Monday, June 22, 2009

Mehul Sheth, DO, FAAP

Mehul Sheth, DO, FAAP
Career Coach and Contributing Editor

Mehul Sheth is a Board Certified Pediatrician who works as a physician executive for Allscripts, a leading health IT company.  His expertise is at the intersection of medicine, technology and social media, having used Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to effectively engage with a wide variety of nonclinical jobs and opportunities, eventually leading him to his current role with Allscripts.  He has designed and implemented a complete social media strategy for a variety of medical entities, including a clinical practice and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He currently holds the chair for media and communications for the Wisconsin Chapter of the AAP as well as the Wisconsin chapter representative to the national AAP for the Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians.  He is expecting his certificate in Public Health Informatics at the end of 2011.

Mehul is also adept at teaching having won numerous awards for his clinical education in residency, fellowship and as an attending.  He is currently on staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he teaches medical students and residents in not only clinical pediatrics, but also non-clinical issues that lead to long-term success in medicine.  Similarly, he holds a teaching position at Marquette University teaching PA students and has precepted University of Wisconsin Healthcare Administration students.  He won the Alpha Omega Alpha outstanding resident teacher two of the three years of pediatric residency and outstanding medical student teacher as an attending.  As an attending physician, Mehul set up a specific curriculum to teach his students the basics of being a successful medical provider-“What they didn’t teach you in school”-which includes guidance on mentorship, time management, job search , even how to interact with pharmaceutical reps! He has been teaching in some form for over 10 years.

Mehul has worked in almost every type of clinical environment within pediatrics-inpatient, outpatient, ER, inner city, community, suburban, academic, non-academic, general and specialty pediatrics.  After completing his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, his went on to medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and pediatric residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. After a chief year at UIC he secured a prestigious pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, but decided to pursue non-clinical opportunities to better spend time with his family.  He currently lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and three kids.

You can contact Mehul at  or 630-926-4479 to set up a free consultation appointment.