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The Defender: Jason Hanft, DPM, FACFAS

Updated: Feb 4

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Dr. Jason Hanft is the founder and CEO of Defender Operations. Previously he held a role as the Director of the Doctor’s Research Network. Dr. Hanft has numerous international patents and trademarks, has authored 50+ journal publications, and is a Board Certified in the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

He is a product of South Miami, Florida, and is a frequent lecturer as well as the past Director of Medical Education at the South Miami Hospital.


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Dr. Hanft’s Prescription for Success: Number 1: Find a coach or mentor. It makes your path much easier.

Number 2: Develop a desire for continuous learning.

Number 3: Try to be receptive.

Number 4: Understand your personal risk tolerance.

Number 5: Be Passionate.

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Notable quotes from Dr. Hanft’s interview:

Those who have the opportunity to mentor shouldn’t take it for granted, because you can have a massive effect on people’s lives, and on the world.
The generation before me paved the way.
There’s no real risk of asking.
In order to invent something new, you have to have that desire to improve or create.
To be a really good surgeon, you have to have a tolerance for risk.
You have to fail for a long time before you find a path forward.

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