Keys to Physician Wellness Conference Speakers

Matthew Goldenberg, DO
Dr. Goldenberg is an Addiction Psychiatry Fellow at UCLA San Fernando Valley with a special interest in wellness.

Karen Miotto, MD
Dr. Miotto is Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine. She has chaired the Medical Staff Health Committee at UCLA since 2008 and is Chair of the Board of CPPPH.  She is a frequently a invited speaker at local and national meetings on physician health.

Christine Moutier, MD
Dr. Moutier is Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  She knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. Already a leader in the field of suicide prevention, she joined AFSP in 2013 from UCSD where she was professor of psychiatry. At AFSP she has revitalized AFSP’s Education team, and re-launched its Loss & Healing department.

David Pating, MD
Dr. Pating is Chief of Addiction Medicine and Chair of the Physician Wellbeing Committee at Kaiser Medical Center-San Francisco.  He is Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry; Governor’s Appointee to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (Prop 63). Since 2014, he has served as a Health Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco.

James W. Pichert, PhD
Dr. Pichert is Co-Founder of the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy.  He is Professor, Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He is an educational psychologist with longstanding research experience on promoting health professionals’ patient-related interactions. He is a member of the team that developed the PARS® program for training “peer messengers” to use profiled patient complaint data during interventions with high-risk colleagues.

Jo Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro, Associate Profession of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, is the founding Director of the Center for Professionalism & Peer Support, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Her leadership has been recognized well beyond Brigham and Boston, with hospitals nationally asking to learn more about the Brigham model.

Rebecca Wilkinson, MSPH
Ms. Wilkinson is the Program Coordinator for the UCLA Medical Staff Health Program.

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