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The 2017 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators

29. Peter R Chai, MD MMS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Peter R Chai, MD MMSWith early goals to be a mathematician, Dr. Peter Chai discovered concepts in science, applied in the real world, had the potential to truly impact in daily lives of people. So Chai pursued a Masters of Medical Science while he was a medical student at Brown, where he learned the fundamentals of study design and technology development.

Throughout residency and fellowship, Chai has “continued to conduct studies on how we as physicians interact with technology and how we can use technology to work with patients and improve overall health.” Furthermore, talking to patients about their health got him thinking about “how we can improve and initiate care of our patients where they are most comfortable—in their homes.”

“The explosion and ubiquity of mobile devices, wearables and biosensors has enabled us to access our patients and learn about the evolution of disease in new spaces, creating novel opportunities for us to re-engage patients in their health,” he explains.

Most rewarding in his job, Dr. Chai says, is the ability to impact patients’ lives and quality of care while helping them engage with technology.

40 Under 40 Contributors

James Gardner, Pamela Bump, Olivia Tardif, Sarah Schroeder and Shreya Iyer all contributed to this year's 40 Under 40. Learn more about their work in the "About the Authors" section!


  1. kian firouzbakht says:

    Dear Omid keep going on I liked your achievement .
    I wish all the best to you and your family members.

  2. Karen Smith Vanderburgh says:

    One in a series of amazing achievements for Brian Harris and his wonderful company!

  3. Akari says:

    Thank you for writing about my big brother Daniel! I loved what you wrote. 🙂

  4. Congratulations to a true innovator and an organization that is already seeing around corners!

  5. Sudip Mukherjee says:

    Excellent sir…keep going…. Lucky to be his first student…

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