#Hippocrates: Only Physicians Can Reboot Healthcare, America, and the Economy
Dora Calott-Wang, MD, MA
Psychiatrist, Author, Medical Historian and Clinical Professor University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for an informative presentation by Pfeiffer Visiting Scholar Dr. Dora Calott Wang, MD, MA, on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She is a psychiatrist and author of “The Kitchen Shrink: A Psychiatrist’s Reflections on Healing in a Changing World” (Riverhead/Penguin, 2010), a memoir of working as a physician as the medical profession transforms into the health care industry. She is Historian of the School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico, and a telepsychiatrist for Butte County, California.
Dr. Wang was born in Brazil, then spent her childhood in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley, now known as “Little Taipei”. A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, she earned her MA in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been the recipient of the Milton Rosenbaum Prize for psychiatric research, a Lannan Foundation writer’s residency, and a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.
Dr. Wang is the author of the chapter on Asian American Women for The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health, and the author of literary works for the Asian Pacific American Journal. As leader of the Doctors for America Mental Health Task Force, she is coordinating an organization of 15,000 health care professionals toward recommending policy changes for mental health. As one solution, she will offer online classes for coping with anxiety and mood disorders, at her website, DearDrDora.com. Dr. Wang blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post.