Dr. Mick Malotte, MD is a retired ENT surgeon from California who has been practicing mindfulness as a surgeon for over 30 years. Not only does Mick practice mindfulness through a daily practice and retreats, but he teaches mindfulness to physicians and surgeons around the country! Mick gives us a brief history of mindfulness in medicine and helps us understand how mindfulness practices are adopted to medicine and surgery. We talk about burnout, data and physiology, and the religious and social implications of widespread mindfulness practices! Importantly, Mick gives us easy-to-perform micro practices that can be performed within our daily practices to be better surgeons, physicians, and human beings. If you are interested in talking with Mick or exploring mindfulness training at your institution, reach out to Mick through his website. Enjoy!