Austin Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and completed his internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. His academic focus is in understanding the decision-making process, how it is influenced by internal and external factors, and how it changes our health and illness outcomes. He is also interested in improving burnout and poor mental health in the medical field. His essays on cultivating wellness in patients and medical providers can be found on a variety of websites. He is the co-author of the book Brain Wash (January 2020).