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The 2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators


Jay Kumar
MD/MBA Candidate at Harvard University, Co-Founder at Astraeus Technologies
Jay KumarGrowing up in Oklahoma, Jay Kumar became aware of the many inadequacies of the healthcare system in America.

“While it is arguably the most advanced healthcare system in the world, it is also expensive and inefficient,” he says. “I’m optimistic that bringing together the fields of medicine, business, and technology can result in innovations that will transform American and global healthcare.”

Kumar is joining an emerging generation of healthcare leaders committed to reducing costs and improving the quality of health care. As a student in the joint-degree, MD/MBA program at Harvard, he’s learning the craft of medicine as well as the principles of business systems and organizational behavior. He plans to use his position as a practicing physician to identify areas for improvement and his understanding of organizations to develop effective solutions.

Through policy, delivery management, and medical devices, Kumar has sought to innovate within clinical systems. Most recently, he is working with students from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a breath-based diagnostic test for lung cancer, and has co-founded a company called Astraeus Technologies. This year, the team won the Grand Prize in the Business Track at the HBS New Venture Competition, and the 1st Place Prize sponsored by Boston Scientific at the M2D2 100K Challenge.

You can read more about Jay Kumar and Astraeus Technologies here.

MedTech Boston Staff

    Abigail Ballou, Alexandra David, Shreya Iyer and Casey Nugent contributed to this story.

    6 Comments

    1. Sraliceop@netscape says:

      Congratulations to Call9! I admire the motivation and purpose behind your work. May it enhance the Gift of Life for many people. And it all started with Al and Estelle! My best wishes and prayers!

      Alice Reichmeider, O.P.

    2. Chandra reddy says:

      Nina
      Way to go
      We are all so proud of you

    3. kusuma rao says:

      Hi Nina my name is KusumaRao classmate of your parents at MMC.i want you to know how proud i am of you not just the intelligence but the compassion for others at such an young age.To tell our own self for nthe good of others in not known in indian community. you made all of us feel good keepup the goodwork and God bless you love Kusuma aunty

    4. Dr. Harneet V Thakur says:

      Hi Anshuman,

      I am very proud of you and lucky to have you as my student. It was known during your M.tech project that you will shine. Many best wishes and congratulations. I wish you grand success in all your endevours.

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