By Clemens Lang - 15th Jul 2015 - The Medmastery show

The Medmastery Show - Episode #10: David Albert | Entrepreneurship in Medicine

Today’s guest is cardiologist inventor Dr. David Albert. He is the founder of AliveCor a great company with the potential to revolutionize self-tracking.

In this interview you'll learn how he started out as a cardiologist to become an inventor with countless patents, companies and several successful exits. In this interview, Dr Albert shares great advice including:

  • which team members you need to get your medical startup on track,
  • what character traits he is looking for when hiring,
  • and several more highly useful tips.

Dr David Albert MD

You can listen to it in one of three ways:

  1. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes (recommended)
  2. You can download the audio file
  3. You can listen to it on the bottom of this page

About David Albert

Dr Albert had a quite unusual career for a doctor. At med school he took a break to earn a degree in engineering and since then founded several companies like AliveCor, InnovAlarm and Lifetone Technology. His previous startups include Corazonix Corp and Data Critical that he both sold. Data Critical was actually sold to GE where he then worked between 2001 and 2004. At the end of his tenure there he was the Chief Clinical Scientist in Cardiology. Dr. Albert has 32 issued US patents, a large number pending patents and several new "secret inventions" in development. He has authored or co-authored over 50 scientific abstracts and publications mainly in the field of Cardiology. He has lectured at the Entrepreneurship programs at the MIT Sloan School and the University of Oklahoma. He graduated with Honors from Harvard College and from Duke University Medical School.

Books/Publications/Articles discussed during the interview

  • Be sure to follow Dr Dave on Twitter
  • His company AliveCor
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace - Find it on Amazon
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson - Find it on Amazon
  • Eric Topol uses AliveCor on airplane, saves man having a heart attack Article

The Interview