About Us

UNITED PHYSICIANS is a new kind of democratic physician association, made possible by modern technology. Instead of "representative governance" UNITED PHYSICIANS has "direct governance."


President: Paul S. Teirstein M.D., Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic; Medical Director, Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute; President National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

Vice President: Gabe Charbonneau, M.D., Family Physician, entrepreneur, creator of #FightBurnout, President of The Osler’s Alliance

Secretary: Ziad Ali MD DPhil, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, Associate Director of Translational Medicine

Board of Advisors

C. Michael Gibson M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, President & CEO Baim and PREFUSE Clinical Research Institutes, Interventional Cardiologistp

Sanjay Desai M.D., Director of the Osler Medical Residency and Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Specialties are Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicinep

Mimi Guarneri, M.D. – President of The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) Medical; Clinical Associate Professor UCSD, Director, Guarneri Integrative Health, Incp

Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., Professor and Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Institute, University of California, San Diegop

Roxana Mehran, M.D., Professor in Cardiovascular Clinical Research and Outcomes; Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials; Mount Sinai School of Medicinep

Jeanette Mladenovic M.D. - President and CEO, Center for Women in Academic Medicine and Science.p

Karin Sibert, M.D. - Associate Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA, specializing in thoracic anesthesiology. Past President, California Society of Anesthesiologistsp

Judith L Thompson, MD, FACS, PCEO Chairman of the Board, Practicing Physicians of America. Independent General and Breast Surgeon, New Braunfels, TXp

Eric Topol, M.D., Founder and Director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, Professor, Molecular Medicine, and Executive Vice-President of Scripps Research