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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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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26

June 15, 2022 00:51:30
26- Physician-Executive Series: Alex Ding, MD (Humana)

26- Physician-Executive Series: Alex Ding, MD (Humana)

What are the most important things you need to have in order to succeed in a nontraditional path? How can you keep evolving in an ever-changing world? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Dr. Alex Ding. Alex is Executive in Residence & Medical Director at the Office of Health Affairs and Advocacy at Humana, a for-profit American health insurance company based in Louisville, Kentucky, and the third largest health insurance provider in the nation. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Louisville. Alex holds an M.S. in Health & Medical Sciences from School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Economics from the same University. He holds an MD from UCSF, and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.   ...

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25

June 01, 2022 00:48:00
25- Physician-Executive Series: Elizabeth Kwo, MD (Everly Health)

25- Physician-Executive Series: Elizabeth Kwo, MD (Everly Health)

What is the role of profit in healthcare and how can that incentive be used to create value for society and for patients? What can the medical curriculum learn from the business curriculum, and vice versa?  In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Elizabeth Kwo, MD. Elizabeth is the Chief Medical Officer at Everly Health, a healthcare company that aims to provide modern diagnostics-driven care.  She is an experienced healthcare executive specialized in building and scaling digital healthcare products to provide high quality care, leveraging predictive and prescriptive analytics to improve outcomes. She is a physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, an affiliated teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and a lecturer for Harvard Medical School students and Preventive Care and Occupational Medicine residents. Dr. Kwo has an MD from Harvard Medical School, MBA from Harvard Business School, MPH from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and a BA from Stanford University. She completed her residency at Harvard and is Board Certified in Preventive Care and Occupational Medicine.     ...

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24

May 18, 2022 00:57:26
24- Physician-Executive Series: Vivian Lee, MD (Verily Health)

24- Physician-Executive Series: Vivian Lee, MD (Verily Health)

How does turning the way we receive care inside out actually improve care and decrease costs? What are some of the strategies we can actually use to make things better for everyone? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Vivian Lee, MD. Vivian is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences, an Alphabet company whose mission is to apply digital solutions that enable people to enjoy healthier lives. She also serves as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  She is the author of the acclaimed book, “The Long Fix: Solving America’s HealthCare Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone”. Vivian is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, received a doctorate in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and was valedictorian of her Executive MBA program at NYU’s Stern School of Business.   ...

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23

May 04, 2022 00:44:18
23- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Iman Abuzeid (Incredible Health)

23- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Iman Abuzeid (Incredible Health)

Is there a specific path to entrepreneurship MDs need to follow? What does the demand and supply dynamics in the nursing market look like? How can we address labor shortages in healthcare more efficiently? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more, with our guest, Iman Abuzeid, MD. Iman is the co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health, Inc. A digital platform designed to streamline the hiring and recruitment process for nurses. Iman holds an MD from University College London Medical School, and an MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Visit Incredible Health's website to learn more about the platform: https://www.incrediblehealth.com/ ...

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April 20, 2022 00:41:54
22- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Mohammad Al-Ubaydli (Patients Know Best)

22- Physician-Entrepreneur Series: Mohammad Al-Ubaydli (Patients Know Best)

What needs to happen to encourage more entrepreneurship among MDs? What can MDs learn from chaos theory? How can you use your immigrant mentality as a drive to do more, not to take the well-known and secure path? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, M.D. Mohammad is founder and CEO of Patients Know Best, a British social enterprise, with an aim of putting patients in control of their own medical records. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the National Institutes of Health; and was a management consultant to US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company. Mohammad holds an MD from Cambridge University. ...

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