Conversations are taking place, with medical literature icon Samuel Shem of “The House of God” fame at their helm, as we search for answers on how to put the human back into healthcare.
Shem and I linked up in late 2020, in the midst of a pandemic. We were connected through a mutual contact, in that magical way social media has for bringing people together who would not have otherwise met. We instantaneously clicked, unified by the healthcare field we had dabbled in and our love of the arts. Yada, yada, yada, several vent sessions later, we had ourselves a plan. We would join forces on the project, and use each of our talents to spread the word.
That’s how Conversations with Shem was born.
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A lot of magic – time, energy, effort – goes on behind the scenes in order to create a project of this nature. Here are the humans behind this project. Contact SoMeDocs anytime to infuse magic into your own work.
Shem (our host’s title of preference) is a novelist, playwright and activist. Education: Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa; Rhodes Scholar at Oxford Ph.D.; Harvard MedicalSchool, M.D. with honors. He is Professor of Medicine in Medical Humanities at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In 2020 he published his new novel, Man’s 4th Best Hospital, sequel to The House of God, which has sold 3 million copies.
Read more about him in his profile.
Dr. Dana Corriel is a board-certified internist who took drastic, and unusual, pivot from seeing patients in the office to building creative entrepreneurial ventures. She founded SoMeDocs in an effort to promote the autonomy of doctors, by empowering and showcasing them using her skills as fuel, and tools that she regularly builds to accomplish this. Dr. Corriel now regularly consults with both individuals and companies, produces series, and helps to build, shape, and market thought leaders. You can check her our inside her profile.
Each episode brings together an eclectic group of accomplished physicians. We simply bring them on, tell them the topic, and let personalities get to work. Our goal: an open-ended discussion on how to put the HUMAN back into healthcare.
Dr. Hala Sabry is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine physician, the founder of Physician Moms Group (PMG). Prior to PMG, she frequently fought through fear, negative self-talk, and a recurring desire to quit her job in medicine but she realized that other physicians must have experienced the same struggles. Hala has since expanded her outreach to coaching other women in male-dominated fields to help them excel at their goals. She believes that as a community leader, she has a responsibility to forge a path for other women and the future generations to come.
Dr. Duane Bryan is a noninvasive cardiologist in the Montefiore Health Network. He did his medical school training at Yale University, internship/residency at Weill-Cornell, and cardiology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center. His primary focus is consultative cardiology and cardiac imaging. He has been in practice for 16 years, initially in a group private practice but currently is employed in a hospital owned multi-specialty group.
Dr. Dike Drummond is a Mayo trained Family Practice physician, burnout survivor, executive coach and founder of TheHappyMD.com. He teaches simple methods to lower stress, build more life balance and a more ideal practice. These tools were discovered and tested via Dr. Drummond’s 3000 hours of physician coaching experience. Since 2010, he has also delivering live burnout prevention training to over 40,000 physicians on behalf of 175 corporate and association clients on four continents.
Book: Stop Physician Burnout
Dr. Jonthan Vitale is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at HappyHealth.
Jonathan is a Family Physician, wherein he treats a diverse patient-body on a daily basis. When Vitale isn’t promoting wellness or treating illness, he is also very active on Twitter as a vocal member of the Patient Advocacy and Primary Care Revolution communities.
Dr. Parastoo Jangouk is dual board certified in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and a life coach. She has particular interest in gut health, brain-gut interaction, gut microbiome, fitness, weight loss and mindset work. Dr Jangouk incorporates her coaching skills in promoting gut health, weight loss and treating patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. She authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals. She is currently living in Austin, TX where she practices Gastroenterology.
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