Romie Mushtaq

Neurologist & Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality
Dr. Romie Mushtaq Speaker
  • Traditionally-trained neurologist who has traveled the world studying meditation, yoga, and mindfulness techniques before obtaining certification in Integrative Medicine
  • Blends Western and Eastern wisdom to help patients heal from stress-based illnesses, achieve peak performance, and harness the power of mindful leadership
  • Speaks and consults with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and global associations and organizations around the world about the importance of mindfulness and wellness for long-term happiness and success

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Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine.

Dr. Romie brings together Western medicine and Eastern wisdom to help individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses, achieve peak performance, and harness the power of mindful leadership. All of Dr. Romie's programs are based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. Dr. Romie has also traveled the world learning various mindfulness and yoga techniques, and combines her unique skill set to discuss the neuroscience behind mindfulness. A highly sought after professional speaker for corporations and associations, Dr. Romie has a gift for translating complex medical and scientific principles into easy to comprehend information. Her wisdom is featured in her TEDx talk, The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.

Dr. Romie completed her medical training at the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the University of Michigan where she won numerous teaching and research awards. She previously served as faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After surviving career burnout and undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled the world learning meditation, yoga and mindfulness techniques. She then used this knowledge to train and seek additional board certification in Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Romie Mushtaq has been appointed Chief Wellness Officer for Evolution Hospitality. Evolution Hospitality is a privately held hospitality company headquartered in Orange County, California. In 2015 Evolution became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the largest privately-owned management companies in the world. As Evolution Hospitality’s Chief Wellness Officer, Dr. Romie is responsible for leading the organization to better wellness bringing together her authority in brain health, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. Her initiatives have included research on the effects of digital device use in hospitality employees and implementing a corporate-wide meditation program- both of which are groundbreaking in not only the hospitality industry, but in corporate America.

After undergoing life-saving surgery herself, Dr. Romie traveled around the world learning mindfulness-based techniques. She now speaks and consults with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and global associations. Her unique expertise is routinely featured in national media such as Forbes, NBC, Fox Business, NPR, TED talks, and dozens of other national media outlets. She is one of the first physicians appointed Chief Wellness Officers for a corporation, Evolution Hospitality, steering the mindfulness and wellness initiatives of over 6,000 employees and hosts their podcast, Wellness Evolved. She is currently working on her first book, The Busy Brain Cure. When Dr. Romie hits the pause button in her life, she meditates, spends time traveling, and believes dark chocolate is her medicine.

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Dr. Romie Mushtaq: The Powerful Secret of Your Breath

Dr. Romie Mushtaq: What Stress Does To The Brain & Body

brainSHIFT: 3 Mindful Steps To Break The Stress-Success Cycle. Modern leaders and employees are stuck in the never-ending “Stress–Success cycle”. It’s that cycle where we work too hard, stress, obsesses, and worry on our way to achieving goals—then once we achieve them, we just go right back into the cycle again. How often do you or your employees have: Difficulty focusing at work? Racing thoughts before bed? Feelings of stress or anxiety and end up with too many visits to the doctor with no real answers? It’s time to get to the core of the issue and break the Stress-Success Cycle.

Dr. Romie’s keynote blends medicine and wellness into her “3 Mindful Steps” and will truly shift your personal and professional lives. This keynote goes into the neuropsychology and mental health syndromes affecting cognitive performance and emotional control—then wraps it all up in easy-to-digest and practical takeaways. Your audience will get Dr. Romie’s science-backed program that everyone can go home with and implement right away for increased mental health and wellness. Let’s change the way your brain and your team functions to create a more successful, balanced, and healthy life.


  1. Dr. Romie’s "3 Mindful Steps" to create a truly sustainable work-life balance in the brain and at work.
  2. Actionable take-home techniques for daily stress management
  3. Science-driven mindfulness protocol to implement into your daily routines
  4. Practical mindful techniques to implement in the corporate workspace

The Power of Pause: Mindfulness To Transform Teams and Cultures. Change is a four-letter word that fosters fear. How will you lead your life without the worry and stress of change? Mindfulness teaches us that we are not just coping with "a new normal" but creating a new way of being. When we operate in the workplace from a subconscious realm of fear, stress-related symptoms of anxiety, panic, inability to focus, and insomnia predominate. The Power of Pause transforms us into mindful leaders who quickly face fears, rise above the panic, and find a path to calm consciousness. During this interactive mindfulness session, take a moment to pause, connect back to calm, and get refocused. We will practice scientifically proven breath and meditation techniques to use in the workplace and personally for improved focus, mood, and sleep.

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD is a triple board-certified physician and serves as a Chief Wellness Officer for a company of over 7000 employees. The brainSHIFT Protocol was created after three years of her research, bringing together neuroscience, integrative medicine, and mindfulness.


  1. Learn what happens to the brain under stress. Do you or your team have a "Busy Brain?"
  2. Practice the Power of Pause: brain science-based mindfulness techniques for personal well-being, sleep and focus
  3. Discover how to bring mindfulness to the workplace and foster mindful leaders.

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