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Device Innovation with Physician CMO Atul Gupta
with Dr. Atul Gupta
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.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2021, December 1). Ep. 6 – Device Innovation with Physician CMO Atul Gupta [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Atul Gupta
Dr. Atul Gupta is the Chief Medical Officer of Philips Image Guided Therapy and a practicing Interventional Radiologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bryan Hartley
Dr. Bryan Hartley is a practicing radiologist, host of the BackTable Innovation series, and co-founder of Pulmera in Palo Alto, CA.
In this episode, Dr. Bryan Hartley discusses the intersection of IR practice and medical device innovation with Dr. Atul Gupta, interventional radiologist and Chief Medical Officer of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy division. Throughout the show, Dr. Gupta describes his path from medical student, to IR practice builder, to executive leader.
Dr. Gupta describes his philosophy of innovation, which stems from the identification of real clinical needs. He explains why interventional radiologists are well-positioned to be device innovators and cross-specialty collaborators (Hint: It has to do with our curiosity and cool technology!). He recalls innovative mentors, or “gadgeteers,” who have inspired him to work on research projects during residency and onwards. As a result, Dr. Gupta’s work with Philips grew into a partnership and, eventually, a formalized role within the company. In addition to serving as a CMO, Dr. Gupta maintains his clinical skills by continuing to practice IR when he can.
To close, we discuss exciting new topics that are on the horizon of image-guided therapy: augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and dielectric imaging. We also highlight tips for any physician who is wanting to get involved with device innovation, as well as any physician who is contemplating a new role.
Philips Image Guided Therapy- https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/solutions/interventional-devices-and-therapies
“The Infinite Game” by Simon Sinek
A book that Dr. Hartley recommends for anyone interested in learning how to motivate their teams to achieve long-term success.
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