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Arthur Lazarus, MD, Psychiatry, Charlotte, NC


Psychiatry Charlotte, NC

Medical Director/Consultant/Author

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  • I am a healthcare consultant, certified physician executive, and former Doximity Fellow – a select group of leaders in medical news curation, storytelling, and content creation. I have extensive experience in clinical care, teaching, research and administration, including senior roles in academic, pharmaceutical and health insurance organizations. I am an advocate for physician wellness and leadership and for lending a voice to stigmatized and marginalized clinicians, trainees and patients everywhere. I have authored 6 (soon to be 7) books and over 350 articles and essays. My essays have appeared in Medium, KevinMD, and MedPage Today, as well as Doximity, where my writing has generated more reads than over 95% of Doximity users.

Education & Training

  • Temple University Fox School of Business & Management
    Temple University Fox School of Business & ManagementMBA, 1994 - 1996
  • Temple University Hospital
    Temple University HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1980 - 1984
  • Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple UniversityClass of 1980
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityBA, Magna Cum Laude with Distinction, 1971 - 1975

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2015 - 2025
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1981 - 2024
  • HI State Medical License
    HI State Medical License 2022 - 2024
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • AAPL Certifying Commission on Medical Management Medical Management
  • American Psychiatric AssociationAdministration & Management

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Distinguished Fellow American Association for Physician Leadership
  • Distinguished Life Fellow American Psychiatric Association
  • CEO Award Shire Pharmaceuticals
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Overcoming a Felony Conviction to Pursure a Career in Medicine  
    Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, Physician Leadership Journal, 7/8/2022
  • COVID-19 Renews Interest in the Psychiatric Symbolism of Windows  
    Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, Journal of Medical Practice Management
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Posting Comments on Medical Web Sites  
    Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, Journal of Medical Practice Management
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Authored Content

  • How Narrative Medicine Empowers Neurodivergent PatientsFebruary 2024
  • The Story Behind the Stories in Medicine on FireFebruary 2024
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Medicine: Strengths, Challenges, and StoriesFebruary 2024
  • Exploring Neurodivergence: A Specialist Psychiatrist’s JourneyFebruary 2024
  • Spread "Aloha" in HealthcareFebruary 2024
  • I Competed with My Best Friend in Medical School. It Was My Worst NightmareJanuary 2024
  • Should You Fire Back After a Stealth Firing?January 2024
  • Just How Personal Should Personal Statements Be on Medical School Applications?January 2024
  • My Journey of Missed Journaling Opportunities in the World of MedicineJanuary 2024
  • Medical Residency Closures: Is Nothing Sacred Anymore?January 2024
  • Emotional Intelligence Must Guide Artificial IntelligenceJanuary 2024
  • How Can Physicians Become World-Class Leaders?December 2023
  • Down with Diversity in 2024?December 2023
  • Why Medical Students Should Consider Narrative MedicineDecember 2023
  • A Test of Medical Leadership for Penn's New PresidentDecember 2023
  • Is It Noble or Selfish to Never Practice Medicine After Getting a Medical Degree?December 2023
  • Why Are We So Obsessed with Outcomes in Medicine?December 2023
  • Catastrophic Failure of Educational Leadership Can Affect Medical StudentsDecember 2023
  • Burnout on the U.S.S. EnterpriseDecember 2023
  • Bad Grammar Makes Me Mad. I Can't Help It.November 2023
  • Let's Close the Gap Between Physician Writers and Writers Who Are PhysiciansNovember 2023
  • The Fine Line Between Childhood Illnesses and Munchausen Syndrome by ProxyNovember 2023
  • The Physician of the Future May Not Be a ClinicianNovember 2023
  • Sending in "Tougher Canaries" Won't Fix the Problem of Physician Well-BeingNovember 2023
  • How Will Tomorrow's Medical Students Be Different?November 2023
  • The Real Story Behind Woodstock is Not the Brown AcidNovember 2023
  • Medicine has Become the New McDonald's of Health CareNovember 2023
  • Reflections on Human SufferingOctober 2023
  • Kick Start Your Writing with a SurpriseOctober 2023
  • Halloween is Almost Here. Why Aren't You Writing?October 2023
  • Expressive Writing Reduces Caregiver StressOctober 2023
  • Never Ask Me to Be a Medical Expert Witness (Again)October 2023
  • The Essence of Health Narraitves, Including PoetryOctober 2023
  • Practicing Medicine with ConvictionSeptember 2023
  • Transitioning From Academic Writing to the NarrativeSeptember 2023
  • Crying To Be Heard: Women in Emotional PainSeptember 2023
  • Man's Search for Meaning is Spiritual, and Relevant to MedicineSeptember 2023
  • A Season of Emotions: Spring, Trauma, and HealingSeptember 2023
  • Discovering Self Through Creative Writing and MedicineSeptember 2023
  • Physicians Divided: SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ban Sparks DebateSeptember 2023
  • Reactions to Eliminating Race Conscious Admissions from Medical SchoolsSeptember 2023
  • We Must Protest Our Moral OutrageAugust 2023
  • How to (Legally) Diversify the Healthcare WorkforceAugust 2023
  • The Medical Establishment’s Fight For and Against DiversityAugust 2023
  • Bigger is Not Better in HealthcareAugust 2023
  • Pseudologia Fantastica Fuels Trump's LiesAugust 2023
  • Medical School Applicants Do Not Need to “Check” a Box to SucceedJuly 2023
  • On Juneteenth I learned the Ugly Truth of My New Hometown. It Restored My Faith in Humanity.July 2023
  • Medical Reparations are Long Overdue in MedicineJuly 2023
  • The Sanitization of the Mutter MuseumJune 2023
  • A Mentor's Legacy in Medicine, Leadership and Embracing Evidence-based CareJune 2023
  • How Can There Be Joy in Medicine if There is No Joy in Mudville?May 2023
  • Narrative Medicine Writing Saved My SanityMay 2023
  • Medicine is a Joke, Except No One is LaughingMay 2023
  • When an MBA Degree Meets Medicine: An Eye-Opening ExperienceMarch 2023
  • Life-Saving Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Hangs in the BalanceMarch 2023
  • The Benefits of Facing Mortality: How Bruce Springsteen and Other Rock Stars Prove Productivity Can Increase With AgeMarch 2023
  • Are Physicians With MBAs Traitors to Healthcare?March 2023
  • What Does It Mean When We Say Someone has Died After a Long Illness?February 2023
  • Does Ageism Lurk Behind Mandatory Retirement for Physicians?February 2023
  • Why Not Do Your Residency Where You Went to Medical School?February 2023
  • Faking Your Way Through Medical SchoolFebruary 2023
  • Trauma Motivated Me To Become A DoctorFebruary 2023
  • Like Most Physicians, I've Forgotten How to RelaxJanuary 2023
  • The Decline of Whole Person Treatment in Modern MedicineJanuary 2023
  • The Incessant Hounding of DoctorsJanuary 2023
  • I Never Wanted to Be a 'Doctor'January 2023
  • Understanding Patients’ Religious and Spiritual Beliefs Promotes HealingJanuary 2023
  • When Being a Physician Leads to PTSDJanuary 2023
  • Treatment Is a Two-Way StreetDecember 2022
  • Gil Scott-Heron's "Winter in America" Is Upon UsDecember 2022
  • The Jobs You Hold Prior to Medical School are Important, but Not for the Reason You ThinkDecember 2022
  • Is It Really A Woke Nightmare For Medical Schools?December 2022
  • I May Be Old School, but I'm Not OutdatedDecember 2022
  • Stop Passing Off Politics as Evidenced-Based MedicineDecember 2022
  • Why We Shouldn't Let Case Reports Become a Lost ArtNovember 2022
  • PTSD After Medical EducationNovember 2022
  • Political Creep: Government Intrusion in Health CareNovember 2022
  • Medical Leaders Must Show Their True ColorsNovember 2022
  • Allegory Is a Powerful Tool in MedicineNovember 2022
  • Mental Health is a Slippery Slope When It Comes to Physicians’ Well-beingOctober 2022
  • Tele-Mental Health Is All The RageOctober 2022
  • There's More to Medical Practice Than Meets the EyeSeptember 2022
  • Don’t Let Vindictiveness Creep Into Medicine Like It Has In PoliticsSeptember 2022
  • Human Touch and Scientific Veracity are Missing in Health Care TechnologySeptember 2022
  • Call Me In, Not Out, for My TransgressionsAugust 2022
  • If You Don’t Practice, Don’t Move, or You’ll Probably Lose Your LicenseAugust 2022
  • Do Microaggressions Persist After Practice?July 2022
  • Should Consumers Decide the Fate of Medical School Applicants?July 2022
  • The "Golden Consult" RevisitedJuly 2022
  • Medical Education Needs a Tune-UpJuly 2022
  • Memoirs of a "Recovering" Peer ReviewerJuly 2022
  • Is Your Medical Specialty Sustainable?June 2022
  • Utilization Management is Medicine’s Great Conspiracy TheoryJune 2022
  • Van Morrison's Self-Absorbed Descent Into COVID LunacyMay 2022
  • Why Can't We Say The Word, "Suicide?"May 2022
  • The Pandemic Was Not the Culprit in Dr. Lorna Breen's SuicideApril 2022
  • Cancel MeApril 2022
  • Going Mobile: An Antidote for Career RegretMarch 2022
  • What Does Will Smith’s Facial Expression at the Oscars Tell Us About Our Patients?March 2022
  • Coping With Rejection Requires ResilienceMarch 2022
  • Artificial Intelligence is Worse than the Old BossFebruary 2022
  • Discouraging Our Children From Becoming Doctors — The Other "Great Resignation" in MedicineFebruary 2022
  • 5 Topics I Don’t Want to Read About in 2022 (But I Probably Will Anyway)February 2022
  • Is It Time to Explore Alternative and Encore Careers in Medicine?January 2022
  • A Message to Physician Job Recruiters: First Impressions CountJanuary 2022
  • When Retirement is Code for "You're Fired!"January 2022
  • Professional Courtesy Means Being a "Doctor's Doctor"January 2022
  • Medical Translation Sacrifices Accuracy for UnderstandingDecember 2021
  • Create a New Medical RealityDecember 2021
  • Psychiatry and Sexism: Gender Bias in BPD Diagnosis?November 2021
  • Ruminations on Aimee Mann’s "Queens of the Summer Hotel"— Misogyny in MedicineNovember 2021
  • Are Your Hobbies Connected to Your Specialty?November 2021
  • My Biggest Blind Spot Is MeNovember 2021
  • For Doctors Leaving Clinical Practice: Do Not Consider Utilization Review JobsOctober 2021
  • Physician Trolls Lurk on Medical WebsitesOctober 2021
  • Physicians Attacking Physicians Online: Trauma of the Second OrderOctober 2021
  • Whatever Happened to Professional Courtesy?September 2021
  • Is Fear of Hospital Retaliation Silencing Doctors?August 2021
  • Mental Health: The "New" Coming Out in MedicineAugust 2021
  • Some Doctors Need Lessons In CivilityAugust 2021
  • I Retired After Being Punished for Speaking Out. Now I Can Speak My MindAugust 2021
  • Prior Authorization Is Causing Even More Headaches Than EHRAugust 2021
  • I Am Not What Others Think of MeJune 2021
  • Breaking PointMay 2021
  • Folie en Masse at the Capitol: Mobsters with Shared DelusionsJanuary 2021
  • The First Time I Felt like A DoctorDecember 2020
  • The Not-so-Private Lives of Young DoctorsAugust 2020
  • Trump’s Delusions Are Bad For Our HealthAugust 2020
  • What’s It Like to be a Doximity Community Fellow — COVID-19 Notwithstanding?July 2020
  • Any Functioning Adult: Deconstructing Donald TrumpJuly 2020
  • Traumatized by Practice: PTSD in PhysiciansApril 2020
  • We Lost Another Great Doctor Today to SuicideApril 2020
  • Going Mobile -- An Antidote For Career RegretMarch 2020
  • What a Doctor Learned Working 13 Years in the Pharma IndustryNovember 2019
  • Is the Chief Wellness Officer a Straw Man or a Necessary Resource?October 2019
  • Health Care Organizations Are All Talk, No CollaborationAugust 2019
  • Engagement and Alignment – Two Sides of the Same CoinJanuary 2019
  • The Essence of Health Narratives, Including PoetryOctober 2003
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Press Mentions

  • Navigating Challenges in Modern Medicine Through Storytelling
    Navigating Challenges in Modern Medicine Through StorytellingDecember 1st, 2023
  • Life-Saving Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Hangs in the Balance
    Life-Saving Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Hangs in the BalanceMarch 14th, 2023
  • Are Physicians with MBAs Traitors to Healthcare?
    Are Physicians with MBAs Traitors to Healthcare?March 6th, 2023
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