President—Julie Phelan, MD, MBA Resume
Dr. Julie Phelan is the president of Biomedisys. As a doctor, she has 16 years of medical communications and business strategy experience. After earning a BA (Biology; French Minor) from Northwestern University and an MD from the Chicago Medical School, she obtained an MBA, concentrating in Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Background—Medical Communicator, Biotech Analyst, Medical and Strategic Advisor, and Doctor
Her professional experience includes a biotechnology equity research analyst, medical communications consultant (medical writer and editor), and medical and strategic advisor.
She has clinical experience in surgery (general and trauma), ophthalmology, internal medicine, hematology, oncology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, inflammatory diseases, and infectious diseases. Given her clinical experience, she has the ability to write about a multitude of medical diseases and conditions.
In addition to medical communications, Dr. Phelan was a biotechnology equity research analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co., at which she held the following FINRA certifications: 7 (General Securities Representative), 63 (Uniform Securities Representative), 86 (Research Analyst), and 87 (Research Analyst). She was also a director of an insurance corporation for over 11 years, during which she served as a medical and strategic advisor.
Authored Hundreds of Publications on Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Phelan has authored over 200 publications. Several publications that she coauthored have been mentioned in Forbes, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, Barrons, TheStreet.com, CNBC.com, CNN Money, USA Today, Reuters, BioWorld, and many others worldwide.
As a biotech analyst, she wrote medical, scientific, and earnings report notes with same-day deadlines, including some with deadlines of less than 2 hours. Given her experience working in a short-deadline environment, she has the ability to work with deadlines of varying lengths. For medical conference and advisory committee meeting coverage, she can meet same-day deadlines.
Enjoys Pharma Competitive Intelligence—First Obtained Experience at Chicago Booth and as a Biotech Analyst
Her experiences as a biotech analyst and medical and strategic advisor, coupled with her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, have augmented her abilities to perform competitive intelligence for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.
Professional and Volunteer Affiliations
Dr. Phelan is an active member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). She currently serves as the national treasurer of AMWA and has served as the president of the Greater Chicago Area Chapter of AMWA. Additionally, she is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), Drug Information Association (DIA), and Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA).
As for her volunteer affiliations, she is a director-at-large on the Northwestern Alumni Association board and previously served as the president of the Northwestern Club of Chicago.