Michael (Mick) Krasner (he/him), MD, FACP, is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a leader in the field of flourishing in medicine.
His mission includes supporting the precious resource of our health professionals’ well-being, enhancing compassion in medicine- for the self and others, envisioning a more personalized health professional-patient relationship where healing is truly bidirectional, care goals are mutually derived, and the uniqueness of the clinical encounter reflects the central act of mutual high regard.
In service of this mission, Mick supports others to find meaning, effectively manage challenge and complexity, enhance well-being, and grow into their future selves so they can elevate their potential – and the potential of others – and flourish.
In addition to providing full-time direct patient care for 32 years, Mick has promoted flourishing in medicine through teaching Mindfulness-Based programs to more than 6,000 patients, medical students, and health professionals, providing mentoring and coaching, and through his research, contributing to the growing empirical evidence not only linking health professional well-being with quality of care but also demonstrating effective interventions for improvement. Additionally, Mick has given over 300 presentations, workshops, and seminars at universities, hospitals, medical institutions, and foundations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.