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Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH
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Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH AKA Dr. Maggi, graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in zoology and a minor in polo. She exercised up to 23 polo ponies/day to put herself through college. Her MD is from Baylor College of Medicine, her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from UCLA, and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver. She completed her Family Medicine residency in Santa Rosa, through UCSF.

From an emergency room physician in a ski resort, Dr. Maggi has worked in nearly every aspect of health care, landing at her current post as CEO of The Cary Group Global. The Cary Group Global provides executive and leadership coaching and consulting to executives in health care and film and television production.

Dr. Maggi graduated from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation. Her clients include

• Mayo Clinic,

• AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association),

• University of Massachusetts Medical School,

• Bon Secours Health System,

• Yale School of Medicine

• Weill Cornell College of Medicine,

• Georgetown University School of Medicine,

• Dubai Medical College,

• and other academic medical centers and research organizations.

Dr. Maggi is an expert at facilitating others’ learning, from medical students to health system CEOs. Her client base consists of C-suite executives to VPs and department chairs, both new and experienced. She developed and led the Community of Champions, the national physician leadership development initiative at the Veterans Health Administration.

She has held many executive posts and practiced medicine in Santa Rosa and Mammoth Lakes, California; Denver, Colorado; London; and Kendal, UK.

Her research for Telemedicine and Telehealth: Principles, Policies, Performance, and Pitfalls (The Lancet’s review) led her to the realization it’s all about the people, the relationships, and asking questions. Her passion project is A Whole New Doctor, a leadership development and coaching program for medical students, staffed entirely with volunteers. A Whole New Doctor serves medical students from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Dr. Maggi is adjunct faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine and has taught at the Harvard Macy Institute. She coaches TED Fellows and Global Good Fund Fellows and leads nonfiction writing workshops.

In addition to being a contributing author for The Doctor Weighs In, Dr. Cary also serves on the TDWI Editorial Board, where she medically reviews articles submitted for publication.

She is intellectually curious about nearly everything, a lifelong learner, animal lover, gardener, and always ready for adventure.

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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

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Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety.
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A Fatal Medical Error: Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

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A family doctor relates the sad story of a fatal medical error that killed her friend Bob and ended up influencing her work for years to come.
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A Tale of Cost and Care: Blood on the Sidewalk

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A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
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How to Achieve Better Care For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Listen to your patients with IBS, not just their symptoms, but for what they want and how their symptoms are affecting their day-to-day lives. They are living the one case they really know about.
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Coaching Doctors? First, Show Them the Evidence

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Successful leadership coaching of physicians may require that they understand the theory and research underpinning the field of coaching first.