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. Nicole Washington is a board certified psychiatrist who has spent most of her career caring for and being an advocate for those who are not typically consumers of mental health services, namely underserved communities, those with severe mental illness and high performing professionals. Through her private practice, podcast, speaking and writing, she seeks to provide education in efforts to decrease the stigma associated with psychiatric illness.
Dr. Sasha K. Shillcutt is a tenured Professor and Vice Chair in the Department ofAnesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She is a board-certified cardiac anesthesiologist and holds national leadership positions in several health care organizations. Sasha is an author of Between Grit and Grace, a gender equity researcher, and a TEDx speaker. She is the founder and CEO of Brave Enough, a company that empowers thousands of women. Her proudest role is being mother to her four amazing children and her favorite time is spent on the sideline of many basketball, soccer and dance events cheering on her squad.
Book: Between Grit and Grace
Dr. Draion Burch is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Drai is a nationally recognized bestselling author, international speaker, medical business consultant, media personality, owner of Amare Concierge, and the founder and chief medical advisor of DrDrai.com. Additionally, Dr. Drai is the creator of Momentum Intimacy, a company that provides personal lubrication and condoms for men and women who want to add more excitement to their relationships. Born and raised in Southern Mississippi, Dr. Drai earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree from The Ohio University and completed his internship and residency at Michigan State University.
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.
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