Dr. Prashant Jha is a physician, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and medical editor.
He trained in Medicine in India, UK & USA and worked with Apollo Hospitals Group before training as an engineer at IIT Kanpur, India.
This followed a Post-Doctoral training at Stanford and an executive education at Harvard University.
Besides his role as senior editor for the BMJ in South Asia where he edits & curates South Asia awards, news, views and analysis, he works as a Consulting Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He is also the Director of innovation Fellowship - a Department of Biotechnology, Government of India program - where he trains next generation of med-tech leaders and invents low-cost, high impact medical devices for the world.
I declare that that I have read and understood BMJ policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.
© I have the following interests to declare:
Ownership of Stocks: I own minority stocks in BHPL, a Government of India (DIPP) recognised start-up (company). The company does design of low-cost medical devices for feto-maternal monitoring - in order to make healthcare affordable at the bottom of the pyramid. I advise the company on clinical utility of of enabling technologies for benefit of bottom-of-pyramid healthcare workers (ASHA, Anganwadi and Primary physicians) and human-centric design aspects. As of November, 2017 BHPL doesn’t sell anything - either product(s) or service(s).