By applying business rigour to development and healthcare, Sam Prince intends to advance education and eradicate disease across the globe.
Dr Sam Prince has never had a straightforward medical career. While studying medicine, he worked in a Mexican restaurant and his experiences there inspired him to open his own. He opened the first Zambrero restaurant when he was just 21 years old and now has almost 200 restaurants across Australia and New Zealand. He built philanthropy into his business model – for every burrito or bowl sold as part of Zambrero’s Plate 4 Plate initiative, a meal is donated to someone in the developing world. More than 14 million meals have been donated. Sam returned his focus to medicine with One Disease, a non-profit organisation that aims to eliminate Crusted Scabies from remote Indigenous communities in Australia. In 2012, Sam was awarded Young Australian of the Year, Australian Capital Territory in recognition for his work at One Disease. He’s also the founder of Next Practice, a healthcare service which brings together health advocacy, technology and education. Next Practice aims to be a revolution in primary healthcare, which puts the patient and their doctor at the centre, whilst stripping away the antiquated systems which can limit a doctor’s ability to practice medicine. Find out more about Dr Prince’s medical career – listen to the podcast here, or read key points from the podcast in the Doctor Toolbox. Continue reading