John R. Crossen, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Crossen is the first Master Gottman Therapy Trainer in the Portland area, and has an extensive history of direct collaboration with Gottman Institute founders Drs. John and Julie Gottman, assisting at their Seattle workshops several times a year since 2007. His partnership with universities, counseling centers and private practices throughout the northwest region enable Dr. Crossen to provide services to a broad reach of therapists and couples alike.

Katrina Ubell, MD, FAAP

Katrina Ubell is a board certified pediatrician, as well as a certified life and weight loss coach. After 10 years in private pediatric practice, she left clinical medicine to help women physicians to not only permanently lose weight, but to change their thinking to create the lives they want.

Aparna Iyer, MD

Dr. Aparna Iyer is a board-certified psychiatrist and assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in women's mental health, perinatal mental health and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is an author and speaker in issues pertaining to women's mental health and wellness. She has a special interest in integrative and holistic approaches to wellbeing.

Kavetha Sun, M.D., Psychiatrist & Couples Therapist

Dr. Kavetha Sun is a double board certified psychiatrist and a couples therapist, trained in Gottman and EFT techniques. She provides online couples coaching. Check out her free masterclass: Five Step Formula to Resolve Disagreements with your Spouse for Good

Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

Dr. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Strategy and Innovation in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and also serves as the Director of Clinical Research. Sasha speaks frequently to health care executives and physicians on the topics of professional burnout and resilience. You can follow her blog at

Jattu Senesie MD, FACOG

Dr Jattu Senesie is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and native of the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Through individual coaching, workshops and speaking, she teaches clients how to implement and sustain her Five Essential Strengths for personal and professional success with satisfaction. Dr Senesie also blogs about well-being and self care on her website

Jane van Dis, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jane van Dis is a board certified ObGyn and an expert in gender equity in the workplace. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Equity Quotient, a gender equity analytics tech company. Dr. van Dis is also an OB Hospitalist at OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG), and Medical Director for Business Development. She established the Working Group on Gender in the Physician Workplace, a national network which amasses data on gender-based disparities in healthcare and solutions to these disparities. She is an invited speaker at academic medical centers, conferences on gender equity and seminars on burnout and physician wellness.

Erica Howe, M.D.

Erica Howe, M.D. is the founder and CEO of The Medical Educator, an online platform with the mission of providing online, on-demand courses for clinicians to improve their teaching skills. Dr. Howe is also the Program Chair for a live annual women physician’s professional development conference called the Women Physicians Wellness Conference.
Prior to founding The Medical Educator in 2016, Dr. Howe directed and taught the Doctors as Educators Faculty Development Series at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Howe is a board-certified internist and practicing academic Hospitalist. A prolific speaker and advocate of medical education and wellness in medicine, Dr. Howe has given over 200 talks and participated in workshops and conferences both nationally and internationally. Her expertise in medical education has earned her national recognition through her unwavering commitment to teaching doctors and other medical professionals how to improve their teaching skills and build wellness into their lives. You can learn more about Dr. Howe at


Special Mentions:

Couples Therapy and the Science Behind Relationships with Dr. Jack Crossen and Sinead Smyth

Physician Wellness:

The Doctor's Life Online Radio by Dianne Ansari-Winn, MD

Helpful Websites:

Mind-Body Skills Training for Resilience, Effectiveness, and Mindfulness - an innovative on-line education program for health professionals

The relationship between lifestyle behaviors, burnout, and well-being.

Colorado Medical Society Physician Wellness

AMA Physician Wellness

Mayo Physician Well-being Program

AMA Resident and Fellow Wellness

In the Literature:

A quick search in the medical literature will lead you to an abundance of information on physician burnout and some of the efforts to create solutions. This article in JAMA is a nice place to start if you are new to the topic.