Doc G was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1973. His interest in becoming a doctor was ignited when his father, an oncologist, died unexpectedly in the prime of life. This profound loss not only inspired Doc to practice medicine, it has given him a unique perspective as a financial expert, challenging him to think deeply and critically about concepts like wealth, abundance, and financial independence.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Doc received his medical degree from Northwestern University, and began practicing Internal Medicine in Northbrook, Illinois. He was an Assistant Professor, first at Northwestern University and then at The University of Chicago. He has been a medical director of several nursing homes, started multiple palliative care programs in extended care facilities, and currently is an associate medical director at Journeycare Hospice.
After years of blogging about financial independence and wellness, Doc launched the Earn & Invest podcast in 2018. In 2019 he received the Plutus Award for Best New Personal Finance Podcast and was nominated in 2020 for Best Personal Finance Podcast of the year. The podcast is now averaging 40,000 downloads per month and lifetime downloads have topped 500,000.