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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!


Dec 22, 2022

In this episode, plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Korman joins David to discuss his career path, academic and private practice, innovation, financial decisions and more.

Josh begins with his background – where he grew up, what got him interested in medicine and plastics in particular.  Josh explains why he took his first job out of training at Kaiser, the reasons he left to form a private practice, and the factors he sees as most important in guiding those career choices.

Josh shares his experiences with innovation, his thoughts on investing, and the benefits and challenges of his role as a professor at Stanford. 

David then asks Josh about his thoughts on the growing trend of mergers and acquisitions in plastic surgery and why he got involved in writing the book The Business of Plastic Surgery, for which David and his partners contributed a chapter.

Josh concludes with two pieces of advice for younger plastic surgeons.

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