Christian Assad-Kottner, MD

The Fogarty Institute of Innovation, Mountain View, CA, USA

Dr. Assad is an interventional cardiologist with deep interest in the incorporation of exponential technologies to improve healthcare. He has a special interest in information technology and computer sciences as well.

Early in his career he was granted the young investigator award by The Mexican Society of Cardiology for his research on genetic markers in acute coronary syndromes.

Shortly after graduating from medical school he initiated a year of heart failure research at The Methodist DeBakey heart center. Here he became the first to demonstrate the presence of anti-cardiac antibodies in the failing myocardium. His findings have been the foundation of several award winning projects and ongoing research in the heart failure and transplant laboratory. Recently was awarded the 1st place for best international research project award at TCT/CADECI 2012.

Dr. Assad has a unique understanding on how technology can be incorporated into medicine to improve patient outcomes as well as medical education. He was named in the Top 20 HealthcareIT list in 2013. His insight on the subject allowed him to become the first interventional cardiologist to experiment with google glass and quickly developed CPRGLASS, an augmented reality application that guides the user to give prompt CPR in an efficient manner. His work has been mentioned in Forbes, Gigaom, Stanford Medicine X, American College of Cardiology and Cardiosource. He recently was part of a team of interventional cardiologists that showed for the first time proof of concept of how Google GLASS can help doctors in the cathlab or operating room.

He recently became coordinator of Medical Innovation and Technology at Insitute and Co-Founder of PRNIZE.