Speaker. Author. Professor. Entrepreneur. Advisor. Investor.
Hi, I’m Gautam, aka Dr. G.
With an unusual thirst for curiosity and wonder, I live at the intersection of a wide range of industries helping companies innovate in a world of uncertainty.
Simply put, I help leaders and organizations imagine their future selves, and then help them get there.
With over 20 years of experience, I have helped transform global organizations into innovative powerhouses from both the inside and out to help meet the future innovative demands of the health industry. As a corporate leader, advisor, and speaker, I have worked with organizations of all sizes and stages – including LG, Marriott International, Genentech, Physicians Interactive, Klick Health, and American Express – to name a few. I’ve delivered over 200 inspirational and actionable keynotes for both private and public events on some of the worlds most prominent stages – including TEDxMidAtlantic, Exponential Medicine, HxRefactored, Health 2.0, SxSW, Texas Health Resources, ReVive, CIO Synergy, Johns Hopkins, and many more – to a diverse audience looking to effect change through transformational thinking and innovation.
My storytelling approach tends to be a bit ‘unusual’ as I draw upon personal and professional experiences from a diverse range of perspectives. I truly believe everyone has hidden super powers within them, that if nurtured properly, can help transform our leaders into innovative superheroes. In my whereabouts, I have been dubbed both a ‘health hooligan’ and ‘unusual suspect’ for my unique abilities to see what others do not.
I’m the founder of Unusual, Inc, a storytelling media expedition celebrating human ingenuity, diversity, and imagination. I currently spend much of my time speaking, writing, and advising companies as an industry thought leader and innovator. My unusual perspectives encapsulate my creative characteristics allowing me to meld various vantage points as a renaissance doctor, executive, designer, professor, advisor, entrepreneur, speaker, and technology advocate.
Most recently I was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings, where I led a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience. In addition to my executive roles, I serve as an Adjunct Professor of “Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Duke Corporate Education, and sit on numerous company boards as an investor and advisor.
Using the world as my stage and followers as my amplified voice, I always asks the uncomfortable questions and seek the unreasonable answers. With this focused sense of purpose, I have persevered against the odds and inspire a new level of curiosity to make the impossible, possible.
Oh, and I’m super friendly. So lets talk.