Dael Waxman, MD

Executive Physician Coach, Content Expert, Leader in Physician Wellbeing


I am a Professor of Family Medicine at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC.  Previously Interim Chair and Vice Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, I continue on the faculty there as well as serve as the Medical Director of Physician Well-being for Medical Education for Atrium Health and Medical Director of Patient-Centered Programming at Atrium CMC-Mercy.

On a national and international level, I served on the Board of Directors for Planetree International, an organization committed to exceptional person-centered healthcare.

I am a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, did my residency in Family Medicine as well as served as Chief Resident at the University of Arizona and completed a Family Systems Medicine Fellowship at the University of Rochester.

In addition to my medical background, I have received training in and have been integrating family therapy, clinical hypnosis, mind/body medicine, mindfulness and leadership coaching into teaching, practice, and faculty development for over 25 years.  As a graduate of the HealthCare Coaching Institute, I have a focus on leadership, life, and professional well-being coaching.  I have taught regionally, nationally, and internationally on: physician burnout and well-being, mindfulness in medicine, developing a patient and family centered culture, family influences on health, physician-patient communication, and collaboration between mental heath and primary care.

I work with healthcare professionals who struggle with professional disillusionment, burnout, and an unbalanced life–all of which can happen at any stage of a medical career. Through our coaching sessions, healthcare professionals can achieve a more meaningful, purposeful, and flourishing life.

"Healing Healthcare so Healthcare can Heal"
Dael Waxman, MD
Dael Waxman, MD
Executive Physician Coach, Content Expert, Leader in Physician Wellbeing

"Healing Healthcare so Healthcare can Heal"

My Articles


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Heather Signorelli, DO

Physician executive and entrepreneur on a mission to help physicians through a reliable medical billing service.

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Mimi Zieman M.D.

We all have inner voices that need to be listened to, and stories to tell. Voices speaking up for women and justice are needed now more than ever.

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Edward S. Rubin, M.D.

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