In healthcare, we are all trying to make people healthier. It seems obvious that genuine care, empathy, and love should be prevailing, unfortunately though, it is still quite the opposite. In this genuine, truthful, straightforward conversation, you’ll hear Dheera Ananthakrishnan’s perspective on leadership, health equity, DEIB, and spreading love in organizations. Dheera reflects on the challenges of leadership in the medical field, emphasizes the importance of equity and the need for a more compassionate healthcare system. She discusses imposter thoughts and the pressure to excel in her role. Finally, we discussed the significance of spreading love through small acts of kindness and building relationships… It is that simple, yet not seen in healthcare; each of us can make it better.
“Listen to people that are not like you“
MEET OUR GUEST Dheera Ananthakrishnan Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist.
Dheera Ananthakrishnan is an academic orthopaedic spine surgeon, currently practicing at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.
Dheera is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur, having worked with Medecin Sans Frontiere / Doctors Without Borders in Nigeria and the World Health Organization in Switzerland before moving back to the US.
In addition, Dheera is co-founder of Orthopaedic Link, a non-profit that matches unused orthopaedic implants with surgeons and hospitals in developing countries. She has also most recently cofounded Women’s musculoskeletal initiative.
She also recently graduated from the Executive MBA Program at MIT Sloan, Class of 2023.
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 Dheera Ananthakrishnan an academic orthopedic spine surgeon, currently practicing at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. Dheera is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur, having worked with Medecin Sans Frontiere / Doctors Without Borders in Nigeria and the World Health Organization in Switzerland before moving back to the US., In, addition Dheera is co-founder of Orthopaedic Link,…