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9:30 - 10:00 amWednesday, September 23
Plenary Hall
Moderated Panel Discussion
Plenary Hall
Moderated Panel Discussion
Medical Student, OHSU
Co-founder of Osmosis; Editor at Medgadget
M.D., M.P.P, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gallaudet University
Medicine X ePatient Scholar

Roheet Kakaday likes to classify himself as a technophile, amateur futurist, and an interdisciplinarian. First and foremost, though, he is a student; specifically, a medical student working towards his MD. 

Roheet's days are usually filled with studying, thought experiments, and bouts of entrepreneurial inspiration. He thrives on brainstorming creative ways of making processes better - in every sense of the word. Lean On - an agency that connects med students to premeds - is his first venture.

Earning a degree in bioengineering with area studies in political science and history from the University of California, San Diego, Roheet now hones his skills at the Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine

His writing has been featured on sites such as KevinMD, Wing of Zock, the official OHSU Student Blog, and more.

Shiv Gaglani is an MD/MBA candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School. In addition to curating the Smartphone Physical (www.smartphonephysical.org), he also contributes regularly to CardioSource World News and Emergency Physicians Monthly. He is interested in developing scalable, tech-based solutions for medicine and education; to this end he is the co-founder of the medical education tech start-up, Osmosis (www.osmosis.org). 

Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P is a resident in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital with interests in health policy, bioethics, and journalism. He recently interned at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation, and served as a fellow at Social Finance exploring the potential for social impact bonds to fund diabetes prevention and management.
Khullar graduated with honors from Yale University (B.A. in Biology), and earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Yale School of Medicine. He also received a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. His work has recently been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New York Times, The Atlantic, USA Today, Slate, and Politico.

Because anosmia, or not being able to smell—something I have dealt with for perhaps my entire life—is an invisible and seemingly harmless condition, and because of the fear of people manipulating my disability, I suppressed the frustration that came with knowing that I lack certain abilities and experiences that come with being able to smell.

Social media allowed me to realize that my condition is important and come to terms with its implications. During my journey to closure, I discovered that I am bravest and happiest when helping others. As a an ePatient, student, and future physician, I now have the strength, confidence, and the voice to engage the community on a larger scale and will continue to get involved as, above all, an ally to reduce stigma and to raise awareness of all invisible and visible conditions.

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