Screen Shot at AMAnthony Santilli, MD will share “My Burnout Story” with medical colleagues at the American Meditation Institute’s 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga CME Conference October 17-21, 2023 at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. This proprietary, comprehensive training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine, which was recently found in a peer-reviewed clinical study to reduce Burnout and Stress, is accredited by the American Medical Association for 34 CME credit hours, and will be offered simultaneously in-person and virtually on Zoom.

During his conference presentation, Dr. Santilli will recount the conditions that led to his burnout, and the specific Yoga Science tools he learned and employed that enabled him to transform the debilitating consequences of burnout into an increase in energy, creativity and a renewed love for his medical practice. According to Dr. Santilli, “From this conference I’ve gained knowledge to help myself, which in turn, has helped my patients dramatically. Each year I attend the AMI conference, I feel a renewed sense of empowerment, and feeling empowered is important in the practice of my entire life––personal and professional.”

Speaking directly to the challenges facing today’s healthcare professionals, curriculum developer and faculty director Leonard Perlmutter says, “You became a doctor because you care about people. You work hard and truly want to serve your patients and profession. But as a physician you are subject to many stressors: overwork, cumbersome regulations, EMR and coding requirements, medical liability, on-call issues, lack of sleep, hospital politics, and frustrations with the reimbursement structure. But regardless of how challenging your circumstances might feel today, the 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga® CME Conference will provide you a set of practical tools that can enable you to improve your job satisfaction and work-life balance, while reducing burnout and feelings of anger, depression, stress and exhaustion.”

Dr. Santilli is a Board Certified Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician. He graduated from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, and attended Brown University where he completed his training in Internal Medicine. After practicing as a hospitalist at Albany Medical Center, he completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Currently, Dr. Santilli practices with Schenectady Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, where he serves as Vice President. He joined the Ellis Hospital Medical Staff in July 2014, and has recently served as its Chief of Staff. Anthony is a board member of the Innovative Health Alliance of New York (IHANY), and serves as co-chair of AMI’s Department of Medical Education.

The dedication, enthusiasm, and teaching methodology of the entire AMI faculty create a dynamic and interactive course for attending medical providers. All faculty members are graduates of previous AMI medical conferences. In addition to Dr. Santilli, other presenters will include AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter; Mark Pettus MD, board certified internist and nephrologist and Director of Medical Education and Population Health of Berkshire Health Systems; Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Renee Rodriguez-Goodemote, MD, Medical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center; Jesse Ritvo MD, Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, University of Vermont Health Center; Joshua Zamer, MD, Medical Director for Addiction Medicine at Saratoga Hospital Community Health Center and Chairman of the Department of Family Practice; Jenness Cortez Perlmutter, co-founder and faculty member of The American Meditation Institute; Anita Burock-Stotts, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine; Janine Pardo MD, board certified in Internal Medicine, and Gustavo Grodnitzky PhD, Chair of the AMI Psychological Education Committee.

The conference core curriculum has been endorsed by medical pioneers Dean Ornish MD, Larry Dossey MD, and Bernie Siegel MD. According to Psychiatry physician and past participant Pamela Shervanick MD, “This conference is life changing! Everyone in every facet of life should experience this teaching. I’m so grateful to AMI for bringing truth to doctors with love and compassion. This is a light the world needs to see.”