As part of our collaboration with Medstro, a physician social networking site, we've invited physicians to share their career experiences with professionals just starting out. We call them "Fascinating Physicians," and each has agreed to answer your questions online for a two-week period.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Deborah Lindner, week of Feb 10, 2015
Dr. Lindner is answering questions about her career in medicine, including her decision to become a gynecologist with a specialty in phlebology and her work as CMO of Bright Pink. Dr. Lindner has special insight in genomics, personalized medicine, and the questions surrounding them since her personal decision to have a preventive mastectomy at age 33 after testing positive for BRCA1 & seeing her mother fight breast cancer.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Sachin Jain, week of Jan. 15, 2015
Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA will begin his new role as Chief Medical Officer of CareMore Health System on January 19, 2015. He was previously Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer (CMIO) at Merck. Dr. Jain is also a Lecturer in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and serves as an attending hospitalist physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Wen Dombrowski, week of Dec. 18, 2014
Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, is a geriatrics physician executive who develops technology, business, and healthcare solutions to improve the quality of life of populations with complex medical and social needs. Dr. Dombrowski uses design thinking, data analytics, communications technologies, and interdisciplinary collaboration to innovate patient care, workflow efficiency, and product-service development.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, week of Dec. 4, 2014
Dr. Ostrovsky has founded three companies, spoken at SxSW, worked as Health Policy Fellow to a U.S. Senator, worked at the WHO, was a fellow at Rock Health and a Healthcare Transformer at StartUp Health, and raised $1.4M on AngelList, yet he still finds time to make rounds as a Pediatrics Senior Resident at Boston Children's Hospital.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Robert Oh, week of Nov. 20, 2014
A lieutenant colonel in the office of the Army’s Surgeon General, Dr. Oh answered questions about what it's like to be a military physician. Oh’s 16-year career has taken him all over the world, and he’s now in a sports medicine fellowship near Washington, D.C.
Fascinating Physician: Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, Week of Nov. 6, 2014
Dr. Jauhar, the author of "Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician," has this to say about battling burnout: "Unhappy doctors make for unhappy patients," and he urges that you not "practice to the exclusion of everything else."