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Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

Bangalore, India

Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi has been known all his life by family, friends and peers for being absentminded, impulsive and for making mistakes, failing and causing blunders. Despite this, at the age of 33, he is a well-to-do Ear Nose Throat surgeon and medical device innovator with 18 inventions to date. He was recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2016.

 

He is a well-known stand-up comedian,  actor and an author of the best-selling book on medical devices called Inventing Medical Devices: A Perspective from India.



BOOKS PUBLISHED


In this book, Dr Chaturvedi shares ten personal anecdotes of mistakes and failures and gives a perspective of his interpretation, where he positions failures as a part of the process rather than a definitive outcome. Explaining with humorous caricatures and situations, he demonstrates numerous benefits that arise from such mistakes, why they are important and how they have helped him shape his career.

Even though the mistakes and failures made by Dr Chaturvedi may appear trivial and in-significant when compared to those faced by many others in the general population, they highlight the principles of a very unique and positive perspective that may be applied in mistakes and failures of greater magnitudes as well. This book may serve to be food for thought for many who believe that failures are detrimental and that they should be aggressively avoided and not embraced. It may change their minds to think about failures as steps towards success, by showing how key insights from these failures can be used to empower new skills and opportunities. ...

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"This book comprehensively captures the essence of inventing medical devices through anecdotes, case studies and real life examples. A recommended must read for any aspiring entrepreneur who wishes to invent new medical devices in India." - Dr. Balram Bhargava,Padmashri, Professor of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, Executive Director, Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SIB), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. "A timely resource- This is a remarkably readable and useful primer on medical device innovation in India, written by one of the emerging leaders in the field. The realistic perspective and practical suggestions in this book have arrived just in time for a health technology ecosystem that is in a substantial stage of growth." - Dr. Paul Yock, Founder and Director, Stanford Biodesign "Despite the stated focus as a book for doctors looking to engage with the MedTech ecosystem in India, this book has several teachings for engineers, product designers, business strategists, marketing folks and investors as well." - The Hans India In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last six years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a medical device in India. This book includes case studies, anecdotes, caricatures and a special “how I do it” section at the end of the book that gives step-by-step guidelines on how to identify a need, make clinical observations, create need statements, perform needs filtering, develop criteria, conceptualize a solution and take it to a proof of concept. This book is recommended for all Indian healthcare professionals, engineers and product designers who seek to solve unmet clinical challenges with new medical devices, but are un...

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"This book comprehensively captures the essence of inventing medical devices through anecdotes, case studies and real life examples. A recommended must read for any aspiring entrepreneur who wishes to invent new medical devices in India." - Dr. Balram Bhargava,Padmashri, Professor of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, Executive Director, Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SIB), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. "A timely resource- This is a remarkably readable and useful primer on medical device innovation in India, written by one of the emerging leaders in the field. The realistic perspective and practical suggestions in this book have arrived just in time for a health technology ecosystem that is in a substantial stage of growth." - Dr. Paul Yock, Founder and Director, Stanford Biodesign "Despite the stated focus as a book for doctors looking to engage with the MedTech ecosystem in India, this book has several teachings for engineers, product designers, business strategists, marketing folks and investors as well." - The Hans India In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last six years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a medical device in India. This book includes case studies, anecdotes, caricatures and a special “how I do it” section at the end of the book that gives step-by-step guidelines on how to identify a need, make clinical observations, create need statements, perform needs filtering, develop criteria, conceptualize a solution and take it to a proof of concept. This book is recommended for all Indian healthcare professionals, engineers and product designers who seek to solve unmet clinical challenges with new medical devices, but are u...

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