Together, different healthcare stakeholders, should join hands, and work to fix healthcare distribution inequities across the world. Those are Gaurav Deshpande’s words of plea for all of us healthcare leaders. After years in clinic, academic and global health, Gaurav is now leading one of the largest non-profits in the world in cleft disease: Operation Smile, helping kids get the surgery and cleft care needed wherever they call home throughout their childhood and adolescence. Access to safe and quality care is a universal human right. Hear Gaurav’s story, his experiences across different geographies, and his leadership beliefs leading teams and helping thousands of children across the globe have a better future.
“We should fix together healthcare distribution inequities for a better world.”
MEET OUR GUEST Gaurav Deshpande Head of Medical Oversight and Safety at Operation Smile.
Gaurav Deshpande is an Experienced healthcare professional with 12 years of clinical, academic, and global health experience. He is currently the Head of Medical Oversight and safety at one of the largest cleft NGOs in the world, Operation Smile.
Gaurav is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at PennState Hershey School of Medicine with several publications in the craniofacial and cleft field.
Gaurav is passionate about global surgery and constantly seeks to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare corporations by helping develop and disseminate high-quality products and therapeutics.
Naji Gehchan: Hello, leaders of the world. Welcome to “Spread Love in Organizations”, a podcast for purpose-driven healthcare leaders, striving to make life better around the world by leading their teams with genuine care, servant leadership, and love. I am Naji, your host, joined today by Gaurav Deshpande, an Experienced healthcare professional with 12 years of clinical, academic, and global health experience. Gaurav is currently the Head of Medical Oversight and safety at one of the largest cleft NGOs in the world, Operation Smile. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at PennState Hershey school of Medicine with several publications…