The General Surgeon Who Sculpted a New Physician Career

An interview with a general surgeon who is the poster child for the physician career of the next generation.

Kathy Stecco, MD, is the poster child for the physician career of the next generation.

A general surgeon who trained at Stanford in the hotbed of Silicon Valley innovation, Dr. Stecco was soon lured into the world of medical device due diligence, biotechnology startups and venture capital.

Encouraged and aided by remarkable mentors — Tom Fogarty, MD, of Fogarty catheter fame, and entrepreneur and venture capitalist Mir Imran — she transitioned into co-founding four medical device startup companies, with plans for more in the near future.

Talk about the patchwork physician career of the future!

She maintains a small, concierge-style medical practice to "keep her hand in" while consulting, maintaining her role as an entrepreneurial physician and business owner, and staying sane through her passion for mixed martial arts. Additionally she spends part of the year traveling while supervising global clinical trials.

Listen to my interview with this successful physician entrepreneur and then share your thoughts and comments.

And if you would like to be in touch with Dr Stecco to learn more, her email is kathysteccomd@gmail.com.