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Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is recognized as one of the 35 young innovators under the age of 35, by the MIT Technology Review, 2016. From the very first minute he came on stage, Dr. Chaturvedi was very ENT-ertaining. In this TEDx talk, he narrates his story about how he was able to invent more than 18 medical devices even before he aged 32 years, Adding a touch of humour to his words, he discusses on how his early practice in rural areas inspired him to make medical treatments cost-effective and then led him to inventing these devices. “Even though I invented some good devices, my mentor thought that I was just barking about all of it. So, I wrote a book!” He concludes by saying that no idea is big or small, if you think it can bring a good change.

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi dons many hats; an ENT Surgeon, serial medical device innovator, author, and stand-up comedian. Since 2010, he has co-invented and developed 18 affordable medical devices addressing the unmet needs in the Indian healthcare system, including an invention called EMR, which is considered to be one of the top 30 technological innovations in India. Dwelling on the benefits of failing, in this talk, he describes how failure keeps a person grounded and says that it is important to realize that no matter how prepared a person is, mistakes are inevitable in life.

He is currently Director, Clinical Innovations and Partnerships at Innaccel Technologies, and recognized as one of the 35 top Innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review 2016.

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT surgeon by profession from St. John’s medical college and hospital, Bangalore and a medical device inventor with 18 patent devices in his pocket. He was trained at Stanford- India biodesign and holds a degree in Entrepreneurship and Hospital management. Apart from being a director at Innacel technologies private limited, he manages to perform stand up comedy too.He has authored four diverse books till date from inventing medical devices to his experience in stand up comedy. He is recognised as one of the ’35 innovators under the age of 35′ by the MIT technology review 2016.

In this hilarious talk, the speaker describes his journey from a stage actor, to a doctor, to a product innovator, to an author and finally to a stand-up comedian, and talks about the increasing opposition received and lessons learnt at each stage of his transition.

This man is truly rib-tickling- and yes, we do mean literally. Through a series of hilarious anecdotes and wisecracks, Jagdish imparts his inspirational message of not being afraid to change your lifestyle and follow your varied passions. He discusses the various means with which he juggles his multiple professions. With his characteristic wit, he talks about how pertinent it is to know your capabilities and to set the right expectations. He stresses on the the importance of saying no and maintaining flexibility, while keeping the audience chuckling throughout.

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is a renowned Indian ENT surgeon with commendable achievements as an inventor, author, and an established stand-up comedian. He completed his training in ENT surgery from the St. John’s Medical College Bangalore and later on advanced as a Stanford India Bio design fellow in 2012 and received formal training for the same from the Stanford University, California, USA. His several breakthroughs include the invention of 18 medical devices, each presently under development. His hard work reverted back, as he was prestigiously recognized as one of the 35 Inventors under the age of 35 by MIT technology review in the year 2016. His written achievements comprise of ‘Inventing Medical Devices – A perspective from India’ and ‘The Benefits of Failing Successfully’.

He talked about thinking out of the box, moving out of the comfort zone, accepting unpredictability, failures, and mistakes to stand out. According to him, being unconventional allows us to come up with unconventional yardsticks and goals, which will help in achieving extraordinary success. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT Surgeon, Innovator, Best-selling Author, and a Stand-up Comedian. He is the Founder and CEO of HiiiH Innovations Pvt. Ltd. and has made several contributions towards medical innovation. He has also starred in a web series called Starting Troubles and owns a popular YouTube channel.