APSF Patient Safety Priorities Advisory Group - Culture of Safety
Amy Vinson is a Pediatrician and Pediatric Anesthesiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. She attended college and medical school in Georgia before coming to New England where she completed a residency in pediatrics at Brown, an anesthesiology residency at BIDMC and Pediatric Anesthesiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she served as chief fellow. She has a long standing interest in wellness, burnout, peer support, and substance use disorder in anesthesiologists and has lectured widely on these subjects. She established wellness programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital and has consulted on the formation of many other programs throughout the country. She currently serves as the Chair of the ASA’s Committee on Physician Well-being, is the ASA representative to the National Academy of Medicine’s Clinician Well-being Collaborative, and is the Director of Clinician Well-being in her own department. Her research on Burnout in Anesthesiologists – the largest such study of anesthesiologists to date, has just been published in Anesthesiology and she has numerous other publications and research manuscripts on subjects related to overall physician well-being. She is a self-described “well-being pragmatist” focusing on systemic and organizational factors impacting well-being and burnout. To stay balanced, she enjoys time with family, making music, fitness and home improvement projects.