The educational outcome of the Innovation in Technology and Medicine Program experience is for internal medical residents to develop an understanding of the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in the translation of medical technology for clinical application.  Participants will gain appreciation and understanding of varying perspectives brought from other disciplines, including engineering, marketing, and industrial design. The primary objective is for the residents to obtain a basic understanding of these processes, which will occur through: 

  1. Invited speakers with experience in medical product development will discuss experiences in interdisciplinary team-based problem solving and such that participants understand various aspects of product development, including the overall process, market opportunity, IP, and regulatory considerations.   
  2. Students can partner with a mentor to work on emerging ideas, where the resident and mentor team can develop ideas. 

Recent Projects

Dhairya “DJ” Jarsania (2022 graduate): “Outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)”
I worked with Dr. Adhir Shroff and his team to compare the cardiac remodeling post TAVR between Veterans and Non-Veterans. I utilized the coding skills I learned with my fellow ITM colleagues during the R-Programming Language boot camp during intern year to do the initial data analysis for my project and determine the variables of interest. The project culminated in an abstract presentation at the AHA Quality of Care and Outcomes Research symposium 2021.

Colin Gallagher (2022 graduate): Echo’s of patients with OSA pre and post CPAP treatment”
My study was looking at echo’s of patients with OSA pre and post CPAP treatment. We then tried to identify subgroups that we felt experienced the largest benefit, using a variety of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, demographic, medical and OSA related variables. My skills I learned during our R bootcamp were essential during this project, which has resulted in 2 abstracts and a manuscript.


Brian Layden, MD, PhD
Director, Innovation Track in Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Medicine
Work Phone: 312-413-3631
Work Email:

ITIM Virtual Seminar

We invite you to view our virtual seminar on “Milli to Micro to Nano: An Ophthalmological Perspective of the Convergence of AI, Microelectronics and Clinical Medicine” presented by a special guest, Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA.

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