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Prakash Jayakumar

Asst Professor of Surgery/Dir of Value Based Health Care & Outcome Measurement
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Livestrong Cancer Institutes

Prakash is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Professor of Orthopaedics at Duke University. He is a surgeon-scientist with interests in value-based healthcare, outcome measurement, shared decision making and human centered design. Prakash was the 1st orthopaedic surgeon to be awarded the Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy & Practice Innovation where he explored integrated care across US learning health systems. He is developing technology solutions involving A.I and digital phenotyping using patient generated health data. Prakash trained in orthopaedic surgery in the UK, and has been a scholar at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, INSEAD Business School, The Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. He received his medical degree from Kings College London, Bachelor of Science in Orthopaedics from University College London, and PhD from the University of Oxford. He believes healthcare is travelling at a rate of knots toward a 2nd renaissance where systems-thinking and design-led approaches will be vital in solving today and tomorrow’s health-related challenges.

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