Taking a Risk: The MD and PhD Perspective

Hear Mehdi Razavi, MD and Ben Hertzog, PhD tell their stories on how they left the traditional path and became medical startup entrepreneurs.

Join us at this event hosted by the TMC, with networking, food, and drink to follow.

Mehdi Razavi is the Director of Clinical Arrhythmia Research & Innovation and a practicing electrophysiologist at Texas Heart Institute. He has founded multiple medical device startups including: Saranas, a smart cardiology sheath, and Nanolinea, conductive nanotechnology for the treatment of arrhythmia. Additionally, Dr. Razavi has supervised the development of a number of technologies in collaboration with Rice University and Texas A&M and has over 20 patents to his name.

Ben Hertzog earned his PhD in Biomaterials and Technology at Brown and spent 4 years in management consulting at McKinsey. In Houston, he has been VP at BCM Technologies, overseeing tech transfer and deal flow, and has been managing director at AlphaDev, a seed stage life science accelerator. Today, he is CEO of Procyrion, developing a circulatory support pump implantable without surgery.

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  • Shih-Shin C.

    Great talks. It's nice to know the speakers' philosophies. Wine and the comfortable environment kind of relaxing the speakers and they talked with no distance to the audience.

    3 · May 13

  • 'Rakshak T.

    Awesome job!

    May 13

  • Triparna

    That's great and just what we need! Look forward to meeting you at tomorrow's event!

    May 12

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