Meet Our Team

Michael Weinstein, MD, MBE, MPH

Visionary

Healer, Coach

Michael S. Weinstein is a seeker of wisdom and a servant leader.  

 

With broad training and experience in medicine, surgery, trauma, critical care, palliative care, medical ethics, public health, and mindfulness, Michael has significant understanding of the complexities of our health care education and delivery systems, including where and why they fail in consistently caring for individuals and communities. 

 

On a wonderful and unexpected, albeit bumpy, recovery journey through major depression, suicidal ideation, including the horrors of hospitalization, isolation, and electro convulsant therapy, Michael works to deconstruct mental health stigma and promote provider wellbeing. Having co-created LiveWell Clinicians, he works with healthcare providers and organizations to promote wellbeing, engagement, and professional fulfilment through coaching, sharing skills, and bidirectional learning. He speaks nationally regarding his own personal struggles what he has learned about fostering clinician wellbeing. 

 

With a re-commitment to the most vulnerable in our community, Michael cares for and learns from persons experiencing poverty, mental illness, homelessness, and substance use issues, working and volunteering with Project HOME health Services 

 

He believes that deeper understanding of wellbeing and a return to our humanistic values will foster significant healing of our clinicians, and those we serve. 

Renée Quarterman, MD, FACS

Peer Facilitator

Renée has been practicing surgery for over 15 years and has dedicated her career to breast health. As a physician, she enjoys learning about breast disease and educating and improving the health of her patients. While she is a committed provider of traditional medical care, she also incorporates ideas of spiritual health, ancestral healing and mental well-being into her practice. She is an avid student of yogic and Reiki principles and applies them to her own her life daily.

Renée is a trained LiveWell facilitator and has participated in many of LiveWell’s group meetings. She’s been uplifted countless times by the support group sessions and truly believes that they hold value for anyone experiencing depression, for any reason.  

Renée describes her philosophy on her website: https://www.delawarebreastcare.com/about-renee-quarterman#MessageFromDrQuarterman

Jeff Cohn, MD

COACH | PHYSICIAN LEADER | PUBLIC SPEAKER

I’m a retired physician (hematologist/medical oncologist) who is excited to be embarking on a new chapter of my professional life as a Life Coach.  As I reflect on my career, I recognize that there have been several constants that, for me, have been my personal North Stars. 

  • My work has always been about helping people face life’s challenges and work to achieve the outcomes that are important to them, acquiring learning and healing along the way.

  • I love being in relationship with those with whom I’m working, learning about them as people.

  • I believe in the power and necessity of looking inward for the answers to most of life’s challenges; the resources we need and the answers we seek are within us and my role is to help people discover and create these resources and use them in pursuit of the outcomes they desire.

  • Ongoing learning and personal growth are fundamentally important to me

I’m a native Philadelphian and I’ve spent most of my life in the Philadelphia region.  After spending my undergraduate years in MA (Clark University), I returned to Philly for med school and internal medicine residency.  My family and I traveled to Atlanta and Baltimore for my hematology/oncology fellowship (Emory, Johns Hopkins).  For the first 15 years after fellowship I had a fully clinical life, taking care of people with cancer and blood disorders while teaching residents and doing clinical research.  Toward the end of those 15 years I became aware that, while I still enjoyed my medical practice, I was ready for a new challenge- one that would help me continue to grow as a person while remaining true to those personal North Stars mentioned above.  

I became the first Chief Quality Officer for my healthcare organization (Einstein in Philadelphia).  I loved learning about change- what leads people to do what they do and how to support individuals and teams in their pursuit of different and better outcomes.  While I appreciated the benefits of standardizing processes and striving to eliminate variation when it was clear what the single, best solution was, I was particularly drawn to those challenges that were so complex that no predetermined solution was, or could be, available.  For these kinds of challenges, the way forward is through discovery and learning, and I became a skilled practitioner of the tools of adaptive change. During my tenure as the Chief Quality Officer I went back to school and received a Master’s degree in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. 

In 2012 I left my hospital-based role to lead a small, non-profit organization, Plexus Institute, which focuses on improving the health of individuals, organizations, and communities by utilizing principles and practices derived from the study of complex systems.  Three years later, prompted by the book “Dying in America” from the Institute of Medicine, I chose to work on behalf of people with serious illness and joined Common Practice, a small innovation firm in Philadelphia as their Medical Director.  Common Practice focuses on enabling more and better conversations about living, dying, and what matters most between people with serious illness and their families, friends, and healthcare team.  

In early 2018 I began my training in coaching through the Coach Training Institute; my course work was completed later that year.  I feel coaching offers me the opportunity to both be myself and apply lessons/utilize skills I’ve acquired in all of my professional roles in support of my clients and their life goals. 

I’m someone who is much more than my professional life.  Family is my most important priority and I’m fortunate to be married to my high-school sweetheart, Marcie.  Together we have two fantastic kids, Ali and Josh, both of whom are married to terrific spouses, Rob and Natalia.  We are blessed with three wonderful grandchildren, Quinn, Javier, and Nolan who have become central in our lives.  In addition to being with family, I love to spend time out of work reading, being with friends, listening to music of all kinds, and rooting for Philadelphia sports teams.

Molly (Kaplan) Bronstein, BSN, RN, CNOR, DMEP

Nurse Lead

CERTIFIED NURSE (GENERAL/TRAUMA SURGERY)

Over 15yrs combined nursing experience in top magnet hospitals. Devoted to professional development, and the promotion of nursing. Tirelessly providing patients and their surgeons with the support and information needed to promote positive outcomes.

Educational goal; MPH. Area of interest; Disaster Management and Global Health. Promoting resilience and innovation through effective communication, cross-training, and improved utilization of resources. 

Lauren Kosinski, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Clinician Advocate

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT METAMORPHOSIS MEDICINE

Bio coming soon.

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