Dr. Shaywitz trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at MGH, and conducted his post-doctoral research in the Melton lab at Harvard. He gained experience in early clinical drug development in the Department of Experimental Medicine at Merck, then joined the Boston Consulting Group’s Healthcare and Corporate Development practices, where he focused on strategy and organizational design. He is currently Director of Strategic and Commercial Planning at Theravance, a publicly-held drug development company in South San Francisco. He recently wrote Tech Tonics: Can Passionate Entreprenuers Heal Healthcare With Technology?
Ph.D., Biology, M.I.T.
M.D., Health Sciences & Technology Program, Harvard Medical School/M.I.T.
A.B., summa cum laude, Biochemistry, Harvard College
When providing care and offering advice, should a physician think only of the patient in front of her, or does she have an obligation to balance the needs of the individual patient with the broader needs of society?
If greater ownership of health data leads us to feel a greater sense of ownership of our health, a sense that we have the ability not only to maintain our health information, but also to influence, through our behavior, the data that’s collected – what a powerful and beneficial transformation this could be.