Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Praveen Tipirneni is the President and CEO of Morphic Therapeutic, a company that is leading the way for developing new types of drugs for treating inflammatory diseases. Throughout his career, he’s gained extensive knowledge and experience in biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals. Not content with his expertise in medicine, Praveen also sought higher education to further his business acumen, earning his MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business in healthcare finance.
Praveen joins me today to discuss his transition from being a doctor who treats patients to being the President of a pharmaceutical company. He shares what it was like to grow up in an Indian household and the pressure and expectations immediately placed on him. He describes where his fascination with science and technology came from and how it affected his life decisions as a student and as a professional. He also explains why he decided to leave his career in medicine in exchange for a career in pharmaceuticals and shares why there is no ‘perfect opportunity’ in life.
"Ultimately, that decision in where you go and what you do is a lonely and individual decision." - Praveen Tipirneni
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