Joe is a physician coach focused on physician career transitions, physician leadership and physician retirement emotional challenges.
Joe’s 40-year career in medicine has been not only recognized with awards and honors, but also punctuated with failure and adversity. Although our medical education and careers comprise a series of transitions, transitions are not easy for any physician, because transitions disrupt the routine and structure that contribute to our comfort zone. Physician leadership remains increasingly challenging as a result of the accelerating rate of continued exponential change. While much has been published about financial readiness for physician retirement, few resources are available for emotional readiness for physician retirement. Joe’s career has included myriad transitions, multiple leadership positions, and loss of his professional identity concurrent with his retirement, thus allowing him to bring a wealth of experience to coach physicians regarding physician transitions, physician leadership, and physician retirement.
Coaching Specialty: Career Transitions, Physician Retirement, Physician Leadership
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More About Joseph Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, MBA
In July of 2022, Dr. Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk retired as the Vice Dean of the Osteopathic Medicine program on the Philadelphia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He received the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lycoming College Angela R. Kyte Outstanding Alumnus Award given in honor of an alumnus/alumna who has demonstrated a lifetime of service to humanity and whose life exemplifies those qualities encouraged and fostered at Lycoming College. Although he previously was named the American College of Osteopathic Obstetrician and Gynecologist (ACOOG) Mentor of the Year, Dr. Kaczmarczyk recognized the value of coaching, completed his physician coaching training with SurgeonMasters and brings a wealth of experience to coaching other physicians.
A 1982 graduate of PCOM, Dr. Kaczmarczyk has held other PCOM leadership positions, including Interim Dean and Chief Academic Officer of PCOM Georgia in Suwanee, GA for more than a year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education. Additionally, Dr. Kaczmarczyk served as President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) during 2002-2003.
Prior to joining PCOM, Dr. Kaczmarczyk served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) for 23 years and retired at the rank of Captain. His last USPHS assignment was as a Medical Officer in the Contraception and Reproductive Health Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health where he was responsible for medical oversight of a $12 million contraceptive clinical trials network, while simultaneously serving as the Program Officer for a $5 million clinical trials network—the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN). His previous USPHS assignments included the Medical Officer for the Office of Women’s Health, Food and Drug Administration; Senior Medical Advisor for the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; Medical Officer in the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration; and a Medical Officer (Obstetrician Gynecologist) in the Indian Health Service.
Dr. Kaczmarczyk was board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine, and Holistic/Integrative Medicine. He earned his BA in Biology from Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA; MS in Physiology and Biophysics from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; MPH in Health Services Administration from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and executive MBA in Healthcare from the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.