Know Scrubs Podcast

Andwise is on a mission to empower physicians with education, resources, and decision support tools for financial control. Through our comprehensive platform and unbiased information, we enable informed financial decisions and financial independence. Join us to learn from financial professionals, lawyers, accountants, and medical advisors, creating a platform for valuable knowledge exchange.

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Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

Audrey Nath, MD, PhD is a distinguished pediatric epileptologist with a wealth of expertise in neurophysiological techniques and imaging data analysis. With a strong research background in functional neuroimaging techniques and transcranial magnetic stimulation, Dr. Nath brings a deep understanding of neurological disorders to her practice.
Beyond her clinical work, Dr. Nath is a passionate advocate for medical justice, lending her expertise to organizations such as the Medical Justice Alliance, RAICES, and the Harris County Public Defenders office. As a national board member of Healthcare for Action and the National Grants and Charitable Giving Director for Chasing Medicine, she is dedicated to improving healthcare access and outcomes on both local and national levels.
We are honored to have Dr. Nath share her insights and experiences with us on this podcast. Join us as we explore the intersection of medicine, advocacy, and research with Dr. Audrey Nath.Connect with Dr. Nath on Twitter/X: @AudreyNathMDPhD or LinkedIn: 

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Vlad Matei is a fellowship-trained vitreoretinal surgeon with dual board certifications in Ophthalmology and Internal Medicine. His expertise extends beyond the realms of traditional retinal diseases to encompass the intricate management of conditions in neuro-ophthalmology and uveitis.
In his bustling retina practice, Dr. Matei adeptly applies a myriad of skills to cater to a diverse patient population. His proficiency in analytical problem-solving and risk-benefit assessment facilitates precise diagnosis and treatment amidst varying degrees of uncertainty. Meticulously synthesizing multiple data sources, he navigates complex decision-making processes with aplomb.
With a clinic workflow characterized by prioritization and multitasking, Dr. Matei seamlessly attends to a steady stream of emergency patients while ensuring comprehensive care for all. Inside the operating room, he thrives in high-pressure environments, making swift and decisive decisions in the face of unpredictability.
A collaborative approach defines Dr. Matei's patient care philosophy, as he engages with a multitude of stakeholders including referring providers, primary care physicians, specialists, and clinic staff. His adeptness in tailoring communication to suit diverse audiences fosters effective collaboration and optimal patient outcomes.
Beyond his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Matei is a seasoned medical writer and educator, delivering informative lectures to both patients and fellow practitioners. His interests span a wide spectrum, encompassing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology, and medical informatics. A self-taught computer programmer and avid data science enthusiast, he exemplifies a relentless pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement.
In summary, Dr. Vlad Matei is a detail-oriented, highly organized, and self-motivated professional, characterized by exceptional communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. His commitment to excellence in patient care and ongoing professional development underscores his unwavering dedication to the field of medicine.Connect with Dr. Vlad Matei on LinkedIn:  

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

"Physician Money Mistakes with Varun Verma MD" is a podcast episode where Varun Verma talks about common financial mistakes made by physicians. He shares his personal experiences and provides insights on topics such as maximizing investments in retirement accounts, student loan repayment strategies, investing in unfamiliar areas, creating a budget, utilizing technology tools for financial planning, and the importance of having a written financial plan. 

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Lisa Varghese-Kroll is a highly-driven, board-certified physician with extensive clinical practice, medical necessity compliance, and clinical care review experience, specializing in rehabilitation appeals. Her unique background in journalism, with degrees and hands-on experience in print and broadcast media, adds a fresh perspective to healthcare communication. A skilled communicator in both writing and public speaking, she effortlessly bridges the gap between complex medical topics and the general audience. With active medical licenses in Maryland and North Carolina, Dr. Lisa is not only a compassionate team player but also a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Join her podcast for insightful discussions that bring medicine and media together.Connect with Dr. Varghese-Kroll on LinkedIn: to her podcast, Home and Health with Hippocratic Hosts: her on Twitter: 

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Dr. John Mehall, a cardiac surgeon and medical advisory board member, joins Dr Varun Verma on the Andwise podcast. They discuss various topics including mentorship outside of the operating room, networking strategies, the value of an MBA for physicians, finding financial and legal professionals, the importance of taking risks in career paths. Dr. Mehall also provides advice for young physicians interested in healthcare investing and emphasizes the need for caution when investing without prior knowledge or experience.Connect with Dr. Mehall on LinkedIn:

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Cherilyn Cecchini, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician and partner at FINN Partners, a leading global marketing agency, where she manages major communications campaigns and serves as a thought partner for clients in numerous therapeutic areas. Prior to FINN, she held roles of increasing responsibility at LifeSci Communications, a boutique healthcare communications agency, where she provided strategic counsel for emerging biotech clients and co-led the medical communications division, which she founded. Dr. Cecchini is an established medical writer and medical expert who authors diverse content for GoodRx and has provided commentary for The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Business Insider, Good Housekeeping, the Strategist, AAMC News and other outlets. Her past writing includes widely-read opinion pieces for KevinMD and Doximity. She is a former board member of the American Medical Women’s Association, having held multiple leadership roles at the local and national level. Dr. Cecchini earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College and completed her residency training at Children’s National Hospital. Find her on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Tuesday Jan 02, 2024

Gabriella Rosen Kellerman is an author, entrepreneur, start-up executive, and Harvard-trained physician with expertise in behavioral and organizational, change, digital health, wellbeing, and AI. Her first book, TomorrowMind, co-authored with Professor Martin Seligman, was published by Atria in January 2023. She has served as Chief Product Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at BetterUp, a transformation platform for global professionals, and as Head of BetterUp Labs, BetterUp’s research arm, which studies whole person development in partnership with labs at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Stanford, and many more. To learn more about Dr. Kellerman, visit her website: or follow her on LinkedIn. 

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Join us in this episode as we delve into the remarkable journey of Ankur Gupta, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. As a forward-thinking member of the Andwise medical advisory board, Ankur brings a fresh perspective to the intersection of medicine and innovation.
Ankur's passion for innovation didn't begin in medical school—it started during his undergraduate years at UC Berkeley. There, he played a pivotal role in co-founding React!, an engaging organic chemistry board game. This entrepreneurial spirit eventually led him to co-found ASDRP, a distinguished pre-collegiate research and development institution that has made a significant impact.
Discover how Ankur Gupta's experiences have shaped his unique approach to medicine and innovation in this engaging episode. Connect with Ankur Gupta on LinkedIn at: . 

Monday Dec 18, 2023

Joseph Saveika, MD, is the Medical Director of Norman Regional's Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Saveika earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Saveika was inspired to become a physician after volunteering at a hospital where he lived. He was an engineer at the time, but wanted more human interaction. One of the physicians at the hospital suggested he apply to medical school. Dr. Saveika moved to Oklahoma from Norfolk, Virginia. His hobbies include running, surfing, tae kwon do, and growing plumeria.Connect with Dr. Saveika on LinkedIn:

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023

Karim A. Elsharkawy, MD is a joint replacement surgeon. He specializes in primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty procedures. He has extensive research experience in the area of joint replacement and its effects on the geriatric population. He has also co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on hip and knee replacement. Connect with Dr. Elsharkawy on LinkedIn:
Dr. Elsharkawy is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in adult reconstructive surgery. He received his medical degree from the Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, where he graduated with highest honors. He spent six years with the program as a resident then assistant lecturer before coming to the United States. After relocating, he joined the Cleveland Clinic to complete a post-doctoral research fellowship followed by his orthopedic residency. Dr. Elsharkawy also completed the Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in adult reconstruction at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Mass.
He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in England, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Association for Physician Leadership and Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association. Dr. Elsharkawy speaks fluent Arabic and French.



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