BackTable Innovation

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

Ep. 76 ProScan’s Path: Medical Expertise to Bus...
In this episode of the BackTable Innovation Podcast, host Dr. Bryan Hartley interviews Dr. Stephen Pomeranz, founder and CEO of ProScan Imaging, co-founder of Medality (formerly MRI Online), and a pioneering radiologist in MRI technology. This is the second part of a two-episode series on ProScan.
48 min
Ep. 75 ProScan’s Path: Medical Expertise to Bus...
This episode of the Back Table Podcast features Dr. Stephen Pomeranz, a trailblazing radiologist who shares his journey from taking over a struggling medical practice to founding ProScan Imaging, one of the leading imaging centers in the country.
40 min
Ep. 74 Pulmera’s Journey: From Concept to Clini...
In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley takes us on a deep dive into the origin story and mission of Pulmera, a medtech company dedicated to transforming the field of bronchoscopic lung cancer diagnosis by retrofitting existing fluoroscopy machines into cone beam CT-like scanners.
33 min
Ep. 73 AI in Medicine: Navigating the New Front...
In this episode, Dr. Matthew Lungren discusses the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare, sharing insights into large language models, deep learning, and machine learning in improving patient care, enhancing clinical workflows, and optimizing medical research.
45 min
Ep. 72 Solving for Stent Adjacent Stenosis: The...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. Ramsey Al-Hakim about the inception and journey of Auxetics, a med-tech company innovating in the vein stent market.
51 min
Ep. 71 Next Level Electroporation Therapy: The ...
In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews guest Dr. John Qiao about exploration of physicians’ role in medical innovation, particularly among interventional radiologists.
49 min
Ep. 70 Innovations on the Backtable: The Wire W...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Patrick Neville, a vascular surgeon and entrepreneur. Dr. Neville shares his journey of identifying a clinical problem and developing a solution, which culminated in the innovation of Wire Watch, a tool designed for efficient wire management during endovascular cases.
28 min
Ep. 69 Biodegradable Flow Diverters for Cerebra...
In this episode of the Back Table Innovation Podcast, host Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel, a radiologist and biomedical engineer, chats with Dr. Alim Mitha about the novel idea of biodegradable flow diverters and the future of interventional neuroradiology.
37 min
Ep. 68 Transforming Radiology with Workflow Sol...
In this episode, interventional radiologist Dr. Bryan Hartley interviews Dr. Woojin Kim, a musculoskeletal radiologist and serial entrepreneur. Dr. Kim is a musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist with a background in imaging informatics and a founder of three companies. He outlines his journey, from his early life as an immigrant in the US to his entrepreneurial successes in the field of radiology.
49 min
Ep. 67 Innovating Recognition in Healthcare wit...
In this episode of Back Table ENT, host Dr. Gopi Shah explores the entrepreneurial journey of Dr. Rohan Walvekar, an otolaryngologist at Louisiana State University-New Orleans and innovator/CEO of nDorse, a team engagement software application.
41 min
Ep. 66 Managing the Difficult Airway Through In...
In this episode, Dr. Eric Gantwerker and Dr. Nilesh Vasan, Founder/CEO of Adroit Surgical and Head & Neck Surgeon at University of Oklahoma (OU Health), discuss the development of Adroit Surgical.
62 min
Ep. 65 Q Collar: Protecting the Brain from Impa...
In this episode, host Dr. Dana Dunleavy interviews NFL player Taylor Rapp and neurosurgeon Dr. Wayne Olan about the role of the Q collar in safeguarding the brain from impact.
39 min
Ep. 64 Redefining Surgery: Virtuoso’s Robotic P...
In this episode, host Dr. Jose Silva speaks with Dr. Duke Herrell, CEO and CMO of Virtuoso Surgical, a robotic surgery tool known for its exceptional dexterity and precision.
38 min
Ep. 63 Innovation and Evolution of Healthcare M...
In this episode, hosts Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Bryan Hartley interview Scott Becker, founder and publisher of Becker’s Healthcare, a media company dedicated to serving the specialized interests of healthcare leaders.
59 min
Ep. 62 The Tympa Health Journey: From Clinical ...
In this episode, Dr. Gopi Shah interviews Dr. Krishan Ramdoo, CEO and founder of TympaHealth, a London-based startup that has developed an all-in-one device for hearing health assessment which incorporates otoscopy and microsuction functionalities.
41 min
Ep. 61 Moving the Needle: Percutaneous Treatmen...
In this episode, Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. William Morrison, the medical director of Trace Orthopedics. Trace Orthopedics is developing a minimally invasive implantable device for tendon repairs.
35 min
Ep. 60 Innovating Under Pressure: Dr. Mehdi Raz...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Mehdi Razavi about his journey to entrepreneurship and in developing Saranas Early Bird, a vascular device that allows for early detection of perioperative bleeding.
37 min
Ep. 59 Concentric Health: Rethinking Consent Pr...
In this episode, Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimental and Dr. Eric Keller interview Dr. Dafydd Loughran, CEO and founder of Concentric Health, a digital health solution that's revolutionizing the process of consent and facilitating informed decisions through digital tools.
55 min
Ep. 58 PRIMR: Simple Cancer Explanations with D...
In this episode, Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. David Grew, the creator of PRIMR. PRIMR is an online video library that serves the dual purpose of aiding patients in comprehending their cancer diagnosis and treatment choices while also assisting clinical research teams in enhancing their trials with IRB-approved digital content.
45 min
Ep. 57 How to Start Learning About Artificial I...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Anthony Chang, delving into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to enhance the efficiency of clinicians’ workflow and diagnostic processes.
54 min
Ep. 56 The Charm of Startups: The Economics of ...
In this episode, host Dr. Eric Gantwerker interviews Adam Block, a health economist, public health professor, and founder of Charm Economics, an economic consulting company for medical technology businesses.
54 min
Ep. 55 Prehabilitation in Periprocedural Care: ...
In this episode, host Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel interviews emergency medicine doctor-entrepreneur Dr. Robbie Huddleston about the process of building Surgery Hero, a digital health clinic that helps patients prepare for and recover from elective surgery.
39 min
Ep. 54 Design Thinking in Healthcare with Dr. G...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Gregg Khodorov about design thinking to improve healthcare outcomes, getting involved with innovation as a trainee, and ways to successfully advocate for idea implementation.
40 min
Ep. 53 Empowering Patients Through Image Sharin...
In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley interviews Rishi Nayyar, co-founder and CEO of PocketHealth, the first patient-centered medical image exchange platform.
55 min
Ep. 52 Overcoming Limb Loss with Innovation in ...
In this episode, host Dr. Diana Velazquez-Pimentel interviews Georgia Näder, Vice President of Futuring and Business Transition at Ottobock, a German prosthetics and orthotics company, on the history of the company, their innovation process, and what to look for in the future of Ottobock.
38 min