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Meet Our Conference Faculty

Our faculty consists of your colleagues who have transitioned to a non-clinical career and will discuss the opportunities available in their field or industry.  Many of our faculty members are alumni of the conference.

JP Ahluwalia, MD, MPH
JP Ahluwalia, MD, MPH
JP Ahluwalia, MD, MPH is the Chief of Occupational Medicine for the United States Coast Guard in Washington, DC, and a Commander with the US Public Health Service. In this role, he is responsible for the occupational health and safety of over 50,000 active duty Coast Guard members. Previously Dr. Ahluwalia served as a Medical Officer with the FDA where he was responsible for monitoring the safety of approved biologic products including vaccines. Dr. Ahluwalia spent 8 years in the Army, including a tour with the 82nd Airborne Division in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Preventative Medicine, and Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventative Medicine. He received his BA and MD from Ohio State and his MPH from Johns Hopkins.
Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP
Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP
Yasmine S. Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP is a cardiologist and award-winning full-spectrum physician writer who is dedicated to helping other physicians become writers and authors, and to assisting individuals and healthcare companies in need of medical consulting and writing services across a broad range of health & wellness areas and platforms. Dr. Ali has over 20 years of medical writing and editing experience, including 10 years of editing for WebMD and 3 years of writing for Verywell Health and for MedStudy. Dr. Ali earned her BA, MD, and MSCI from Vanderbilt University, where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.
Nicole Bamba, MD
Nicole Bamba, MD
Nicole Bamba, MD has experience in medical communications as both a freelancer and an employee (Medical Director). She started her career straight out of a neurology residency by working as a senior copyrighter for Grey Healthcare Group. Dr. Bamba’s subsequent experience includes VP, Associate Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs at Cline, Davis and Mann, Medical Director at Pixacore, Senior Medical Writer at Avant Healthcare, and currently as a home-based Freelance Medical Director at Area 23 on Hudson. Dr. Bamba is the mother of two young children. Her husband is an emergency medicine physician who also transitioned to a work from home non-clinical medical director role with a major insurance company. Dr. Bamba earned her BA from Duke and her MD from the University of Chicago.
Andrea Savona Brown, MD
Andrea Savona Brown, MD
Andrea Savona Brown, MD has been a full time employed Physician Consultant with the disability insurer and Fortune 500 Company Unum since 2012. She currently works from home. Prior to transitioning, Dr. Brown served as a primary care physician in Kennebunk, Maine. Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree at Colorado College and her Medical Degree at Dartmouth.
Robert J. Cooper, MD, FACE, FACP
Robert J. Cooper, MD, FACE, FACP
Robert J. Cooper, MD, FACE, FACP is very active in non-clinical pursuits including knowledge company consulting, file review consulting, and expert witnessing. He is boarded in both endocrinology and internal medicine, is clinically active and is a graduate of SUNY StonyBrook and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University. He is a SEAK alumnus.
Tom Davis, MD, FAAFP
Tom Davis, MD, FAAFP
Tom Davis, MD, FAAFP is a Board Certified Family Practice physician and a SEAK alumnus. Dr. Davis has vast non-clinical experience including consulting to health care providers on risk sharing/value contracts, consulting to venture capital firms, expert witnessing, telemedicine, and Hospice Medical Director — see www.TomDavisConsulting.com. Dr. Davis is the creator of a series of audio courses which teach physicians how to utilize telemedicine for their own benefit and also provides 1-1 mentoring in this field. Dr. Davis earned his BA, MA, and MD all from the University of Missouri — Columbia. When he was in practice, Dr. Davis was regularly named one of the Best Doctors™ in St. Louis.
Michael DePietro, MD
Michael DePietro, MD
Michael DePietro, MD is the Respiratory Therapeutic Area Lead, Global Medical Affairs for Teva Pharmaceuticals, having previously served as a Senior Medical Director — Respiratory for AstraZeneca. In this role he leads the global medical affairs respiratory activities for the respiratory portfolio including the development of the connected respiratory digital inhaler program. This includes conduct of late phase clinical studies, health and outcomes research, and strategic medical support to other functions within Teva. Dr. DePietro is a Board-Certified Pulmonary Critical Care physician. Prior to his work in pharma he was a partner in a large pulmonary critical care group practice at Christiana Care Health Services were he was an ICU director, clinical investigator, and residency program faculty member, and clinical Assistant professor of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine. He earned his BS at the University of Scranton and his MD at Hahnemnann.
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB is the CEO and Founder of ORET Healthcare Enterprise which uses multiple innovative strategies (including population health improvement, clinical business intelligence, and capacity building) to promote quality and patient safety. Previously, she served as the Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Howard University Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Fakiya is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, a Certified Professional in Patient Safety, and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She is board certified in both internal medicine and obesity medicine and is a SEAK alumna.
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP has extensive experience in the health insurance field including over 10 years as a Medical Director with Aetna as well as experience as a Medical Director for BCBS Association and Chief Medical Officer of a patient management company that became a managed care organization. Dr. Flemister is triple board certified (Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine). She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois and her MD from Loyola of Chicago. Dr. Flemister currently serves as a consultant and expert witness. She is a SEAK alumna.
Carrie Holland, MD
Carrie Holland, MD
Carrie Holland, MD is a health and fitness coach who is the founder of mywhyfitness.net. She is a certified personal trainer who works with busy professionals, parents, and high achievers on diet, exercise and wellness. Dr. Holland is a board-certified family physician who still maintains a clinical practice. She has trained as an Integrative Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Dr. Holland is the mother of 2 small children and is a competitive body builder. She is a SEAK alumna.
Julia Pewitt Kinder, DO
Julia Pewitt Kinder, DO
Julia Pewitt Kinder, DO is a highly experienced and sought after career consultant who specializes in working with physicians to teach the exact steps to find a new career (www.physiciancareeropportunities.com). She is also a medical director for a national health plan, medical director for a hospice company, and international consultant to families of children with Down syndrome. Dr. Kinder is Board Certified in Family Practice. A SEAK alumna, she now serves as SEAK faculty, co-teaching “How to Start, Build, and Run a Successful Consulting Practice.”
Bharat K. Kohli, MD, MBA
Bharat K. Kohli, MD, MBA
Bharat K. Kohli, MD, MBA has vast and diverse non-clinical experience including CMO for an FQHC, CMO for the boutique CRO Applied Health Resources Management, Medical Director for United Health Care, Global Director Healthcare R & D for Praxair, Associate CMO for Kaleida Health, and Senior Assistant Medical Director for Johnson & Johnson MD&D. Dr. Kohli specializes in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He earned his MD at the University of Toronto and his MBA at the University of Buffalo.
Robert Levin, MD, CFP
Robert Levin, MD, CFP
Dr. Levin is currently a Senior Vice-President — Wealth Management and Senior Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Management Program in UBS’s Beverly Hills Office. His team and his UBS partners help manage multi-billions of dollars for their clients. Dr. Levin’s clients are mostly physicians, health care executives and their companies. His team provides comprehensive wealth management including investments, retirement and complex estate/tax planning and insurance advice. They also advise their clients about exit strategies and liquidity events for their companies and shareholders. Dr. Levin practiced pediatrics for 12 years prior to his transition in 2001. His prior financial services experience includes serving as a financial analyst and being medical consultant to a venture capital fund. Dr. Levin earned both his BS and MD from the University of Michigan and later trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.
Jonathan Lovins, MD, SFHM, MMCi
Jonathan Lovins, MD, SFHM, MMCi
Jonathan Lovins, MD, SFHM, MMCi is the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at Duke Regional Hospital (part of Duke University Health System). Dr. Lovins is also a practicing Hospitalist. His IT experience includes implementing a $1B EHR for a 1,500 bed, 2,000 physician health system and being the lead physician for EHR adoption, training, content creation, and optimization. Dr. Lovins earned his BA at Clark University in MA and his MD at University of Connecticut and completed a Masters of Management in Clinical Informatics at Duke University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Clinical Informatics and a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine.
Christine R. Mauro, MD, MMSc
Christine R. Mauro, MD, MMSc
Christine R. Mauro, MD, MMSc is a remote-based Senior Global Medical Director for Stryker. Previously she served as Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group for Medtronic. Dr. Mauro received her BA from Arizona State, her MD from Minnesota, and her MMSc from Harvard Medical School. She trained in general surgery and completed a vascular surgery postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard-affiliated institutions. Dr. Mauro is married to a practicing general surgeon and they are the proud parents of two small children. She lives in the beautiful Berkshires of far western Massachusetts.
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP is an emergency medicine physician who has transitioned to become the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education and Faculty Development at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she is also an adjunct clinical faculty member. Previously, Dr. McMurtry served as the Regional Dean for the Walla Walla Core Site. Dr. McMurtry received her BS from California Baptist University and her DO from Des Moines University. She is a SEAK alumna.
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD, MS
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD, MS
Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD, MS is an on-air medical contributor for Fox 5 New York as well as ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.” She has contributed to over 500 national and international television news segments and has published articles in Newsweek. She and her husband are also the producers of an award-winning documentary. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Nampiaparampil appeared as a doctor on General Hospital and earned her SAG-AFTRA card. Dr. Nampiaparampil is board-certified in Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She runs her private practice in the New York City Financial District, performing minimally invasive spine procedures, and also works as a consultant for medicolegal cases and for direct-to-consumer medical device companies. Dr. Nampiaparampil earned her BA and MD from Northwestern and her MS in Journalism from Columbia. She is a SEAK alumna. is an on-air medical contributor for Fox 5 New York as well as ITV’s “Good Morning Britain.” She has contributed to over 500 national and international television news segments and has published articles in Newsweek. She and her husband are also the producers of an award-winning documentary. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Nampiaparampil appeared as a doctor on General Hospital and earned her SAG-AFTRA card. Dr. Nampiaparampil is board-certified in Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. She runs her private practice in the New York City Financial District, performing minimally invasive spine procedures, and also works as a consultant for medicolegal cases and for direct-to-consumer medical device companies. Dr. Nampiaparampil earned her BA and MD from Northwestern and her MS in Journalism from Columbia. She is a SEAK alumna.
Alisa Niksch, MD
Alisa Niksch, MD
Dr. Alisa Niksch is Chief Medical Officer of Genetesis, Inc., a company which has created a novel cloud-connected and AI-powered cardiac diagnostics and imaging platform. She is a trained pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist, practicing at Tufts Medical Center since 2010. She has been an advisor and researcher for multiple digital health startup companies like AliveCor, Inc., Zephyr Technologies, MindChild Medical, and Sproutling. She continues to be a mentor with programs such as MIT Hacking Medicine and MassChallenge HealthTech. She has authored articles in peer-reviewed journals on digital health and wearable technologies, and has spoken on the applications of AI in medicine and the experience of women in the technology sector. She is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed her fellowship training at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Stanford/UCSF Medical Centers.
Richard A. Parker, MD
Richard A. Parker, MD
Richard A. Parker, MD is the former Chief Medical Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, one of the most successful ACOs in the United States. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a former Assistant Professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parker has extensive experience in medical administration and management for a physician organization with 2,400 physicians in both academic and private practices. Dr. Parker is also a very experienced expert witness and has expertise in hospital negligence, end of life care, medical malpractice, care of the mentally ill and electronic medical records. Dr. Parker currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for Arcadia Healthcare Solutions an EHR data aggregation and analytics technology company. He earned his BA at Harvard and his MD from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine.
Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC
Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC
Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC is the President and Founder of the Clinician Coaching Institute, LLC (www.cliniciancoachinginstitute.com), the leading professional development and coaching resource for physicians. Dr. Parkes is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who successfully practiced and co-managed a busy 40 physician Emergency Department practice, EMPact Emergency Physicians. He first discovered the transformative power of the coaching process from working with his own coach to realize and escape habits leading to frustration and burnout. Dr. Parkes holds five different coaching certifications and is a 15-time finisher of the Ironman Triathlon, including the world championship in Hawaii. He earned his MD from Rush, his MPH from Johns Hopkins, and his MBA from Notre Dame. He is based in the Chicago area where he resides with his family and three children. He is a SEAK alumnus.
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME is a board certified urologist with diverse non-clinical experience including utilization review, disability review, being the founder, CEO, and chairman of a 2,000 member health insurance trust, life care planning, and aviation medical examinations. Dr. Robertson still practices urology but no longer performs major surgery. Dr. Robertson earned his BA at the University of Houston and his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is the former vice-chairman of the American Urological Association’s National Legislative Committee. Dr. Robertson is a SEAK Alumnus.
Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG
Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG
Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG is a board-certified ob/gyn who, after 20 years of clinical practice, has successfully transitioned from clinical practice to industry as a Regional Medical Scientific Director, formerly known as a Medical Science Liaison, for the Women’s Health team at Merck. As a field-based employee, she travels and works out of her home in New Orleans and really enjoys her new career. Dr. Shah earned her BA at Johns Hopkins and her MD at Thomas Jefferson. She is a SEAK alumna.
Michael H. Wetzel, MD, DBIM, CLU
Michael H. Wetzel, MD, DBIM, CLU
Michael H. Wetzel, MD, DBIM, CLU is the Chief Medical Director for AXA Equitable Life. Prior to AXA, Dr. Wetzel was a VP, Medical Director with Prudential and an AVP, Associate Medical Director with the Hartford. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Insurance Medicine. Dr. Wetzel earned his BS at Penn State and his MD from Thomas Jefferson Medical College.
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD
Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD is a part-time, directly employed Physician Advisor for Tenet Healthcare. She is Board-Certified in Family Medicine and remains clinically active. Her clinical experience includes both owning her own practice and working as a Hospitalist. Dr. Zavaleta earned her BS at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her MD at Harvard Medical School.

Meet Our Conference Mentors

You will find our faculty very giving of their time and very willing to answer your individual questions after their presentations, at the networking functions and when not presenting. To increase your networking experience and increase one-on-one attention, we have also assembled a team of mentors to be available to talk one-on-one with the attendees (at no additional charge).

Rishi Anand, MD
Rishi Anand, MD
Rishi Anand, MD is Director, Electrophysiology Laboratory at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Anand also serves as a medical legal consultant/expert witness. He is a SEAK alumnus.
Deborah Appleyard, MD
Deborah Appleyard, MD
Deborah Appleyard, MD is an orthopedic spine surgeon, SEAK alumna and mother of 4 children. Dr. Appleyard’s non-clinical experience includes working in the medical device field for Johnson & Johnson, assisting with preauthorizations for a third-party administrator, and owning and managing residential real estate rental properties.
Ankush Bansal, MD
Ankush Bansal, MD
Ankush Bansal, MD is a hospitalist and SEAK alumnus with experience performing file reviews for multiple referral sources, serving as an expert witness, working locum tenens and working direct to consumer telemedicine for multiple services.
Ryan Bayley, MD
Ryan Bayley, MD
Ryan Bayley, MD is a successful physician coach. His company, Bayley Coaching Solutions (solvingcareers.com), focuses on helping physicians find joy again through career change, including transitions to non-clinical opportunities. More recently, his company has expanded its focus to also work with physicians specifically on the transition into coaching and building successful coaching practices. Dr. Bayley is a SEAK alumnus.
Rich Berning, MD
Rich Berning, MD
Rich Berning, MD is a full-time medical director for Highmark Blue Cross in Pittsburgh; having previously worked for Anthem in Albany, NY. Prior to transitioning, Dr. Berning practiced pediatric cardiology clinically for 20 years. Dr. Berning is a SEAK alumnus.
David Best, MD, MBA
David Best, MD, MBA
David Best, MD, MBA is the CEO and Co-Founder of the MDea family of companies, including BESTMSLs (BESTMSLs.com), a contract medical science liaison organization, The Doctor’s Channel (TheDoctorsChannel.com), the world’s largest short form video site for doctors including CME, The Almost Doctor’s Channel (TheAlmostDoctorsChannel.com) for premeds, med students, residents and fellows, MDea (MDeaNY.com) a medical communications agency and Dr. Cruiter (DrCruiter.com) a physician placement service.
Joe Bormel, MD, MPH
Joe Bormel, MD, MPH
Joe Bormel, MD, MPH is an internist who has broad experience in the healthcare IT/informatics field including industry, regulatory policy, public health and independent consulting.
Robert Brown, MD
Robert Brown, MD
Robert Brown, MD is a radiologist and SEAK alumnus who has successfully rebooted his clinical practice such that he has ample time and energy to write, blog, teach and appear on television. He would love to help his mentees get control of their lives and find perspective and joy.
Stephanie Brown, MD
Stephanie Brown, MD
Stephanie Brown, MD is a coach who specialized in assisting professional women and physicians who feel there is something more for them in life. Dr. Brown is a family physician with over 20 years’ experience and a SEAK alumna.
Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FIAIME
Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FIAIME
Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FIAIME practiced emergency medicine until 2000 and then switched specialties to occupational medicine. His non-clinical experience includes complex disability case review, workers’ compensation medical direction, remote supervision of worker health and wellness clinics, occupational medicine consultation, and work as a Medical Review Officer and expert witness. Dr. Caruso is a SEAK alumnus.
Savi Chadha, MD, MPH
Savi Chadha, MD, MPH
Savi Chadha, MD, MPH is a senior regional medical manager and medical science liaison with Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his MD from St. James School of Medicine. Dr. Chadha is a SEAK alumnus.
Savi Chadha, MD, MPH
Savi Chadha, MD, MPH
Senior Regional Medical Manager and Medical Science Liaison with Supernus Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Chadha regularly advises practicing physicians on career opportunities within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dr. Chadha is a SEAK alumnus.
M. Kwan Chan-House, MD, FAAP, CPC
M. Kwan Chan-House, MD, FAAP, CPC
M. Kwan Chan-House, MD, FAAP, CPC is a pediatrician and SEAK alumna who has experience with part-time contract utilization review, full time employed UM for Excellus BCBS, and most recently, in remote positions developing health insurance coverage criteria for both public and private medical insurance.
Tom Davis, MD FAAFP
Tom Davis, MD FAAFP
Tom Davis, MD FAAFP is a Board Certified Family Practice physician and a SEAK alumnus. Dr. Davis has vast non-clinical experience including consulting to health care providers on risk sharing/value contracts, consulting to venture capital firms, expert witnessing, tele-medicine, and Hospice Medical Director.
Michael DePietro, MD
Michael DePietro, MD
Michael DePietro, MD is the Respiratory Theraputic Area Lead, Global Medical Affairs for Teva Pharmaceuticals having previously served as a Senior Medical Director – Respiratory for AstraZeneca. Dr. DePietro is a very experienced pulmonary critical care physician with approximately 20 years of clinical practice experience including roles as ICU director, clinical investigator and medical educator.
Joseph Estwanik, MD
Joseph Estwanik, MD
Joseph Estwanik, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who now devotes his professional time to conducting independent medical examinations (IMEs). Dr. Estwanik is a SEAK alumnus.
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB
Morayo Fakiya, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, CLSSBB is an internist and obesity medicine physician with significant non-clinical experience in patient safety and quality improvement. She is the CEO of ORET Healthcare Enterprise which provides mentoring, coaching, and wellness support to physicians. She is a SEAK alumna.
Judy L. Finney, MD, FACC
Judy L. Finney, MD, FACC
Judy L. Finney, MD, FACC has been an Associate Medical Director with Allstate Financial in Chicago since 2012 where her responsibilities mainly involve life insurance underwriting. Dr. Finney is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology.
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP
Glenda E Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP has extensive experience in the health insurance field, including over 10 years as a Medical Director with Aetna, and currently serves as a consultant and expert witness. She is a SEAK alumna.
Heather Fork, MD, CPCC
Heather Fork, MD, CPCC
Heather Fork, MD, CPCC is an ICF certified coach and blogger. In the past 10 years through her company, The Doctor’s Crossing (www.doctorscrossing.com), she has helped hundreds of physicians find great career satisfaction and happiness in both clinical and non-clinical careers.
John Golberg, MD
John Golberg, MD
John Golberg, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who retired from surgery in 2015 but maintains a part-time clinical practice and has developed a busy consulting business in the area of IMEs, utilization review and medical-legal file reviews. Dr. Golberg is a SEAK alumnus.
Richard Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Richard Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Richard Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP is an internist and cardiologist and a SEAK alumnus. Dr. Hahn’s non-clinical pursuits include expert witness work as a causation expert and in the medical malpractice arena; social security disability consultant/reviewer; instructor on the local medical campus; and ABIM cardiology test question consultant.
Carrie Holland, MD
Carrie Holland, MD
Carrie Holland, MD is a health and fitness coach who is the founder of mywhyfitness.net. She is a certified personal trainer who works with busy professionals, parents, and high achievers on diet, exercise and wellness. She is a SEAK alumna.

Jacqueline Huntly, MD, MPH
Jacqueline Huntly, MD, MPH
Jacqueline Huntly, MD, MPH is a career and life coach (www.thrivetoleadmd.com) who works with physicians who are looking to bring energy, purpose, passion, and joy into all domains of their career and life.
Connie Innis, MD
Connie Innis, MD
Connie Innis, MD is a board-certified radiologist and SEAK alumna. Dr. Innis’ non-clinical experience includes serving as a physician reviewer for Lumetra, working for 3+ years for a startup which facilitated patients receiving 2nd opinions, and working for 3M HIS as a clinical transformation physician. Dr. Innis is currently developing a 1:1 clinician mentor & medical consultation practice.

Lisa S. Jenks, MD
Lisa S. Jenks, MD
Lisa S. Jenks, MD is the owner and Medical Director of Genesis MedSpa in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which she founded in 2007. Genesis MedSpa has won numerous awards and been named a Colorado top 100 woman-owned business.
Julia Pewitt Kinder, D.O.
Julia Pewitt Kinder, D.O.
Julia Pewitt Kinder, D.O. is a physician career consultant who specializes in working with fellow physicians to teach the exact steps to find a new career (www.physiciancareeropportunities.com). She is a SEAK alumna, and three-time SEAK keynote speaker. She is board-certified in family medicine and serves as medical director for a national health plan.
Timothy McKnight, MD, MSHM
Timothy McKnight, MD, MSHM
Timothy McKnight, MD, MSHM is a pediatric hospitalist and SEAK alumnus. Dr. Mcknight has deep experience in the multibillion dollar field of payment integrity (which focuses on helping payors avoid overpayments) and currently serves as VP, Value Consulting with Change Healthcare.
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP
Elizabeth McMurtry, DO, FACEP is an emergency medicine physician with experience in teaching and educational administration. She is a SEAK alumna.

Peter S. Moskowitz, MD
Peter S. Moskowitz, MD
Peter S. Moskowitz, MD, Executive Director of the Center for Professional & Personal Renewal (www.cppr.com), is a certified, nationally-recognized career transition and life coach for physicians, author, keynote lecturer, and workshop facilitator. His book, “The Three Stages of a Physician’s Career: Navigating from Training to Beyond Retirement” is a top seller. Dr. Moskowitz is Clinical Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, at Stanford University School of Medicine and a SEAK alumnus.
Philip E. Newman, MD
Philip E. Newman, MD
Philip E. Newman, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California – Irvine, where he teaches cardiology fellows. He also maintains a successful expert witness practice. Prior to his teaching career Dr. Newman practiced clinical medicine as an interventional cardiologist. Dr. Newman is a SEAK alumnus.
Shelley Overholt-Thiesen, MD
Shelley Overholt-Thiesen, MD
Shelley Overholt-Thiesen, MD is the Director of Performance and Operations for Aledade. She helps independent primary care physicians provide timely and high-quality care at lower costs through the structure of Accountable Care Organizations.

Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC
Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC
Steven W. Parkes, MD, MBA, MPH, PCC is the President and Founder of the Clinician Coaching Institute, LLC (www.cliniciancoachinginstitute.com), where he specializes in coaching physicians in career transformation and leadership development. He is a SEAK alumnus.

J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME
J. Bruce Robertson, MD, FACS, CPE, AME is a urologist and SEAK alumnus whose non-clinical experience includes utilization review, disability review, being the founder, CEO, and chairman of a 2,000-member health insurance trust, life care planning, and aviation medical examinations (AMEs).
Stanley Sack, MD
Stanley Sack, MD
Stanley Sack, MD is a recently retired pediatrician who now works as a freelance medical writer with experience in CME, blogging, and web content marketing. Dr. Sack is a SEAK alumnus.

Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG
Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG
Swati J. Shah, MD, MPH, FACOG is a board-certified ob/gyn who, now serves as a Regional Medical Scientific Director, formerly known as a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) at Merck. She is a SEAK alumna.
Karyn L. Tapley, MD
Karyn L. Tapley, MD
Karyn L. Tapley, MD is an OB/GYN and SEAK alumnus whose non-clinical experience includes locum tenens, running a successful and growing medical spa, real estate, financial planning, serving as a yacht broker, and coaching physicians on the steps they can take to obtain personal and financial freedom, even if they have student loan debt or other challenges.
Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, IFMCP
Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, IFMCP
Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, IFMCP is an employed and private practice psychiatrist whose non-clinical pursuits include expert witnessing, teaching at multiple medical schools, authoring children’s books, and consulting with non-profits and other physicians seeking to start or improve their private practices. Dr. Terry is a SEAK alumnus.

Tracie Tsukida, MD
Tracie Tsukida, MD
Tracie Tsukida, MD is a SEAK alumna who transitioned into investment banking shortly after completing Medical School at UCLA. In addition to her work at Tellson Holdings, Dr. Tsukida coaches physicians looking to enter into the fields of investment banking or equity research.
David Yeh, MD
David Yeh, MD
David Yeh, MD is a nuclear physician (still practices part time), investment professional and the author of the book “The Busy Doctor’s Investment Guide.” His Wealthy Doctor Institute, LLC, (www.wealthydoctorinstitute.com) is a registered investment advisor. Dr. Yeh also manages the Praetorian Archimedes, LP hedge fund for qualified investors. Dr. Yeh is a SEAK alumnus.
Sue Zimmermann, MD
Sue Zimmermann, MD
Sue Zimmermann, MD is an orthopedic surgeon whose non-clinical activities include teaching at a physician assistant school and writing and editing for a test preparation company. Dr. Zimmerman is a SEAK alumna.