As the specialty comes together to celebrate our 125th anniversary, Dr. Sangwan will provide a positive outlook on wellness for the medical community both as a whole and as individuals during her interactive keynote speech titled, “Self-Care in Healthcare.” Every year, physicians are asked to do more with less. In order to excel under pressure, they must expand their perspective, foster synergistic collaboration, and encourage creativity and innovation. Get ready to discover your superpowers and gain clarity on how to engage with the most challenging personalities in your life.
An internal medicine physician who has discovered the prescription for inspiring transformation in leaders and teams across professions, Dr. Sangwan connects the dots between health and leadership performance. Her keynotes provide practical tools that elevate self-awareness, build trust and clear communication across teams and empower organizations to excel under pressure.
She works with innovative companies such as Apple, Google and American Express and also partners with healthcare institutions and universities such as Kaiser Permanente, Harvard’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Stanford University, and University of Michigan. Dr. Sangwan has pioneered programs that measurably improve metrics related to culture transformation, employee engagement, productivity, provider-patient communication and client satisfaction. She has shared her learnings on multiple TEDx stages and also as the author of Talk Rx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness. Dr. Sangwan’s common sense, yet transformative approaches have won praise from best-selling thought leaders ranging from Dr. Wayne Dyer to Mark Hyman, MD and have influenced the lives of audiences around the world.
Both a physician and engineer by training, Dr. Sangwan is CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, a leadership consulting firm. Through combining the science of medicine with the art of communication, she improves productivity and outcomes. Her innovative program, the i-Five Experience™ uses scientifically proven techniques to reduce stress, build resilience, and foster individual and team accountability. Neha began her teaching career as faculty for Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Physician Education and Development Team. There, she designed and delivered innovative workshops to integrate physicians and nurses into cohesive, productive teams within fast-paced and high-stress environments. This included transforming a 20-year entrenched operating room culture to one of clear communication, increased productivity and employee engagement. Dr. Sangwan then translated this program to corporate settings, working with clients in consulting, technology, higher education and finance.
After earning her BS in mechanical and biomedical engineering at Michigan State University, she worked as a manufacturing engineer at Motorola before attending medical school at State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). She went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency at Temple University, where she practiced as a hospitalist and became a physician-partner at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California. Dr. Sangwan discovered the connections between health and productivity as she explored the root causes of her hospitalized patient’s ailments. Dr. Sangwan is faculty for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and also nationally certified by the International Federation of Coaches (ICF).
Dr. Sangwan’s style is informative, experiential and inspiring. A gifted speaker, she uses storytelling from her experiences in both the corporate world and on the front lines of patient care to spark breakthrough experiences for others. She teaches authentic communication so leaders and their teams better understand each other which results in innovation and synergistic collaboration.