Sunday, April 14

4:45 pm - 6:37 pm

AANS Opening Ceremonies

Physician, Steel Thyself: Maintaining Resilience Across a Neurosurgical Career

From a series of dynamic speakers, learn what approaches, perspectives and practices can sustain the fortitude necessary for a long and successful career in neurosurgery.

Zubin Damania, MD

Zubin Damania, MD, is an internist and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare clinic that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas. During his decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Dr. Damania began a shadow career under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, performing stand-up comedy and creating parody videos for medical audiences worldwide. He subsequently founded ZDoggMD Industries, the digital production studio behind the Internet’s #1 medical news and entertainment show, Incident Report LIVE. Reaching millions of viewers weekly, Dr. Damania leads a passionate tribe of healthcare professionals towards a vision of Health 3.0.

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD, is the founder of The Sotile Center for Resilience and the Center for Physician Resilience. As an international thought leader on physician behavior and resilience for high performers, he consults widely with medical group practices, health care systems and corporations interested in learning evidence-based strategies for deepening collaboration and promoting team engagement, while coping with change. He has authored or co-authored nine books and he has published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature.