Resilient Threads
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Media Release 

UT College of Medicine

Chattanooga, TN

Feb 22, 2020


 Resilient Threads,  by  Our Own Faculty and Author, Mukta Panda, MD
Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP-London, is an award-winning physician, speaker, and facilitator whose work seeks to transform the heart of patient care and medical education. She is the Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and author of more than 60 publications.  Her writing focuses on educational and curricular development, spirituality in medicine, addressing fatigue and stress, and promoting the well-being of health care professionals. 


Recently interviewed by Chattanooga Times FreePress reporter,. Elizabeth Fite, Dr. Panda stated that, "after discovering a close friend and colleague had taken his own life, she felt compelled to do more to support and empower other health care professionals."  Dr. Panda's new book, Resilient Threads: Weaving Joy and Meaning into Well-Being, is a memoir that aims to highlight what she calls an epidemic of physician burnout, depression and suicide and show others who feel overwhelmed by demanding careers that they're not alone.  She said that this was a hard book to write, because it's really baring her soul, but it's very important to her.   She stated that, "It's my voice collectively with those in any vocation - not just health care - who feel powerless against a system."  Dr. Panda is passionate about clinician self-care, colleague care and well-being. In her book, she shares her journey practicing medicine and her strategies for maintaining joy in her work and teaching young doctors in training how to do the same."


Click here to view Ms. Fite's article in the Times FreePress.


For more information about Resilient Threads, visit  The book is available at Star Line Books in Chattanooga, as well as online via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AmazonKindle, and Apple iBooks.



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