Malynn Utzinger, MD is a physician and teacher of contemplative practices including compassion-based emotional and social intelligence at Promega Corporation, Usona Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As a physician, Malynn is board-certified in family medicine and integrative medicine, completed a fellowship in preventive oncology and is interested in functional medicine and balance of the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps us digest, rest and restore. As a former student of cultural anthropology, she holds symbols, stories and dreams as essential--the words beneath the words. As a teacher, she works with the great and the humble in each of us.
Preceding medical school, Malynn worked in San Francisco with mind-body medicine pioneers Dean Ornish and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
After residency and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, she became the Director of Women’s Health for the Chopra Center
in San Diego and consulted for Eileen Fisher in New York. The through line of her work is teaching self-awareness and compassion--those practices critical not only to our personal health but also to our collective insight, human relationships and ability to solve complex problems together in an interdependent world. Knowing everyday as the greatest of teachers, Malynn delights in being a the mom of a four-year-old, which calls her to one of life’s most lively and heart-stretching dances. She is on the path, with all of humanity, learning to be present with humor, love and purpose at work and at home.