Faculty Development & Enrichment Series - Empathy, Patient Care, and Physician Wellness

Presenter:  Maria Basile, MD, MBA

Dr. Basile is Assistant Vice President, Medical Affairs at Mather Hospital – Northwell Health, where her responsibilities include professional credentialing, physician engagement, hospital quality improvement, and leadership development.  Dr. Basile is a Past President of the Suffolk County Medical Society and serves on the Council of the Medical Society of the State of NY.  She has spoken nationally on the topics of physician engagement, medical humanities, ethics, and practice transformation.  Through her leadership efforts at the local and statewide levels, she has been appointed to the MSSNY Task Force on Physician Burnout.  She is on the Core Faculty at Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics (www.stonybrook.edu/bioethics), where she teaches medical school and graduate-level courses in Literature and Medicine.  A physician-poet, she is author of Minimally Invasive: poems from a life in surgery.  Her poems have been published in Journal of the American Medical Association, Touch: the Journal of Healing, and anthologized with poetry and creative writing of physicians and other health care professionals.