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Patrick C. Beeman, MD

Co-Founder and Chief Email Officer

Host: InsideTheBoards Main Podcast

Patrick is an Ob/Gyn and the founder of InsideTheBoards. He's the former director of undergraduate medical education for OnlineMedEd, director of content for a prominent osteopathic question bank and currently serves as the medical director for an opioid use disorder clinic. He was also at one time, a philosophy professor. Some of his greatest loves are music, philosophy and theology, and the four kids, who make his life more interesting (and maybe a bit more complicated).

Ted O'Connell, MD


Host: Covid-19: Commonsense Conversations on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Ted O'Connell is a family physician, educator, author, innovator, and speaker. He served as the founding director of Kaiser Permanente’s Napa-Solano family medicine residency program and serves as a clinical professor for UC San Francisco, UC Davis, and Drexel University’s schools of medicine. He also founded Kaiser’s community medicine and global health fellowship, the first of its kind to combine the two disciplines, which has now expanded to eight programs across various medical centers. Dr. O’Connell attended the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate, and completed his medical degree at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his graduate medical education at Santa-Monica–UCLA Medical Center. He further completed the Emerging Leaders Program through the Permanente Medical Group as well as the Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education course at Harvard University.

Dr. O’Connell has authored or edited over a dozen textbooks, written numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. Among his most notable are USMLE Step 2 Secrets, USMLE Step 3 Secrets, Crush Step 1, and the Instant Workups series of books. He is the Editor-In-Chief for Elsevier’s Clinical Key Meded education platform. He co-founded and is the COO of ExamCircle, a disruptive innovation dedicated to providing free online question banks in an effort to reduce the cost of education and help eliminate the access gap to high quality exam preparation materials.

Todd Grande, PhD


Host: True Crime Psychology and Personality

Dr. Todd Grande has a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision and is a licensed professional counselor of mental health as well as a licensed chemical dependency professional. His YouTube channel covers a variety of mental health topics from a scientifically informed perspective. His channel received 128k video views daily with 53k unique daily viewers. His rapidly growing subscriber base currently over 350k.

Christopher Breitigan

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher has over 8 years of experience designing and developing digital products across different mediums and industries. He has worked with start-ups and established businesses as well as the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. Outside of work he is an avid photographer and musician.

Madison Linden

Administrative Director

Madison is an undergrad student studying Psychology and Philosophy at Cleveland State University. She enjoys working in helping professions and aspires to be a physician as well as a professor one day. Currently, she works for ALM filling in where needed. She considers herself to be a jack of all trades, but master of none. Madison is known to love dogs, cheese, classic rock, and (of course) Star Wars.

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