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Many transplant surgeons suffer burnout – Medical Xpress

Despite saving thousands of lives yearly, nearly half of organ transplant surgeons report a low sense of personal accomplishment and 40% feel emotionally exhausted, according to a national study on transplant surgeon burnout

The findings are published this month in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Senior staff psychologist Michelle Jesse, Ph.D., led the Henry Ford Transplant Institute study, with liver transplant surgeon Dr. Marwan Abouljoud and Henry Ford senior staff psychologist Anne Eshelman, Ph.D.

“Burnout is common in medicine, especially in high-pressure specialties like transplantation,” says Dr. Abouljoud, director of the Henry Ford Transplant Institute. “Organizations who employ those at increased risk for burnout should develop systems to prevent it and develop sustainable workforces.”

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