EM1807G “Cultivating Biomedical Innovation” (IM GR-1072018)

The purpose of this lecture is to introduce the basics of biomedical innovation, including current trends and impact on healthcare. This presentation will also overview the latest developments in cardiovascular clinical innovation and initiatives here at UT Southwestern. The establishment of a Technology Development Network to promote biomedical innovation amongst clinical faculty will also be discussed.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the basics of biomedical innovation and process of commercialization
  • Learn about ongoing trends in healthcare and clinical innovation, particularly within cardiovascular medicine
  • Recognize the increasing role of academia in biomedical innovation
  • Gain awareness of ongoing projects at UT Southwestern and creation of a Technology Development Network to engage clinical faculty
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Photo: Kartik Agusala, M.D.Kartik Agusala, M.D.
Medical Director of Nuclear Cardiology
Clinical Innovation Manager, Office for Technology Development
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Dr. Kartik Agusala is a clinical educator in the Division of Cardiology with a focus on cardiac imaging, serving as medical director of nuclear cardiology. He is a native Texan, having earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine, then completing his medical training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and then Emory University School of Medicine. His main clinical interests are general cardiology, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. His background in finance and investment banking prior to medical school led to his interest in health care venture development and biomedical innovation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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