Dr. Patrick Aguilar has been spearheading the creative new Innovation Pillar for the Explore portion of the Gateway Curriculum. This novel pillar will introduce interested students to the business of medicine, health system improvement, and technology innovation in medicine. Dr. Aguilar has been an inspirational founder of this curriculum, forging partnerships with the Olin School of Business, I2, and the BJC Innovation Lab, among others. He formalized the MD/MBA program and was a huge contributor to the 4-week immersive Explore core curriculum. He leaves us for an innovation position of his own and will be greatly missed.
Dr. Aguilar has handed the reigns of the curriculum to Dr. Aaron Chamberlain. Dr. Chamberlain is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery. He has recently completed his MBA and has been instrumental in several health system innovations. He is passionate about education and has been working across Olin and School of Medicine to build relationships and support collaborative educational programs. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Chamberlain to our education team.