The Resilient Surgeon: Strategies to Be Your Best Self, In and Out of the OR—No Matter What

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The Resilient Surgeon: Strategies to Be Your Best Self, In and Out of the ORNo Matter What

The reality of physician burnout is not new; however, the COVID pandemic has certainly exacerbated it for many cardiothoracic surgeons. The concept of resiliency could not be more relevant in this unprecedented time. In the next episode of the STS Webinar Series, Michael A. Maddaus, MD, is joined by game changers in the high-performance and wellness space to share strategies for surgeons to be their best selves both in and out of the operating room. 

The experts share personal experiences and their unique, trademarked models for building and maintaining resiliency.


Michael A. Maddaus, MD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN    

Michael A. Maddaus, MD, will talk about how he has navigated steep twists and turns throughout his life from 24 arrests as a juvenile to a successful career as a cardiothoracic surgeon to experiencing career burnout and addiction to now captivating and motivating audiences with his resiliency strategies.


Brian Ferguson 
Advisor Arena Labs
San Diego, CA

Brian Ferguson, a former Navy Seal with a background in national security, will share how he brings the science of world-class performance, creative mastery, and elite teams into modern medicine while working with frontline cardiothoracic surgical teams.

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD
Sotile Center for Resilience
Davidson, NC

Wayne M. Sotile, PhD, will highlight practical applications for shaping resilience that he developed from a 30-year clinical psychology practice that included helping more than 14,000 physicians and their families.

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA