New Faculty Wellness Director in PCPH Division
Eva Weinlander, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, and a practicing family physician at Stanford Family Medicine - Hoover, has accepted the position of Director of Faculty Wellness for the Division of Primary Care and Population Health.
This new role is an outcome of the PCPH division’s recent faculty retreat, in which faculty wellness was identified as our highest priority. It is only through a faculty that feels genuinely appreciated, enabled, and inspired that we will achieve the great things we all aspire to and of which we are capable. PCPH will be the first division or department at Stanford to commit leadership and resources to this vital area. PCPH hopes to inspire all departments to do likewise, and in doing so, make Stanford a national leader in the field, in both actual practice and in scholarship.
Dr Weinlander is both passionate and eminently qualified to lead this effort on the division’s behalf. She has spent much of her career in advancing wellness. She is certified in mind-body medicine and as a member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine's faculty, has facilitated training of healthcare professionals nationally. These efforts have led to an invitation to present her research on the impact of mind-body medicine on health care professional burnout at the first American Conference on Physician Health in San Francisco in October. Closer to home, she has led medical student and patient collaborative mind-body visits to promote personal resilience, stress reduction and as a means of coping with chronic disease. She also lectures on wellness and planning for optimum health in the community.