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In each episode of Brains & Guts, we interview gastroenterology innovators and inventors to unpack their successes, pitfalls, and learnings. The goal? Empower individual gastroenterologists with the knowledge and skills to explore ideas and apply the innovator’s mindset to everyday practice.

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Season 1

Episode 1: Why Innovate in GI?

In this first episode of Brains & Guts, our hosts – Drs. Vivek Kaul, Toufic Kachaamy, and Vladimir Kushnir – explain why the practicing gastroenterologist should care about innovation. The conversation also defines the innovator’s mindset, the role of industry companies, and what topics the show will cover in Season 1.

Episode 2: I have an idea! Now what?

In this episode, we are joined by Virender Sharma, MD, FACG, a entrepreneur and founder of several med-tech companies. Dr. Sharma walks us through the key steps that come at the beginning of the innovation journey: identifying a need, evaluating novelty, establishing legal protection, and most importantly, understanding your why as an innovator.