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Wesley Millican is an acknowledged expert in completing complex faculty and executive leadership initiatives...
Wesley D. Millican, MBA

CEO and Physician Talent Officer

Wesley D. Millican, MBA, is CEO and Physician Talent Officer of CareerPhysician Advisors, LP, and CareerPhysician, LLC, providers of comprehensive talent solutions for academic children’s hospitals, colleges of medicine and academic medical centers across the nation. Mr. Millican is an acknowledged expert in completing complex faculty and executive leadership initiatives across academic medicine. He possesses a longstanding passion for career development of all young physicians and serves as a go to career resource for training program directors and their residents and fellows. Most recently, Mr. Millican held the role of SVP and Physician Talent Officer for OU Medicine. He joined OU Medicine to lead the development of a cutting-edge academic faculty leadership talent platform. Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MillicanSolutions, Inc., for 17 years. The firm was a leading executive search and consulting firm, recognized nationally for its success in strategic leadership initiatives for academic medical centers and colleges of medicine prior to its acquisition by AMN Healthcare in 2015. He served as Vice President of Physician Services at Physician Reliance Network (now U.S. Oncology).
Mr. Millican has long been viewed as an expert in leadership initiatives specific to child health and the academic medical center. He has a total of 28 years of experience in search execution and has completed more than 450 complex faculty and faculty leadership assignments while keeping focus on his professional passions of student education, faculty conflict resolution, retention and succession. Additionally, and in continuing his commitment to the “future of medicine”, Mr. Millican still speaks nationally at residency and fellowship programs. His Launch Your Career ® Series is a proven resource for today’s residents and fellows and has served as a go to resource for program directors over the last 15 years.
Mr. Millican holds an MBA degree, with focus in negotiation strategy and organizational behavior from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and BBA degrees in both Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University. He has been the recipient of the National Institute for Physician Recruitment’s National Honors for Comprehensive Campaign Plans and Strategies and ACMS’s Physician Relations Executive of the Year award. Recognized as a recruiting industry expert, Millican has been published in the Wall Street Journal and was a contributor to Get Paid What You’re Worth, a book by Robin L. Pinkley, focusing on compensation and salary negotiations.
Mr. Millican serves on the Executive Committee of the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, a subsidiary of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, and the Board of the Texas Methodist Foundation and its Institute for Congregational & Clergy Effectiveness.

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As a leader, Dr. Stapleton champions a philosophy of teamwork and accountability accompanied with humanistic values.
Bruder Stapleton, MD

Chair, Child Health Advisory Council

Dr. Stapleton is a pediatric nephrologist, Professor Emeritus and Chair Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics from 1996 to 2018, as well as Chief Academic Officer and Associate Dean from 2005 to 2018.

As a leader, Dr. Stapleton champions a philosophy of teamwork and accountability accompanied with humanistic values. Dr. Stapleton believes that pediatric leaders face many challenges as generational values evolve, resources in the health industry for academic and education missions become limited and disparities challenge trust and collaborations. Many, if not all, of these challenges will be amplified following COVID-19. Successful leaders must find strategic and creative solutions in partnership with their academic and clinical partners.

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Marcel Barbey is recognized nationally for his specialization and expertise in recruiting academic physicians and faculty leaders...
Marcel Barbey

Vice President, Search Services

Marcel Barbey serves as Vice President of Search Services for CareerPhysician, LLC. He is recognized nationally for his specialization and expertise in recruiting academic physicians and faculty leaders for complex medical schools, academic medical centers, academic children’s hospitals and integrated healthcare systems. Prior to CareerPhysician, Mr. Barbey served as Vice President for MillicanSolutions, Inc., that was acquired by AMN Healthcare in 2015. At AMN, he served as Vice President in the Executive and Physician Practice of AMN Leadership Solutions. Mr. Barbey brings an unparalleled customer-centric focus to all of the executive and faculty searches which he manages, yet his strongest focus and one at which he has demonstrated success over the past 20-years is his ability to fulfill medical staff needs. Melding a facility’s senior team with key physician staff – and the downstream effect of how those physicians interact with their teams – can oftentimes spell a facility’s success or failure. Mr. Barbey has established strong partnerships with physician candidates and clients, assessing a facility’s culture to skillfully make candidate-client matches that will endure.
Mr. Barbey has been recruiting physicians and providing healthcare staffing consultative services since 1999. He has expertise in working with stakeholders throughout an organization to achieve alignment on staffing goals and in the all-important contract negotiation phase of executive search.
Mr. Barbey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Tourism and Sports from the University of Alberta.

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Mark Lozano is recognized nationally for his specialization and expertise in consulting with academic leadership...
Mark Lozano

Vice President, Search Services

Mark Lozano serves as Vice President of Search Services for CareerPhysician, LLC. Mr. Lozano is recognized nationally for his specialization and expertise in consulting with academic leadership and search committees, and executing executive and faculty recruitment projects for complex medical schools, academic medical centers, academic children’s hospitals, and integrated healthcare systems. Prior to CareerPhysician, Mr. Lozano served as Vice President for the third largest retained physician recruitment firm in the country. During his twelve-year tenure, his role included developing recruitment strategies, executing marketing campaigns, contract negotiating, mentoring junior team members, and leading two divisions. Mr. Lozano’s decision to join CareerPhysician was driven by the opportunity to work alongside a dynamic group of consultants and focus his career on impacting the lives of patients through the success and growth of academic medical centers by executing on critical search projects integral to service line expansion, access to care and innovation in treatment.

Mr. Lozano prides himself on establishing strong partnerships with physician candidates and clients, assessing a facility’s culture to skillfully make candidate-client matches that will endure.

Mr. Lozano has been involved in physician recruitment and healthcare consulting since 2005. He has developed a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients by providing a candid perspective to clients and candidates to ensure there is clarity on expectations and objectives in each candidate/client engagement.

Mr. Lozano earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts from Texas Tech University.

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Mendy King plays an integral role in the search and consulting process. She is responsible for target identification,
Mendy King

Director, Support Services

Mendy King serves as Director at CareerPhysician, LLC. Prior to CareerPhysician, she served as Assistant Director, Accounting and Database Management for MillicanSolutions, Inc., that was acquired by AMN Healthcare in 2015. At AMN, she served as an Associate Operations Manager in the Executive and Physician Practice of AMN Leadership Solutions.

Mrs. King has been involved in physician recruitment since 2011 and plays an integral role in the search and consulting process where she is responsible for target identification, strategic market research, database development, candidate and client coordination and overall search execution.

Prior to her career in executive search, Mrs. King was in the Real Estate industry where she was a relocation agent and property manager.

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Karis focuses on sourcing and engaging high-caliber candidates who are leaders in academic pediatric medicine...
Karis Beasley

Consultant, Candidate Development

Karis joined the CareerPhysician team in September 2021 as a Consultant of Candidate Development. In this role she focuses on sourcing and engaging high-caliber candidates who are leaders in academic pediatric medicine. She works under the guidance of CareerPhysician’s Vice Presidents of Search, Mark and Marcel, to identify, screen, and collaborate with candidates to find the right job fit with our clients.

Prior to CareerPhysician, Karis graduated from Auburn University in 2019 with a BS in Kinesiology. She decided to continue her education and collegiate volleyball career at James Madison University where she finished with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology in 2021. Karis spent her free time in college volunteering in hospitals in Alabama, Texas and Virginia. She has always been drawn to the medical field and working closely with physicians who help better the lives of children and their families every day.

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Lauren is responsible for identifying, sourcing, and engaging with high-caliber physician leaders...
Lauren Hickman

Consultant, Candidate Development

Lauren joined the CareerPhysician team in September 2021 as a Consultant of Candidate Development. In this role, she is responsible for identifying, sourcing, and engaging with high-caliber physician leaders in academic pediatric medicine. She works under the guidance of CareerPhysician’s Vice Presidents of Search Services, Mark and Marcel, to uncover, screen, and support exceptional candidates for crucial leadership roles at top hospitals throughout the country.

Lauren graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis on Business, Economics, Public Policy, and Sociology. She also played on Cal’s Division I lacrosse team throughout her time at Berkeley. After graduation, Lauren worked at a commercial real estate agency in Dallas as an investment sales agent prior to joining CareerPhysician. In her free time, Lauren coaches girls’ high school and club lacrosse in the Dallas area.

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Kerry Henry provides executive support and is responsible for target identification, strategic market research...
Kerry Henry

Associate, Executive & Search Support Services

Kerry Henry serves as Associate, Executive & Search Support Services with CareerPhysician, LLC., and is part of the team recognized nationally for its specialization and expertise in recruiting executive leaders and academic physicians for complex medical school, academic medical center and children’s hospital leadership endeavors.

In addition to providing executive support, Ms. Henry plays an integral role in the search and consulting process where she is responsible for target identification, strategic market research, database development, client coordination and overall search execution.

Prior to CareerPhysician, Ms. Henry served as a Practice Administrator for a large independent emergency medicine group with affiliated emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship programs. Ms. Henry was responsible for oversight of the recruitment process of physicians, advanced practice providers and staff.

Ms. Henry earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Employee Relations/Management from Penn State University. She also has completed MBA Coursework at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.

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Wesley D. Millican, MBA
CEO and Physician Talent Officer
CareerPhysician, LLC

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