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.
I returned from the glorious American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, my belly, mind and heart full! Find my reflections at Doximity.
My journalism degree taught me to gather info from many sources, synthesize it & communicate it clearly to others – exactly what doctors do all day. So why, when interviewing to attend medical school, was my background seen as odd? Communication is central to doctoring. We can do better. Read more here in my latest…
I was honored that CLOSLER, an initiative of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, invited me to reflect on life as a doctor with cancer. You can check it out here.