Speaker Doug Melton Making Frontpage News

Reported today in the Boston Globe, TEDxBeaconStreet alum Doug Melton is making groundbreaking progress in the battle to end type 1 diabetes. His research will inform the rest of the scientific community and serve as a critical stepping…

Nikolai Begg TEDxBeaconStreet talk featured on

We're so proud to share this update: Nikolai Begg's talk has crossed the half-million views mark. {535k at last count} You may have seen Lemelson prize winner Nikolai Begg on the TEDxBeaconStreet Stage back in November.  The PhD candidate…

Harnessing the Potential of Stem Cells for New Medicines

By Charles Tiu When we think about what inspires us to pursue our passions, we may think of wise words of a mentor, a loved one suffering from a chronic illness, or the friend who gave us a helping hand when we most needed it.  For Dr.…
Eric Elenko on the TEDxBeaconStreet Stage

The Future of Medical Innovation | Eric Elenko

Imagine a doctor prescribing a video game to treat ADHD. Or imagine an expanding capsule used to treat obesity; as it expands in the patient’s digestive tract, they feel full and eat less. Eric Elenko gives us a view into technologies…
David Walton at TEDxBeaconStreet

Breaking the Cycle of Failure in Haitian Foreign Aid | David Walton

Growing up in a middle class family in Chicago, Dr. David Walton saw extreme poverty first hand while traveling in South America and Africa. In 1998, while at Harvard Medical School he met Paul Farmer, founder of Partners In Health (PIH),…
Steven Schwaitzberg

A Universal Translator for Surgeons | Steven Schwaitzberg

Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg is Chief of Surgery at The Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching facility, where he specializes in minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery—a profession that is helping to improve the quality of…