“Why Medical Devices and Technologies Fail?

“Why Medical Devices and Technologies Fail?

The Importance and Implications of Proper Design”

Guest Speakers:


Dr. Gulati is the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings, where he leads a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience. In addition to his executive role, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of “Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, sits on numerous company boards, and speaks at a variety of events around the world.Over his 20+ year career, Dr. Gulati has been combining his diverse experiences, creative juices, and passionate voice to help take on a bigger challenge…to treat our troubled health system. He has earned an impeccable reputation for his ability to transform organizations – both big and small - to meet the future innovative demands of the health industry. Along this journey, he has been dubbed both a "health hooligan" and "physician artist", encapsulating the creative characteristics that allow him to meld his various vantage points as a clinician, executive, designer, professor, advisor, entrepreneur, speaker, and technology advocate.


Paul obtained Masters Degrees in both mechanical engineering and industrial design and as a consequence has been involved in product development throughout his career. An entrepreneur at heart, with his partners, Paul formed Clinvue, a company which marries his passion for innovation with his love of understanding people and solving worthwhile problems.

Peter Davis, JD

Mr. Davis is a partner in Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Technology and Intellectual Property Practice, located in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a former U.S. Patent Examiner, and for the last 23 years he has balanced his time between patent prosecution, patent litigation, and strategic patent counseling for many of the world’s best-known companies. He has worked in virtually all areas of technology, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, electronic devices, software, light and heavy machinery, and automotive. He can speak the languages of both the inventor and the layman, translating inventions into terms that patent examiners, judges and juries find compelling. Mr. Davis received his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University (1987) and his JD from Catholic University (1993).


Free for SOPE and IBA Members. $15 for All Others [$10 for Students, Govt. Employees and Academia


6:00 PM- 6:45 PM Registration, Networking (Refreshments Served)

6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Welcoming Remarks Jeff Hausfeld, MD, MBA Chairman and Founder- Society ofPhysician Entrepreneurs (SOPE) and Ari Ghosal, JD, Board Member IBA

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Dr. Gulati - Presentation

7:15 PM – 7:30 PM Paul Ferris - Presentation

7:30 PM – 7:45 PM Peter Davis - Presentation

7:45 PM- 8:15 PM Panel Discussion and Audience Q & A


Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Rockville, MD9601 Medical Center Drive (A&R Building, Room[masked]) Link to driving and parking (free) directions is: http://web.jhu.edu/MCC/directions.html


(Also, please join SoPE and the National Capital Area SoPE Local Chapter at www.SoPEnet.org.)http://www.meetup.com/Society-of-Physician-Entrepreneurs-National-Capital-Chapter/Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S. (Cell)[masked] or (Office)[masked] ext. 1350 [masked]

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