تحت رعاية سموّ الشيخ خالد بن محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، ولي عهد أبوظبي رئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council

HealthBeats Podcast

Accelerating the Future of Healthcare Together with your host Lara Setrakian

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Living Longer, Living Better: A Conversation on Longevity

We’re all getting older, and increasingly living longer. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050, the number of people aged over 60 is expected to more than double to 2.1 billion. Extensive research has been conducted to prove that human longevity can be extended with effective strategies and proper interventions. In this episode, we will uncover the secrets behind Ivan Vatchkov’s company Kalibra.ai's and its approach to healthspan optimisation, explore how data-driven insights and cutting-edge technologies are reshaping the way we understand and enhance our longevity. Tune in to hear what you can do today to transform your healthspan as you age in the future.
MEET THE SPEAKER

Living Longer, Living Better: A Conversation on Longevity

Ivan Vatchkov

Founder and CEO

Kalibra.ai

Ivan is the founder and CEO of Kalibra.ai, a platform for personalised health optimisation. His unwavering passion for innovative approaches to extending human healthspan and improving whole-person health has been the driving force behind his career. Before embarking on his journey with Kalibra in 2021, Ivan dedicated 20 years to the financial services industry, serving as a research analyst, CEO, CFO, investor, and board member. For the past 14 years, he has been based in Singapore, where before starting Kalibra, he held the positions of Chief Investment Officer (Asia) and Portfolio Manager in multi-billion hedge funds. 

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Healthcare Horizons: Breaking Boundaries and Forging Connections

Healthcare is going global, transcending borders through innovation and collaboration. How can we accelerate this progress? Join us for an illuminating discussion with a leading voice in international medicine, Dr. Hassoun Chief Executive at Cedars-Sinai International. Learn how global partnerships, immersive medical education, smart technologies and a spirit of empathy are advancing healthcare everywhere. From the Middle East to Los Angeles and beyond, this forward-thinking episode paints a bold vision for the future of global healthcare. By fostering connections across borders, we have the potential to not only transform lives but also shape the future. Tune in to hear insights on telemedicine, healthcare consumerism, data analytics, patient experience and more. Our guest draws on extensive experience spearheading international programs to offer an insider’s perspective on the opportunities and challenges ahead. This inspiring conversation will leave you excited about the frontier of global healthcare collaboration.
MEET THE SPEAKER

Meet our expert guest speaker

Dr. Heitham T. Hassoun

Chief Executive

Cedars-Sinai International

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Precision Lifestyle Medicine: Shaping Longevity's Future

As global lifespans surge, the population of adults over 65 is projected to triple by 2100. However, the crucial question remains: can we not only age longer but also maintain robust health throughout our extended years? In this episode, host Lara Setrakian is joined by pioneering longevity expert Dr. Nicole Sirotin, CEO of the Institute for Healthier Living. Together, they explore the transformative strategies that promise to enhance healthspan as we collectively shift from "sick care" to "well care." Discover how precision medicine is revolutionising disease prevention and healthy ageing. Learn how personalised lifestyle changes like nutrition, exercise, sleep, and stress management can optimise physical, cognitive, and emotional vitality well into our 80s, 90s and beyond. The future of ageing on your terms is dawning. Will you embrace precision care to prevent illness, boost brain health, and unlock decades of healthspan? Join us as we dive into the lifestyle innovations that are redefining what it means to age both long and well. It's time to take charge and thrive through the age of precision.
MEET THE SPEAKER

Meet our expert guest speaker

Dr. Nicole Sirotin

CEO

Institute for Healthier Living in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Nicole Sirotin, MD DipABLM FACP, is an award-winning Internal Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine physician. She is the CEO of the Institute for Healthier Living in Abu Dhabi, a breakthrough project for precision medicine. She served as a Department Chair for 9 years at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and now as a staff physician. Dr. Sirotin previously held faculty positions at Weill Cornell Medical College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine and is currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

With a career spanning over 18 years, she is an accomplished physician thought leader and international speaker in Precision Lifestyle Medicine with a passion for building innovative programs, leading an effective team and spreading the scientific message on how central lifestyle choices are to our health and longevity.

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The Future of Digital Health Isn't Digital - It's Human. Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Healthcare

We sit down with Ali Hashemi, Co-Founder and Chairman of GluCare.Health, to discuss the future of digital health and why he believes it will be defined by hybrid models that blend virtual and in-person care. Hashemi shares his vision for human-centered digital health tools that empower patients and providers, not replace them. We explore the potential of hybrid healthcare to improve outcomes, lower costs, and restore the human element to medicine.
MEET THE SPEAKER

Meet our expert guest speaker

Ali Hashemi

Co-Founder and Chairman

GluCare.Health

Ali Hashemi is a health tech investor with a particular focus on the application of deep learning and complex algorithms to solve challenging problems in healthcare. Ali is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of GluCare.Health, a hybrid healthcare metabolic disease perform generating among the best outcomes globally for its patients.

Ali previously founded Amana Healthcare, a continuum-of-care hospital platform in the Middle East, acquired by Mubadala Healthcare in 2018. Earlier, Ali was a member of the Healthcare and Private Equity Practices at Bain&Co, based in New York City, and later founded and led the Middle East Healthcare Practice at Booz&Co, based out of Dubai.

Ali studied Medicine and earned his MBA concurrently from McGill University. He earned a B.S.E. with Distinction from Duke University with a dual major in BioMedical Engineering and Religion and a minor in Chemistry.

Ali is a member of the Global Advisory Board for the Duke Fuqua School of Business, a lecturer for the Duke Global Executive MBA Program, and a proud Duke basketball fan.

The Future of Digital Health Isn't Digital - It's Human. Unlocking the Power of Hybrid Healthcare

Check out this sneak peek as we sit down with Ali Hashemi, CEO and founder of meta[bolic], to discuss the future of digital health and why he believes it will be defined by hybrid models that blend virtual and in-person care. Hashemi shares his vision for human-centered digital health tools that empower patients and providers, not replace them. We explore the potential of hybrid healthcare to improve outcomes, lower costs, and restore the human element to medicine.