Clinical Practice Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

2023- 2024

September 13, 2023
NVC Winners
"New Venture Capital (NVC) Winners Panel"

November 1, 2023
Mark Smith, MD
"Notes from MedStar Health’s Innovator-in-Residence"

November 16, 2023
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"I-Corps Part 1 (MS1)"

November 20, 2023
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"How to do a good pitch- ICorps session (MS2)"

2022- 2023

September 28, 2022
Sunil Budhrani MD, MPH, MBA
"A clinician’s career journey through US healthcare from health systems, to payers, to digital health"

November 4, 2022
Lakmir "Mink" Chawla, MD and Quan Nguyen, JD, MS
"Achieving Impact in the Clinic with Innovative Medicine: and Entrepreneurial GW Academic Clinician's Experience" In partnership with the GW Technology Commercialization Office.

November 17, 2022
Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA
"How I Built This: Grapevine Health"

December 7, 2022
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"I-Corps Part 1"

December 13, 2022
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"I-Corps Part 2"

January 19, 2023
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"I-Corps Part 3"

February 16, 2023
The Honorable Aldona Woś, M.D.
"Medicine and Beyond, Serving a cause greater than yourself"

March 22, 2023
Anish Sebastion, CEO and founder of Babyscripts
"Insights from Co-founder and CEO of Babyscripts"

April 4, 2023
Jalan Burton, MD, MPH
"In search of sustainability and joy: lessons learned in pediatric primary care"

May 3, 2023
Bob Smith, Director of I-Corps at GW
"I-Corps Final Session"

2021- 2022

September 15, 2021
Andrew Meltzer, MD, MS
"Cutting Edge Digital Health Tools: Benefits and Barriers to Implementation"

October 19, 2021
Rob Shesser, MD, MPH
"Organization of the US Health System and Physician Practice Management"

November 18, 2021
Marleine S. Clay, MD, FACEP
"Development and Implementation of an Innovative Tool to Assess Traumatic Brain Injury"

December 8, 2021
Ulises Torres, MD
"How to Get A Star"

January 20, 2022
Andrew Meltzer, MD, MS
"Generating Innovative Ideas"

February 17, 2022
Josh Oppenheimer MD, MBA and President & CEO of Transformative
"Transformative: Developing predictive algorithms for life threatening cardiac arrhythmias"

March 16, 2022
Elizabeth P. Clayborne, MD, MA Bioethics, CEO/Founder, NasaClip
"Careers in Medicine: How to Diversify and Thrive"

April 6, 2022
Rob Shesser, MD, MPH
"The structure of the US Healthcare system"

May 9, 2022
Josh White, COO Owl Peak Labs
"Cancer Detection Technology"



October 14, 2020
Rob Shesser, MD, MPH
"Structure of US Healthcare System"

November 9, 2020
Andrew Meltzer, MD, MS
"Digital Therapeutics: Prescribing an App Instead of a Med"

December 1, 2020
Loren Chen, MD
"Outpatient Policy"

December 7, 2020
Panel Discussion
"GW Out for Health: LGBTQ Health and Policy in the Biden Administration"

January 25, 2021
Mark Hanson, PhD
"Smart and Connected Home Health Hub"

February 22, 2021
Thomas Ein, MD
"Single Specialty Consolidation - The Story of Capital Women’s Care"

March 9, 2021
Tenagne Haile-Mariam, MD, and Pamela Saenger, MD, MPH
"The Hospital at Home, a New Model of Acute Care - Overview, Challenges, and Patient Experience"


October 8, 2019
Andrew Meltzer, MD
"An Entrepreneur's Guide to Improving Healthcare"

November 5, 2019
Rob Shesser, MD, MPH
"Nuts and Bolts of Health System Organization and Physician Practice Management 2019"

January 14, 2020
Jeff Feldgoise, VP Product & Marketplace, Slingshot Health
"Finding the Right Price for Healthcare - a Health Tech Approach"

February 4, 2020
William Borden, MD, MBA
"Outpatient Quality Measures"

March 16, 2020
Igor Efimov, PhD
"Cardialen - the Development and Testing of a New Medical Device to Defibrillate the Heart"

April 21, 2020
Bruno Petinaux, MD
"Hospital Quality Metrics"


January 5, 2018
Sunil Budhrani MD, MPH, MBA
"Current events in Clinical Practice Innovation & Entrepreneurship"

September 20, 2018
William Borden, MD
“GW Health Network, ACO”

October 15, 2018
Joshua Oppenheimer, MD, and Saud Siddiqui
“Pursuing Healthcare Innovation During Residency”

November 14, 2018
Anish Sebastian
“Remote Patient Monitoring and Digital Health - New Paradigm for Future of Obstretic Care”

December 6, 2018
Nicole Reed, RN
“Poison Control in the US and the NCPC's Web-Based Poison Control Initiative”

January 18, 2019
Tim Barnes
“Pearls and Pitfalls of Growing Early Stage Health Tech Companies”

May 6, 2019
Jesse Pines, MD, MBA
“Alternative Payment Models for Community Emergency Physicians”

May 13, 2019
Andrew Meltzer, MD
“Innovations in Injury Prevention”


September 28, 2017
Robert Kelly, MD, and Bruno Petinaux, MD
“Career Trajectories for Physician-executives and the Future of Healthcare from both the Hospital and Group Practice Prospectives”

October 11, 2017
Dr. Lorens Helmchen
“Physician Payment Reform”

October 13, 2017
William Borden, MD, FACC, FAHA

November 16, 2017
Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE, Robert Shesser, MD, MPH, and Lex McCusker
“GW Resources and Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Medical Students”

January 5, 2018
Sunil Budharani, MD, MPH, MBA
“Current Events in Clinical Practice Innovation & Entrepreneurship”

February 9, 2018
Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE
“Reflections on Innovation & Health Services Research”

March 9, 2018
Sol Edelstein, MD
“Development Companies that Provide Medical Support to Travellers”

April 10, 2018
Ron Shumacher, MD
“Innovative Care Models for Senior Populations”


September 7, 2016
Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE, Bruno Petinaux, MD, and Mia Phifer
“GW Hospital Innovation Day 2016”

October 3, 2016
Brian G. Choi, MD, MBA, FACC
“Drug and Device Development”

November 29, 2016
Peter Kim, MD, PhD
“The Future of Medical Innovation”

January 18, 2017
Robert Shesser, MD
“Entrepreneurship in the Not-for-Profit Sector”

January 31, 2017
Neal Sikka, MD
“Launching a Start-up as an Academic Physician”

March 16, 2017
Andrew Meltzer, MD
“Concept Screening for Medical Innovation”

April 12, 2017
Jim Chung
“Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Tech Transfer at GW”

April 24, 2017
Mark Shesser, and Aviel Ginsberg
“The Development of Voice Applications by an Accelerator”


August 24, 2015
Lex McCusker, Director, GW New Venture Competition
“GW Business Plan Competition”

September 4, 2015
Shatanu Agrawal, MD
“MD Careers in Government and Consulting”

October 2, 2015
Amita Shukla
“Careers in Venture Capital and Health”

Robert Graboyes, PhD
“Fortress to Frontier”

November 6, 2015
Christopher Lang, MD, and Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE
“Summer Experience/Internship Review”

November 10, 2015
Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, M.P.H, Ph.D., FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci
“The Health Gap - The Challenge of an Unequal World”

November 16, 2015
Drs. Katherine Kelly, Eleanor Mackey, and Tessie October
"Culturally Sensitive Research"

February 22, 2016
James D'Orta, MD
"Perspective of How to Utilize Your Medical Education to Become an Entrepreneur"

April 4, 2016
Thom Mayer, MD
"Innovation and Entrepreneurship:Lessons from the NFL and Healthcare"

April 28, 2016
Sunil Budhrani, MD, MPH, MBA
"From GW Medical Student to Entrepreneur"


October 29, 2014
Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE
"Clinical Practice Innovation at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences"

November 12, 2014
Christopher Lang, MD
"Introduction to Medical Entrepreneurship"

January 9, 2015
Jim Chung
"Health Care Innovation through Entrepreneurship:  Resources for GW Students"

January 30, 2015
Robert Mittendorf, MD, MBA
"Entrepreneurship in Healthcare"

March 23, 2015
Steven Farmer, MD and Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE
"Research Innovation Panel"

April 6, 2015
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
"Pathways for Physicians in Leadership in Government and Healthcare Policy"