Dr. Andrew Chacko aims to improve our healthcare system. He specializes in design thinking and leadership, teaching clinicians and engineers how to tackle the challenges of care delivery.
He is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, studying Physics and French, and served 12 years in the Navy before he completed his post-baccalaureate studies through Harvard. He earned his graduate degree at Stanford, studying both Mechanical Engineering and Art in the Joint Program in Design (now part of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, “d.school”), with an extra year focusing on Robotics. He earned his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency at Tripler Army Medical Center and was the only civilian selected for a military psychiatry program, gaining special expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Listen in as he shares his story on this episode.