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The 2017 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators

5. Anu Atluru, MD
Resident Physician at Harvard/Mass General, Advisor, Writer

Anu Atluru, MDDr. Anu Atluru, a resident physician at Harvard/Mass General, has always enjoyed creative problem solving.

After earning bachelors degrees in business honors and finance, she worked in management consulting on high impact strategy projects across a variety of industries, an experience she credits for expanding her analytical skillset. During medical school, Dr. Atluru learned of fetal head impaction, a complication of delivery that can seriously harm both mother and baby, and was inspired to help develop and patent a medical device to alleviate fetal head impaction in emergent cesarean section deliveries. Exploring a number of surgical specialties, she ultimately found a home in emergency medicine, which she considers an extremely valuable skillset both in and out of the hospital.

Building on her varied experience, she has helped establish a formal biomedical innovation program for medical students, and is now helping to build out her residency’s innovation academy. Dr. Atluru is also passionate about innovation in medical education and has served in advisory roles in both the academic and entrepreneurial space. She enjoys authoring forward-looking perspectives at the intersection of medicine, technology, and education, and has published in a variety of academic and popular outlets including the Atlantic and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Though residency is time-consuming, Dr. Atluru continues to build on her work in medtech and meded, and loves being a part of anything requiring creativity. There is no stopping Dr. Atluru: she has dabbled in everything from fashion to stand-up comedy!

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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