UC Well

The mission of UC Well is to cultivate a culture of well-being across the organization through education, connection, and positive interactions.


UC Well Programming strategy consists of 4 components.

Art & Medicine: Circus Arts Workshop

Day: Wednesday, March 20
Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Join us for a fun evening of circus arts at the Logan Center for an one-of-kind introductory workshop with instructors Kaitlyn Andrews and Lucy Carapetyan from the Actors Gymnasium Circus School & Theatre Company. For more information, see the Circus Arts Workshop flyer.
Register online for the Circus Arts Workshop

#WhatToFix Program

The #WhatToFix program is a single point of contact for clinicians and teams to advance fixable challenges for prioritization and resolution. You can nominate ways to ease your local practice by simply typing “What to fix” into the ServiceNow search engine (see below) or click the link HERE.

Let’s Eat!

Starting October 31, 2023, Faculty can enjoy a free meal Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at our two designated locations:
CCD Physician Lounge 7th Floor 7-190 (NW corner of staff area)
Comer Faculty Lounge 1st floor K-140 (Near Comer ED)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Breakfast 8:00AM* Lunch 11:30AM*   Lunch 11:30AM*

While supplies last*

Small Grants for Wellness

Our small grants program offers $100-500 to contribute to local wellness initiatives.

Fill out this form to apply for a grant.

Bree Andrews

UC Well Team

Bree Andrews, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, is the inaugural Chief Wellness and Vitality Officer for Physicians for the Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Medicine, charged with assessing the state of wellness in the organization and implementing programs that will improve ease of practice, collegiality, and resilience.

Dr. Andrews’ team include Well-Being Directors, who lead departmental activity related to the engagement and well-being of clinical faculty, and program manager, who helps to develop and implement initiatives/programs centered around well-being.

This team was brought together by department leadership and faculty who want to impact well-being across the organization.

Well-Being Directors
Dr. Allison Dalton – Anesthesia 
Dr. Lisa Vinci– Medicine
Dr. Hiba Haider– Neurology
Dr. Martin Herman– Neurosurgery
Dr. Alexis Warren– Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Dr. Lindsay Alpert– Pathology
Dr. Grace Mak– Surgery
Dr. Os Ahmed– Radiology
Dr. Anne McCall & Dr. Yasmin Hasan– Radiation Oncology
Dr. Nicholas Maassen– Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Melissa Tesher & Dr. Tomas Munoz– Pediatrics
Dr. Josephine Kim– Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Bryan Hendrickson– Family Medicine
Dr. Fabiana Araujo & Dr. Zahra Aftab– Psychiatry