Dr. Shahid is an expert on the topic of emotional intelligence. In this episode, he shares with us what it means to have emotional intelligence and how developing this important skillset can help physicians become effective leaders, build strong relationships with patients, develop resiliency, and perform well under stress.


Episode 53 – Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Ramzan Shahid

Improving your emotional intelligence starts with knowing your strengths and weaknesses. You can start here with these brief assessments:



To learn more about the topics of EI and Resilience, check out the review videos Dr. Shahid has developed: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcAalo94zsJeiXv63fmTtGg

Dr. Ramzan Shahid received his B.S. from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 1992 and his M.D. also from UIC in 1996.  He completed his Pediatric Residency training in 1999 from Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL.  Dr. Shahid’s entire 20 year career has focused on graduate medical education and academic pediatrics.  He has worked as Associate Program Director or Program Director during that time at several different institutions in the Chicago area.  He has been at Loyola for the past 12 years and has held several leadership roles including Residency Program Director and Pediatric Clinic Director.  Currently he is Vice Chair of Education for Pediatrics, Division Director for General Academic Pediatrics, Pediatric Clerkship Director, and Assistant Director of the Wellness Program at Loyola’s Medical School.  His passion for teaching has culminated in multiple teaching awards from students and residents alike.  Dr. Shahid has an interest in emotional intelligence (EI) and has given several presentations and workshops on using EI skills to promote the development of resilience.  Additionally, he has published several articles and a book chapter on this topic.

Episode produced by: Mara and Monica

Episode recording date: November 2020