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Dr. Kemia M. Sarraf

MD, MPH, RCC, TIPC, TMC
Lodestar Founder + CEO

Dr. Kemia Sarraf (“Dr. K” ) completed her Medical Degree and Master of Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and her residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine.  The arc of her more than two decade career has included medical practice, public health programming and development, nonprofit leadership, multiple board positions in both the public and private sector, DEI and trauma-mitigation work in medical education, and private business ownership.

Dr. K's deep and expansive background in public health, trauma, and a trauma-informed approach to professional coaching led her to develop a unique paradigm honed for professionals working in environments of chronic toxic stress. 

Dr. K founded Lodestar in 2016, responding to a growing need for trauma-mitigation subspecialty coaching methods for physician colleagues who were reporting alarmingly high levels of severe burnout, vicarious trauma, and moral injury.  She serves as adjunct faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in the office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.