Meet Our Team
DearDoc co-host GREGORY CONOR is a fiendishly clever nom de plume for Dean Vanech. Prior to joining the DearDoc team, Dean has spent a lot of time on a lot of questionable pursuits, mostly in the professional services sector. He’s also a veteran of the wine industry.
Dean holds a double BA from Stanford University, where he majored in Classics and English. He graduated with distinction and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After a misguided and expensive 1L year at Harvard Law School, Dean thought better of it, and now allows his close friends to call him “1/3 Esquire” or “Beauty School Dropout” – according to his mood.
A native of the east coast, Dean currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his beautiful, intelligent and talented wife and partner-in-crime. (Happily, both the same person.) Food, wine and travel are the obsessions he’ll admit to.
DearDoc co-host DOC
DearDoc host DOC is your classic high school nerd turned physician, after taking a detour exploring the world of education, teaching math in the New York City public school system. After having her idealism (but not soul) crushed by young mischievous teenagers, she turned to the world of medicine to indulge her thirst for learning.
Doc holds a BS from Cornell University in Human Biology, and a joint MD/MBA from Tufts University. She bashfully has more degrees than she’d care to list. While a native from the east coast, she has quickly assimilated to the sun and sand of the Greater Los Angeles area, enjoying the food, outdoors and outlets to all things international that the west has to offer.
DearDoc Executive Producer,
Head of AllMediaKind
Brian Ko is DearDoc’s Executive Producer. His (silent) movie star good looks and his innate need to be in control defaulted him to his current role in the organization. ;) Prior to joining DearDoc, Brian spent his formative years with global advertising firms and creative agencies, making the dreams of consumer brands come to life.
Subsequently, the convergence of the advertising and digital businesses led him to run several tech platforms in the ad-tech and mar-tech space. As with any creative type, he manages his day with a little help from his vice of choice, coffee… and passes his day, dreaming and planning to take over the world someday… at least the media world.
A group of seasoned writers, pre-production and post-production professionals, and interns rounds out DearDoc’s creative and technical teams. Also contributing to the delivery of DearDoc’s podcasts are our project managers and legal team members. Finally, an advisory board comprised of professionals with experience in diverse industry verticals provides general and strategic guidance to the DearDoc team.