July 16, 2022
In episode 19 of ReBootHealth, I speak with Dr. Karen Cross, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and co-founder of Mimosa Diagnostics. I was keen to chat with Karen on several fronts and get her thoughts on transitioning between academic medicine and entrepreneurship, balancing various roles, perspectives on clinician founders, strategies for addressing diversity challenges in medicine and ventures, moving from Toronto to the east coast to continue work, and so much more. I didn’t get to know Karen while she was in Toronto (my loss) but glad I connected with her through the show. If you’re even remotely thinking of a move from academics to entrepreneurship, you should listen to Karen’s learnings! As always, I hope you find the episode valuable.
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