SVS addresses uncomfortable survey on physician burnout and depression head-on and with intention

Dawn Coleman (Ann Arbor, USA) shares headline findings from a Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) survey that found 41% of 960 respondents met validated metrics for burnout. “Burnout, depression and suicidal ideation represent a very real problem within our society and workforce,” she tells Vascular News, as she lauds the society’s efforts to recognise and tackle these uncomfortable findings among the vascular surgery workforce head-on and with intention.

Coleman was interviewed at the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM; 12–15 June, National Harbor, USA).

Coleman, Dawn

Dr. Coleman is a faculty member within the Section of Vascular Surgery where she holds the position of Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a B.S. in Biology and earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Michigan in 2010 during which time she received a NIH T32 grant to focus on DNA damage responses in pancreatic tumorgenesis, the efforts of which were awarded with a traveling fellowship from the Society of University Surgeons and multiple institutional research awards. She went on to complete a two-year vascular surgery fellowship at the same institution in 2012.

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