Wellness Resources

This page, developed with assistance from members of the STS Task Force on Wellness, highlights some of the important Society activities related to wellness, strategies for building and maintaining resiliency, and resources to help reduce burnout and achieve optimal performance. 


"The Resilient Surgeon" Podcast Series

"The Resilient Surgeon" is a new podcast series designed to inspire cardiothoracic surgeons to be their best selves, in and out of the OR, using scientifically proven tools and recovery strategies of the world's top performers. In each episode, host Michael Maddaus, MD, talks to game changers in the high-performance and wellness space who can share real-world strategies for building and maintaining resiliency. They describe evidence-based practices and approaches derived from personal experiences to help reduce burnout and achieve optimal performance. 

Subscribe to Surgical Hot Topics via your favorite podcast app. New episodes will be added regularly and social media postings about the series will include the hashtag #BeYourBestSelf.

Watch the Season 1 Video Trailer




Other Resources

Book Reviews

  • This is Excellent News! by Michael Maddaus, MD (October 15, 2021) about Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 

Blog Articles