• Eugene Kim
  • Brenessa Lindeman

Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Denny Scaria, Mary L. Brandt, Eugene Kim, Brenessa Lindeman
      Pages 3-10
    3. Mary L. Brandt
      Pages 11-19
  3. Maintaining Wellbeing as a Surgeon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jason C. Pradarelli, Naomi Shimizu, Douglas S. Smink
      Pages 23-30
    3. Arghavan Salles, Jennifer Yu, Carol Bernstein, Charlee Alexander
      Pages 31-38
  4. Individual Factors of Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Carl A. Johnson Jr, Britney L. Corey
      Pages 41-51
    3. Margaret W. Arnold, Sandra R. Dibrito
      Pages 53-61
    4. Paula Marincola Smith, Kyla P. Terhune
      Pages 63-73
    5. Lauren M. Theiss, Daniel I. Chu
      Pages 75-82
  5. External Factors of Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jamie Knell, Erika L. Rangel
      Pages 85-102
    3. Janelle F. Rekman, Adnan Alseidi
      Pages 103-117
    4. Michaela Gaffley, Amy Hildreth
      Pages 119-130
    5. Rebecca F. Brown, Mahesh S. Sharma, Melina R. Kibbe
      Pages 131-144
  6. Improving Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Robyn Richmond, Sharmila Dissanaike
      Pages 147-155
    3. Hilary Sanfey
      Pages 157-171
    4. Brittany N. Hasty, James N. Lau
      Pages 173-183
    5. Christina Cellini, Lauren Decaporale-Ryan
      Pages 185-195
    6. Michael Kochis, Roy Phitayakorn
      Pages 197-207
  7. The Study of Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Lindsey Gade, Heather L. Yeo
      Pages 211-234
    3. Robert Wright, Arghavan Salles, Dana Lin, Claudia Mueller
      Pages 245-253
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-259

About this book


This book provides a detailed guide for surgeons and surgical trainees on a variety of facets relevant to wellbeing, and how to maintain wellbeing throughout a career in academic surgery. Individual and external factors relevant to wellbeing are both covered in relation to the surgeon. Aspects covered include healthcare roles, personal factors, socio-cultural factors, the regulatory business, and payer environment. Potential strategies for managing welfare including considerations for both students and residents are provided, as are methodologies for studying aspects of wellbeing.    

Wellbeing offers a practical and personal insight on maintaining wellbeing in academic surgery and is a valuable resource for all practicing and trainee surgeons across a variety of disciplines, as well as those who are interested in studying factors affecting the wellbeing of surgical specialists.


Healthcare role Wellbeing considerations for medical students Regulatory, Business, Payer Environment Burnout Resilience Wellbeing considerations for residents

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Kim
    • 1
  • Brenessa Lindeman
    • 2
  1. 1.USC Keck School of MedicineChildren’s Hospital Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29469-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29470-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-7481
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-749X
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