May 11, 2023
Med Tech Talks Ep. 76: Dr. Vipan Nikore Pt.1
When you look for lifelong innovators in the health-tech field, the first name that will pop up will always be Vipan Nikore. This time around, we welcome Vipan to our podcast, who brings with him a massive amount of knowledge about innovation in the field of healthcare.
On part 1 of this week’s episode, Geoffrey has a lengthy conversation with Vipan about his days at IBM, his time at medical school, and how technology and healthcare together can change the world for good.
03:41-06:30 - From Citibank, to Sun Microsystems, to IBM, Vipan had quite an interesting start to his career.
06:31-08:17 - Health? Or tech? Why not both, answers Vipan.
08:17-11:40 - Coming “back” to healthcare after working in IBM, and Vipan’s outlook towards health equity.
11:40-14:30 - The challenges that under-served communities face when it comes to access to healthcare services.
14:31-16:47 - The importance of quality training across spectrums, across countries, for the improvement of healthcare systems around the world.
16:48-18:12 - Vipan elaborates further the gaps that he observed in the system, during his time at UCLA.
18:12-20:45 - Vipan lists some of his favourite spectacles of innovation, including one involving just a megaphone.
20:45-23:50 - Finding his passion, and exploring his options; Vipan’s experiences during medical school.
23:51-26:18 - Choosing the right technologies to work on, and Vipan’s process of introducing innovation to the health-tech sector.
26:19-28:53 - The challenges of new technology - and how collaborations between various sectors can solve this problem.