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The Doctor is Out (TDIO) is a podcast exploring the journeys and careers of healthcare providers who have engaged in the world beyond the practice of medicine. Join the host, Dr. Sharif Vakili, in discussions with healthcare leaders who have gone from bedside to start companies, run hospital systems, spearhead public policy, enter the arts, run investment groups and pursue other interesting ventures.

About the host: Sharif is a venture investor at Polaris Partners and a physician at Stanford Hospital. He holds an MD from Johns Hopkins, an MBA from Harvard, and an MS and BS from Yale.

The Doctor is Out Sharif Vakili

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Doctor is Out (TDIO) is a podcast exploring the journeys and careers of healthcare providers who have engaged in the world beyond the practice of medicine. Join the host, Dr. Sharif Vakili, in discussions with healthcare leaders who have gone from bedside to start companies, run hospital systems, spearhead public policy, enter the arts, run investment groups and pursue other interesting ventures.

About the host: Sharif is a venture investor at Polaris Partners and a physician at Stanford Hospital. He holds an MD from Johns Hopkins, an MBA from Harvard, and an MS and BS from Yale.

    S3E10: Aaron Ring - Becoming a Scientific Founder

    S3E10: Aaron Ring - Becoming a Scientific Founder

    Yale Immunobiology Professor and Scientific Founder of Simcha Therapeutics and Seranova Bio, Dr. Aaron Ring, discusses his journey starting a lab spinning out companies building therapeutics for patients right out of his MD/PhD program. We close out the final episode of the season with a conversation around generating leading science with translational potential, spinning out biotech companies, finding a management team, and the relationship between investors and scientific founders in biotech.


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    • 44 min
    S3E09: Niraj Sehgal - Becoming a Health System CMO

    S3E09: Niraj Sehgal - Becoming a Health System CMO

    Internist, Professor and Stanford Health Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. Niraj Sehgal joins for the first in-person conversation since the pandemic started on what it means to be Chief Medical Officer of an Academic Medical System, his journey becoming the Chief Quality Officer of the UCSF Health System and Chief Medical Officer of Stanford Health Care, and the role of hospital administration in tackling the big challenges facing the US healthcare system. Join for an engaging conversation around hospital leadership, healthcare reform, and disruption risks for provider systems from a career educator and healthcare leader.



    Explore differences between a health system CMO, a biotech CMO, and a health IT CMO through other TDIO episodes!

    Learn more about the biotech CMO path here: https://anchor.fm/tdio/episodes/S1E10-Breaking-into-Biotech---Angela-Shen-etocs0

    Learn more about the health IT CMO path here: https://anchor.fm/tdio/episodes/S2E03-Disrupting-Mental-Health---Connie-Chen-e15ksf0


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    • 52 min
    S3E08: Nzinga Harrison - Activism through Entrepreneurship

    S3E08: Nzinga Harrison - Activism through Entrepreneurship

    Can systemic social challenges in healthcare be tackled by a for-profit business? Can entrepreneurship be a force to do well and good in healthcare?

    Eleanor Health Chief Medical Officer, Psychiatrist and cofounder of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform Dr. Nzinga Harrison discusses her career championing health equity and activism through entrepreneurship. Join for a conversation around value-based care in mental health, risk-based contracts designed to serve the most vulnerable patients with substance abuse, and innovations tackling social determinants of health.

    Check out Dr. Nzinga Harrison's In Recovery Podcast here: https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/in-recovery/


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    • 44 min
    S3E07: Gary Gottlieb - A Journey of Leadership

    S3E07: Gary Gottlieb - A Journey of Leadership

    In this episode, we go into the remarkable career journey of Dr. Gary Gottlieb, who went from his practice as a Geriatric Psychiatrist to become a national healthcare leader as the former CEO of the Partners Healthcare System, the former President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the former CEO of Partners in Health, and now an Executive Partner at Flare Capital serving on the boards of prominent healthcare startups.

    Join for an inspiring story of a journey through healthcare leadership, leading change in psychiatric care, a discussion on where academic health systems should watch out for disruption from the startup sector, and key lessons for trainees reflecting on a storied career in leadership.


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    • 50 min
    S3E06: Michelle Longmire - From Physician Innovator to CEO

    S3E06: Michelle Longmire - From Physician Innovator to CEO

    Is formal business training necessary to build an impactful company as a physician? Is it possible to start a successful company during clinical training?

    Medable CEO and Dermatologist Dr. Michelle Longmire discusses her journey defying conformity and stereotypes to become one of healthcare's pre-eminent physician leaders building a disruptive $2B startup transforming the way clinical trials are conducted. Join for a broad-ranging conversation on being an entrepreneurial outsider, starting a company during clinical training, decentralized clinical trials, SPACs and the commercialization of personalized medicines.


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    • 41 min
    S3E05: Kevin Pho - Content Creation

    S3E05: Kevin Pho - Content Creation

    What does it mean to be a content creator as a physician? 

    KevinMD founder and primary care physician Dr. Kevin Pho discusses his career as a physician social media influencer and editor of the Medpage blog KevinMD. Join for a conversation around how "the definition of what a doctor does is changing" and counteracting burnout in clinical practice.


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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

FaraahB ,

Exceptional

Dr. Vakili’s genuine enthusiasm in interviewing makes the conversation effortless. The content discussed is difficult to find elsewhere and an inspiring account of the breadth of medicine.

Bartolo Porzingis ,

Terrific

A lovely conversation surrounding intersections between VC and Medicine. Sharif’s curiosity is infectious! Would listen to him interview a phone book (though this is better).

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