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The Moderator: Dana Corriel, MD

Dana Corriel, MD, is a board certified internist (with 14 years in practice), digital healthcare expert, and founder of SoMeDocs, or DoctorsonSocialMedia.com, an online platform with digital resources for empowering physicians and a public space where the public can find health experts to follow. Having personally experienced growth through her own online endeavors, Corriel now helps physician build thought leadership, through facilitating impactful online connections, providing services that help doctors stand out, and using clever marketing content. SoMeDocs has served as the spark for physician innovators, many of whom successfully occupy top healthcare positions, appear in influential outlets, and accomplish feats doctors never thought possible.

Corriel has earned various recognitions, including Top Ten Internists to Follow on Twitter by Medical Economics and Top 20 Social Media Physician Influencers by Medscape. She has appeared in major outlets including LA Times, Gastro & Endo News, MDMagazine, The Boston Globe, Huff Post, Medscape, and EP News. Serving as guest faculty at conferences (including yearly at the Harvard’s Healthcare Writers’ Conference) has been especially meaningful for Corriel, who values opportunities to pass on her skills through large projects like these. She led her own successful Writer’s Summit in Feb 2021, and plans to help fuel many more impactful events in her future.

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The Showrunner: John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL

John Jurica is a board-certified family physician who began doing nonclinical side jobs early in his career as UM physician advisor and occupational medicine medical director. He then transitioned to hospital administration, first as VP for Medical Affairs, and then as Chief Medical Officer.

He completed a master’s degree in public health while in practice and certification as a physician executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician Leadership. He left his CMO position to partner in an urgent care start-up in 2014, where he continues to serve as owner and part-time medical director. 

In 2017, John started producing the weekly Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast, where he presents interviews with physician entrepreneurs, medical directors, hospital executives, managers, coaches and other experts in physician career transition. His podcast was listed as a Feedspot Top 20 Physicians Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020 and 2021.

He is the “Admin” for the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group with 16,000 physician members and he created the Nonclinical Career Academy (nonclinicalcareeracademy.com), an online membership site with video courses designed to help physicians accelerate their career pivots.

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The Writer: Natalie Newman, MD

Dr. Natalie Newman is a residency trained, board-certified emergency physician who has been practicing for over 25 years.

She graduated from California State University in Sacramento, California with a degree in Biological Sciences. She then attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on an Army scholarship. As a graduating senior, Dr. Newman was nominated by and presented with the Marjorie M. and Henry F. Saunders award for “her compassionate care of patients within the family structure” by the dean of her medical school. After her graduation, she was accepted into the emergency medicine residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. Upon completing her program, Dr. Newman entered active duty service with the U.S. Army. Her first assignment was at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During her stint in the Army, Dr. Newman was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina(the former Yugoslavia) where she was Chief of the Emergency Department at Eagle Base in Tuzla, Bosnia. She had the distinct honor of serving under the command of Colonel Rhonda Cornum (now a retired brigadier general), a urologist, pilot and former prisoner-of-war during the Persian Gulf War. While in Bosnia, and as the only American female physician in the Balkans at that time, Dr. Newman was assigned as the official physician for Queen Noor of Jordan during a humanitarian visit to a local hospital in Bosnia. After her return home to the U.S., she was promoted to Major and completed the rest of her Army service at Fort Bragg.

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The Champion: Rebekah Bernard, MD

Rebekah Bernard MD is a Family Physician and the co-author of Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Health Care” (Universal Publishers 2020). 

 She is a national speaker on the topic of physician wellness and practice management.  Dr. Bernard also writes a regular blog for Medical Economics and is a frequent contributor to KevinMD and other health publications. 

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The Innovator: Desh Mohan, MD

Desh Mohan is a practicing hospitalist and the Chief Medical Officer at Koda Health, a digital health company that leverages technology to make proactive medical care planning accessible to all. Dr. Mohan received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.D from UT Southwestern Medical School, completed his Internal Medicine residency at Baylor Medical College, and was a Digital Health Biodesign Fellow at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute.

Dr. Mohan is particularly passionate about improving and positively impacting patient care through innovation. He was first introduced to innovation and design as an undergraduate at MIT. Through MIT’s Development Lab and Public Service Center, he worked with communities in Tanzania and India to improve healthcare infrastructure development with technology. Later as a medical student, Dr. Mohan co-founded the Innovating Healthcare Solutions elective to teach the basics of sustainable development and innovation to medical school students. As a medical student, he also spent a summer as an intern at McKinsey & Company to learn how physicians can use their training to have a larger impact on healthcare. These early experiences were instrumental in his desire to return to entrepreneurship after his clinical training. After internal medicine residency, he worked as a locum tenens hospitalist which gave him the opportunity to understand how healthcare was delivered in multiple systems around the country. Dr. Mohan was selected as a Digital Health Biodesign Fellow at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. During this one-year supported entrepreneurship program, Dr. Mohan and his team co-founded Koda Health to improve patient access to advance care planning. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Koda Health.

Dr. Mohan currently resides in Richmond, VA along with his wife and 1-year old miniature Australian Shepherd puppy. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends

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The Pathfinder: William Ennis, DO, MBA, MMM, CPE

William Ennis, Chief Medical Officer, joined Healogics in 2015. He also presently serves as the Catherine and Francis Burzik Professor of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and as the Chief of the Section of Wound Healing at the University of Illinois at Chicago, department of vascular surgery. He has practiced wound care for over 25 years.

Previously, Dr. Ennis served as the CMO for Accelecare Wound Centers, as well as President of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery and family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. Ennis founded the first wound healing and tissue repair fellowship in the United States, as well as served as President of the American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

After graduating from the State University of New York at Stony Brooke, Dr. Ennis earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He subsequently received his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. Dr. Ennis also has a Master of Medical Management degree from the University of Southern California.

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The Author: Robert Pearl, MD

Dr. Robert Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (1999-2017), the nation’s largest medical group, and former president of The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (2009-2017). In these roles he led 10,000 physicians, 38,000 staff and was responsible for the nationally recognized medical care of 5 million Kaiser Permanente members on the west and east coasts. 

Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl is an advocate for the power of integrated, prepaid, technologically advanced and physician-led healthcare delivery.

He serves as a clinical professor of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses on strategy and leadership, and lectures on information technology and health care policy.

He is the author of “Mistreated: Why We think We’re Getting Good Healthcare—And Why We’re Usually Wrong,” a Washington Post bestseller that offers a roadmap for transforming American healthcare. All proceeds from the book go to Doctors Without Borders. 

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The Director: Pari Deshmukh MD, FAPA, FASAM

After finishing his residency at a highly renowned psychiatry program (where he served as a Chief Resident), Dr. Deshmukh started his career as a geriatric and addiction psychiatrist in Central Florida. He learned the basics of private practice, served at high posts of various medical corporations. He got triple board certified and certified as a psychotherapist. He is now serving as the Medical Director at Balanced Wellbeing LLC. Using effective leadership, administrative, research, clinical, and teaching skills and spirit of community service, Dr. Deshmukh became a health care leader and expanded work area of Balanced Wellbeing LLC exponentially over a short period of time. Today, the team of Balanced Wellbeing LLC is serving over 400 patients daily at over 160 facilities throughout various counties of central Florida and improving the mental health care of thousands of geriatric and addiction patients. Dr. Deshmukh innovated a novel and effective method of health care delivery to long term facilities (nursing and skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities) that is now shaping a new model of mental health care. His work has been recognized by various reputed local and national organizations, scientific journals, publishers, medical conferences, and pharmaceutical, research and health care companies. Dr. Deshmukh has a special interest in integrative psychiatry and meditation.  Being a meditation trainer, he volunteers for the benefit of local communities.

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The Activist: Nicole Johnson, MD

Nicole M. Johnson MD was born and raised in Cleveland, OH where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters, and dog Neko. She received her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physicians and Surgeons in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She specializes in pediatric procedural sedation and earned her division national recognition as a center of excellence in the field.

Dr. Johnson is the President and Co-founder of PHYSICIANS FOR PATIENTS, a grassroots physician organization that champions physician-led care and fights against the unsupervised practice of medicine by non-physicians. She is passionate about lowering the cost of medical care for all Americans, making sure every American has access to their choice of affordable medical care, increasing the physician workforce, and ending mandatory Maintenance of Certification (MOC®).

Dr. Johnson is a contributing author of REDUCING COSTAND WASTE IN AMERICAN MEDICINE: A Physician-Led Roadmap to Patient-Centered Medical Care. Many of the ideas proposed in this White Paper have reached the advisors to President Donald J. Trump and have shaped the America First Healthcare Plan. If she is not working or with family, you can find Dr. Johnson engaging on her very active social media feeds, writing news editorials, and maintaining physiciansforpatientsofficials.org, the website she designed for PHYSICIANS FOR PATIENTS.

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The Communicator: Bradley Block, MD

Bradley Block, MD, is an otolaryngologist – head and neck surgeon on Long Island, New York, where he lives with his wife and three young sons. He is a partner at ENT and Allergy Associates and he created the Physician’s Guide to Doctoring Podcast. It is a scintillating and engaging podcast, where he interviews physician and non-physician experts to help teach us what we should have been learning while we were busy memorizing Kreb’s Cycle. It is a practical guide for practicing physicians, physicians-in-training and all allied health professionals. Topics range from personal finance to politics to improving interactions with patients to what every doctor should know about different specialties.

He went to med school at SUNY Buffalo and graduated with research honors and went on to residency at Georgetown. He enjoys surfing (yes, there is surfing on Long Island), skiing (there is no skiing on Long Island), smoking meat, exercising, throwing his sons across the pool and finding any excuse to quote an 80s movie.

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