She is also a writer, speaker, and physician advocate with interests in wellness and burnout, physician networking, health policy, medical education, physician entrepreneurship, and professional women’s issues.
She has been featured on Forbes, PBS NewsHour, MedPage Today, KevinMD, and Doximity. She founded the Facebook group Physician Side Gigs for over 17,000 physicians looking to supplement or replace their traditional physician income or learn business skills, writes for and sits on the advisory board of the Radiology Business Journal, and has written a commissioned monthly column for medical students with Thieme Medical Publishers.
Nisha attended Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and completed her residency and fellowship training at New York University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively. She now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her physician husband and two sons.
Nisha speaks about the following topics:
Physician burnout: Stories, implications, and systemic solutions
The changing demographics of the physician workforce, and its impact on health care in America
Physician entrepreneurship: Challenges and triumphs
Empowering physicians: How physician communities can improve health for both physicians and patients
Many of my best friends are in the medical field, and there are practical reasons for that. That said, I don’t think I could survive without the perspective of my equally good friends outside of medicine. In one way or the other, they are always reminding me of the following things:
1. Don’t take yourself so seriously. It’s true that at work we often deal with life or death situations. But ...
(Because sometimes my brain processes information in the form of a radiology report.)
EXAMINATION: Analysis of physician burnout
CLINICAL INDICATION: Increasing use of term physician burnout, particularly via social media, and need to address associated connotations/perceptions
TECHNIQUE: Non-scientific retrospective review of popular published pieces on the topic and comments platforms on these articles
COMPARISON: Innumerable articles on the topic and experiences of professional and personal contacts
FINDINGS: The number of articles about physician burnout have ...
1. You either over or under-react to everything related to your child’s health. Your kid chokes? You perform the Heimlich and are back to dinner conversation 2 minutes later. Your infant spits up a little more than usual after their introduction to rice cereal? You decide they may have FPIES and stay up all night worried they may require tube feeds. True story.
2. You can’t go to ...
Women physicians are a testament to evolution; they’ve spent years, decades even, navigating through systems that do anything but cater to their unique needs, and actually find a way to thrive within these systems.
My question is this: Why haven’t these systems really evolved with them? It’s now been 167 years since Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate with a medical degree in the United States. Nowadays, just shy of ...