The trauma community has dealt with fatigue and burnout over the past 2 years due to the ongoing pandemic. Our 2022 conference theme is Leadership Promoting Wellness: Taking Care of Your Team to Take Better Care of Patients. The Keynote Address will be presented by Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, the author of Compassionomics and The Wonder Drug. Dr. Trzeciak will discuss his compelling research on the scientific effects of compassion on patients, patient care, and those who care for patients.
About Dr. Trzeciak
Dr. Trzeciak is a physician scientist, chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care, and professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ. Dr. Trzeciak is a practicing intensivist (specialist in intensive care medicine), and a National Institutes of Health-funded clinical researcher with more than 100 publications in scientific literature, primarily in the field of resuscitation science.
Currently, Dr. Trzeciak’s research is focused on a new field called “Compassionomics,” in which he is studying the scientific effects of compassion on patients, patient care, and those who care for patients. He is an author of the best-selling book Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference, which has been featured in numerous media outlets such as CNN, NPR, and the Washington Post. For this work, Dr. Trzeciak was awarded the 2019 Influencers of Healthcare Award by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Broadly, Dr. Trzeciak’s mission is to make healthcare more compassionate through science.
Dr. Trzeciak is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master’s of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his fellowship in critical care medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, and neurocritical care.