This episode is a special one! Dr. Archana Shrestha interviews Dr. Maryam Zia, who was voted by her peers as the 2022 Women in White Coats Hero of the Year! Dr. Zia reflects on receiving this reward and shares her thoughts on self compassion. Tune in to hear this hero’s message to all sister docs!

Maryam Zia is a hematologist/oncologist, currently working at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She is also an assistant professor of internal medicine at Rush University. Aside from her clinical care, she is interested in global health, having completed two missions in Arequipa, Peru, as part of Health Volunteers Overseas. Maryam participates in the teaching of medical students, residents, and fellows, research, service, and quality improvement initiatives.

Key Takeaways

[03:24] Some of Dr. Zia’s greatest challenges as a hematologist

[08:38] How sister docs can have more self compassion with themselves

[13:45] What it’s like working at Cook County Hospital

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