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Tech Tonics

Tech Tonics, the Podcast, is a twice-monthly program focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health. Hosted by Lisa Suennen and David Shaywitz (the co-authors of “Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare With Technology?”) the show draws on their experience in business, medicine, and health-IT. The Tech Tonics podcast seeks to bring the people in the digital health field to life and, ideally, elevate humanism in a healthcare world captivated by technology. “We deeply believe in what Robert Coles, an inspiration to us both, has termed ‘the call of stories,’” David Shaywitz says. “Our aspiration is to bring the spirit of Coles and Michael Lewis to the world of digital health.” Together, Suennen and Shaywitz engage a range of intriguing guests in discussions that enable listeners to appreciate the stories behind the startups and the people behind the passion. Lisa Suennen is the Managing Partner of Venture Valkyrie Consulting, LLC, a firm that provides advisory services to corporate and independent venture capital funds and to large and small companies around investment and product strategy, innovation spin-outs, market development, partnerships and financing. She is currently a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the Sanofi Integrated Care Advisory Board, the Dignity Health Foundation Board, and an Advisor to the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund and a member of several private company Boards of Directors. Dr. David Shaywitz is the Chief Medical Officer of DNAnexus, a company that makes it easier to work with genomic data using advanced bioinformatics and scalable compute systems based on the cloud. He received his M.D. from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology at Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. from the Department of Biology at MIT. He trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and conducted his post-doctoral research in Doug Melton’s lab at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Tech Tonics, the Podcast is produced by Jason Lopez and syndicated by Connected Social Media. You can also find out more at venturevalkyrie.com and connectedsocialmedia.com.

  • Tech Tonics: Griffin Weber – Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

    February 22, 2021

    Tech Tonics: Griffin Weber – Bringing Clinical Sense & Sensibility to Healthcare Data

  • Tech Tonics: Matt Wilsey, Leading with Grace

    February 8, 2021

    Tech Tonics: Matt Wilsey, Leading with Grace

  • Tech Tonics: Amy Emerson and Her Psychedelic Mission

    January 25, 2021

    Tech Tonics: Amy Emerson and Her Psychedelic Mission

  • Tech Tonics:  Stacy Feld – Innovating Where the Consumer Meets Life Sciences

    January 11, 2021

    Tech Tonics: Stacy Feld – Innovating Where the Consumer Meets Life Sciences

  • Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

    December 21, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Takeda’s Ariel Dowling: An Engineer With A Passion For Digital Health

  • Tech Tonics: Paul Bleicher – Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Innovator

    December 7, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Paul Bleicher – Physician, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Innovator

  • Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

    November 23, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Dr. Sally Shaywitz: Advancing Science, Driving Policy, Overcoming Dyslexia

  • Tech Tonics: Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

    November 9, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Matthew Zachary – Making Noise and Making a Difference that is Music to Patient’s Ears

  • Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

    October 26, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Kevin Lyman – From Halo to CEO

  • Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

    October 12, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Diana Brainard – A Passion for Patients, A Talent for Leadership

  • Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

    September 28, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Geeta Nayyar, Executive Medical Director, Salesforce

  • Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

    September 14, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Dr. Ken Mandl – Forging Connection Through Technology

  • Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

    August 24, 2020

    Tech Tonics: John Groetelaars – Connecting MedTech to the Digital World

  • Tech Tonics: Andrew Trister – From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

    August 10, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Andrew Trister – From Jersey Boy to Digital Doc

  • Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

    July 27, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Jill Hagenkord’s Wild Ride

  • Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

    July 13, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Arnaub Chatterjee – Making Healthcare Smart

  • Tech Tonics: Making It Happen – Madeline Bell, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    June 22, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Making It Happen – Madeline Bell, CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Tech Tonics: Patrick Hines – Helping People is in His DNA

    June 8, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Patrick Hines – Helping People is in His DNA

  • Tech Tonics: Craig Lipset – Patient-Centric Before It Was Cool

    May 18, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Craig Lipset – Patient-Centric Before It Was Cool

  • Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health – Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need

    May 4, 2020

    Tech Tonics: Tele-behavioral Health – Breaking Down Barriers and Stigmas at a Time of Escalating Need