Dr. Monisha Vasa is a board-certified General and Addiction Psychiatrist. She is in private practice in Newport Beach, CA and teaches medical humanities and topics related to physician well-being at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. She is a scholar of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University and enjoys blogging. Dr. Vasa is a mother, has a house full of animals, and enjoys long-distance running and mindfulness practices when she needs a break from all of the above. She is a 2018–19 Doximity Author.