Candidate Testimonials

The addition of the right physician to a team is vital to the health and success of a practice. Each year hundreds of practicing physicians and graduating fellows entrust their job search to Royal Oak Health Group. Below are testimonials from a just a few of the many candidates we have successfully placed with leading healthcare employers.


“I contacted many practices and companies looking for a 1-year employment opportunity as a non-invasive cardiologist in Western PA, preferably Pittsburgh. I started late in the process and as a 3rd-year Fellow, admittedly, I was not an ideal candidate. I was honest about myself and Royal Oak Health Group found a 1 year position for me as a non-invasive cardiologist in Pittsburgh. It’s a great group and a great opportunity. My family is very happy. Thank you Royal Oak Health Group”

Bryan Schwartz, MD 


“Royal Oak Health Group is highly professional in dealing with the hospital and physician clients. They understand the need of the employer and potential candidates, and have respectful conversations and appropriate follow up with me throughout the recruitment process.”

David Hsi, MD, Cardiology Chair


“It’s been a great joy working with Royal Oak Health Group. They understand cardiology, and respects your needs and wishes. They take the time to put the right doctor into the BEST practice.”

Robert J. Stomel, DO, FACOI, Past President American College of Osteopathic Internists


“Working with Royal Oak Health Group was a pleasure. It is great to see a physician recruiting group that specializes in recruiting within the field of cardiology. They were efficient and diligent in finding a job that my family and I are very excited about.”

Yasir Batres, MD


“Chris Tracy is a great person to work with! Very personable and reliable! A+++!”

Mikhail Kirnus, MD


“I want to thank Royal Oak Health Group with their help on my placement. They listened and called when they had a job I would really take, without pressuring me and without wasting my time on jobs that I wouldn’t. Then – when the deal seemed to be getting lost, they stepped in and actively provided crucial assistance. In the end, experience and professionalism are what make things happen and this firm has both.”

Neil S. Shachter, MD


“I would like to thank Royal Oak Health Group for helping me find my new cardiology opportunity.  I am grateful for their offers of assistance in the process of securing my contract and for all of the follow-up.”

S. Fernando  Soto, MD


“Royal Oak Health Group was really caring about the position being a good fit for me. They followed up to ensure that any questions or concerns I had about the position or the group were answered to my satisfaction. When it was time to negotiate my contract with the group they made the process a smooth one and even when I was busy, made contacts with the group to ascertain that the negotiations are progressing. I recently signed the contract and I am looking forward to having a fulfilling career with my new group and I deeply appreciate Royal Oak’s effort in making it happen.  They are true professionals. I would definitely recommend him to my colleagues and friends for future job opportunities.”

Maged Rizk, MD


“Royal Oak Health Group did a great job handling my job search. Their service was excellent !! Their communication was fabulous !! The best part about Royal Oak is that they communicated so well with me. I would highly recommend them to all cardiologists in the process of looking for a quality opportunity.”

Rajesh Vrushab, MD


“Royal Oak Health is truly physician-centered. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and well organized. Their experience and professionalism shows in every step of the job search. They have met all my expectations and more. A great team to have on my side.”

Khaled Dajani, MD, Director of Echo


“I had the pleasure of working with Royal Oak during my job search. I had worked with a number of placement companies during my 8-9 month search. Some agents I had worked with would page me (uninvited) through my pager at the hospital, sometimes multiple times during the day to discuss job prospects and issues to the point that I could barely get anything accomplished. They would pressure me almost to ridiculous levels with deadlines if I didn’t sign a contract I was not comfortable with.

Royal Oak was very professional and easy to work with. They promptly answered emails and phone calls from me, and gave me room to breathe. They helped facilitate my discussions with the group I was looking at, and allowed me my autonomy. Royal Oak made a very exciting but highly stressful ordeal much more tolerable. I would highly recommend Royal Oak for your job search; they will go the extra mile for you.”

Shani Saks, DO


“The staff at Royal Oak Health remained helpful and professional throughout the process, never pressuring yet always available.”
                                                                                                             S. M. Sallach, MD