BackTable MedTech Innovation

The Backtable MedTech Innovation Podcast brings you the stories from physician entrepreneurs and founders who are helping to drive healthcare forward through med tech innovation. Listen on BackTable.com or on the streaming platform of your choice. You can also visit www.BackTable.com to browse our open access, physician-catered knowledge center.

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Ep. 36 Innovating on Post Training Education wi...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dan Arnold about building MRI Online, a virtual radiology education platform.
51 min
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Ep. 35 Patient Preparation Made Easy: the Wellp...
In this episode of BackTable Urology, Dr. Aaron Fritts talks with Dr. David Canes, a urologist and founder of WellPrept, a curated patient database that aims to improve and streamline patient education before their clinic visits.
56 min
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Ep. 34 Medicinal Cannabis: The Current State wi...
In this episode, our host Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Jason Iannuccilli dive into the history, science, and future directions of medical cannabis. We discuss Dr. Iannuccilli’s founding vision for PureVita Labs, a company focused on developing standardized testing for cannabis products and ensuring consumer safety.
67 min
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Ep. 33 Punishing the Machine and Treating Autis...
In this episode, our host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews emergency medicine physician-entrepreneur Dr. Uli Chettipally about starting Sirica Therapeutics, a novel autism therapy technology that combines virtual reality, machine learning, and physical exercise.
41 min
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Ep. 32 From Weird to Wonderful: An Interview wi...
In this episode, Drs. Aaron Fritts and Eric Gantwerker interview Dr. Tamir Wolf, a trauma surgeon and founder of Theator, an artificial intelligence company that links intraoperative decision making with patient outcomes.
41 min
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Ep. 31 Investing in Yourself, Sobtech, and the ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews radiologist and entrepreneur Dr. Vikram Sobti about how he started his own teleradiology practice, his perspective on learning about fields outside of medicine, and his predictions for the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine.
55 min
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Ep. 30 Host Stories with Dr. Bryan Hartley and ...
In this special host episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews the BackTable Innovation co-hosts Eric Gantwerker and Bryan Hartley about their own entrepreneurial journeys, lessons along the way, and what we've learned from our amazing guests thus far.
69 min
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Ep. 29 Artificial Intelligence & Imaging: Prese...
Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Aidoc cofounder Elad Walach about launching a company in the artificial intelligence (AI) space and applying AI in radiology imaging.
57 min
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Ep. 28 Slow Burn Physician Entrepreneur: Lesson...
Radiation oncologist Dr. James Mitchell joins the BackTable Innovation podcast to discuss the development and acquisition of his medical devices; first, an integrated needle/guidewire system called Redsmith, and then a smart vascular access port called Oncodisc.
72 min
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Ep. 27 Physician Underdog with Dr. Navin Goyal
Aaron Fritts talks with Dr. Navin Goyal about why he decided to leave clinical practice, co-founded LOUD Capital, and how he's helping physician entrepreneurs flip the script and leverage the underdog mentality to drive ideas and careers forward.
50 min
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Ep. 26 AI in Healthcare, Trusting Your Microwav...
Dr. Eric Eskioglu, neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Officer of Novant Health, tells us about how his organization stays forward-thinking in artificial intelligence (AI) developments.
41 min
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Ep. 25 Next Level Stuff, the Exit: Part III of ...
To close our BackTable Innovation series on NeuWave, we invited Laura King and Dr. Fred Lee to speak about growing their medical device company through various stages, from Series A funding to acquisition by Johnson & Johnson.
73 min
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Ep. 24 Trials and Tribulations: Part II of the ...
We talk with electrical engineering professor Dr. Dan van der Weide and interventional radiologist Dr. Fred Lee about the lessons they learned in the early stages of founding their microwave ablation device company, including challenges with early teams and equity.
77 min
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Ep. 23 Approach the Problem with Vision: Part I...
The first episode of 3-part series on the origin, rise, and acquisition of NeuWave Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on microwave ablation. In this first installment, we interview co-founder Dr. Fred Lee about his vision for starting the company. Dr. Lee takes us through his family history that shaped his identity as an innovator. His father was involved in the development of cryoablation as a treatment for prostate cancer, which inspired him to find applications for ablation in other types of cancer.
62 min
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Ep. 22 The Man Behind the Sheath: How Dr. Gary ...
We talk with interventional cardiologist Dr. Gary Ansel about his career in medical device innovation, including the development of the Ansel Guiding Sheath and the Pounce Thrombectomy System (which was recently acquired by Surmodics, Inc.).
54 min
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Ep. 21 Tap Yourself In: The Osso VR Story with ...
In this episode, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Barad discusses how virtual reality (VR) can address gaps in surgical education and Dr. Barad’s journey of starting Osso VR, a surgical training and assessment platform.
61 min
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Ep. 20 AI Takeover in Radiology: Unreasonable F...
Neuroradiologist and AI champion Dr. Suzie Bash and host Dr. Eric Gantwerker discuss the present and future applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging.
40 min
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Ep. 19 Overcoming the Doubt: Bias Towards Actio...
In this episode, medical education entrepreneur Shiv Gaglani and Dr. Eric Gantwerker discuss the founding, journey, and acquisition of Osmosis, a leading medical education platform.
42 min
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Ep. 18 CEO/Founder of Dr. Noze Best to Brussel ...
In this episode Dr. Eric Gantwerker talks with Dr. Steve Goudy about the importance of finding and thoroughly researching pain points for patients and their families, to then drive innovative solutions.
60 min
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Ep. 17 Drawing Outside the Lines: Creating a Ne...
In this episode, interventional radiologist and entrepreneur Dr. Sandeep Bagla joins our host Dr. Aaron Fritts to discuss the founding and multispecialty focus of Prostate Centers USA, a rapidly expanding network of office based labs (OBLs).
53 min
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Ep. 16 Mavericks as Innovators: How Daring Lead...
In this episode, pediatric airway surgeon Dr. Michael Rutter and our host Dr. Eric Gantwerker discuss risk-taking and effective market analysis in entrepreneurship.
77 min
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Ep. 15 Intelligent Ignorance: Turning Ideas int...
In this episode, otolaryngologist and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Bromwich joins our host Dr. Eric Gantwerker to discuss the idea of “intelligent ignorance,” which describes the idea of questioning and challenging the status quo to improve outcomes.
46 min
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Ep. 14 From Idea to Exit: the Brightwater Medic...
61 min
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Ep. 13 Gamer Gone Good: How Sam Glassenberg Bui...
43 min
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Ep. 12 Raising Capital with Dr. Orrin Ailloni-C...
55 min
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Ep. 11 Blockchain MD: Healthcare Applications w...
45 min
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Ep. 10 The Butterfly Story with Dr. John Martin
54 min
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Ep. 9 Innovation MD - An Interview with Dr. Dav...
45 min
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Ep. 8 Starting a Med Tech Company 101 with Dr. ...
53 min
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Ep. 7 Stroke Care using AI with Dr. Chris Mansi
43 min
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Ep. 6 Device Innovation with Dr. Atul Gupta
39 min
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Ep. 5 Origin Story of the Palmaz Stent with Dr....
62 min
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Ep. 4 Shooting For Big Projects with Dr. Aravin...
50 min
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Ep. 3 A Career of Innovation with Dr. Michael Dake
In this episode, Dr. Michael Dake joins Dr. Bryan Hartley to discuss his career of innovation as a clinician, teacher, and researcher.
50 min
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Ep. 2 Why Dr. Rusty Hofmann Built an Innovative...
Bryan Hartley talks with Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann MD about his experiences in device and digital health innovation, including the inspiring story behind building Grand Rounds, a digital health company helping patients get better access to expert healthcare.
19 min
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Ep. 1 Needs Driven Innovation with Dr. Todd Bri...
Interventional Cardiologist Todd Brinton tells us about his experiences in device innovation, including the pearls that come from failing, the importance of challenging dogma and understanding the market, and the ability to pivot as a predictor of success.
48 min