Dr. Mamta Gautam is a psychiatrist at the Ottawa Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, and president and CEO of PEAK MD. Dr. Gautam is an internationally renowned clinician, consultant, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of physician health and leadership.
A pioneer in physician health and well-being, Dr. Gautam has been hailed as “the doctor’s doctor.” She is the founding director of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Wellness Program and the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Well-being, where she served as chair of the Expert Advisory Group. She created the Canadian Psychiatric Association Section on Physician Health, and in 2008, she founded the International Alliance on Physician Health, bringing together experts worldwide to collaborate on work in this area.
Dr. Gautam has written two bestsellers: Irondoc: Practical Stress Management Tools for Physicians and The Tarzan Rule: Tips for a Healthy life in Medicine. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she consults with health care organizations and coaches senior physician leaders internationally. She has received numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work in physician health and has been awarded distinguished fellowships from the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.
An experienced leader, Dr. Gautam is a past president of the Ontario Psychiatric Association and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. She is a faculty member at the American Association of Physician Leaders and Joule’s Physician Leadership Institutes, and she serves on the board of the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. She is keenly interested in developing women leaders in medicine.