Special Topics in Organizational Well-Being

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This presentation was developed for Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium held Aug. 5-6, 2021. Learn more about the symposium here.

About Special Topics in Organizational Well-Being

Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH and Colin West, MD, PhD, provide two special topics presentations on novel ways organizations can approach supporting provider well-being through growing internal leadership skills and better understanding provider distress. Dr. Peccoralo presents on programs she has created that utilize leadership development to enhance appreciation, coaching, and mentorship skills in medical providers to enhance provider well-being within organizations. Dr. West presents on his work related to understanding both provider well-being and provider distress and how his team has worked to address both concerns.

The video recording of this session may be accessed here or by clicking on the "view resource" button above.

Please click below to access the slide deck for Physician Well-Being: From Burnout to Thriving in Modern Medicine presented by Dr. West.

Speaker Bios


Originally from Seattle, Dr. Colin West received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa in 1999. He completed residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic, and joined the faculty in General Internal Medicine in 2004. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics at Mayo. He directs the evidence-based medicine curriculum for the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and is Assistant Dean for GME Scholarship at Mayo. Dr. West’s research has focused on medical education and physician well-being, and he is CoDirector of the Mayo Clinic Program on Physician Well-Being. His research has been widely published in prominent journals including Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA Internal Medicine.


Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH, is the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Well-Being and Development and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Peccoralo earned her MD and Masters in Public Health and completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and general medicine fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Peccoralo is a practicing primary care physician and medical educator. Prior to her work in her current role, Dr. Peccoralo founded and developed the Primary Care Track, an Integrated behavioral health program in her primary care practice and a Divisional Faculty well-being program. In her current well-being role, Dr. Peccoralo has developed a robust institution-wide Faculty Well-being Program, a leadership workshop in appreciation and coaching and has worked to reduce in-basket and clerical burden through work groups and a grant program. In her faculty development role, she aims to enhance career development programs, collaborate on leadership development opportunities; and create and promote mentorship programming. Dr. Peccoralo also serves as a senior member of Mount Sinai’s COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Worker Psychological research program. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on her work on the impact of COVID on Health Care worker mental health and on her Coaching and Appreciation Sessions for Leaders.

August 13, 2021
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