Unlike many in the field, Bhargav Chandrashekar, DO, MPH, MHA, chose occ health as his speciality early
Dr. Chandrashekar is the Global Medical Director of Occupational Medicine and Employee Well Being at GE HealthCare. He also is a member of the Enterprise Health Advisory Board. Unlike many of his counterparts in occupational medicine, Dr. Chandrashekar actually identified his field of interest during medical school. After reading an article in a journal about a physician who worked caring for firefighters, he wanted to know more about the speciality of medicine that interacts with how people work.
In this episode of OccTok, Dr. Chandrashekar shares why he choose the field of occupational medicine and what he believes some of the common traits are that make a physician well suited to the specialty.
OccTok is a podcast produced by Enterprise Health to support the mission of ACOEM's Ambassador Program, an initiative to increase awareness of occupational and environmental medicine among medical and APP students and residents and provide opportunities for real-world experiences for interested trainees.
The Ambassador Program is led by a group of occupational health professionals who recruit others in the specialty to volunteer as ambassadors and present at lunch and learns at medical and physician assistant schools throughout the U.S. The presentations introduce attendees to the specialty and its benefits which include high satisfaction and low burnout rates, and provide information on common work environments including hospitals and health systems, colleges and universities, the public sector, sports and entertainment, and a wide variety of corporate and manufacturing settings.
Listen now to hear Dr. Chandrashekar's personal journey into occupational medicine.