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The Well-Being Connector

The Coalition for Physician Well-Being presents conversations with healthcare professionals who support wholeness within their organizations. Our guests understand that in the pursuit of wholeness we must encompass the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health care of each individual, in order to reinvigorate their purpose and meaning. Hosted by: Michael Brown, MD


Craig Uthe, MD
Craig Uthe, MD is the Physician Director of Professional Health at Sanford Health and Chief Wellbeing Officer of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.  He had a full scope family practice for 25 year and during that time became certified in Addiction Medicine and in two personality assessments: Myers-Briggs and Hogan Assessment.
37:28 09/02/2022
Jennifer Reid, MD
Dr. Jennifer Reid is a board-certified psychiatrist and award-winning medical educator with a private practice in Philadelphia. She also has a clinical faculty role at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Reid is a regular contributor to Psychology Today with her blog, “Think Like a Shrink” and writes and podcasts as The Reflective Doc.
27:53 08/02/2022
Omayra Mansfield, MD
Dr. Omayra Mansfield serves as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for AdventHealth Apopka, and she is also the Chief Medical Officer for the Physician Experience of the Central Florida Division of AdventHealth. She is Board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Mansfield completed her medical degree and Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University of Florida and her emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina. 
30:07 07/05/2022
Robin Stern, PhD
Dr. Robin Stern PhD is the Co-founder and Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She is a licensed psychoanalyst with thirty years of experience treating individuals, couples, and families. She co-developed RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by about 4000 public, charter, and private schools across the United States and in many other countries. She also co-founded Oji Life Lab, a mobile learning platform that uses the RULER approach to help people develop their emotional intelligence in the workplace.
33:03 06/01/2022
Christine Porath, PhD
Dr. Christine Porath is a tenured professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  She’s the author of three books: Mastering Community, Mastering Civility, and The Cost of Bad Behavior.
29:44 05/01/2022
Bruce Bethancourt, MD
Until recently,  Bruce Bethancourt, MD, FACP was the Chief Medical Officer of the Dignity Health Medical Group in Arizona.  While there, he promoted professionalism and civility in his physicians.  These efforts included a systematic process of feedback and coaching for all of his physicians.  He also developed a National Physician and APP mentoring program for Common Spirit Health (the parent company to Dignity).
26:21 04/04/2022
Les Schwab, MD
Les Schwab, MD is a primary care physician with 40 years of experience in medical practice and healthcare organizational leadership. Most recently he served as the Chief Medical Office at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.  Les has attained certification in coaching and now operates a coaching and consulting practice focused on performance improvement and leadership development.  He also served as principal investigator for a randomized controlled study of a coaching intervention that demonstrated a decrease in physician burnout.
28:17 03/01/2022
Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA
Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He sees patients as a primary care physician and as an inpatient consultant in palliative medicine.  Since soon after the start of the pandemic, Mark has been co-facilitating an online session for health care workers entitled Moral Resilience Rounds.
28:26 02/07/2022
Colin West, MD, PhD
Colin West, MD, PhD is currently Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics at the Mayo Clinic. He directs the evidence-based medicine curriculum for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and is Assistant Dean for GME Scholarship at Mayo.  Dr. West's research has focused on medical education and physician well-being, and he is Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic Program on Physician Well-Being.
35:24 01/03/2022
Yotam Dagan
Yotam Dagan is a former Israeli Navy SEAL commander and a certified clinical psychologist with expertise in Combat stress reactions (PTSD) and hostage negotiations. He is the author of two books, and he recently founded Dugri Inc., a startup that builds a support network for healthcare workers.
39:33 12/06/2021
Pennie Sempell, JD
Pennie Sempell is the cofounder of StressPal, a Web-based, self-paced platform and peer-networking solution that uses concepts from mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to promote individual and team resilience.
32:16 11/03/2021
Neil Finkler, MD
Dr. Neil Finkler currently serves as the chief clinical officer for the entire AdventHealth Central Florida Division and leads the entire continuum of clinical care across the seven-county region that includes nearly 6,000 physicians and advanced practice providers. Finkler joined AdventHealth Orlando in 1992 where he founded the gynecologic oncology program and fellowship program, he is a highly published author, and well-regarded speaker both nationally and internationally. 
30:40 10/04/2021
David Rosmarin, PhD
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, is director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He supervises the provision of spiritually integrated services in clinical programs throughout the hospital’s divisional structure, and collaborates with laboratories to study the clinical relevance of spirituality to anxiety, mood, psychotic, substance use, and other disorders.
25:17 09/06/2021
Rocio Hurtado, MD
Dr. Rocio Hurtado is a practicing Infectious Disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital who also works as an executive and wellness coach. She particularly enjoys helping busy physicians learn how to redesign their careers as well as better negotiate for what they want.
28:20 08/03/2021
Mona Masood, DO
Dr. Masood is the founder and chief organizer of the Physician Support Line ( - a peer to peer support phone line (1-(888)-409-0141) run by over 700 psychiatrists to help physician colleagues navigate the many intersections of their personal and professional lives during and after the Covid19 crisis. She also practices general outpatient psychiatry in the greater Philadelphia area.
38:17 07/19/2021
Timothy Hendrix, MD
As medical director at AdventHealth Centra Care, Dr. Timothy Hendrix oversees the delivery of care at 50 urgent care clinics in Florida, Kansas, and North Carolina. In this podcast, Dr. Hendrix discusses what he does to support the well-being of the clinicians who practice at Centra Care.
34:31 07/03/2021
Uma Anand, PhD
Dr. Uma Anand is a counseling psychologist at UC Davis. Over the years, she has incorporated the cognitive aspects of yoga into her practice. This podcast will discuss her experiences using these ideas while working with physicians. 
29:53 06/21/2021
Jina Sinskey, MD and Rebecca Margolis, DO
Both Dr. Jina Sinskey and Dr. Rebecca Margolis practice Pediatric Anesthesiology and work toward physician well-being in their respective organizations (UCSF and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles).  In this podcast, they will describe their common efforts and mutual collaboration.
31:48 06/07/2021
Jamie Aten, PhD
Jamie D. Aten, Ph.D., is a disaster psychologist and disaster ministry expert. He helps others navigate mass, humanitarian, and personal disasters with scientific and spiritual insights.
30:31 05/24/2021
Shikha Jain, MD
Dr. Shikha Jain is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Recently, she published findings from her research which demonstrated the prevalence of personal attacks and sexual harassment of physicians on social media. 
31:26 05/10/2021
Rachel Barbanel-Fried, PsyD
Dr. Rachel Barbanel-Fried, aka Dr. RBF, is a clinical psychologist, writer, and executive coach. She consults with executives and organizations looking to elevate performance and reach new levels of success in the workplace and beyond.
32:04 04/26/2021
Sharon Grossman, PhD
Dr. Sharon Grossman is a psychologist, emotional intelligence expert, and the author of The 7E Solution to Burnout. She joins this podcast with a first responder who was helped by reading Sharon's book and applying her methods. 
34:46 04/12/2021
Michael Weinstein, MD
Dr. Michael Weinstein has published and speaks about his experience as a surgeon who has suffered from episodes of major depression. Michael’s concern about depression in clinicians has also led him to co-found LiveWell Clinicians, an organization that promotes wellbeing, engagement, and professional fulfillment through peer support groups, professional coaching, education, and advocacy. 
31:22 03/29/2021
Rick Sheff, MD
Dr. Rick Sheff is the Chief Medical Officer of The Greeley Company, and he brings more than 30 years of healthcare management and leadership experience to his work with physicians, hospitals, and healthcare systems across the country. He consults, authors, and presents on a wide range of healthcare management and leadership issues. 
41:18 03/15/2021
Susan Wilson, MD - An Adverse Event and How Peer Support Helps
The interview begins with an anonymous obstetrician talking about her experience emotionally dealing with a specific adverse event. She is then joined by Susan Wilson, MD who worked as her peer coach after the event. Susan is a retired EM physician who is now certified as a physician peer coach and she has a special interest in peer support for Second Victim Syndrome.
28:07 03/01/2021
Daniel Dwyer, PhD
For the past 30 years, Dan has been an ethicist and mission leader at the local, regional, and system wide level in several different religiously sponsored health care systems. Currently, he is the Regional Mission Leader for SSM health in Wisconsin with responsibilities for supporting the Dean Medical Group, Dean Medical Plan, four regional hospitals, and two long term care facilities. Over the years, Dan has facilitated many retreats and workshops for physicians focusing on the search for and/or renewal of meaning and purpose in their lives and work.
31:35 02/15/2021
Steven Reames
Steve Reames is the Executive Director of the Ada County Medical Society, a Boise Idaho based membership association of over 2500 physicians, advanced practice providers, and medical residents and students. In 2016, he led the Ada County Medical Society in creating its Physician Vitality Program. Since then, the society has become recognized as a key leader in the Boise metropolitan medical community on issues of physician burnout, self-care, resilience, and systems change. 
31:06 02/01/2021
Kelly Bastian, FNP-C
Kelly Bastian is the Managing Director of hospice services at Agape Hospice and Palliative Care in Denver, CO. As a nurse practitioner, she has provided care and served in various leadership roles in Agape for the past 14 years. Kelly is known for her authentic, direct, and down-to-earth approach to patient care, as well as leadership. She is also the speaker for the Coalitions for Physician Well-being January 2021 webinar titled “Remembering who we are”.
30:18 01/18/2021
Hala Sabry, DO
Hala Sabry is an emergency medicine physician, a super mom of five children (including two sets of twins), and the founder of Physician Moms Group (the largest online support network for women physician mothers with over 115,000 members). She also offers high-performance coaching to professional women in male-dominated professions, and she works with health organizations to improve their recruitment and engagement practices to include more women.
40:06 01/05/2021
Kathy Gibney, PhD
For 37 years, Kathy Gibney has provided counseling, consulting, education, and training to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Until recently, she was the Director of The Center for Physician Wellbeing at Advent Health where she led initiatives to support physicians, advanced practice providers, and their families. In this role, she also created educational initiatives that promoted the hospital community’s wellbeing culture. Kathy is virtually catching up with family and friends, as well as providing consulting during the COVID19 pandemic. 
29:43 12/21/2020