“The Other End of the Stethoscope”

Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 9:00-9:40 a.m. | General Sessions

Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP, Author and Adjunct Professor, Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine, University of Notre Dame
Ignitor: Tara R. Shewchuk, Vice President & Deputy, Office of Ethics & Compliance, Medtronic

In this special keynote, Marcus Engel shares his perspective as a patient. Join us for a moving examination of the other end of the stethoscope ⁠— the patient’s view! 

Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP is a Certified Speaking Professional & author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope,” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

He has authored four books and is at work on a fifth, “Beyond Patient Experience” which is due out spring of 2020!

Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in the city of New York. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches pre-meds the art of “being with.”

Marcus lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Marvelyne, and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. He is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All social media information can be found at www.MarcusEngel.com.

For nearly 25 years, Ms. Shewchuk has implemented, managed and taught on health care compliance programs. She is currently VP & Chief Deputy Compliance Officer at Medtronic. Prior to her current role, Tara was VP, Ethics & Compliance for Medtronic’s Restorative Therapies Group (RTG). In addition, she previously served as Sr. Compliance Director for Abbott’s Pharmaceutical Division and as VP, Compliance / Privacy & Security Officer for a Chicagoland IDN and in policy roles for several medical associations. Ms. Shewchuk developed and taught the Bioethics and Health Care Compliance courses at Loyola University Chicago Law School and served as Thesis Advisor to Loyola Health Law LL.M. candidates. Ms. Shewchuk has a law degree from McGill, an LL.M. in Health Law from Loyola and completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at University of Chicago. She is active in Medtronic Women’s Network and received Medtronic’s Medtronic Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (GIDE) award. She volunteers on Advisory Boards for the University of Memphis’ Health Law & Policy and the Gold Foundation’s Corporate Council. Ms. Shewchuk just moved from Tennessee to Minnesota with her husband of 26 years (Robert) and son (Stephen, 14); and “FaceTimes” with her two daughters (Amelia, 19 and Eleanor, 18), who are both away at college. When not at work, she enjoys reading historical fiction, running, hiking, gardening and baking. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family!