E51: A Healthcare Renaissance Man – Dr. Nisarg Patel
“I have a problem liking too many things.”
Learn from Dr. Nisarg Patel, a healthcare renaissance man, about his journey into the world of medicine. Unafraid to “dive into the deep end,” Dr. Patel is a scientist and researcher of computational cancer genomics, synthetic gene circuits for engineered probiotic therapeutics, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated bacterial genome engineering, as well as applying machine learning to health policy and economics. He also worked in venture capital at Bessemer Venture Partners in their Life Sciences division. While most medical students take classes and apply it to their clinical practice, Dr. Patel did that and then also founded Memora Health, a Y Combinator funded technology company providing HIPAA-compliant patient texting. He has also written about health policy, medicine, strategy, and economics for Slate Magazine, STAT, Huffington Post, and on Medium.
In this episode, he shares his perspective on shopping for healthcare, the future of primary care, where healthtech works and doesn’t work, and how he fills his insatiable urge to write. Don’t be afraid to dive into the deep end with Dr. Nisarg Patel!
We highly recommend his articles on Medium: https://medium.com/@nxpatel