Physicians Off The Beaten Path

This is a podcast where we’ve set out to bust the myth that physicians cannot venture outside the traditional clinical or research career path. We plan to do this by chatting with physicians who have ...more

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32

September 28, 2022 00:48:54
32- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Justin Barad (Osso VR)

32- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Justin Barad (Osso VR)

What are the key problems we have today in surgical training? How should you think about the risk/reward of going down the entrepreneurship path? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Justin Barad, MD. He is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, an award winning surgical training platform helping to increase patient saftey and the adoption of cutting edge medical technology. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class.  ...

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31

September 07, 2022 00:40:57
31- Physician-Scientist Series: Mansur Shomali (Welldoc)

31- Physician-Scientist Series: Mansur Shomali (Welldoc)

  How can AI innovation help in transforming the future of Endocrinology? What are the main problems we have with the US healthcare system, and what roles can MDs have in solving these problems? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more, with our guest, Mansur Shomali, M.D. He is Chief Medical Officer at Welldoc, a healthcare technology company that develops solutions to transform the management of chronic disease. Mansur received his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.   ...

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30

August 17, 2022 00:49:52
30- Physician-Executive Series: Alexander Nazem (Nomad Health)

30- Physician-Executive Series: Alexander Nazem (Nomad Health)

Why is it important to look at the "MD" as a platform degree? Why should we redefine what entrepreneurship really means? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more, with our guest, Alexander Nazem, MD.  Alexander is Co-Founder and CEO of Nomad Health, the first digital marketplace for healthcare jobs, directly connecting physicians, nurses, and medical facilities for healthcare jobs, without the involvement of third-party employment agencies. He has an MD from Yale University, an MBA from HBS, and a BS in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale. ...

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July 27, 2022 00:43:02
29- Physician-Artist Series: Mike Natter

29- Physician-Artist Series: Mike Natter

How can medicine and art influence each other? What makes practicing medicine an art itself? In this special episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Mike Natter, MD.   Mike is a freelance artist, contributor and writer at Philadelphia Inquirer. He was featured in “Art from the Frontlines: Visual Expressions from Medical Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, an exhibit that highlighted artwork created by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as in-depth interviews with the artists.   Mike has an MD from Thomas Jefferson University, a Medical Sciences Certificate from Columbia University in NYC, and a BA in Neuropsychology from Skidmore College. ...

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July 13, 2022 00:48:24
28- Physician-Scientist Series: Shaheen Lakhan, MD (Click Therapeutics)

28- Physician-Scientist Series: Shaheen Lakhan, MD (Click Therapeutics)

What are the biggest barriers to digital therapeutics, and how will the field evolve down the line? How can we make MDs excited about entrepreneurship and innovation, like DTx for example, where their experience and clinical knowledge is actually needed? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more, with our guest, Dr. Shaheen Lakhan. Shaheen is the CMO of Click Therapeutics, A prescription digital therapeutics company that develops, validates, and commercializes software as prescription medical treatments for people with unmet medical needs.  Shaheen is a physician-scientist with over 15 years of experience in healthcare, academia, and industry focusing on neuroscience research and development. Shaheen is board-certified in both neurology and pain medicine, with clinical training from Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. ...

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June 29, 2022 00:43:53
27- Physician-Executive Series: Olivia Cavlan, MD (Alchemab)

27- Physician-Executive Series: Olivia Cavlan, MD (Alchemab)

What kind of opportunities medical students have if they don’t want a traditional medical career? Why is it important to think about medical training as a platform, rather than a predetermined path? In this episode, we answer all of these questions and more, with our guest, Olivia Cavlan MD. Olivia is Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer at Alchemab Therapeutics Ltd, a biotech company developing novel products for patients with hard-to-treat diseases by harnessing the power of naturally protective antibodies. Olivia holds an MD in Medicine and a BSc in Pharmacology from Bristol University where she graduated with the top First Class Honors. ...

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