Expert Panel

In order to enhance the quality of information on our website, we have assembled a panel of experts to provide and review content. Their expertise covers the areas of physician career change, non-clinical careers, physician consulting, physician entrepreneurism, and advanced physician education. You will see their contributions in the pages of multiple departments. To meet the experts in each area, please select the links below:

Physician Career Change Center

Michelle Mudge-Riley, D.O.

Telephone: 804-334-7983

Dr. Mudge-Riley is a PRN Expert Panel Member and guest editor regarding Physician Career Change. She successfully made the transition from clinical practice to non-direct clinical work and now works for a brokerage firm in Richmond, Virginia as Director of Wellness and Health Promotion. She has spent the past five years advising other doctors on how to enhance their career and on transitioning to a non-clinical career through Physicians Helping Physicians under Integrate Health For Results, LLC. She has worked with doctors located in various locations throughout the United States.

Physician Consultants Corner

Beth R. Jacobson, Esq.

Website: Email:
Telephone: 914-941-4685

Ms. Jacobson is a PRN Expert Panel Member and a guest editor regarding Physician Consulting. She has extensive experience representing parties in the biopharmaceutical arena. She founded BR Jacobson, a law firm that specializes in identifying and negotiating consulting opportunities for physicians. In addition, her firm can help negotiate existing arrangements to achieve the best terms possible. The firm is highly skilled and experienced in helping its physician clients meet their specific goals.

Physician Entrepreneur Corner

Philippa Kennealy MD MPH CPCC PCC

Email: philippa

Philippa Kennealy is President and founder of The Entrepreneurial MD. She is a business advisor, coach and teacher to physicians grappling with the challenges of launching, building or growing their own successful practices or businesses.

She is a board-certified Family Physician who left her own private practice in 1996 to embark on an administrative career as first Medical Director and then CEO of UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center. Subsequently, she served as Executive VP in two internet start-up companies, before launching her first coaching and speaking business, Oya Consulting.

Philippa is passionate about professional development for physicians that permits them to reinvigorate their careers and overcome burnout. As reported to her repeatedly, physicians long for more control over their lives. She believes that entrepreneurship is one way to reintroduce physicians to their own creativity and resourcefulness. Her experience of working with physicians has shown her that, with encouragement, a belief in their own abilities, and a pragmatic approach, they are highly capable of making their inventive ideas a reality. They are, after all, a hard-working, dedicated, smart group of people!

Physician Education Center

John C. Chang, MD, MBA


Dr. Chang is a PRN Expert Panel Member and a guest editor on Non-Cliniacl Careers and Advanced Education. After practicing ENT in Pennsylvania, he decided to pursue an executive MBA at the University of Michigan as a key step in his career transition. Dr. Chang joined WellPoint Inc., the largest health benefits company in the US, as a Physician Executive Fellow in 2010. In this unique position, he has gained experience in global healthcare delivery, national healthcare reform, and medical management operations for specialty pharmacy in a Fortune 30 company.

Prior to his transition to a non-clinical career, he managed a surgical division of Otolaryngologists for underserved patients in South Central Pennsylvania, while maintaining a full-time clinical practice. Dr. Chang received Doctor of Medicine from Hahnemann University School of Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed his Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery residency at UC Irvine Medical Center. He earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan with honors distinction and membership to Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Dr. Chang has also worked with many physicians on their non-clincal career transitions.