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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Mar 3, 2020

This week I present my conversation with cardiac surgeon Robert Applebaum, who successfully pivoted to a satisfying nonclinical job after a long and successful clinical career.

It was fun to catch up with a friend and colleague who I’ve known for years. We both come from the same hospital where we collaborated on quality improvement initiatives, me as CMO and Rob as Director of the Open-Heart Program.

After a prductive clinical career, like other physicians in physically and mentally demanding surgical specialties, Rob wanted to navigate to a less intense, yet meaningful, career. In today’s episode, he describes his thought process and the path he followed during this critical time.

Rob Applebaum is now a Physician Advisor at AMITA Health. He works on utilization managment, quality initiatives, and with the Clinical Documentation Improvement program at the hospital. And he finds the work very rewarding.

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