Dr. Mamta Gautam is a psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Gautam is an internationally renowned clinician, consultant, executive coach, researcher, speaker and author in the areas of Professional Health and Professional Leadership. She teaches at Schulich ExecEd, Schulich School of Business, York University, in its custom programs for healthcare leaders.
Dr.Gautam is a pioneer in the area of physician health and well-being. Hailed as the “The Doctors’ Doctor”, physicians have been the focus of her practice. She is the founding director of the University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Medicine Wellness Program (2000); as well as the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Wellbeing (2003), where she served as the 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.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Burnout Working Group. She 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 to professional organizations and corporations; and coaches senior leaders internationally. She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work in professional health, and has been awarded Distinguished Fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.
An experienced leader, she 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 serves on the Board of the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. Her key area of interest is in developing women leaders, and in 2019, she launched a Canadian Think Tank to promote and support women in medicine.