About Us

The tremendous level of uncertainty in healthcare has left many in the physician community struggling to balance the needs of the patients with the business of medicine.This struggle has left a significant number of doctors unhappy with their work and often unhappy with their life. If this sounds familiar to you, the Positive Medicine Program can help you to think about your work in a new way, consider what small or large changes could really make a difference for you, and better align your work life with your priorities, your values, and your overall well-being.

Dr. Sanj Katyal

Dr. Sanj Katyal is the co-founder of The Positive Medicine Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science with University Honors in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine, and radiology board certification with fellowship training in abdominal imaging from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Katyal also holds certifications in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology coaching from Whole Being Institute. He has published and lectured extensively on well-being and the Science of Happiness to audiences ranging from college students to physicians. He is currently teaching a senior level college course in positive psychology while investigating the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions on physician wellness/burnout.

As a practicing radiologist and physician executive for the past 18 years, Dr. Katyal understands the pressures that many physicians face as we move away from traditional fee for service and toward more value based payment models.

As Executive Vice President of Clinical and Strategic Services at a rapidly growing startup radiology company for 10 years, Dr. Katyal has developed and implemented an innovative, highly efficient physician workflow that resulted in higher quality, improved focus, lower fatigue and very high job satisfaction. The core principles of this workflow (organizational efficiency, attention capital and physician zone time) have been implemented for physicians in  other specialties with similar success. Over the years, Dr. Katyal has lectured and worked with over 100 physicians. He has had the privilege of working with these physicians to help them navigate a changing environment of increased service level expectations coupled with declining reimbursements and well-being. This is an environment that is familiar to most physicians.

Jordyn H. Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP

Jordyn Feingold, MD, MSCR, MAPP (@jordynfeingold) co-founder of the Positive Medicine Program, is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, well-being researcher, author, and positive psychology practicioner.

Dr. Feingold graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her BA and Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) where she graduated with honors distinction for her capstone work on physician well-being and coined the term “positive medicine.” She graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with her MD and Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR); she continues her residency training in psychiatry at Mount Sinai and plans to pursue fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Her research and clinical interests involve disorders of gut-brain interaction and the biopsychosocial model of digestive disorders, health care worker and patient well-being, and incorporating positive psychology approaches into health care delivery. She is deeply involved in research, curriculum development, and advocacy work pertaining to clinician well-being, locally, nationally, and globally.

Jordyn has worked with the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center to develop and implement evidence-based resilience trainings for physicians, is the co-author of a longitudinal well-being curriculum at Mount Sinai for medical and PhD students as well as residents and clinical fellows called PEERS: Practice Enhancement, Engagement, Resilience and Support.

She also teaches a Positive Medicine elective course open to students and employees at Mount Sinai, and gives lectures around the world on the topic of Positive Medicine. She is co-author of the book Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear, and Self-Doubt, published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Randomhouse.

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