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Dec 21, 2022

Roy Ziegelstein, M.D., is the Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University and the Vice Chair of Humanism in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Professor of Medicine, and the Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease and a five-time recipient of the George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching along with the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

“Find something that you have some talent for, something that you are passionate about and enjoy, AND something that others find valuable. That is the Trifecta that I search for in my professional life.” Tune into a conversation with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein on practicing ‘personomics’, reversing the empathic disconnect, and identifying your trifecta for peak performance in medicine.

Pearls of Wisdom:
1. The Art of Medicine is nothing but connecting, but as we progress, we seem to get more disconnected.  The key to reversing that disconnect is actually counterintuitive, being proactive in engaging in activities that are outside of medicine—normal people activities—and prioritizing that.
2. How to practice ‘Person-onomics’? By starting with life first and symptoms next. Understanding the patient and inquiring about their life first before delving into the symptoms will assist more in the broad overarching perspective in the long run.
3. When you combine passion plus talent plus an unmet need, and focus those energies in the right space, things will start to happen. That’s the Medical Trifecta.