fred Khosravi on Transforming a Medical Invention to an Exceptional Innovation
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
1w ago
Fred Khosravi, chairman and CEO of Imperative Care, returns to the podcast for another engaging conversation with host Geoff Pardo about his personal and professional experiences in the medtech space. He speaks about the elements of preparedness that help entrepreneurs seize new opportunities, the importance of maintaining intellectual honesty in one’s work, and why a “market-first” mentality leads to industry success. He says, “It’s not a great medical innovation unless it ends up helping a lot of patients. Otherwise, it’s just a great invention.”  Khosravi generously shares three decade ..read more
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Episode 145: Medtech Talk Welcomes its New Host
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
1M ago
Medtech Talk welcomes its new host, Geoff Pardo! Geoff is a dynamic partner at Gilde Healthcare who uses his passion for medtech to share stories from industry leaders.   ..read more
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AEGEA CEO Maria Sainz Talks Guidant and the Rewards and Challenges of Leading a Medtech Start-up
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
1M ago
Twenty years ago, Maria Sainz faced an unusual fork in her career road. She chose wisely, building an esteemed career in Medtech that included senior leadership at Guidant and CEO posts at three Medtech start-ups. In this Medtech Talk Podcast, Sainz recounts the magic of Guidant, the merger with Boston Scientific, and her rewarding – and sometimes challenging – move into being a Medtech start-up CEO. She also talks about her current company’s post-approval trial strategy ..read more
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Medcrypt CEO Mike Kijewski Says Medtech Cybersecurity Is a Growing Concern for Hospitals, Patients
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
1M ago
MedCrypt CEO Mike Kijewski is playing a long game. At the moment, he recognizes Medtech execs aren’t placing a high priority on cybersecurity of their devices. But as technology becomes more advanced – and hospitals grow more wary – he expects demand will grow. The time is coming for Medtech to take a cue from the iPhone, he says ..read more
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Episode 172: Fred Khosravi on Using ‘Forces of Good’ to Transform the Medtech Space 
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
2M ago
This month host Geoff Pardo speaks with one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the medtech industry, Fred Khosravi, chairman and CEO of Imperative Care, about the path that led him to start over 24 healthtech startups. Khosravi recounts leaving Iran at 17 and studying mechanical engineering at Tennessee Tech. He talks about his first experiences with medical device manufacturing and how he designed a fully automated process for making cataract lenses. Khosravi also shares his pioneering work in developing cardiac stents, how serendipity is really “opportunity meets preparedness,” and why ev ..read more
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Episode 172: Fred Khosravi on Stroke Care and Innovation Acceleration
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
2M ago
This month host Geoff Pardo speaks with one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the medtech industry, Fred Khosravi, chairman and CEO of Imperative Care, about the path that led him to start over 24 healthtech startups. Khosravi recounts leaving Iran at 17 and studying mechanical engineering at Tennessee Tech. He talks about his first experiences with medical device manufacturing and how he designed a fully automated process for making cataract lenses. Khosravi also shares his pioneering work in developing cardiac stents, how serendipity is really “opportunity meets preparedness,” and why ev ..read more
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Episode 171: Viz.ai CEO Chris Mansi on Artificial Intelligence and Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Treatments
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
3M ago
As a trained neurosurgeon, Dr. Chris Mansi is familiar with the challenges patients face in accessing lifesaving treatments. After earning an MBA from Stanford and enrolling in their Biodesign Medical Innovation track, he learned to develop multifaceted and technology-based solutions to improve healthcare workflows.    In this episode, host Geoff Pardo speaks with Mansi about Viz.ai, a revolutionary application that increases patient access to life-saving treatments in over 1,200 hospitals. Every minute an ischemic stroke patient waits for treatment equates to approximately 2 million ..read more
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Episode: 170 - Stanford Professor Dr. Joshua Makower Talks Multidisciplinary Innovation in the Medical Device and Consumer Product Markets
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
4M ago
Dr. Josh Makower is one of the few multidisciplinary leaders making a tremendous and broad-reaching impact on the medical device and consumer product industries. As an inventor, professor, CEO, and venture capitalist with experiences in medicine, bioengineering, business, and big pharma, Makower has led the charge in creating some of the most unique and practical designs.   In this episode, host Geoff Pardo speaks with Makower about his interests in science and technology at an early age, his college transition from music to engineering, and what he believes is the future of biodesign. Ma ..read more
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Episode: 169 - Andy Doraiswamy, CEO of Koya Medical, Talks Mountaineering, Meditation, and Management
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
5M ago
Before he began his Ph.D. program in biomedical engineering, Andy Doraiswamy bought a one-way ticket to Southeast Asia to explore and “find himself.” He was successful: discovering a love for mountain climbing’s physical and mental challenges and developing a practice of meditation that has proven helpful in both climbing and commerce. Since leaving academia, he’s been involved in startups at Advanced Vision Science, Oculeve, and now Koya Medical. Doraiswamy has a huge bias and love for eye care, he says, particularly intrigued by its complexity. He and host Geoff Pardo discuss how medical dev ..read more
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Episode: 168 - Alleviant Medical CEO Adam Berman on the No-Implant Device Treating Diastolic Heart Failure
Medtech Talk
by Healthegy
7M ago
Host Geoff Pardo talks with Adam Berman, CEO of Alleviant Medical, about the groundbreaking device treating heart failure without hardware or permanent implants. The Alleviant device mitigates shortness of breath in patients with diastolic heart failure by leaving behind a shunt cut from interatrial septum tissue. The shunt moves blood from the left atrium to the right, diminishing pressure on the lungs. Berman speaks about his start in biomedical engineering, gaining invaluable experience in the operating room, developing sales tactics and industry knowledge as a medical device field represen ..read more
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