anthony kopiecki

An Eye On Healthcare

His Story

Anthony Kopiecki has always felt a pull towards the healthcare. He still recalls the feeling that pulled him in when he witnessed the selfless, missionary work of surgeons helping provide relief to children born with cleft palates. In that moment, his life began to change. The pieces of his separate passions – the desire to help people and the desire to excel in his scientific and business endeavors – began to take hold in this moment, and he hasn’t looked back since. Anthony received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota and his M.D. from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He has also worked as an active member of the Surgery Club and Emergency Medicine Club at SGU where he honed his skills practicing different surgical techniques. He also acted as a tutor in Biochemistry and Physiology for the Department of Educational Services in True Blue, Grenada. Anthony completed his clinical rotations at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center as well as one year of surgical residency at St. Barnabas Medical Center. But the journey into healthcare hasn’t been a utopian experience for Anthony. As a resident at St. Barnabas he became aware of the increasingly diminished time that a physician has with their patient. As smaller hospitals are bought out by bigger organizations and the failed ‘healthcare revolution’ that blockchain was supposed to supply, Anthony Kopiecki became increasingly aware that the Western healthcare system is at a pivotal point in its history. “We have to return to a patient-first mentality. We need to rehumanize certain aspects of the healthcare system. We need to reclaim the desire to serve people.” As Anthony progressed in his career as a physician, he began to realize that change is not as easy to effect as many may think. As bigger organizations step into the healthcare sector, business-talk and red-tape are increasingly becoming the norm. Anthony came to the realization that sometimes you must enter different circles in order to affect the industry as a whole. By reconnecting with his earlier love for business, Anthony is now stepping into healthcare from a different perspective. Now, Anthony Kopiecki is looking to reenter the world of healthcare from behind the scenes, looking for ways in which he can help direct the industry towards a more caring and customer-focused mentality. In this capacity, he draws on his peer-reviewed medical research and business-savvy mindset to help create change from a big picture perspective.

Past Positions

St. Barnabas Medical Center

Surgery Resident at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston NJ from July 2017 to May 2018.

Emergency Medicine Club at SGU

Active member of the Surgery Club and Emergency Medicine Club at SGU where he honed his skills practicing different surgical techniques.

Tutor

Tutor in Biochemistry and Physiology.

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