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 Speaker Dr. Natalie Stavas

Dr. Natalie Stavas

Inspirational Boston Marathon Hero, Humanitarian & Award-Winning Physician

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Massachusetts, USA

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Dr. Natalie Stavas was approaching the finish line of her 5th Boston marathon when explosions shook the city.

Instinctively running towards the chaos that ravaged the renowned athletic event, she raced to save as many lives as possible, administering CPR, applying tourniquets and triaging the wounded. Recognized for her bravery, her actions resulted in her emerging as a national hero, honored by President Barack Obama and named “2013 Bostonian of the Year” by The Boston Globe.

Why Natalie?

  • Natalie is a marathoner whose heroic acts saved multiple lives in the Boston Marathon bombing
  • Natalie was named 2013 Bostonian of the Year by The Boston Globe and named “Woman of the Week” in Philadelphia in 2016
  • She is a recipient of the 2012 Change Maker Award from The Boston Foundation
  • Natalie is an attending Physician in Child Protection Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Medical Director of Sole Train
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania; Masters in Health Policy

Fervently committed to making a difference, Dr. Stavas works as a physician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is pursuing fellowship training in Child Protection pediatrics and obtaining a Masters in Health Science and Public Policy at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Stavas continues to adopt new methods for contributing toward her cause, now serving as a weekly medical contributor for Boston’s FOX 25 and a mentor for the non-profit, Sole Train. She also travels regularly to Haiti to provide medical care to children and help strengthen the fragile medical infrastructure, and her work as a medical pioneer was featured in a documentary that premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest film festival.

With a distinctive “Running Towards Chaos” philosophy, Dr. Stavas uses medical expertise and personal experiences—from her upbringing on a Nebraska farm to the Boston terrorist attacks—to provide fascinating and constructive insight on the importance of altruism and strategies for conquering fear, finding meaning in a chaotic world and ultimately running towards chaos.

Testimonials 3

  • Thank you for agreeing to be with us at CASE IV. Your presentation was the most celebrated of the keynotes we had. I had more positive comments about your content, style, and delivery than I did for any of the other well-known keynoters involved. You made us think, you challenged us, you made us laugh and cry, and you left us reflecting and inspired to be our better selves. I feel honored to know you. I wish you continued success and happiness.

    Karl Miller

    Executive Director of Development, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Natalie Stavas delivered the Closing General Session at the 2016 AHCA/NCAL Independent Owners Conference held March 16 – 18 in San Diego, CA.  In a word, she was inspirational.  Dr. Stavas has a talent for delivering useful information that is also motivational.  Her story of growing up in Kansas, continuing on to Harvard and running the Boston Marathon, provide wonderful examples of how we can live our best lives.  Our participants raved about her presentation.  It was the perfect end to our event.

    Christy Sharp

    Senior Director, Member Relations, American Health Care Association

  • Dr. Stavas recently spoke to the attendees of the National Emergency Number Association’s Annual Conference and Expo.  Dr. Stavas’ presentation was simply excellent and right on point for the audience. Her very well prepared presentation was highlighted by remarkable video segments that perfectly augment her comments. The standing ovation she received indicated that the powerful message and presentation was very well received by the attendees. She was a powerful contributor to the success of the conference.

    Brian Fontes

    CEO, National Emergency Number Association

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