Medical Staff Committee Spotlight: Professionalism and Well-Being
The Professionalism and Well-Being (PAW) Committee was created in January 2019 as a joint Baylor and UTHealth Houston medical staff committee to promote physician professionalism and wellness. The committee is co-chaired by Asim Shah, MD (Psychiatry/Baylor), and David Robinson, MD (Emergency Medicine/UTHealth Houston), and meets at noon the third Friday of each month. It has seven medical staff members in addition to the two co-chairs.
The PAW Committee is focused on physician
well-being and protection, and upholds our medical staff standards of
professionalism via a supportive and non-punitive approach. Committee
proceedings are confidential, and there is no reporting outside of Harris
Health System. The committee may also offer trainings for the medical staff on
topics such as well-being and burnout prevention. Its function is to help
physicians regain optimal performance by addressing professionalism.