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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Dr. Narendra Kini knows how today's medical landscape works.

"Health care is changing in front of our eyes," he said.

He spoke to 14 people Tuesday night at Graham Gallery about his life and career, the changing landscape of modern medicine and the essentials to success for all careers.

Kini is the president and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital. Kini, who is board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine and holds a master's degree in hospital administration, assumed his current position in 2008.

He spoke for free. The event was sponsored by the Indian Student Association.

"Most of our events are culturally based, and we wanted to bring something new to ISA," said Satvika Ponnavolu, 21-year-old UF biology senior and president of ISA.

Kini focused his talk on the need for medical professionals to adapt to the Information Age.

"Data is exploding at four times the rate it used to every four months," he said. "The solution is data has to come to you at the point of care."

He stressed that flexible skill sets and teamwork are the most important criteria to get a job today.

"At the end of the day, success comes from teamwork and the ability to understand how the other person works," Kini said.

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