Medical Entrepreneurship, from the Bottom Up
Feb 04, 2010
MIT News showcases three Legatum Fellows – Ashish Kothari, Arjun Nair, and Murali Govindaswamy – who are working to bring affordable healthcare to India.
by Peter Dizikes
A few years ago, Ashish Kothari thought he had found his life’s calling as a doctor. Raised and educated in Mumbai, the son of a doctor himself, Kothari graduated from medical school, became head resident at an Indian hospital and held valuable internships in Singapore and New York. Back in Mumbai, he established a private practice and helped it grow to five doctors and 30 staff members in three years. Then in 2009, Kothari, an orthopedic surgeon, left his practice to study at MIT. Not because he was tired of helping people, but because Kothari believed he could help more people as a medical entrepreneur working to lower the cost of care in India. Read more at MIT News >>