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Advisory Board

Kurt ScottThe Physician’s Career Network (TPCN) created an Advisory Board comprised of a few outstanding physician leaders from around the country.  The goal of the board is to help guide TPCN in the areas of services provided, site content, functionality and our physician’s site experience. We are humbled and honored to have such a distinguished group of professionals guide and support our mission and vision for the future.

A sincere thank you from our TPCN team!

Kurt Scott – Founder & CEO

Advisory Board Members

Paul DeChantDr. Paul F. DeChant, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Dr. Paul DeChant is a thought leader to C-level executives pursuing organizational well-being. He is an authority on reducing physician burnout by fixing dysfunction in the clinical workplace. He is co-author of the book, “Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine”, speaks internationally, and blogs regularly at www.pauldechantmd.com

Paul is an experienced physician executive with more than 25 years of clinical and management experience in all aspects of medical group leadership, including quality improvement, strategic planning, financial growth, acquisitions, and Lean transformation. Read Paul’s full bio here

Elsie Koh MDElsie Koh, MD EMHL

Dr. Koh is the Chief Medical Officer of American Endovascular & Amputation Prevention whose mission is to save patients from amputation by offering cutting edge, minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to salvage limbs in patients with critical limb ischemia.  As a leadership coach for physicians and founder of the LEAD Physician® CME-based program, she helps physicians who feel unfulfilled and distracted in their current situation learn key business and leadership skills left out of training so that they can clarify their goals and strategy for their future and develop a clear path in pursuit of the career they want and are meant to have. Read Elsie’s full bio here

Lynn Welling MDDr. Lynn Welling, MD, FACEP

Dr. Lynn Welling, MD, FACEP has well over 30 years leadership experience ranging from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier to the boardroom of a multibillion dollar healthcare system. He honed his leadership style flying A7E Corsairs off the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, advancing through both medical and military leadership positions ultimately retiring from the Navy after commanding 2 Naval Hospitals. He then led as a VHA Chief of Staff, a Chief Medical Officer and most recently as a Regional Chief Clinical Officer. In addition to his clinical and operational skills, Lynn has developed innovative and effective leadership development programs in multiple systems that have trained hundreds of physicians. His mentees have gone on to become Chief Executive Officers, Commanding Officers, Chief Medical Officers and Chiefs of Staff. Read Lynn’s full bio here

Katie Cole DODr. Katie Cole D.O.

Affectionately called “The Healer’s Healer,” Dr. Katie Cole is an award-winning psychiatrist and consultant. Her innovative approach blends positive psychology, strength-based assessments, personal and professional development, and lessons learned from her own experience with burnout.
Dr. Cole’s passion for physician and organizational wellbeing and resiliency is fueled by her struggle with feeling burned out in her career. This process led her to identify unique solutions for burnout and find her true passion in medicine: helping healers to heal themselves and the healthcare systems that
foster burnout. Read Katie’s full bio here

Mark Schnitzer MDMark S. Schnitzer, MD, CPHQ, CHCQM-PHYADV, FACS, FACHE
Dr. Mark Schnitzer is an experienced Surgeon, Educator, Physician Advisor, Medical Director,
and Consultant.
An interest in processes and mathematics led him to pursue an unlikely course of pre-medical study: electrical engineering. It was during his Ph.D. studies that he applied to medical school and completed his MSEE and MD concurrently. He completed his clinical training in neurological surgery and a fellowship in neurosciences critical care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His final year at Johns Hopkins was in the role of Assistant Chief of Service. Read Mark’s full bio here