John 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. With the additional experience of serving on several nonprofit boards, he 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 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 medical director.
With a life-long interest in writing, John began a blog called Vital Physician Executive [vitalpe.net] in 2016, and has posted over 100 articles on topics related to leadership and hospital management.
In 2017, he started producing the Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast [vitalpe.net/iTunes]. Through the podcast, John has interviewed dozens of physician entrepreneurs, executives, managers, coaches and other experts in physician career transition.
He is the “admin” for a Facebook Group with over 11,000 physician members, called Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters. Finally, John has also created the Nonclinical Career Academy [vitalpe.net/nonclinicalcareeracademy], where he offers free and low-cost courses designed to assist physicians in their career pivots.