Prakash Jayakumar

Surgeon, Asst Professor
University of Texas at Austin / Duke University / University of Oxford

Prakash is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University. He has acquired a unique triple lens in health care as a surgeon-scientist, a consultant in value based care, digital health and human-centered design, and now development as a leader in health policy. Prakash was the first orthopaedic surgeon to be awarded the Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy and Practice Innovation where he explored advances in value based health care, team-based approaches to care delivery, technological innovations in outcome and performance measurement including applied artificial intelligence at the point-of-care, and next generation payment models. Prakash trained as an orthopaedic surgeon on the prestigious Percivall Pott Orthopaedic Program in London, 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 with honors from Kings College London, a first-class Bachelor of Science in Orthopaedics from University College London, and his PhD at Balliol College, University of Oxford in patient outcomes and engagement in health. He is passionate about solving today and tomorrow’s wicked health care problems with an interdisciplinary wave of innovation, design-led thinking and value based care.

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