Thumbs Up: From OR to ROI

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2005, Volume 12, Issue 1

Although his ambition was to be asurgeon, one doctor-to-be foundthat his fascination with the world offinance led to a definitive change in hiscareer path. As a second-year surgeryresident at Johns Hopkins, Kris Jenner,MD, PhD, found himself more drawn tothe ins and outs of the markets than tomedicine. He wasn't exactly a novicefinancier; over the years, he had grownan investment fund that he had startedas a hobby from $50,000 to $2 million.But it was in 1996 that Dr. Jenner madethe commitment to high finance, signingon as an analyst with BaltimorebasedT. Rowe Price (www.troweprice.com). Today he manages the company's$1.2-billion Health Sciencesfund, using his medical science backgroundto help him uncover winnersfor the biotech-heavy fund. Over thepast 4 years, Dr. Jenner has beaten similarfunds by an annual average of 8%.