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“Physician Wellness: When the Doctor Becomes the Caregiver”
Michael Casner, MD, MA
1 PM PST
Physicians are often turned to when a loved one becomes seriously ill, but we sometimes struggle to balance our role as a doctor with our role as caregiver. In this talk, Dr. Casner shares his experience being the caregiver of a spouse diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, the intersection of medicine and family, and what he learned about selfcare along the way.
About the Speaker
Dr. Casner is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed residency at UCLA – Olive View where he was a Chief Resident in his final year. He went on to complete a fellowship in Administration with Vituity.
Prior to joining the faculty at UMKC he worked in community emergency departments in both Chicago and Kansas City. He has been featured on the EM:RAP podcast and has particular interests in physician wellness, LGBTQIA+ care in the emergency department, and medical education. He currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his husband, Patrick, their labrador retriever, Stanley, and two rescue cats, Perry and Hamilton.