In this episode, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh joins David to discuss his career path, academic medicine, entrepreneurship, finance and more.
Selene begins with his background – where he grew up, what got him interested in medicine and orthopaedics in particular. He then explains his early exposure to and interest in financial topics, and why he chose to pursue an MBA.
Selene then explains why he took his first job out of training at the University of North Carolina, his role there and why he later moved to Duke University. He describes his adjunct professor role at Duke’s business school, and then why, after 14 years at Duke, he has made a very recent move to Rothman Orthopaedics in New Jersey.
Selene shares his approach to personal finance and his philosophy of surrounding himself with experts rather than trying to do too much himself.
Next, Selene explains his role in a number of entrepreneurial activities, including The Fantasy Doctors and The Tech Doctor.
The episode concludes with Selene summarizing a lecture he often gives to physicians on work-life balance and offering his one piece of advice for young physicians.
What You’ll Learn:
- What initially interested Selene in medicine generally, and orthopaedics specifically
- Why he chose to pursue an MBA during his medical training
- Selene’s first job out of training and the hesitancy some potential employers showed because he had an MBA
- Why Selene left UNC to join a private academic practice affiliated with Duke University
- Selene’s role at Duke’s business school and what he enjoyed about that
- Why, after 14 years at Duke, he has made a very recent move to Rothman Orthopaedics in New Jersey.
- Selene’s approach to personal finance and his philosophy of surrounding himself with experts rather than trying to do too much himself.
- What the Fantasy Doctors is and Selene’s role in founding the venture and running it
- A few ideas from Selene’s lecture to physicians on work-life balance
- Selene’s advice for fellow physicians