About Dr. Dianne Ansari-Winn
“If healthcare providers aren’t well, it’s hard to heal the people for whom they are caring.”
–Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States
The science is clear–we as physicians need to care for ourselves in body, mind, and spirit to have a joyful and meaningful life and take the best care of our patients. Consciously and purposefully creating developing habits, practices, skills, as well as systems that serve and support us and our purpose in life as physicians is the way to achieve vitality, joy, personal fulfillment, and ease in our lives. Like anything great, it takes some effort, but the immense rewards not only are seen both immediately and in the long term, but have a positive effect far beyond just our personal lives.”
Dr. Ansari-Winn’s mission is to help create a health care system where physician wellness is considered an integral part of medical practice and that physicians are supported in doing what they truly want to do– to take great care of patients and advance the art and science of medicine.
“The science is clear now that physicians need to be healthy in body, mind, and spirit both to have a joyful and meaningful life, and take the best care of patients.
“Consciously and purposefully creating a culture of wellness, combined with a strong organizational structure and individual efforts as physicians is the way to help physicians achieve vitality, joy, and personal fulfillment.
“The time spent on investing in physician wellness by doctors and the organizations that they work in has immense rewards and a positive effect far beyond the individual doctor. A doctor that is healthy has more to give their patients, their research, their families, and the community at large.
“I love helping my colleagues. As I work with them, I see them regain their purpose, their reason for practicing medicine and their energy and commitment to themselves and their work. They become inspired again. There is a beautiful convergence of spiritual and scientific work in the work that I do, and that is what I love about it.”
Dr. Ansari-Winn had been practicing medicine as an Anesthesiologist when she went through her own experience with burnout in 2012. It adversely affected every aspect of her life, career, and relationships, and led her to leave clinical practice after 15 years of practice. For Dr. Ansari-Winn, her experience with burnout was the beginning of her journey to creating the happy, fulfilled, purpose-driven life that she lives today. She has been married to her physician husband for almost 25 years, is an active mom to two teenage children, passionately pursues her hobbies, and has had a very successful post-clinical career.
Dr. Ansari-Winn received her Bachelor of Science, Medical Doctor, and Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She received her certification in Co-Active Coaching from the Coaches Training Institute and is a graduate of CTI’s year-long leadership incubator, the Co-Active Leadership Program.
She is also certified through the Physician Coaching Institute as a Physician Development Coach.
Dr. Ansari-Winn’s goal is to teach all physicians to live with health, energy, alignment, love, joy and fulfillment and help doctors to heal the world. She has founded the Physician Vitality Institute to serve that mission.
Find out more about the Physician Vitality Institute, and how it is promoting better health care through physician health and vitality.