PBS – The Dalai Lama’s Doctor

The Tibetan spiritual leader now calls Kerzin, a tall, white California native, his messenger to the medical world – a journey that took a classically trained Western doctor halfway across the globe to become a buddhist monk.

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Rampant Burnout Among Doctors, Nurses

As many as half of all clinicians suffer from the problem, creating risks to patients, malpractice claims and absenteeism, study finds.

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Holiday Thoughts from the Dalai Lama’s Physician


Pittsburgh Quarterly Editor Douglas Heuck spoke briefly last week with Dr. Kerzin about the significance of the holiday season.

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photo credit: Renee Rosensteel

The Long Echo of Gun Violence

A moving anecdote by a physician, on the horror and senselessness of gun violence, and the need for us to do something about it, as medical professionals and citizens.

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Dalai Lama’s personal doctor visits Pittsburgh, teaches mindfulness

An article written by Bob Bauder for TRIB LIVE.

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The Dalai Lama’s doctor is in Pittsburgh and he needs you to just relax already

An article written by Colin Deppen for The Incline. Dr. Barry Kerzin, personal physician to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, has returned to Pittsburgh to help UPMC nurses cope with burnout. But there are plenty of occupations in similar need, he says. Basically all of them.

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Compassion, Mindfulness And Resilience

Interview with Dr. Kerzin by Douglas Heuck for the Pittsburgh Quarterly (2019 Spring). Dr. Kerzin talks about the resilience training program for (16,000) UPMC nurses and staff.

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My Near-Death Experience Inspired Me

Article on how tragedy and a near-death experience changed Dr. Barry Kerzin’s life.

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