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Kemia M. Sarraf

President & CEO

MD, MPH, RCC, TIPC

Program & Faculty Director

Clients that are prepaid or group contract (password required):

For inquiries regarding Lodestar, including speaking invitations, please schedule time with our COO Kiana Joersz to discuss your needs.

The arc of Dr. K's more than two decade career has included patient care, public health programming, nonprofit & leadership development, and executive coaching. Dr. K founded Lodestar in 2016, responding to a growing need for subspecialty coaching methods for professional clients who were reporting high levels of severe burnout, vicarious trauma and moral injury.

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.

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