Dr. Ayesha Khalid Inspires with New Ted Talk”Why We Can’t Fix Our Healthcare System”

December 23, 2014

Global Genes is proud to have Dr. Ayesha Khalid as part of our Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. Khalid recently gave a Ted Talk on “Why We Can’t Fix Our Healthcare System.” She asks viewers to consider the following questions:

  1. How do we talk to our doctor as our friend?
  2. Why is it that competition is so bad in healthcare?
  3. Why do we fear failure and what can we learn from it?

See the full Ted Talk in the video below:



About Dr. Ayesha Khalid

Ayesha is a Board Certified ENT surgeon with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She recently completed an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the Sloan Fellows Program – a program focused on innovation and global leadership.
Ayesha is a systems thinker and a healthcare innovation enthusiast. While at Sloan, Ayesha joined MIT H@cking Medicine to help promote disruptive thinking in healthcare. Prior to Sloan, Ayesha served on several Boards for medical organizations, performed cutting edge basic science and clinical research in the areas of inflammation and mucociliary clearance. As a practicing clinician,understands the healthcare change process and the need to foster cross-disciplinary engagement. She is part of an innovative venture -Collective Healthtech – that is changing the paradigm of how hospitals collaborate on a global level.
Ayesha is deeply committed to her passion of promoting girls to study scientific fields as well as technology and engineering. During her time at MIT, she engaged in several educational technology initiatives including a project in Peter Senge’s Leadership Lab at MIT Sloan. Through this,  she was part of a project at Porto SeguroSchool in Sao Paulo, Brazil that worked on the integration of technology in education using a systems thinking approach to encourage student-centered learning.

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