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

Latest Episodes

10

November 03, 2021 00:42:17
10- Physician-Executive Series: Sachin H. Jain, MD (SCAN Group and Health Plan)

10- Physician-Executive Series: Sachin H. Jain, MD (SCAN Group and Health Plan)

What is the mission of big corporations in the healthcare business? How is AI going to impact the drug development continuum in the next 5-10 years? How essential is the MBA for doctors who want non-traditional careers? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Sachin H. Jain, M.D.  Sachin is the president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan, an HMO, which provides healthcare coverage to Medicare beneficiaries throughout California, currently serving nearly 200,000 members. SCAN is one of the largest NPO Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans in the country. Before this, Sachin was Chief Medical Information & Innovation Officer at Merck & Co. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in government and continued to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School. He trained in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. ...

Listen

09

October 20, 2021 00:46:49
09- Physician-Banker Series: Alex Lomax, MD (Lazard)

09- Physician-Banker Series: Alex Lomax, MD (Lazard)

How do investment banking and financial advisory play a role in facilitating thetransformation and innovation in the healthcare ecosystem? Can you develop a business acumen without an MBA degree? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest, Alex Lomax, M.D.Alex is a Vice President of Healthcare Financial Advisory at Lazard, the world’s largest financial advisory-focused firm. Lazard advises clients on M&A and Strategic Advisory, Middle Market, Sovereign Advisory, Restructuring, Shareholder & Private Capital Advisory, and Venture & Growth Banking.Lazard has advised on many of the largest deals in the healthcare space such as the merger of Livongo & Teladoc and the Acquisition of Aetna by CVS health. Before Lazard, Alex was an associate and then vice president of Healthcare Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets. He was also an Investment Banking Analyst at Peel Hunt for two years.  ...

Listen

08

October 06, 2021 00:57:28
08- Physician-Writer Series: Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD (Kaiser Health News)

08- Physician-Writer Series: Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD (Kaiser Health News)

What are some of the biggest problems facing American healthcare? How should we think about the tradeoffs of private vs public-run healthcare? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD.Elisabeth is the editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, a contributing Opinion Writer at The New York Times who previously spent 22 years at the Times, and the author of 'An American Sickness', A NY Times best-seller, an eye-opening investigation into America's healthcare system. A former ER physician, Dr Rosenthal is an award-winning reporter, correspondent, and patient advocate. She has had an immense impact on American healthcare policy and public discourse, and Washingtonian Magazine recently named her one of the most influential people in D.C. right now. ...

Listen

07

September 22, 2021 01:02:46
07- Physician-Banker Series: Alex Dibelius, MD (CVC Capital Partners)

07- Physician-Banker Series: Alex Dibelius, MD (CVC Capital Partners)

What is the future of Private Equity in the healthcare space? What skills can you leverage from your medical career when you venture off the traditional career path? How can you develop the appropriate tools to manage a high workload and take care of your mental health? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest Alex Dibelius, MD. Alex is Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners in Germany and has been GmbH director since 2016. Previously, he served in several capacities at Goldman Sachs from 1993-2015 and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company (a global management consulting firm), where he was appointed partner in 1992. Before his business career, Dr Dibelius was a surgeon at the university clinic of Freiburg, Germany. Alex is also chairman of the board of Breitling SA, Grenchen, Switzerland (a luxury watch manufacturer), and a member of the board of CVC Capital Partners Luxembourg SARL, Luxembourg (a private equity advisor), Syntegon Technology Gmblt, Waiblingen, Germany (a packaging company),  IronSource Mobile Ltd, Tel Aviv, Israel (a mobile app monetization company). Alex is an advisor to chancellor Angela Merkel and a member of the German-American elite network Atlantik-Brüke. ...

Listen

06

September 08, 2021 00:42:19
06- Physician-Writer Series: David Fajgenbaum, MD (Castleman Disease Collaborative Network)

06- Physician-Writer Series: David Fajgenbaum, MD (Castleman Disease Collaborative Network)

What is it like to navigate the healthcare system both as a healthcare professional and as a patient? What is the state of research for rare diseases right now? Is an MBA important for docs to consider? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest David Fajgenbaum, MD. David is an assistant professor of medicine in Translational Medicine & Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He's also the founding director of the center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory (CSTL). He is the co-founder/president of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). David is the national bestselling author of 'Chasing My Cure: A Doctor's Race to Turn Hope Into Action'. The book describes his harrowing and hopeful journey to spearhead the search for a cure for his disease.   ...

Listen

05

August 18, 2021 00:43:26
05- Physician-Investor Series: Mark Shankar, MD (Summit Partners)

05- Physician-Investor Series: Mark Shankar, MD (Summit Partners)

What is the difference between venture capital, private equity, and growth equity? What is the value of resilience and grit? And when exactly do you make that defining leap in your career? In this episode, we answer all these questions and more with our guest Mark Shankar, MD. Mark focuses primarily on healthcare investing at Summit Partners, which invests in growth equity. Prior to Summit, Mark worked on the Healthcare Investment Banking Team at Goldman Sachs. In addition, he served as a clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physician & Surgeons and was an Emergency Medicine Resident at New York Presbyterian Hospital where he held the position of chief resident. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. ...

Listen