WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
Bring novel medicines to patients in need.
WHAT’S BEEN THE STEEPEST LEARNING CURVE ON YOUR CAREER JOURNEY SO FAR?
Transitioning from a practicing physician to a bench scientist was quite a journey in my career. Looking back, that period of basic science training always reminds me of how critical to always go back to the fundamentals in our field which is the science.
WHICH HEALTHCARE TREND ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT AT THE MOMENT AND WHY?
The rapid progress in science, technology and modalities that offer tremendous opportunities in the healthcare space and eventually bring potential treatment options to our patients.
IF YOU COULD GIVE A PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUR 20-YEAR-OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I still vividly remember the speech given by Earnest Rady at my MBA commencement. If people don’t know who Mr. Rady is, please look him up. Putting aside his success in his business, he lost his billionaire status after donating so much money to charity. This is what said which still resides after so many years. I’m certainly not the smartest person in the world as there are so many talented people and geniuses out there. I’m certainly not the luckiest person in the world as there are many lucky people out there, for example, lottery winners. When I look back and reflect on the reasons for my success, I would say there is one thing that I have that a lot of people don’t have which is common sense.