How It's Med

How It's Med

A podcast where we explore the stories behind medical innovators and tastebreakers.

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Med Tech Talks Ep. 60: Dr. Teresa Chan Pt. 1

June 30, 2022

🌶️Are kids better at managing an emergency department than physicians?🌶️ Dr. Teresa Chan surprised us with the answer to this question. Developed by teachers and trainers at McMaster University, GridLockED is a simulation ga…

Ep. 59: Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia and the eHealth Centre for Excellence

June 23, 2022

“We have Bernie, the bot that burns out so that physicians don’t have to” - Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, Managing Director of the eHealth Centre of Excellence. This week, we had the privilege of talking to Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, t…

Ep. 58: Dr. Alexander Bilbily and 16Bit AI

June 18, 2022

Osteoporosis and stones might break your bones, but Dr. Bilbily and the 16Bit AI team hope to prevent that. This week, we had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Alexander Bilbily about the rollercoaster journey he and his co…

Ep.56: Dr. Sam Gharbi

June 7, 2022

“It’s embarrassing. And it’s not just embarrassing..but it’s a disservice to our patients because we’re causing harm by not adopting tools for communication and better sharing of information.” On this episode of How Its Med,…

Physician Founded Ep. 12: Dr. Jeff Alfonsi

May 29, 2022

Seafood or see food? Next time you take a picture of your delicious meal for the ‘gram, check out RxFood powered by Inner Analytics; the application turns these snapshots into a report on your nutrition for your physician to…

Ep.55: Dr. Daniel Schwartz

May 20, 2022

“One of the things that really saw us through was not accepting the common parlance of 'that cant be done.” On this episode, @Dr. Daniel Schwartz, previous CEO and Co-Founder of @QxMD, reflects on how his team developed tool…

About the Hosts

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Geoff is a medical graduate with an interest in the complexities of scaling medical technologies and the relationships that make up the health tech and healthcare ecosystems we rely on so much. In his free time, he helps underserved kids and immigrants get glasses and their eyes checked with the Eyeglasses Project.

*Why did you join the team?:*

I listen to alot of podcasts, and I know firsthand how important medical innovation is. I've always wanted to learn how new medical technologies are scaled so that people all over the world, not just locally, can live better lives. It's clear to me that a supportive medtech community built on the stories and learnings of those who came before us could be so, so helpful.

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Abdo is at UBC for a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering and holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He has dabbled in aerospace engineering, nuclear physics, drug design, biomedical instrumentation, Medtech consulting, and several marketing-related projects. Outside of work, he is a visual artist and a local fashionista.

*Why did you join the team?:*

I started this team with Geoff as a way to connect with the diverse mentors that the Medtech space has to offer. I want to transfer the knowledge of those shaping the future of medicine through our casual free-flowing conversations.

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Archetypes Project Lead

Sorayya is a 2nd year medical student at UBC with an interest in how we can use technology to improve access to healthcare in underserved communities. In her spare time, she likes to go to the gym while listening to podcasts about psychology and knowledge sharing.
*Why did you join the team?:*

I started out as a podcast listener/fan! What better way to learn about the health tech space than to have front-row seats at a masterclass with some of the most exceptional medical innovators of our time?

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Marketing Strategist

Abhishek is a senior year biomedical engineering student with interests in technology, informatics, automation and business. In his free time he reads financial news related to countries such as US, Canada and India.

*Why did you join the team?:*

Tech is what genuinely excites me, and I've been interested in healthcare since I was a child. What place better than a community that combines them all?