Dr. Stepien is the founding director of The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC. Her story is similar to many physicians—valuing excellent medical care, integrity, hard work and compassion while working within a broken medical system. She is convinced that a life so fortunate to juggle a career in medicine with motherhood comes with a responsibility to live it in a healthy way. She is committed to supporting physician wellness, and in doing so, benefiting physicians as well as their patients.

Dr. Stepien is a board-certified pediatrician in active practice. She holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and practiced physical therapy for 13 years prior to entering medicine. She draws on these broad experiences as she teaches physician wellness, self-compassion, and mindfulness in medicine. Dr. Stepien lectures internationally and has published research and essays in the medical literature as well as in the popular press.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Self-Compassion and Mindfulness in Medicine
  • Discrimination of Women in Medicine