Burnout Task Force
In 2019, the OMA made physician burnout a top priority and created the Burnout Task Force to drive system-level change and provide support to members. The goal of the task force is to understand and identify the factors contributing to burnout, advocate to government, coordinate with stakeholders to address and inform issues related to burnout, and develop system-level recommendations on burnout prevention.
Dr. Mamta Gautam is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consultant, certified coach, author and speaker. Focused on physician health and well-being since 1990, she is a pioneer in this field known as the “The Doctor’s Doctor.” In the past two decades, she has expanded her work to include physician leadership development to better address system-level factors that impact physician wellness. She has created podcasts and videos on these topics and authored articles, book chapters, and two internationally best-selling books. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she delivers keynote presentations and workshops, consults with health-care organizations and coaches senior physician leaders internationally. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work to support her physician colleagues, and for her mentoring of women colleagues, and has been awarded distinguished fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.
Dr. Simron Singh is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and co-founder of the Susan Leslie Clinic for Neuroendocrine Cancers at the Odette Cancer Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In addition, he is a principal investigator and associate scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Sunnybrook Research Institute. Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized clinical and research leader in the field of neuroendocrine cancers. He is a leader in health services research and system-level quality improvement and measurement and holds several peer-reviewed grants and clinical trial leadership positions. Dr. Singh has numerous international speaking invitations and leads several research and quality initiatives to improve the ongoing care of patients with cancer.
Dr. Stephanie Klein is a family physician in North York and the faculty wellness lead for the department of family medicine at North York General Hospital. In this role, she has spearheaded several initiatives supporting physician wellness at her site including Balint groups in the residency program and a Wellness Journal Club. Dr. Klein practices community family medicine at her family practice office and teaches medical trainees at the University of Toronto. She is passionate about physician mental health and wellness and is a member of the OMA Burnout Task Force and Physician Suicide Prevention Task Force. Outside of medicine, Dr. Klein is an avid golfer, a huge sports fan and a puppy parent to a French bulldog, Baxter.
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Dr. Carol-Anne Moulton is an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Toronto and a staff surgeon with the division of general surgery at the University Health Network. She is currently the medical director of the operating room at Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, a researcher at the Wilson Centre, and a scientist at the Institute for Education Research. Dr. Moulton's research program focuses on understanding the complexity of surgical judgment, the development of surgical expertise, and the underlying causes of surgeon error.
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