Jonathan Ripp, MD
Jonathan Ripp is professor of medicine, medical education, and geriatrics and palliative medicine, dean for well-being and resilience, and chief wellness officer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In the role of chief wellness officer, Dr. Ripp oversees efforts to assess and provide direction for system- and individual-level interventions designed to improve well-being for all students, residents, fellows, faculty and other health professionals in the Mount Sinai Health System. He is the former associate dean of graduate medical education for trainee well-being within the ISMMS Office of Graduate Medical Education. In that role, he helped spread well-being initiatives across Mount Sinai Health System’s training programs. In the Department of Medicine, Dr. Ripp practices as a clinician in the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors home-based primary care program, where he maintains an active patient panel. In addition, Dr. Ripp is co-founder and co-director of CHARM, the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine, an international group of medical educators, academic medical center and well-being leaders, experts in burnout research and interventions, and learners all working to promote healthcare professional and learner well-being. CHARM maintains several leadership networks, including the CHARM Chief Wellness Officer Network and the CHARM GME Well-Being Leaders Network, and actively develops important content to advance the literature and field of clinician well-being. Recognized for his leadership in this area, Dr. Ripp has been invited to participate in the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education Symposia on Physician Well-Being, join the American College of Physician’s Promoting Physician Wellness Task Force, and participate in the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. He also chairs the Greater New York Hospital Association’s Clinician Well-Being Advisory Group. Dr. Ripp’s primary research interest is physician burnout and well-being, for which he has received grant support and has published and lectured widely. His multicenter studies have served to better elucidate the causes and consequences of physician burnout and have explored interventions designed to promote clinician well-being.