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About Dhaval Desai

Dhaval Desai is a dedicated father, husband, son, and doctor. In his work as a caregiver and a colleague, he places a priority on the well-being of both the patient and the healthcare provider. His commitment to fostering and advocating for humanity in medicine inspired him to write a personal narrative of his experience as a frontline physician during the COVID-19 pandemic, Burning Out on the Covid Front Lines. Along with sharing the story of his own struggles as a leader and healer during a time of intense pressure and uncertainty for countless doctors, nurses, and hospital workers, Dr. Desai calls attention to ongoing issues plaguing the healthcare system, including health inequality, racial injustice, an emphasis on metrics over compassion in treatment, and the alarming rate of burnout and suicide among healthcare professionals.

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Photo credit: Sara Hanna Photography

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