Greg Hammer, MD

Stanford University Medical Center Professor & Physician


Dr. Greg

Greg Hammer, MD is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, professor at Stanford University Medical Center, and #1 best-selling author. A member of the Stanford WellMD initiative and the Wellness Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr Hammer is currently the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and teaches GAIN to medical students, residents and fellows at Stanford.

His book,  GAIN Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook  for Health Care Professionals focuses on the four pillars of gratitude, awareness, intention, and non judgment to promote well-being. As Dr. Hammer has successfully been a guiding light to numerous physicians facing burnout in their respective fields, the GAIN method has been known to strengthen mental strength and resilience regardless of their profession.

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GAIN Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals

This proven path toward personal resilience can be implemented by anyone, anywhere, in just a few minutes a day. Increased resilience could save your practice, your patients, your marriage – or even your life. GAIN Without Pain is a four-step process toward happiness. GAIN is an acronym for Gratitude, Acceptance, Intention, and Nonjudgment.

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Health care workers and burnout:

A doctor’s tips for dealing with stress and anxiety.

Understanding Burnout and Chronic Stress

A doctor’s tips for dealing with stress and anxiety.

How to Support Caregivers' Mental Health

Staying Positive During the Coronavirus





  • Now more than ever before, health care professionals are experiencing high levels of stress.
  • Each year, 400 U.S physicians commit suicide – the highest suicide rate of any profession.
  • Up to 30% of new nursing graduates leave the profession within two years.

Past Event

Online workshop on GAIN at Infinity Foundation. Tuesday, June 8, 2021

About Dr. Hammer

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Dr. Hammer Media

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