Zubin  Damania, MD

Zubin Damania, MD

Dr. Zubin Damania (ZDoggMD) explores the challenges of delivering compassionate health care in our severely dysfunctional medical system, while proposing collaborative ways to revitalize it. Through personal anecdotes extracted from a lifetime of exposure and experience working in the medical field, he inspires healthcare groups, corporations, non-profits, and associations and challenges their teams to examine their own industry's traditions. Under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, Zubin's YouTube videos have gone viral with millions of views, educating patients and providers alike while satirizing the dysfunctions of our healthcare system.

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Zubin Damania, M.D. - better known as ZDoggMD - is the founder of Turntable health and the director of healthcare development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. This project is investing $350 million in the revitalization of the urban core of Las Vegas, including small business development, residential housing, education, technology, and healthcare.

During his 10-year hospitalist career at Stanford, Dr. Damania received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching while simultaneously maintaining a shadow career performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences worldwide. His videos, created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD, have amassed millions of views, focusing on educating patients and providers alike while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.

In Las Vegas, Zubin has made the leap from satire to actionable change by developing Turntable Health, an innovative model of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness at both the individual and community level. Zubin has been featured in Forbes as well as in the Morgan Spurlock Documentary, The Downtown Project, about the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.

    "Dr. Damania was the highlight of our conference - everyone from frontline clinical staff to c-suite executives loved his session. He masterfully blended humor with a powerful message about health care transformation that everyone interested in improving the US health system should hear."

    --SSM Health Care

    "Comedy and pathos. Clinical insight and the heart of a physician. Zubin and Z-Dogg. You get it all when you bring Zubin Damania, MD, to your event. Not only was Zubin/Z a hit when he/they spoke at the general session of TexMed 2014, he busted his gluteus maximus ahead of time, helping us promote the event with a custom Z-Dogg video and lots of action on his social media networks. Zubin is a real health care revolutionary. Z-Dogg is an Internet sensation. You can't go wrong bringing these two to your next event."

    --Texas Medical Association

    "ZDogg (or Dr. Damania) is one of the finest, funniest, and informative speakers I've ever heard. Hands down the most entertaining doctor I have ever heard present. My body is still sore from the profound laughter he induced ... and his message about medicine's future and the importance of touch can't be emphasized enough."

    --The Scripps Research Institute

    "My members absolutely loved ZDoggMD as a keynote; he was the perfect mix of entertainment and inspiration! His ability to provide thoughtful insight on changing the culture of medicine while getting belly laughs is a rare talent."

    --American Medical Student Association