The Sports Doctor, September 20, 2023
The Sports Doctor with Dr. Robert Weil
Guests, Dr Salman Khan and Kalu Confidence
Dr. Salman Khan, CEO National Foot & Ankle Partners & Healthcare leadership specialist joins me along with Kalu Confidence, Health Copywriter, LEAP Alliance diabetes amputation advocate & physiotherapist. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!
Salman serves as the CEO of National Foot & Ankle Partners, a physician centric company focused on enabling independent foot & ankle surgery / podiatry practices to thrive.
As a husband to a practicing foot & ankle surgeon (a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), the rewards and challenges of foot & ankle healthcare is part of the family – and he has a deep appreciation and understanding for the professionals who practice it.
Salman himself is a physician by background and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Transplantation Immunology at Yale University School of Medicine.
However, during the course of his medical training, he was increasingly captivated by how healthcare systems are developed and organized to allow healthcare delivery at scale. This prompted the decision to play a broader role within the healthcare ecosystem rather than practicing clinical medicine & surgery - and he found the ideal starting point through joining McKinsey & Company - a global management consulting firm.
At McKinsey & Company’s NYC office - Salman focused on serving clients across the full range of healthcare sectors, including pharmaceuticals, health insurance as well as government led health care services.
Salman subsequently went on to become a Principal in the Health Insurance and Hospital focused practice at The Boston Consulting Group, another global management consulting firm.
He thereafter served as the Head of Operations for an established and growth-stage health tech company called Zocdoc and oversaw the scale up of multiple operational teams serving small medical practice as well as large hospital clients
Prior to becoming CEO of National Foot & Ankle Partners, Salman founded and ran a thriving management consulting practice serving the operational and strategic needs of a wide variety of healthcare clients which included PE backed medical practice platforms as well as health insurance clients from the large nationals to local Blue plans.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.