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Grand Rounds Series

Physician Wellness Across the Continuum

The Physician Wellness Across the Continuum Virtual Grand Rounds is moderated by Mohsen M. Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, and includes the following panelists: Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS; Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd; and Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD. Our esteemed panel addresses issues related to learner and faculty wellness, which is a critical and timely topic. Following brief presentations by the speakers, audience members were invited to participate actively in the discussion.

This Virtual Grand Rounds recording is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, is professor and interim chair of the department of surgery at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson. Her clinical expertise is in general and pancreaticobiliary surgery, including pancreatic and periampullary cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, gallstone disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and general surgery. She has extensive expertise in comparative effectiveness and health services research. Her research has focused on the quality of cancer care and the care of surgical patients. Dr. Riall was president of the Society of University Surgeons in 2018. She is also an executive leadership coach, trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She applies her leadership training as a developmental tool to help surgeons and residents reach their full potential by raising self-awareness, developing emotional intelligence, clarify their goals, identifying and addressing personal challenges, and consciously improve and integrate the many facets of their lives.

Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd, is an educational psychologist who has spent 25 years in the field of medical education supporting learners and faculty, conducting research, and developing curricula and the senior director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). She joined the AAMC in 2016 to advance the continuum of medical education, support experiential learning, and curricular transformation across its member institutions and their clinical partners. Prior to joining the AAMC, she spent eight years as the Associate DIO and AVP of Medical Education and Physician Development for Carolinas HealthCare System in North Carolina, one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the U.S. In that role, she led a number of medical education initiatives across the professional development continuum, including graduate medical education accreditation, as well as physician leadership development for the large integrated healthcare system. She concurrently served as associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she led curriculum and faculty development. She also held a faculty appointment in educational research at UNC-Charlotte where she taught social science research methods, led and collaborated on numerous studies of effective education. From 1996 to 2001, she was a member of the medical education faculty at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she designed and led performance based assessments and simulation-enhanced curricula. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her Master of Education and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Timothy P. Brigham, MDiv, PhD, is the chief of staff and chief education officer at the ACGME. Dr. Brigham's responsibilities, as head of the department of education, include the ACGME's Annual Educational Conference and the development of new educational programs for the ACGME. Prior to joining the ACGME in 2008, Dr. Brigham served since 1989 in several capacities at Jefferson Medical College, including associate dean for graduate medical education and continuing medical education and, most recently, as senior associate dean for organizational development and chief of staff and associate professor of medicine. Dr. Brigham has been involved in physician faculty development, resident education and chief resident and program director development. He is widely sought after as a teacher, speaker, group facilitator, and consultant in a variety of areas including resident stress and well-being; chief resident, program director and chairperson leadership development; medical student, resident and faculty teaching development; and group and team organizational development. Dr. Brigham holds a PhD in psychological studies in education from Temple University, a master's degree in counseling and human relations from Villanova University, and a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary.

Moderated by

Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, is the chair of the Geisinger Surgery Institute, Danville, PA, and the director of general surgery residency. Dr. Shabahang joined Geisinger in July 2010 as the director of the department of general surgery and director of the general surgery residency program at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Welcome remarks will be given by Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, Director of the ACS Division of Education and Co-Chair, Steering Committee of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

About the Series

The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Grand Rounds Series was developed as an outcome of discussions of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. If you have questions about the series, please contact ACSAcademy@facs.org.