Unless you are living under a rock, many healthcare and public media platforms are talking about the insidious problems with burnout in the health professions world. One thought leader out there is especially vocal about wellness, resiliency, and mindfulness — Dr. Zubin Damania (alter ego: ZDoggMD). For instance, do you know the difference between empathy and compassion, and why that is important to differentiate this as a clinician? We were honored to have him join the Wellness Think Tank to field questions that we peppered at him, specifically around resident wellness.

Google Hangout with ZDoggMD

This panel, led by Dr. Tanner Gronowski (Doctor’s Hospital), features the famous rapper and health care innovator, Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD), along with panelists from the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank, which include Dr. Michelle Lin (ALiEM founder) and Emergency Medicine residents:

Dr. Angela Chen (Mount Sinai), Dr. Alecia Gende (Univ of Iowa), Dr. Theresa Hsiao (Albert Einstein), Dr. Judah Hwang (Drexel), Dr. Ellie Wallace (Boston Med Center).

Podcast Version

(Edited by podcast editor, Hari Bhatt)

Mindfulness and Meditation Video by ZdoggMD

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at https://t.co/50EapJORCa Bio: https://t.co/7v7cgJqNEn
Michelle Lin, MD