Plenary HallModerated Panel Discussion
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.
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.
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).