I tell them that we need them. We need their creativity, collaboration, leadership and innovation. We need their excellence and compassion. We need their hands and their brains. We need their teamwork, ideas and scientific discovery.Read More
This is one of the most raw posts I've ever written. If you are a parent...read.Read More
This month my institution lost a vibrant, talented member of our team to suicide.
Most likely, if you are in healthcare, you probably are thinking of a coworker you know who also took his or her own life.
Sadly, it is not uncommon.Read More
Medicine requires a large number of teams. A physician may spend her day with multiple teams – made up of different groups.
Nurses. Technicians. Pharmacists. Physicians. Physical therapists. Perfusionists. Multiple people, each with different skills, must trust one another to take care of a single patient.Read More
My audience understands the struggle of being pulled in a thousand directions...White Coat Diary on Doximity shared how I spend my days in and outside the hospital. The article details what I do from the time I get up to workout at 5 a.m. to when I (finally) go to bed at 10 p.m.Read More
I am on my first week of vacation with my kids since last August. It's nothing I'm proud of - in fact, I'm ashamed of this fact...I'm entering conference travel season, and I've been dreaming of a week away from the hospital for months. Our cardiac anesthesia team is short - getting vacation is like finding a black chevron Chanel mini.Read More
We need to embrace our successes, and we need to throw our arms around our own achievements and the achievements of other women!Read More
Physician burnout is an epidemic. For the last several years, 50% of physicians surveyed in the United States report feeling clinical burnout, which entails emotional exhaustion, lack of personal accomplishment, and depersonalization.Read More
In the aftermath of the incredible courage shown by so many women during the #metoo movement, one of the most critical things we must do is to continue the conversation, friend to friend, colleague to colleague, leader to leader.Read More
Several years ago I was on my way to pick up my son from preschool before doing an overnight shift at the hospital. As I approached a stoplight, I saw a car speed through the intersection and strike a pedestrian walking his dog. I knew instantly the man was seriously injured. I pulled my car over and rushed to help.Read More
My boys often get fouled. Sometimes a player goes a little too far, and the foul seems intentional. Words are muttered, elbows are thrown, trips from behind occur.
As a parent, I have seen my boys get fouled, and foul right back.Read More
I know there will be times where you feel frustrated, beaten down and overcome with responsibility. I know it is not easy to be strong men.
I also know you are not mine, you are God’s.
And you are brave enough.Read More
Subtle biases have the potential to divide, discourage, and diminish those who don’t understand and may feel outside the narrative that applies to everyone else.Read More
I have learned not to make a list of what I plan to start; I have learned to make a list of what I plan to finish.Read More
We don’t get upset when we fail in research. We see it as equally important to figure out what doesn’t work as what does. We reevaluate and move forward.
Wouldn’t it be nice if failure in life was similar?Read More
So this is the key. This is my secret (besides unlimited black coffee all day every day. And dark chocolate. Lots of that.)
It’s about big things, and little things.Read More
Sometimes we do things right hundreds of times. And sometimes, on the thousand time, we screw up. We fail. We catch our toe, nail a shin, and are left with a painful bruise.Read More
Being 100%, authentically you is extremely freeing. It is awesome, brave, and takes courage and strength.
It is also completely exhausting at times.Read More
I just finished an amazing week of unplugging from the world and all things that need attention, or things I’ve committed to finish.
It was heaven.Read More
The practice of medicine is a lot like the practice of parenting. It is full of highs and lows, moments of pure joy and those of devastating heartache.Read More