Dr. Michael Bednarski

Dr. Michael Bednarski is a consulting psychologist; medical educator/interventionist and trainer with over 25 years of experience helping health professionals work within and outside their disciplines, maintain wellness, and communicate more effectively. Dr. Bednarski has a solid reputation as a highly skilled and motivating speaker who has presented at regional/national conferences and hospitals on a variety of topics related to the professional development and well-being of healthcare professionals. He is experienced working with and training groups and individuals at all levels of healthcare organizations, from executive management to medical students. His primary focus is on helping physicians, students, nurses, and administrators in the areas of stress management, interpersonal skills development, conflict resolution, performance remediation, coaching for professionalism, career transitions, and patient-centered care. His years of working with medical professionals set him apart from other clinicians and personal coaches.

  • He employs a unique, time-tested portfolio of services to help health providers and institutions manage concerns with professionalism, wellness, and personal effectiveness.
  • He uses a “strength-based” approach that engages each individual’s motivation for change through straight-forward, personally-tailored strategies that are easy to apply and that work.
  • He avoids the all too common mental health labels that pathologize behavior and ignore the unique personal attributes, environmental forces, and individual differences that shape a person’s response to the many challenges of work as a physician.


  • Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers (APAHC)
  • Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP)
  • Center for Physician Health – NY State Medical Society (CPH – Provider)
  • Association of Hospital Medical Educators (AHME)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
  • Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)

Sample –
Medical Presentations

  • Physician Stress and Wellness Practices
  • Patient Centered Communications: Personality, Pearls and Practices – Grand Rounds
  • Communication Skills in Resident Education and the Clinical Consultation
  • Temperament as a Modulator of Psychopathology
  • Cultural Competence in Medicine
  • Patient Communications and the Surgical Consultation – Grand Rounds
  • Clinical Learning, Education, and Individual Differences in Teaching and Evaluation
  • Psychosocial Assessment and Behavior Change in the Primary Care Setting
  • Teaching and Learning Styles Differences in Medical Education
  • Using Cultural Intelligence in the Patient Interview
  • Team Building for Multidisciplinary Practice
  • Working with the “Problem” Resident
  • Resident Education and Evaluation
  • Effective Resident Remediation Policy and Practice
  • Emotional Intelligence – Working in High-Risk, High-Pressure Environments
  • Communications Skills and Patient Retention in the Surgical Consultation
  • Emotional Intelligence and Systems-Based Practice
  • Communication Styles and Enhanced Patient Care
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills Training in Medical Education
  • Faculty Development: Applying Communications in Medical Education
  • Leadership, Mentoring, and Communication Styles in Medicine
  • Interviewing Skills for Medical Students
  • Motivational Interviewing Skills in the Primary Care Setting
  • Interviewing Skills for Clinical Directors
  • Performance Assessment and the ACGME Core Competencies
  • Leadership Competency and Management in Medical Practice
  • Clinical Performance and Evaluation
  • The Assessment and Measurement of Core Competencies for Medical Practice in Residency Training Programs
  • Performance Issues in Resident Training: Policy, Procedures, and Remediation
  • Physician & Student Well-Being
  • A Review of Cases in Resident Remediation: Lessons Learned
  • The Art of Remediation: Person – Centered and Organizational Approaches
  • Differential Diagnosis in Physician Remediation
  • Personality and Communications in Medicine

Sample –
Training/Counsulting Organizations

  • Academy of Medicine – New York, NY
  • Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) – New York, NY
  • Physicians Association of Greater New York (PAGNY)
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) – New York, NY
  • Association of Hospital Medical Educators – Toronto Conference
  • American College of Osteopathic Physicians – Denver, CO
  • Maimonides Hospital Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Nassau University Medical Center – Nassau, NY
  • New York Hospital Queens – Flushing, NY
  • CarePoint Hospital – Bayonne, NJ
  • Jersey Shore University Hospital Center (Hackensack Meridian) – Neptune, NJ
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine – New York, NY
  • Saint Georges University Medical School – Grenada, West Indies
  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY
  • Greenville Hospital – Jersey City, NJ
  • Riverside Hospital – Secaucus, NJ
  • Jersey City Medical Center (Barnabus Health)- Jersey City, NJ
  • Greystone Hospital – Morris Plains, NJ
  • Bariatric Treatment Centers – Nationwide
  • Ross University Medical School – New Jersey, Miami
  • Wilson Hospital – Binghamton, New York
  • Long Island College Hospital – Brooklyn, New York
  • Bronx Hospital – Bronx, NY
  • Suny Downstate – Brooklyn, NY
  • Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center – Ottawa, Ontario
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center – Chandler, AZ