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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Nazareth is a gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Officer of a data privacy company. She is an advisor to multiple startups and venture capital funds locally and internationally.

She sits on the medical advisory board for Women's Health Magazine and is an advocate for teaching digital literacy to all healthcare professionals.

She completed her medical degree at Brown University, and her internal medicine training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell. Then she pursued fellowships in Transplant Hepatology and Gastroenterology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia.

Samantha has been interested in cutting edge healthcare technology even as she was completing her fellowships. She still practices gastroenterology part-time, but she is increasingly drawn to her roles in technology start-ups.

Her journey began with networking. She knew a lot of physicians that were in the tech space and reached out to them. 

We are students at heart. We are very good students, so just stay curious. - Dr. Samantha Nazareth

Eventually, she was drawn to the realm of emerging technology, or health technologies that are not fully adopted yet. Examples include 3D printing, virtual reality, augmented reality, and genomics. 

Balancing work in the clinical and technology worlds can be a challenge. For Dr. Nazareth, part-time clinical activities are the anchor, and dedicated time for the tech activities generally works around that. 

A technology business is fast-paced, however, especially in an early-stage start-up. Think early mornings, late nights, and weekends. But it is also very exciting.

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