DR. GAUTAM GULATI, MD,MBA,MPH

“Medical Sherpa”

“The Status Quo Agitator”

Speaker. Author. Professor. Entrepreneur. Advisor. Investor.

Doing the usual stuff doesn’t change a damn thing. In fact, it breeds complacency and status quo thinking.

Why compete for mediocrity when you can win much more easily by doing things differently?

As an innovation-focused executive for the past 20+ years, Dr. G has studied, interviewed, worked for, and advised forward-thinking leaders from the worlds most recognized companies helping to transform mediocre progress into breakthrough growth. Companies such as Marriott, Roche, Google, American Express, LG, Klick Health, Digitas Health, Merck, Astellas, Medstar, Johns Hopkins, HealthLoop, and many more have sought the perspectives and ideas from Dr. G to help them both think and do different.

Dr. G is a world renowned speaker on innovation who has inspired leaders of all types of organizations on how to “think differently and inoculate against status quo”. He has delivered over 250 inspirational keynotes for both public and private events, to over 30,000 people, in over 30 global cities at some of the worlds most prominent stages – including TEDxMidAtlantic, Exponential Medicine, SxSW, Health 2.0, and much more. He has been featured on CNBC, MM&M, and various other media outlets.

His superpower is his unusual ability to uncover hidden patterns that separate the best from the rest.  He is a firm believer that in order to create a breakthrough product or brand, you must ignore the headlines and learn from the hidden trends occurring at the fringes.

As a true polymath, Dr. G lives at the intersection of a diverse range of industries helping companies innovate in a world of uncertainty; while drawing upon his diverse vantage point as a doctor, professor, futurist, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur.  Simply put, he helps leaders and organizations imagine their future selves, and then helps them get there. Through his storytelling media company – Unusual Inc. – he spends his time curating and creating unusual ideas, experiences, and perspectives to help leaders accelerate innovative thinking and reimagine new business opportunities.

Most recently Dr. G was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product Innovation for Physicians Interactive Holdings (sold to Merck), where he led a world-class team to ideate, design, build, and deploy disruptive solutions for a health audience. In addition to his executive roles, he serves as an Adjunct Professor of “Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship” at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Duke Corporate Education, and Singularity University while also sitting on numerous company boards as an investor and advisor.

Dr. G received his MD from The George Washington University School of Medicine, his MPH from The George Washington University School of Public Health, and his MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Using the world as his stage and loyal followers as his amplified voice, Dr. G always asks the uncomfortable questions and seek the unreasonable answers. With this focused sense of purpose, he has persevered against the odds to inspire a new level of curiosity to make the impossible, possible.

INNOVATION EXECUTIVE

For decades, Dr.G has built award-winning products and developed game-changing business innovation models grounded in ROI for organizations of all sizes..

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Serves as an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Duke Corporate Education, and Singularity University with a focus on Medical Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

PODCAST HOST

Popular podcast host where he uncovers the hidden stories behind the world's most interesting people.

STORYTELLER

Ideas alone don't sell. Stories that evoke a visceral response do. Dr. G has been perfecting this craft since his slam poetry days as a young lad. Today, he incorporates improv techniques to hone his skills.

ADVISOR / INVESTOR

As a retained innovation-focused advisor to over a dozen C-Suite executives, Dr. G is known as 'The Medical Sherpa' who offers an unbiased, expert voice to help leaders navigate and shape the uncertain future of healthcare.

STATUS QUO AGITATOR

Challenging age-old assumptions, Dr. G uses his unusual innovative techniques to help reimagine the future to help organizations inoculate against the status quo.

ENTREPRENEUR

Founder of several start-ups, Dr. G applies the learnings of both his successes and failures to help leaders create an entrepreneurial culture able to adapt to disruptive changes, and predict trends that will shape their future.

CURIOUS GUY

A lifelong love for learning is what gives Dr. G his superpowers. He continuously scans and studies the marketplace to uncover hidden patterns that separate the best from the rest.

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