About the Instructor

For the Serious Healthcare Professional

Dr. Ogan Gurel serves as BioHealth Innovation Specialist at the University of Texas – Arlington and the Multi-Interprofessional Center for Health Informatics (MICHI). His career has ranged widely across medicine, scientific research, industry and academia, working at companies and institutions such as IBM, Samsung, Booz Allen, Sungkyunkwan University, DGIST, and the Solbridge International School of Business (Korea) as well as many innovative startups. Prior to surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gurel obtained an MD degree Alpha Omega Alpha from the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (also doing graduate work in structural biology, earning an M.Phil degree) and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences cum laude from Harvard College working with Prof. Martin Karplus (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013). Authoring 14 peer-reviewed scholarly papers (as well as a novel, Waves), presenting nearly 200 conference proceedings, and co-inventor on ten patent applications (four granted), Dr. Gurel has also given keynote addresses and other speeches at scientific and business conferences and seminars worldwide. He has also served in humanitarian medical relief work, with the International Medical Corps in Macedonia during the Kosovo crisis of 1999 and in Gölcük/ Değirmendere, Turkey after the massive earthquake later that year. 

For over the past decade, Dr. Gurel has taught the mini-MD, a comprehensive overview of medicine for healthcare professionals in locations worldwide, including South Korea, the United States, Italy, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand as well as, of course, globally online.