Starting troubles webseries now streaming on appp HiiiH and is India’s first medical comedy webseries based on true events. It highlights the story of a medical student who wants to be an entrepreneur and balance work with passion for acting. His actions get him suspended from his course and banned from the theatre community. Will he end his starting troubles? Or end up starting new troubles? Watch to find out. Click here to watch

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT Surgeon, Medical Device Innovator, Author and Stand-up Comedian.

He trained at St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore (2009-2011), a Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) Fellow 2012, and holds an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Hospital Management (NIBM,2013). His core expertise lies in the process of identifying and analyzing unmet clinical needs for quick development of low-cost and high quality medical devices, and teaching/ training the Biodesign process.

Since 2010, he has co-invented and developed 18 affordable medical devices addressing the unmet needs in the Indian healthcare system, many of which have been taken over by indigenous companies, while some have formed startup companies for further development and commercialisation. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is currently Founder and Director of HiiiH Innovations Private Limited. He continues his clinical career as a Sinus Specialist at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore as Visiting Consultant in Ear nose and throat surgery.

He is recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT technology review 2016. He is also a stand-up comedian, popularized by his YouTube channel “Jagdish Chaturvedi” and is the author of the best selling book on medical device innovations called “Inventing Medical Devices – A perspective from India”,  ” The benefits of failing successfully” and “One year of Stand up comedy”.

Authored books:

Inventing Medical Devices: A Perspective from India    (Read reviews on (Read reviews on

The Benefits of Failing Successfully (Read reviews on

One Year of Stand up comedy (Read reviews on

Featured Videos:

Field Guide to Innovations: Channel News Asia – 23 Minute episode on implementation of Biodesign process

The Benefits of Failing Successfully – TEDx Amity University

The Indian Perspective of Innovations – TEDx BITS PILANI

The art of balancing profession and passion – TEDx OMCH

Starting Troubles – TEDx IIT Kharagpur

Emtech 2016 35 innovators under 35- 3 mins talk

Doctor turns Inventor – Channel 9 News

Laughter Therapy: Stand up comedy by Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi – Youtube

A heart to heart: Short play on empathy in healthcare

IDE 2017 Thailand, Think Big Act Small

NPC 2016: DeepTech Summit: Inventing medical devices in India

Who would you believe? Abstract short film on sexual harassment in hospitals

How I started my medical practice – BRIDGE 2018 ICT Academy

Featured articles:

US Patents by Jagdish Chaturvedi – Justia 

Doctor invents 18 medical devices – BBC 

Wings of Desire – The Week Magazine 

India’s Doctor inventors who have patients and patents – Times of India 

10 Tips from Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi to make your standup act work – Huffpost 

Humour is the best coping mechanism – YourStory Weekender

This doctor uses Coronavirus quarantine time to make ‘Carantine’ videos

What Do A Surgeon, Stand-Up Comedian, Author, And Inventor Have In Common? They Are All The Same Person –

15 Hilarious Observations By Doctor & Stand Up Comedian Jagdish Chaturvedi That Will Leave You In Splits –

A doc’s dose of laughter – New Indian Express

Laughter is the best medicine – New Indian Express

Remember the doc in Main Coronavirus? He’s doing India’s first medical comedy web series – EdEx Live 

ENT Surgeon moonlights as a stand up comedian – Deccan Herald

When the Doctor acts funny – The Hindu

The Doctor recommends a good laugh – The Hindu Metroplus

Meet this ENT surgeon and Innovator, who is also a Stand-up Entertainer – Economic times

Startups seek cure for costly medical devices – LiveMint

A Stand-up Doctor – Deccan Chronicle Hyderabad

Pushing for medical innovation in India –

This Doctor will split you up with his jokes – Mumbai Mid-Day

Doctor Comic Jagdish Chaturvedi Announces An Open Joke Challenge On Social Media To Come Up With 65 Funny Jokes – These 15 Will Leave You In Splits –

Top 20 Indian Youtube Comedy Channels to Follow in India 2018 – FeedSpot

Passion at Work – Deccan Herald

Review: Comedy Kichidi with Jagdish Chaturvedi – Farrago, Australia

Dr. Funny Bones – The Indian Weekly, Australia 

A stand up doctor – Deccan Chronicle

Not only the nest medicine, laughter is a way of life – Times of India

Indian Doctor-Innovator To Perform Stand Up Comedy In Melbourne – Broadwayworld

6 common misconceptions Indian Doctors have about innovations – IndiaMedToday

Identifying and Analyzing unmet clinical needs for low-cost healthcare solutions –

The Laughter Therapy – Deccan Herald

DePressing need to chortle- Deccan Chronicle

ENT surgeon who knows how to make you laugh – Our Bangalore

The master of many trades –

A prescription to laugh out loud – New Indian Express

City’s doc-of-all-trades offers laughter therapy- New Indian Express

This Doctor/Stand-up comic’s life saving devices are no laughing matter- The Fastcompany

This doctor-cum-stand-up comedian invented low-cost medical devices for aiding people in rural India – IBT

Comedy is a great Ice Breaker -Deccan Herald

Former Stanford Fellow Now Surgeon and Entrepreneur Jagdish Chaturvedi is Changing the Medtech Ecosystem-

Circumstances Inspire Surgeon From India to Evolve into A Serial MedTech Innovator, Author, and Stand-up Comedian – Thrive Global

Laughter is the best medicine with no side effects: Covai post

Pollen allergies, sinus, asthma, and other nasal allergies: How to control them naturally – IBT

USAID’s Pathway to scale Guide – Case study A & B : Medtronic’s Shruti IHear project (Entraview)

Doctor of all Trades – New Indian Express

Bengaluru doctor makes it to MIT’s innovators list – Deccan Chronicle

Bengaluru doctor among “innovators” under 35 – The Hindu

MIT TR35: This doctor can laugh about the complex path he took to becoming an innovator- Technology review

What the Doctor Ordered – The Hindu

Two Indian doctors and their low cost innovations that show how doctors rise to the occasion – dailyrounds

Meet the 2 Indian entrepreneurs from India in MIT innovators under 35 – Techinasia

Exclusive: 2 Entrepreneurs from India among Global 35 MIT innovators under 35- Skill outlook

Jagdish Chaturvedi: I consider myself an expert on mistakes and failures –

Indian Researchers create Sinucare, a Manual Device to treat Chronic Sinusitis Without Invasive Surgery –

In the serious business of medicine and stand up comedy – Humoursapiens

Jagdish Chaturvedi, the doctor behind portable ENT endoscope ENTRAVIEW- livemint

MIT Technology Review lists four Indian-Americans and one Indian among 35 innovators under 35- Indianeagle

Meet the doctors who understand  the need of frugal start-up innovation – Economic times

Why InnAccel is no more a MedTech Incubator-

Oh My JuGaad – An exciting Innovator – Shield VIT Blog

What do healthcare startups feel about Budget 2017’s healthcare push?-

Bengaluru’s wish list for bbmp budget- The New Indian Express

Bangalore doctor who treats patients and makes them laugh at the same time –

The state of MedTech Ecosystem in India Today – Where should we focus? – Express Healthcare

Medical Devices and Packaging Demand Simultaneous

Medical Technology in India – The Hans India

Stand up for a cause – Indian Express 2018

He lied to his wife and got caught! – C for Comedy

Meet the doctor turned inventor who wants to make India’s healthcare accessible-

8 things Indian Doctors must do in order to invent and develop a successful medical device in India- Economic times

Stanford Spurs Med-Tech Startups in India-The India Expert

With $277M in funding and 57 deals in 2015, here’s what to expect from healthcare in 2016-

Serial entrepreneur, corporate leader, and doctor join hands to create a Medtech accelerator to impact 25 million lives by 2025-

Bengaluru sees a wave of health tech start-ups as innovators turn life savers- The Indian Express

Hits and flops in funnies biz – Deccan Herald 2018

Affordable healthcare technologies for rural India- The Hindu

3 Out-of-the-box Medical Innovations To Improve Healthcare in Rural India-

How to invent? Insights from a physician who co-invented 16 medical devices-

City start-up wins Tata Social Enterprise Challenge- The Hindu

This doctor cum innovator has all the ingredients to be a MedTech Entrepreneur- India medical times

Indian doctors now have more opportunities to invent affordable medical devices- The wellness today

Being mindful of empathy –

How Stanford-India Biodesign’s programme is revolutionizing medical device innovation- Economic times

A new paradigm in low-cost innovations across the seven seas- Business standard

Design to empower- Times of India

Innovation by city based entrepreneurs- New Indian Express

InnAccel bags license for production of device for nasal foreign body removal ‘Noxeno’-

Stanford India Biodesign Profile

Stanford Biodesign Profile