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Meet Dr. Hilary McClafferty

Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine. Dr. McClafferty writes and speaks nationally on physician well-being, resiliency, effective stress management and coping skills in medicine, and collaborates with colleagues on national research initiatives on physician wellbeing. She has authored two books: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice and Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application

Dr. McClafferty is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, Founding Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Associate Professor, College of Medicine University of Arizona (through 2018), and Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona.

National Public Speaker

Over 250 speaking engagements on topics such as physician wellness and resilience, burnout and development of wellness programs. She has spoken at national events hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Physician Specialists, and others.

Recognized Author

Author of two books: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice and Integrative Pediatrics, editor of two special editions. Contributing author in New York Times bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil’s newest book, Mind Over Meds.

Physician Wellness Advocate

Pioneering voice in physician wellness, education, and practice. She has been interviewed by and quoted in publications such as New York Times, American Academy of Pediatrics News, Arizona NPR, USA Today, SiriusXM Doctor Radio, and others.

Understanding Physician Health & Wellness

The practice of medicine has changed dramatically, presenting new demands and stressors that have driven physician burnout to epidemic levels. Physicians need new skills to prevent burnout, mitigate its harmful effects, and become effective leaders in changing the medical culture in their professional roles, practices, and organizations. This requires mastery of effective, evidence-based approaches that address the three main areas in the burnout literature: creating a culture of wellness; developing efficiency of practice; and developing personal resilience. Accruing research provides insights into how these initiatives can be accomplished at all practice levels and emphasize the need for physicians to move past the outdated stigma associated with burnout, and into a skillful, proactive approach that can lead to an enjoyable, successful, and sustainable career in medicine.

Maintaining Professional Development

Important research advances are providing guideposts to effective strategies to prevent and buffer the wear and tear of burnout in medical practice. Maintaining professional development in this field positions you and your organization ahead of the curve, able to harness and apply evidence-based approaches with confidence. Most physicians do not receive education in this area during medical training and need information, guidance, and concrete skills training to create lasting change and meet new competency and continuing medical education guidelines and requirements.

Personal or Group Coaching

Professional coaching in an individual or group setting can accelerate change and allows tailoring of material to best meet the needs of those involved. Focus areas may include refining individual coping skills, mastering team-based approaches to clinical care, or developing wellness programs – as some examples. Coaching for emerging or established leaders can be invaluable to encourage recognition and development of strengths as well as addressing gaps and perceived weaknesses. Coaching and mentoring through program startup can save valuable time and reinforce positive leadership skills.

Speaking Engagements

Dr. McClafferty is a nationally recognized keynote speaker on physician well-being, resilience, and coping skills who is able to update your group with evidence-based research tailored to your organization’s immediate needs. She has broad experience with groups of all sizes that include physicians, nurses, and advanced practice professionals. Her approach is fresh, interactive, and designed to ensure delivery of material on the forward edge of research in the field.

Educational Retreats

​Educational retreats are a proven way to ensure your team is up-to-date and on the same page, especially when launching a new initiative or reinforcing critical organizational values or goals. They also allow time to build group cohesiveness, and opportunity to acquire and practice new skills in a supportive setting. Few physicians receive training in wellbeing or stress management tools in training. Educational retreats help break through the stigma associated with this topic, emphasize commitment to employees’ well-being, and reinforce acquisition of important new skills.

Learn to Introduce Evidence-Based, Mind-Body Therapies into Your Practice

Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice includes foundational chapters on the relevance of mind-body medicine, the effects of stress, communication skills, and methods for incorporating mind-body medicine into consultation. This book also introduces various mind-body therapies and considers their use in selected clinical conditions. Providing resources and practical tools to help clinicians incorporate evidence-based mind-body medicine therapies into patient care, this book is an invaluable reference for medical and nursing students, as well as for residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and physician assistants across a wide variety of specialties.

"...a required read for all health care providers..."

John D. Mark MD

Clinical Professor Pediatrics, Stanford University

"Dr. McClafferty had a great mix of information and interactive time."

Michael T. Randle MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth Medical Group

"Addressing a big gap in pediatrics and physician wellness literature."

Ami K.

Amazon Reviewer

"An incredibly innovative book for the clinician!"

Pediatric MD

Amazon Reviewer

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Stanford University – Stanford, CA

February 2018

Topic: Update on Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Dr. McClafferty will be providing an update on pediatric integrative medicine in practice in an invited lecture, and working with pediatric residents to refine and expand their use of emerging research in mind-body medicine to enhance their coping skills and promote wellbeing.

Event is closed to the public

American Association of Physician Specialists – Orlando, FL

June 24, 2019

Topics: Physician Well-Being in the 21st Century: Are You on Track?

Dr. McClafferty will be speaking on the importance of physician well-being and how to combat physician burnout in the 21st Century at the 2019 House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting. She will update the attendees on current research in this area and engage them in active approaches to enhance their wellbeing.

Interview on Sirius XM Doctor Radio

November 28, 2018

Topics: Integrative Medicine Use in Children & Integrative Pediatrics

Dr. McClafferty will be interviewed on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio show. She will be providing an update on pediatric integrative medicine in practice, specifically the positive effects of integrative medicine use in children, and the effects of integrative pediatrics.

Past Speaking Engagements

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition- Orlando, FL

November 10, 2018

Topics: Physician Wellness and Wellbeing

Kansas City, MO – Children’s Mercy

September 15, 2018

Topic: Clinical Advance in Pediatric Symposium

Nashville, TN – Children’s Mercy

September 15, 2018

Topic: Leadership and Physician Wellbeing: Are You on Track?

Contact Dr. McClafferty

To contact Dr. Hilary McClafferty for a speaking engagement, or to inquire about one of her other professional services, please use the form on the right.

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