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The Innovator: Cheng Ruan, MD

Dr. Cheng Ruan, MD is a board certified internal medicine physician in Houston, TX. He is the founder of Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine and the host of the 2021 Physician Practice Automation Summit, a CME event to educate doctors on the business of private medical practices and burnout prevention. He is an advocate for developing unique business models in patient focused communication within private practice settings.

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The Self-Care Doctor: Robyn Tiger, MD

Robyn Tiger, MD, is a physician & trauma-informed self-care coach. She founded StressFreeMD, a wellness practice that provides freedom through self-care education.

Dr. Tiger utilizes her unique combination of trainings in medicine, yoga therapy, meditation and life coaching to educate others in stress management, burnout prevention and relief. Her teachings focus on complete physical, mental, and emotional well-being and resilience. Dr. Tiger’s innovative CME accredited program, Rx Inner Peace, was created at the request of several busy physicians seeking an accessible self-paced online self-care program. It contains the most effective evidence-based self-care methods compiled from several years of providing physician education. At the request of other healthcare professionals and the general public, she created the Self-Care Shop which houses 6 additional accredited self-care programs open to everyone.

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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 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 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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The Storyteller: Emily Silverman, MD

Dr. Emily Silverman is an internist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and creator/host of The Nocturnists, a medical storytelling live show and podcast where healthcare workers share stories of joy, sorrow, and self-discovery. Her writing has been Published in The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeneys, and others. She is currently working on a book with the support of a 2018 fellowship from MacDowell. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, some musical instruments, and many plants.

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The Publisher: Karen Janson, MS, MD

Dr. Karen Janson is the Owner/Publisher of Medical Professionals Magazine, a high-end monthly peer-to-peer publication for community physicians, hospital executives, and other healthcare leaders. Her publication allows providers to share their professional and personal stories to promote learning, collaboration, and referral relationships within the Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaches market. As a practicing physician, she understands the importance of knowing the person behind the medical degree in establishing trust and building long-lasting relationships.

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The Walker: David Sabgir, MD, FACC

Frustrated with his inability to change behavior within the walls of his clinic, Dr. David Sabgir invited his patients to join him on a Saturday morning for a walk in the park. Remarkably, more than 100 showed-up! This tremendous response inspired Walk With A Doc, a grassroots effort that encourages patients to move! As the Founder and CEO, Dr. Sabgir leads a small team of “Walk Warriors” in outreach efforts that has expanded to over 500 chapters around the world and continues to grow. And every Saturday morning, he leads a local WWAD chapter.

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The Writer: Edwin Leap, MD

Dr. Edwin Leap has practiced emergency medicine for over 25-years. He is a Diplomate with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also an award-winning columnist and blogger who has written for the Huffington Post, Politico, and Focus on the Family Magazine. He also publishes monthly columns in the Emergency Medicine News, Medpage Today, Greenville News, and the South Carolina Baptist Courier.   

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The Legacy: Rick Zollinger, MD, FACS

Dr. Rick Zollinger has more than three decades in general, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery as well as certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric  Medicine. As a well-respected clinician, educator and organizational leader, Rick has been a member of and held appointments with The American College of Surgeons, North Carolina Surgical Association, The Southern Surgical Society, The Society for Thoracic Surgery and The International Surgical Society. 

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