Dr. Anita Chakravarti M.D. (USask ’82) Anesthesiology (UofA ’87) is a professor and Wellness Lead at Continuing Medical Education and a member of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine. She continues to be Associate Faculty at the Centre of Integrative Medicine. https://medicine.usask.ca/profiles/integrative-medicine/ .
In addition to providing services in Clinical Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and the St. Paul’s Hospital Pain Clinic, she was the first Medical Director of the Saskatoon Chronic Pain Center. Dr. Chakravarti was on the National Task Force to have Pain Medicine recognized as a sub-specialty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Co-Chair of the Pain Education Committee of the Canadian Pain Society and Medical Advisor to the Canadian Pain Coalition. Dr. Chakravarti is now a board member of the Saskatchewan Pain Society. https://www.saskpain.ca
Dr. Chakravarti was on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Expert Working Group on developing CanMEDS competencies for Physician Health, published two articles on Resident Wellness (Canadian Journal of Anesthesia February 2017), presented this at the International Conference on Residency Education (2016) and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (2018 and 2019). She was invited to Universities of Manitoba and Alberta Departments of Anesthesiology as a Visiting Lecturer to present and help implement Physician Wellness Programming at their sites. Currently, she is working to develop Wellness Programming in College of Medicine and collaborates with other provincial institutions to develop Health Care Provider Resources and Support.
Dr. Chakravarti is a certified Facilitator and Faculty of Mindful Practice ® (https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/family-medicine/mindful-practice.aspx ) which incorporates mindfulness, narrative medicine and appreciative inquiry and continues to provide wellness and mindfulness sessions and keynotes to provincial, national and international audiences including the Global Summit on Mindfulness in Healthcare. Dr. Chakravarti is C.E.O. of [M] Power Mindful Professional Practice (Link to https://mpower.live/)
- Health and Wellness Promotions
- Mindfulness and Self Compassion Meditation