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MedPlan Recruiting, Inc., is a physician recruitment and medical staff planning firm founded by Kelly A. Bownes. We have been helping physicians find their ideal job for more than 30 years. Our goal is to find the right physician for the right job every time by ensuring that we understand each physician’s career goals and preferences. Our company is one of the few firms that work on a retained basis. Our clients expect MedPlan to be an advocate for any interested candidate. There is no cost to you to use our recruitment services. We identify and place physicians in every specialty and subspecialty for health systems, hospitals, and private practices. MedPlan creates connections across the nation. 









Kelly A. Bownes is the President, CEO, and founder of MedPlan Recruiting, Inc. Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama and an Master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Kelly was awarded the University of Alabama Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 by the Culverhouse School of Business at the University of Alabama

Kelly has been very active in many community organizations, including:

  • Birmingham Education Foundation Executive Council – 2016

  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society Board of Directors - 2016

  • Birmingham Education Foundation Board - 2015

  • Leadership Alabama Board of Directors

  • Leadership Alabama Class XX (20th Class)

  • Leadership Birmingham Members Council

  • Leadership Birmingham Class 2007 - 2008

  • Leadership Birmingham Programs Co-Chair

  • Impact Alabama Board of Directors

  • The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences Board of Visitors

  • Women’s Fund Board of Directors

  • Treasurer of the Women's Fund

  • Chairperson of the UAB Center for Palliative Care

  • Development Chair of the Women’s Fund

  • Board of Advisors, the UAB Center for Aging

  • Board of Directors of the Women's Network

  • Board of Directors, Hand-in-Paw

  • Advisory Council, Hand-in-Paw

  • FBI Citizens Academy Member

  • Collat Jewish Family Services Board of Directors

  • Collat Jewish Family Services HUT Event Committee

  • Rotary Club of Birmingham

  • Rotary Club of Birmingham Board of Directors

  • Rotary Club of Birmingham Vice President of Vocational Service

  • MPower Ministries Board of Directors

  • YMCA - Mt. Brook Board of Directors

  • Alzheimers of Central Alabama Development Committee

She received an appointment from Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom to the Women's Health Steering Committee, Office of Women's Health for the State of Alabama, in 2007 and was reappointed in 2009. As a testament to her success in the Birmingham business community, Kelly received the Birmingham Business Journal's 2007 Rising Star Award at the Best in Business Awards that were selected by the UAB Graduate School of Business faculty. In addition, she was selected as one of the Birmingham Business Journal's Top Ten Business Women in 2008 and one of the top 100 of Who's Who in healthcare in Birmingham. Kelly was also a finalist for the Birmingham Business Journal’s Heroes in Healthcare for Outreach for her work in recruiting physicians for underserved areas and the Black Belt.

In her free time, Kelly has founded a regional competitive women's cycling team that is affiliated with TriStar Cycling—a 501-C3 organization that encourages youth to enjoy and participate in the sport of cycling. For three consecutive years, she was ranked on a national basis in the top three in her age group for USA Triathlon. She was also the Alabama State Triathlon champion in 2006 and the State of Alabama Cyclocross Champion.

Kelly A. Bownes

MedPlan Recruiting places doctors across the South

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