Contemporary OB/GYN®’s Associate Editor, Lindsey Carr, sat down with board member Yalda Afshar, MD, Ph.D., to discuss mental health and burnout in ob/gyn.
“Whenever I get worried, I always think about a quote from a mentor of mine, Beth Karlan, MD, Ph.D. She always reminds us, ‘Never worry alone.’ That is so true in some of the toughest clinical and surgical cases we get into. It comes in handy during some of the darkest moments in medicine, whether it is patient care-related or not. Lean on your chosen family and community; always. Then be a pillar for them,” says Yalda Afshar, MD, on ways to avoid burnout and preserve mental wellbeing.
Afshar is an Assistant Professor and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.
Read a full transcript of the interview here.