About Us

How IS it made med?  While know-how is everywhere, we’re all about how those who are shaping the future of healthcare got to where they are. While the facts are important, stories and community are our focus.

If I could time travel into the future, my first port of call would be the point where medical technology is at its best because, like most people on this planet, I have this aversion to dying.

- Neal Asher

As a team of human physicians and engineers, we have an aversion to human suffering and dying.

Unfortunately, we’ve also noticed that healthcare innovation can be difficult to grasp, and even more difficult to do. We aim to show stories of struggle and success, alongside thoughtful discussions of what the past was like and what the future of healthcare could be.

Join us on our journey! From listening and subscribing to our podcast, to messaging us or joining our community, we hope to make the future of healthcare easier to understand, to relate to, and to collaboratively innovation in for the benefit of our communities.

About the Hosts

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Geoff

Co-Host

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

Co-Host

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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Sorayya

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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Dhir

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?