Keynote Speakers

The Annual Meeting keynote speakers give our membership an opportunity to hear from individuals whose breadth and vision extends beyond the specialty of radiation oncology to inform them about the bigger picture of the rapidly changing health care environment. With their knowledge and expertise, this year’s keynote speakers will continue to highlight the meeting theme Targeting Provider Wellness for Exceptional Patient Care.

Bryan Sexton, PhD

Monday, September 30
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Bryan Sexton, PhD, is the Director of the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. He leads the efforts around research and training that guide our quality improvement and well-being activities. A psychologist member of the Department of Psychiatry, Brian is a psychometrician and spends time developing methods of assessing and improving safety culture, teamwork, leadership and especially workforce well-being. Currently, he is disseminating the results from a successful NIH R01 grant, using RCTs to demonstrate that we can cause well-being to improve in health care workers.

A ridiculously proud father of four, he enjoys running, using hand tools on wood, listening to books on Audible, and overreacting to a friendly game of Wahoo with his family.


Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Tuesday, October 1
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a primary care internist at Bellevue Hospital and one of the foremost voices in the medical world today. Praised as “a born story-teller and a born physician” by Oliver Sacks, she shines an unflinching light on the realities of health care and speaks passionately about the doctor-patient relationship. Known for her compelling style that combines narrative storytelling with thoughtful reflection and focused reporting, Dr. Ofri is the author of eight books about the world of medicine. Her most recent titles include When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error; What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear; and What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine. Her writing can also be found in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. She founded the Bellevue Literary Review, an award-winning, independent nonprofit literary journal and arts organization and the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting. Dr. Ofri is the recipient of many awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Davies Scholar Award from the American College of Physicians, the National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Gold Foundation and the Global Listening Legend Award.


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