Compare courses


Tait Shanafelt Burnout
MCP 60 Seconds With Dr Tait Shanafelt on leadership & Physician Burnout


Stanford Graduate School of Business

Dr. Shanafelt's clinical and scientific interests are focused on the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). CLL is the most common leukemia in adults and, although treatable, it is currently an incurable illness. Dr. Shanafelt's research on CLL spans the continuum from the laboratory to the clinic. He is currently the principle investigator on multiple clinical trials testing new treatments for patients with CLL as well as being involved in the design and conduct of CLL trials for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. His laboratory work involves identifying prognostic tools that help predict which CLL patients will experience a more aggressive disease course as well as research to identify new compounds for treating the disease. The mechanism of action of promising compounds are further explored in different micro-environments to evaluate in vivo modulators of drug induced killing/apoptosis. Promising candidate drugs are then taken in to phase I/II clinical trials for patients with CLL. Dr. Shanafelt's other academic interest is physician well-being and its impact on patient care. He is the director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, a clinical laboratory evaluating personal and organizational factors that contribute to physician satisfaction. His research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice had has include several multi-center and national studies. This research is intended to identify personal and organizational factors that can be modified in order to promote physician well-being and enhance the quality of care physicians deliver.

Show more

Read about executive education

Other experts

Profile ​Dr John Verster is an emeritus professor at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science, chairman of a public benefit NGO, vice chair of a conservation foundation, former executive chairman of an investment company and retired senior executive of the Standard Bank ...
Barbara obtained her PhD in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Leuven. From 2006 until 2009 she was an Assistant Professor at HEC Paris, France. She joined the Marketing Department of Tilburg University in 2009, where she became Associate Prof...
Anissa Pomiès is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Lifestyle Research Center. Trained as a Sociologist and an Ethnographer, her fields of expertise include market dynamics, taste, visual methods, and consumer culture. In addition to her conferences and publications, she is a trainee revi...