Dael Waxman

Career Story: 

After residency I stayed on for a year at U of A as a Chief Resident/Faculty Development Fellow. Next, I went to Rochester, NY to do a Family Systems/Psychosocial Medicine Fellowship for two years. After that, Brenda, my wife, had had enough of the housestaff income and it was time to enter the "real world." I decided to go the academic route and have worked in the Departments of Family Medicine at: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (1991-1994), University of Connecticut (1994-1996), and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC (1996-present). My main focus in teaching is in behavioral/psychosocial medicine, the overlap of mental health and primary care, mind/body medicine and integrative medicine.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

Returned to acting in community theater. Raising a teenage daughter!

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Election to Academy of Educators at University of North Carolina; Awarded a Fellowship to Study Physician-Patient Communications in the UK. Frequently asked to speak on Stress and Mind/Body Medicine in various venues in my region. Teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Being asked by Barry to review articles for Family Medicine!

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Favorite Memory from Residency: 

With Larry Moher's encouragement, removing a Nerf football-sized lipoma off a patient's back. Both the patient and I lost about 10 pounds simultaneously.

Personal Story: 

Married to Brenda for 28 years. 1 daughter: Meara, age 14.