The STFM Podcast

May 2023: Zero-Shame Self-Care, with Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH, FAAFP

“Well-being is the oxygen mask that lets us assist others who are also in need of life-giving oxygen,“ says Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH, FAAFP in this month’s episode. Dr Pipas steps forward and encourages us all to set aside the superhero culture and break free from the burnout cycle of medicine. She outlines specific ways we can build a culture of well-being at our institutions, in order to address the need for both systemic and personal change in the medical community. Throughout her interview, Dr Pipas also digs into how family physicians can—and should—take time daily to promote their own well-being. 

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD.

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Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH, FAAFP:

Dr. Catherine Florio Pipas is Professor, Community & Family Medicine at Dartmouth. She has been recognized as a leader in education, research and clinical care with awards including the 2019 STFM Humanism in Medicine Award. Dr. Florio Pipas serves as Chair of the AAFP Physician Health First Initiative and the Wellbeing Educators Program and Co- Chair of the AAFP Leading Physician Well-being Program and. She is author of A Doctor’s Dozen: 12 Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness.   She is on the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Faculty and Academic Societies and Chairs the CFAS Faculty and Organizational Wellbeing Committee.  

She grew up in Camden, NJ and received her Bachelor’s degree at Rutgers College in New Brunswick. She received her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College, and completed residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC- Chapel Hill and an MPH at Dartmouth. Dr. Florio Pipas speaks, consults, coaches, and collaborates locally, nationally, and globally with individuals, medical schools, residency programs, and healthcare organizations to advance personal and institutional wellbeing 


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