I love practicing pediatrics and am grateful for the mentors who helped me find our profession! I was happy to write about our great specialty for After Rounds.
Food is so often a transporter, its tastes and smells bringing one back to a specific moment. For me, the simple dessert of rice pudding is an everlasting connection to two amazing people – my grandparents. More in my latest here in the literary journal Fond.
There are times when life as a mother and a pediatrician meld. My son has taught me as much as any part of my medical training. He has reminded me to see my patients with a parent’s eyes. In his honor, my latest essay in JAMA.
The coronavirus pandemic has reminded us what has been true always – that we all are vulnerable, even those of us in white coats. My parallel education as a doctor and cancer patient has always kept that vulnerability and shared humanity in the forefront of my practice. Read more in my latest for After Rounds.
Unfortunately the COVID-19 has kept most of us relatively homebound. However when it is safe to travel again, my latest piece for After Rounds provides medical students with some tips for doing international rotations.