Nneka Unachuwku, MD, FAAP
Career Development: Lifelong Learning -
Don’t Stop at MD, Think Like an Entrepreneur
The health care industry is in the middle of a disruption. For the first time in decades, less than 50% of practices are physician owned. This is despite the fact that the research shows better patient outcomes with physician led systems. While there are many reasons for this, one of the major reasons is because physicians lack business skills and so avoid the business of medicine altogether. Physicians need to add business skills to their clinical skills in order to no only take great care of their patients but to also build the thriving systems needed.
Dr. Nneka Unachukwu is a board-certified physician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical training from the University of Nigeria and completed her pediatric residency at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ. At the end of her residency, she relocated to Georgia and initially worked in private practice and then went on to become the CEO and lead pediatrician at Ivy League Pediatrics.Under her leadership, Ivy League Pediatrics has thrived and has been voted best of Gwinnett for the last four years.
Now she uses her wealth of experience and depth of knowledge to help physicians embrace entrepreneurship so they can have the freedom to live life and practice medicine on their own terms.