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Dr. Bryan Hartley on the BackTable Innovation Podcast

Dr. Bryan Hartley

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Bryan Hartley is a practicing radiologist, host of the BackTable Innovation series, and co-founder of Pulmera in Palo Alto, CA.

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About Dr. Bryan Hartley

Dr. Hartley is a radiologist, a medtech entrepreneur and a host of Backtable's innovation series. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship in IR at Vanderbilt before attending the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship in 2017-18. His training at Stanford focused on developing the next generation of medical technology using a needs-based approach. Soon after Biodesign, Dr. Hartley co-founded Pulmera, a startup developing novel imaging technology to improve the diagnosis of early stage lung cancer. Currently, Dr. Hartley is an attending in cardiothoracic and abdominal imaging at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Bryan Hartley

Episode #30

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In this special host episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews the BackTable Innovation co-hosts Eric Gantwerker and Bryan Hartley about their own entrepreneurial journeys, lessons along the way, and what we've learned from our amazing guests thus far. Dr. Gantwerker describes his interest and experiences in gamified learning, and Dr. Hartley shares about his experience in the Stanford Biodesign fellowship. Tune in to hear more about our hosts!

Episode #28

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Radiation oncologist Dr. James Mitchell joins the BackTable Innovation podcast to discuss the development and acquisition of his medical devices; first, an integrated needle/guidewire system called Redsmith, and then a smart vascular access port called Oncodisc.

Episode #26

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Dr. Eric Eskioglu, neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Officer of Novant Health, tells us about how his organization stays forward-thinking in artificial intelligence (AI) developments.

Episode #25

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To close our BackTable Innovation series on NeuWave, we invited Laura King and Dr. Fred Lee to speak about growing their medical device company through various stages, from Series A funding to acquisition by Johnson & Johnson.

Episode #24

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We talk with electrical engineering professor Dr. Dan van der Weide and interventional radiologist Dr. Fred Lee about the lessons they learned in the early stages of founding their microwave ablation device company, including challenges with early teams and equity.

Episode #23

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The first episode of 3-part series on the origin, rise, and acquisition of NeuWave Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on microwave ablation. In this first installment, we interview co-founder Dr. Fred Lee about his vision for starting the company. Dr. Lee takes us through his family history that shaped his identity as an innovator. His father was involved in the development of cryoablation as a treatment for prostate cancer, which inspired him to find applications for ablation in other types of cancer.

Episode #22

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We talk with interventional cardiologist Dr. Gary Ansel about his career in medical device innovation, including the development of the Ansel Guiding Sheath and the Pounce Thrombectomy System (which was recently acquired by Surmodics, Inc.).

Episode #14

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Interventional radiologist and entrepreneur Bob Smouse joins us to discuss his journey through the development of the ConvertX nephroureteral and biliary stent system and Merit Medical Systems, Inc.'s recent acquisition of his company.

Episode #12

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We talk with anesthesiologist and venture capitalist Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas about the mechanics of fundraising from both the entrepreneur and the investor side.

Episode #10

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We talk with Vascular Surgeon John Martin about his entrepreneurial journey to becoming CMO of Butterfly Network, Inc., and their mission to revolutionize medical imaging and medical education.

Episode #9

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We talk with Dr. David Liu about the life cycle of innovation projects, developing ideas strategically, and his mentorship work with Creative Destruction Lab.

Episode #8

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Bryan Hartley talks with physician entrepreneur Dr. Mahmood Razavi about the essential elements of successfully starting a medtech company, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Episode #7

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Bryan Hartley talks with Neurosurgeon Dr. Chris Mansi about the origin story of Viz.ai, a company using Artificial Intelligence to Shorten Time to Treatment and Improve Access to Care for Stroke Patients.

Episode #6

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We talk with Interventional Radiologist and Philips Chief Medical Officer Atul Gupta about his path from the interventional suite to the boardroom, and how physicians can work with device companies to innovate and make big impact changes in healthcare.

Episode #5

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Dr. Julio Palmaz talks with Dr. Bryan Hartley about where he got the idea for the first commercially-available vascular stent, how he developed it working in his garage, and persevered despite repeated rejections to take it to market. Don't miss this one!

Episode #4

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In this special Innovation episode, Dr. Aravind Arepally tells us the stories behind what inspires him to shoot for big impact projects, how he built a startup device company with Jim Chomas, and the importance of working with people who give you energy and challenge you.

Episode #3

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Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) President Dr. Michael Dake tells us stories of the Aortic and Endovascular Innovations he participated in throughout various stages in his career.

Episode #2

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Bryan Hartley talks with Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann MD about his experiences in device and digital health innovation, including the inspiring story behind building Grand Rounds, a digital health company helping patients get better access to expert healthcare.

Episode #1

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Interventional Cardiologist Todd Brinton tells us about his experiences in device innovation, including the pearls that come from failing, the importance of challenging dogma and understanding the market, and the ability to pivot as a predictor of success.

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Podcasts

Host Stories with Dr. Bryan Hartley and Dr. Eric Gantwerker on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)
Slow Burn Physician Entrepreneur: Lessons Learned with Dr. James Mitchell on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)
AI in Healthcare, Trusting Your Microwave, and Colonizing the Moon with Dr. Eric Eskioglu on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)
Next Level Stuff, the Exit: Part III of the Neuwave Story with Laura King and Dr. Fred Lee on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)
Trials and Tribulations: Part II of the Neuwave Story with Dr. Dan van der Weide and Dr. Fred Lee on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)
Intelligent Ignorance: Turning Ideas into Innovation with Dr. Matthew Bromwich on the BackTable Innovation Podcast)

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