Blog post by Thomas K. Varghese Jr. MD, MS, FACS Ernest Codman MD (1869-1940) was the prototypical genius surgeon. Graduate of Harvard Medical School in 1895, internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and eventually a member of the surgical staff at Mass General and of the Harvard faculty. His impact was in many fields – shoulder […]

Blog post by Lisa Fields I first became interested in Esther Sternberg MD after listening to a remarkable interview by Krista Tippett’s (@kristatippett) host of On Being (@Beingtweets). “Esther Sternberg is an immunologist and a pioneer on this new frontier that’s giving rise to disciplines like neuroimmunology and environmental psychology. Architects are working with scientists to […]

Blog post by Colin Hung A story out of Halifax, Nova Scotia this week got me thinking about the fight against status quo in healthcare. Nurses in the Capital Health District walked off the job to protest what they considered to be unacceptable patient safety conditions. One of the central issues was the nurse-to-patient ratio. […]

Introduction by Lisa Fields This past Thursday March 27, 2014 Healthcare Leader #HCLDR was honored when we were given the opportunity to partner with @heydavemathews @erikreinertsen @paparish and other healthcare leaders from the Health Innovation Lab.  This collaboration all began with a few tweets explaining our vision of a patient not only leading a Grand […]

Introduction by Lisa Fields Twitter can be an amazing tool for making our wildest dreams and hopes come true. I believe these Tweets help tell our story for Patient Centered Innovation with our Healthcare Leader friend and colleague Michele Longabaugh also known as CrazyAssCancer on Twitter (See Below). I’m pleased some Grand Rounds are now […]

Introduction by Lisa Fields Colin and I are pleased to have Rev. Amy Ziettlow as our guest this evening. Amy has become another important member of our Healthcare Leader community by adding another dimension both as a scholar and as a faith leader. When I read her work “Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for […]

Introduction by Lisa Fields and Colin Hung This week #HCLDR welcomes Joanne Conroy, MD Chief Health Care Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and a frequent contributor to the Wing of Zock blog, as our guest. We are honored that Conroy and the AAMC have chosen our tweetchat to debut their new report on […]


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