Inaugural Wellness Rounds
"Wellness in Academic Surgery and Leadership"
Remarks from Dr. Julie Maggi and Dr. Giuseppe Papia
“The Mayo Clinic Program on Physician Well-Being: Translating Research into Practice”
Dr. Colin West, MD PHD
Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics — Mayo Clinic
Originally from Seattle, Dr. West received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa in 1999. He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, and joined the faculty in General Internal Medicine in 2004. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics at Mayo. 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. His research has been widely published in prominent journals including Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA Internal Medicine.
“Beyond Everest: Reflections on Life in Surgery and in the Mountains”
Dr. Doug Brockmeyer, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery — University of Utah
Dr. Douglas L. Brockmeyer is currently the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and holds the Marion L. Walker Endowed Chair at the University of Utah. He has a practice in general pediatric neurosurgery, specifically concentrated on disorders of the pediatric craniovertebral junction. He has spoken at conferences worldwide and has published numerous articles and books regarding the topic, including the book Advanced Pediatric Craniocervical Surgery. He has been a visiting professor at more than a dozen academic institutions. Dr. Brockmeyer is a member of multiple neurosurgical societies, including the CNS, AANS and ASPN. He is the founding member of the Pediatric Craniocervical Society, an organization devoted to education and research of pediatric craniocervical disorders.