What to consider next is the first in the series and scheduled for July 10-15th. Replays of sessions are available with your registration. Here are the physicians you will learn from. You’ll hear from them on what to consider, pros/cons of transition to a non-clinical career, pitfalls to avoid, and get resources. 100% virtual.
Michelle Mudge-Riley DO, MHA is a physician and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of Physicians Helping Physicians. She runs multiple businesses and has spent over 13 years assisting physicians with career strategy. Dr. Mudge-Riley was called the “Doctor’s Doctor” in a 2010 book she co-authored because of her success in working with other doctors. The book is titled Physicians in Transition.
Dr. Mudge-Riley received her medical degree from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School and her Masters Degree in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE is a board-certified family physician who began doing nonclinical jobs early in his career, ultimately working for 15 years in hospital administration, first as VP for medical affairs, and then as chief medical officer.
In 2017, he started producing the Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast [nonclinicalphysicians.com/iTunes], interviewing dozens of physician entrepreneurs, executives, managers, coaches and other experts in physician career transition.
He is also moderator of the 13,000-member Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group, and founder of the Nonclinical Career Academy Membership Site [nonclinicalcareeracademy.com], where he posts courses designed to assist physicians in their career pivots.
Dr. Dana Corriel is a board certified internist and founder of SoMeDocs (Doctors on Social Media), an online platform where physicians can network, build online presence effectively, and grow their accounts in order to meet their end goals. She has earned the title of Top Ten Internists to Follow on Twitter in 2018 by Medical Economics and Top 20 Social Media Physician Influencers by Medscape in 2019. Dr. Corriel has also been quoted in major publications including the LA Times, Gastro & Endo News, MDMagazine, The Boston Globe, Huff Post, Medscape, and EP News. She has served as an expert/guest faculty at CME conferences of various medical schools and societies, and has been on numerous podcasts. Dr. Corriel’s specialty is physician branding, online strategy, and unique content creation. She hopes to inspire professionals to innovate by thinking outside the box, especially where it comes to online impact.
Swati J Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG is a board-certified clinically retired obstetrician/gynecologist who now works in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical science liaison in women’s health. Between the 2 careers she has held a variety of clinical and public health positions, including ob hospitalist, locum tenens, public health consulting and peer chart review.
After completing her training at Tulane University, she practiced at Touro for 10 years until 2009 when she completed her Masters in Public Health. Afterwards she went on to hold a variety of different clinical positions including practicing as a locum tenens physician in Hawaii, St. Croix, Maine, Kansas, the Navajo reservation and other underserved areas. Other positions have included ob hospitalist work and consulting free-lance jobs in public health and other sectors. Lastly she transitioned out of clinical practice to work with the pharmaceutical industry in the women’s health sphere.
Lynette Charity, MD is a retired Board-Certified Anesthesiologist with over 40 years of clinical experience. She decided FINALLY to transition full time to her new career in professional speaking in September, 2019. She has spoken locally, nationally and internationally on the issues of physician burnout, depression and suicide. Dr. Charity earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. In her career, she has been a locums, a “fee-for-service” independent practitioner working at ambulatory surgery centers and a hospital employee! She was fired from the latter position deemed “not a good fit!” Who knew that calling your boss an IDIOT would be such a big deal! Being fired was her impetus to pursue a different calling…stand-up comedy Today’s career in clinical medicine is a struggle; mentally and physically. It shouldn’t be that way.
Rich Berning, MD is a full-time medical director. He worked for Anthem in Albany, NY for over 5 years and recently accepted a promotion with another insurance company, Highmark in Pittsburg, PA. Prior to transitioning, Dr. Berning practiced pediatric cardiology clinically for 20 years.
Brian Young, MD, MBA, MSPA transitioned to a non-clinical career role in 2012 following thirteen years practice in emergency medicine. He is current role is system-level physician informaticist for CommonSpirit Health—the largest non-profit health system in the US (137 hospitals, 21 states). His experience spans analytics, data science and informatics, clinical decision support, EMR optimization and training, and physician burnout. His journey to a non-clinical role took him through many of the common struggles and pitfalls, as well as successes that most candidates encounter in their own transition journey.
Shelley Overholt-Thiesen, MD serves as a VP of Performance and Operations at a healthcare start up, working with over 20 Accountable Care Organizations. Her teams help independent primary care physicians across the nation provide timely and high-quality care at lower costs through the structure of ACOs. Her journey to this position from primary care physician to medical director to the business side of working in value based care may give you ideas and inspiration for your own transition to non-clinical medicine.
Samantha Nazareth, MD is Chief Medical Officer of metaMe, a data privacy and distributed ledger technology company as well as the Public Health Education Officer at The Internet Foundation.
Still a practicing gastroenterologist, she believes that we can evolve beyond our current physical and mental limitations by means of science and technology. Her passion lies in designing sustainable health ecosystems locally and globally for both emerging and developed markets.
Through her media experiences, she shares her knowledge of blockchain, microbiome, wellness, and futurism and also educates physicians and companies on next generation business practices and digital resilience.
Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed a residency in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins. She has held nonclinical jobs in medical writing, medical education, utilization management, and clinical documentation improvement. Her blog and online community Look for Zebras aims to equip medical professionals with the information and knowledge needed to take charge of their professional fulfillment and earn income doing work they enjoy.
Lynn Marie Morski, MD, Esq. is a Mayo Clinic-trained physician in family medicine and sports medicine, as well as an attorney and former adjunct law professor. She hosts the Plant Medicine Podcast, is the founder of Plant Medicine.org, and serves as medical director for MarijuanaBreak.com.
Dr. Morski practiced medicine for 14 years, and after leaving clinical medicine, she made it her mission to help fill the gap in the medical community’s knowledge of psychedelics by educating her fellow physicians on the plant medicines and entheogens that could bring life-changing relief to their patients, while also educating potential users on what options they could seek for treatment of their conditions beyond the pharmaceuticals they’re sold on commercials.
Maycie Elchoufi, MD earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has completed the culinary medicine certification program through Tulane University. Dr. Elchoufi’s areas of interest include lifestyle medicine, health equity, and the power of the creative process to share our stories and imagine the world from one another’s perspective.
Mike Woo-Ming MD, MPH is a physician entrepreneur, business investor, and marketing strategist, responsible for the development and success of several 7 figure companies. He co-founded, and later sold, two lead generation software companies which did nearly $8 million in sales in the span of a few years. He spearheaded the development of EMerit, one of the largest online reputation management services for healthcare professionals. Dr. Woo-Ming received a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University and completed his residency at Mayo Clinic. The author of “The Positioned Physician: Earn More, Work Smart, and Love Medicine Again”, Dr. Woo-Ming has mentored entrepreneurs and startups worldwide for over a decade, including Australia, Asia, and Europe, and his work has been featured in Medscape, Physician’s Practice, and the Wall Street Journal.
Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD, FACS, is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon who after 20 years of practice had inspiration for a medical device. She studied at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN and at the University of Southern California. She had run her own practice outside Houston, for the past 12 years. Prior to that she worked at Kaiser Permanente, and other academic and group practice settings. She is the Founder and CEO of Noleus Technologies, Inc, a medical device company working towards a solution for post-operative ileus.
Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, ACC, is a former primary care physician who transitioned from a clinical career 20 years ago. She worked in medical communications for three years, then formed Shannon Healthcare Communications, offering professional writing services to clients whose mission is improving health care. Dr. Shannon is co-author of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine and has spoken in various forums across the country on the topic of physician burnout. In 2018, she shifted careers again by training to become a certified coach, and now offers individual coaching for physicians.
Jay Dave, MD comes from a very diverse background having now lived and worked in over four continents. His initial study focus was radiotherapy and oncology at City University London followed by completion of a joint pre-med/biomedical sciences program. After receiving his medical degree, he went onto clinical training in London. He continues to be involved clinically in global health initiatives in Nairobi, Peru, and various parts of India.
With Jay’s clinical, teaching and entrepreneurial background, he currently, works as a medical science liaison for a biotech company focused on retinal disease involving strong business acumen with an emphasis on cross-functional teamwork and effective communication. Within his first year he was nominated for rookie of the year and now has coached a number of other Physicians transition into an MSL career at various companies across the US.
Michael J. McLaughlin, MD is a novelist, serial entrepreneur, and former hand surgeon. He received degrees from Harvard College and Columbia University. After four years as a plastic surgeon and hand specialist, he networked through a career change and then co-founded Peloton Advantage, an industry leading medical communications company. He was named one of PharmaVOICE’s Top 100 Most Inspiring People. He also founded Physician Renaissance Network (PRNresource.com), a free resource for doctors with non-clinical careers and interests, and wrote the essential physician career change book Do You Feel Like You Wasted All That Training? This book and his novels, including the medical thriller Extinction and the innovative and controversial The Satin Strangler Blogs, are available on Amazon.
Kristi Angevine MD is an Ob/Gyn and certified Physician Life Coach through The Life Coach School. She specializes helping physicians change unhelpful habits into intentional ones. Whether it’s overdrinking, overeating, overworking, excess screen time, procrastinating, people pleasing or simply always feeling overwhelmed and like there’s always something to fix, she targets unpacking old or compulsive habits to create permanent transformation.
Devon Gimbel, MD is a double board certified physician in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology and owner of Devon Gimbel MD LLC, a coaching practice dedicated to helping women physicians who have spent decades sacrificing themselves to their medical education and careers move from merely surviving their lives to thriving in them. After experiencing burnout from years practicing in a high volume private practice setting, Devon learned of coaching for medical professionals for the first time and discovered how to overcome her perfectionist tendencies using mindset tools. She subsequently obtained certification as a Life and Weight Loss coach through The Life Coach School. She is now dedicated to teaching other overachieving, overworking women physicians how to “un-doctor” their brains so that they can truly love the lives they’ve worked so hard to create. She combines humor, compassion, and a no-nonsense approach to coaching physicians to overcome the obstacles they don’t even know they’re creating for themselves.
Heather Fork, MD is a former dermatologist turned master certified coach, blogger, and founder of The Doctor’s Crossing. Over the past 10 years, she’s helped hundreds of physicians find greater fulfillment both in medicine and in nonclinical careers. She especially enjoy taking physicians through her step-by-step Carpe Diem Coaching Program to help them find their best career path forward. You don’t need to know where you want to go to get started. The clarity will come!
Thomas W. Miller, MD, FHM is a Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician (initially Boarded in Family Medicine as well) who in 2019 celebrated (really!) 20 years as a hospitalist. Following the longer road of career transition, he spent 11 of those years as medical director and then regional director of large hospitalist groups. Now continuing that evolution, Thomas still enjoys working clinically as a locum tenens while applying his experience to new career paths as physician career coach, hospitalist consultant, CME/community speaker, expert witness and more.
Gabriella Miller, M.D., is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Palliative Care. She initially worked part-time in urgent care, then as medical consultant on a geriatric psychiatry unit where she developed her interest in advance care planning and palliative care. She went on to become Board certified in Palliative Medicine and for the past 10 years, she has served as the Medical Director of Palliative Care and Inpatient Hospice at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Gabriella completed medical school and residency training at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she continues as Community Faculty. While her primary focus remains on local clinical and administrative work, Gabriella has also expanded her career path to include physician career coaching and CME/community speaking.
Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel.
You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out on IG @truthrxs or LinkedIn Errin Weisman DO.
Starting in 1994, Tom Davis, MD and his partners leveraged one of the first total risk Medicare Advantage contracts into a multi-specialty health system which sold 18 years later for $132m. Since then, he’s paid his good fortune forward, using his experience from the trenches to help patients do better by helping organizations and clinicians do better themselves. Whether through learning more about Medicare Advantage, telemedicine, or career transitions, Tom uses his spectrum of expertise to assist clinicians no matter what their goals. His latest disruptor, a platform where clinicians and mentors meet and engage, can be found at CliniciansCooperative.com.
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne, MD is an internationally known integrative medicine physician & one of the top 6 leaders nationally making a difference in physician burnout and career transition for doctors. Founder of the Stress Free Mom MD and the Next Level Physician Entrepreneur’s Institute, Dr. Clairborne passionately shares her expertise on career transition, business, entrepreneurship, and the manifestation mindset because she is committed to the success, satisfaction, and fulfillment of her peers and colleagues. She is a seasoned speaker and has delivered trainings all over the world including the International Conference on Physician Health, CPR in Progress: Physician Women’s Conference, WELLMED in Greece, & The annual “Thrive2G” and “Women in Medicine” Conference. She’s also provided trainings on burnout & career building for several academic institutions including Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Gwinnett medical and more. Dr. Maiysha began her training at Emory University completing her BA in Psychology, followed by her medical degree at Morehouse School of Medicine, and her Family Medicine Residency at Florida Hospital.
Marshall Kuremsky, MD is an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, North Carolina specializing in sports medicine and hand surgery. While in Raleigh, he has broadened his pursuits to include real estate investing, day trading, developing a small healthcare consulting firm, blogging, and a multimedia social platform promoting news and information about injuries in baseball. He is currently the team physician for the Houston Astros Minor League (A) team, the Buies Creek Astros, and was given a World Series Championship ring by the Astros for their win in 2017! Living in the “Triangle” area of North Carolina, he regularly has patients with diverse and accomplished business interests that he connects with to further develop the business ideas and projects.
Maria Abunto, MD, MPH is a medical doctor with more than 15 years of clinical research experience. Dr. Abunto was a Medical Science Liaison at Stryker Neurovascular who was responsible for educating key opinion leaders as the scientific expert of medical affairs. She completed her public health graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and assumed a position as an Epidemiologist with the National Institutes of Health. Maria has served on the Institutional Review Board at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. She holds public health leadership positions as a Health Mentor for the American Heart Association and spearheads the Committee on Women’s Rights for the American Public Health Association.
James R. (Jim) Kopp, MD is an orthopedic surgeon, now clinically retired. He performed Worker’s Comp IME’s and now is performing medical/legal and insurance Independent medical examinations. He is a certified physician coach, with career alternative experience in providing expert medical opinions. He is pursuing an MBA to better be able to help those retiring surgeons he coaches. Additionally, construction of office space for a medically supervised weight loss clinic is currently underway. He has completed training in Emotional Intelligence.
Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN, is a neurologist, health journalist, and an avid SCUBA diver. His latest book is The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens. He hosts the biweekly podcast, “The Art of Medicine with Dr. Andrew Wilner” and the YouTube channel, “Underwater with Dr. Andrew.”
Suzanne Rogers, DO, is a former Registered Nurse, currently a Medical Educator, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice Pediatrics, Urgent Care and Hospitalist Medicine. She is married with one child, one Portuguese Water Dog and is currently living in Eagle Idaho.