Zubin Damania, M.D. is the Director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, a large-scale urban revitalization initiative led by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. Zubin earned the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching during his 10-year hospitalist tenure at Stanford, while also performing stand-up comedy for medical audiences across the world.
His films, published under the alias ZDoggMD, have almost a million views while educating consumers and doctors and cruelly satirizing our broken healthcare system.
In Las Vegas, Zubin is transforming satire into tangible change by building a new style of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness on both an individual and communal level. He just established Turntable Health, a general care clinic in Las Vegas.
Inspiring Talks by Zubin Damania
- “For some, planning and preparation are essential to the creative process. For others, creativity and authenticity feel more like excavation and opening a hole in the universe.”
- “ALL the things, including addictive tech’s contribution to widespread subclinical mental illness and polarization, and how we might avoid civilizational collapse (while fixing healthcare, too)”
- “Some people frame Rogan as a free speech issue. Therefore, do nothing. Others frame it as a misinformation issue. Therefore, de-platform.
- “Can we apply the structure and elements of storytelling to our own life?”
- “Many have mystical or “peak” experiences, even true awakenings, with no context or container for them.”
- “What happens when meditation makes you feel WORSE? The answer may lie in the dissolution of emotional repression. SPOILER ALERT: contrary to our conditioning, this is a GOOD thing.”
- “I’m for COVID vaccines, but against vaccine mandates.”
- “In the heated debate over vaccine mandates, science and logic have often been lost amid politics and fear.”
- “The best synthesis I’ve yet seen of our sense-making crisis in the setting of COVID and the role of an alt-middle synthesis. Not both-sidering, not false equivalence, but SYNTHESIS.”
- “Emotions that run high on Twitter are quickly defused with real human conversation.”