Dr. Poulsen holds a degree in medicine (MD) with a license to practice independently as a medical doctor and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. He obtained his MD degree in 2011 and his MSc degree in 2012 from Aarhus University, Denmark. His Master’s thesis was completed in the field of neuroimaging at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. In 2017, Erik the Pasteur Program at Harvard Business School, an executive learning program designed to build competencies in leadership, strategy and execution, negotiation, and innovation.
He has clinical experience in the fields of neurology, cardiology, and emergency medicine and has 1.5 years of research experience in neuroscience. Since 2013, Dr. Poulsen has been an alumnus at Singularity University, USA, and is an invited lecturer at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Poulsen co-founded Cortrium, a medical device company, in 2014 after completing his medical internship and has been responsible for leading the company as the CEO. In 2018, he co-founded Almond IVS and launched the first product; Cellar – a SaaS product doing artificial intelligence assisted image analysis.
He has a broad passion for optimizing and democratizing healthcare by leveraging scalable new solutions. In this work, he has been active in organizations aiming to advance technology and medicine, such as Health 2.0., Quantified Self, Hacking Health, and Startup Bus.
Further, Erik is a passionate downhill mountain biker and wakeboarder.
A few links:
Named “Healthcare reinventor” by HP and WIRED: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/hp-re-inventors-health-hospitals-of-the-future
Featured in Huffington Post “Erik Poulsen – All heart”: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/erik-poulsen-all-heart_us_58401242e4b0b93e10f8df9f