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Second Calling: Finding Meaning After Medicine

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 Date: Saturday March 23, 2019 
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Institute for Spirituality and Health


Physicians often feel that they were “called” to their profession.  Yet, after a very worthwhile  career, many physicians  are challenged with finding a new life significance.  

This highly interactive program will provide opportunities for retired (and about to retire physicians) to explore what may be next in their lives.  Through discussion and exercises participants will discover new or forgotten pathways to live more fulfilling lives.




Rev. Dr. John K. Graham, MD is President and C.E.O. of the Institute Dr. John K. Graham is both a physician and a priest. He received his M.D. Degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans and is board-certified in two medical specialties – otolaryngology and plastic & reconstructive surgery. John was in the private practice of medicine in Shreveport, LA for twenty years and was founder of the Plastic Surgery Center there. He received national media exposure in 1977 when he used his microsurgery training to successfully replant the totally amputated arm of a 4 year old boy. In 1990, John left the practice of medicine and responded to God’s call to the priesthood. He attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA and received his Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. In 2001 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Following ordination to the priesthood, John served at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Austin, TX, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston and, for twelve years (1998-2010), as Sr. Associate Rector at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. On March 17, 2010, John was elected President and C.E.O. of the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center.


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Michael Winters, PhD is a retirement transition coach and a psychologist.  He established his consultation business Retire to Vitality ( as he saw that many successful professionals were struggling with developing a meaningful new identity in retirement.  He has helped hundreds of people manage the retirement transition through workshops and one-on-one consultations.