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Join attorney, wealth manager, and well-known author David Mandell, JD, MBA for Wealth Planning for the Modern Physician, a podcast dedicated to improving a physician’s financial bottom line. The podcast focuses on the wealth planning concerns faced by today’s doctor, with the goal of helping physicians make better financial decisions.

David talks with doctors from every specialty and stage of career about their real-world lessons in financial matters, and interviews industry experts in all areas of wealth management. Look for new episodes every other Thursday. Subscribe and listen today!


Feb 23, 2023

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.

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