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Can Boston Scientific Close the Gap in healthcare? Innovator Jeff Karp, MD, shares early challenges

Medtech People: In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, we’ll talk about overcoming unfairness and inequity.

In our keynote interview, Boston Scientific’s Camille Chang Gilmore, vice president, human resources, global chief diversity officer, and Michael Jaff, MD, CMO of its peripheral vascular group, reintroduce us to the company’s Close the Gap program. Launched in 2006, Close the Gap seeks to address the lack of care being delivered to underserved populations, including people of color and people earning lower incomes. The two Boston Science executives will explain why Close the Gap is more essential than ever, and what we as an industry need to do to bring equality to care. Go to for more information.

In our first interview, Jeff Karp, MD, a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, shares his early challenges as a child when a learning difference limited his performance in school. After hearing some stern advice from teachers, Karp identified the problem and explained how overcoming his challenges gave him the ability to see innovative ways to solve problems. Go to to see the rest of the Device Talks Tuesday interview from Sept. 22.…emand-sessions/

And, of course, Chris Newmarker, executive editor of MassDevice, runs us through Newmarker’s Newsmakers, the top 5 performing articles on MassDevice. Subjects include Boston Scientific, Farapulse, the FDA, and NanoVibronix.

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