Who Are SurgeonMasters?

SurgeonMasters are medical professionals dedicated to improving surgeons’ well-being, practice performance, and patient outcomes. Centering on strategies and techniques overlooked or underemphasized in traditional medical training, this community empowers surgeons to cultivate a thriving, lifestyle-friendly practice contributing to personal and professional excellence.

With a vast array of resources, including physician coaching, advocacy blogs and podcasts, health and exercise guidance, and resilience training, SurgeonMasters provides a supportive, nonjudgmental, and enriching environment for self-development. Here, practicing surgeons can evaluate their current practices, create short- and long-term goals, refine their focus and self-inquiry, manage stress and frustration, and develop strong relationships with their peers.

The SurgeonMasters community was developed by Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, CPC, a practicing orthopaedic trauma surgeon, physician coach, and inspirational speaker. Email Jeff to learn more about his wellness philosophy, vision, and principles of personal and professional development.

The 8 PRACTICEs of Highly Successful Surgeons

A methodology that drives performance improvement.


SurgeonMasters Blogs


SurgeonMasters Podcasts

Hosted by Dr. Jeff Smith, Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes is published twice monthly and features special guests and unique educational topics with Calls to Action to create a highly successful and sustainable practice that is lifestyle-friendly with less stress and frustration. Click here to listen.


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SurgeonMasters Web-Conferences

Our monthly web-conference is an opportunity for Surgeons to discuss topics centered around achieving the goals and mission of SurgeonMasters. All Surgeons are welcome to join via GoToMeeting or Phone to contribute to the conversation or listen. These are scheduled the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm PST / 9:30 pm EST. Click here to see the schedule.


Social Media Management for Surgeons: Practices for the Busy Clinician

April 2018

Ergonomics: Best Practices for Longevity

March 2018

Earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit

Perspectives on Sexual Harassment in Surgeon Culture

February 2018


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