"There is a high global prevalence of hostile work environment in cardiology, including discrimination, emotional harassment, and sexual harassment.” Sharma G. et al. JACC 2021.

Dr Naidu was at the beginning of his career when, having experienced micro-aggression, his chairman shared an insight that still shapes the way he thinks about addressing professional jealousy and bullying: “Don’t let people bring you down, you just keep working and lift them up.”

In this week's Parallax, Dr Ankur Kalra is joined by Dr Srihari S Naidu, Director of Cath Labs and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at the Westchester Medical Center and President Elect of NY ACC, for an honest conversation on a challenging topic within the cardiology community.

Cardiology, a highly competitive field, still generates the sense that power is equal to strength. In this insightful and practical episode, Hari revisits his own experiences both as a leader and as a trainee, navigating complex situations. What can you do as a target when being bullied? How can hostile environment, cliques be best addressed? Ankur asks what skills are needed to help mitigate the emotional impact of intimidation. Hari elaborates on what it means to belong to a team, and how can leaders at a local level work for an inclusive community, a better cardiology for all.

Questions and comments can be sent to “podcast@radciffe-group.com” and may be answered by Ankur in the next episode. Guest @SrihariNaiduMD, hosted by @AnkurKalraMD. Produced by @RadcliffeCARDIO.

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