Book Review #3: Think Again by Adam Grant

Last week I wrote a long post about my perspective on America’s epidemic of gun violence and then shortly afterwards, I had the opportunity to visit a gun range with some friends. I felt like it was my duty to challenge my assumptions about these weapons, to try to understand the passion people have of…

Book Review #1: Beginners by Tom Vanderbilt

Early in my residency, I remember the first time I saw a patient coding in the emergency department. I wanted to do something but I didn’t know where to start. I felt frozen in place while everyone raced around me. The techs transferred the patient from the stretcher to the bed and then attached pads…

Caring for Patients when Man Merges with Machine

It’s easy to get caught up in the future of technology and medicine. From advancements in blockchain and EHR interoperability to 3D printing to state-of-the-art discoveries in drug delivery, the healthcare industrial complex is pushing the boundaries like never before. Technologies like the left ventricular assist device (LVAD), which pushes blood through the body when…

Five Lessons from Seth Godin’s Book Linchpin

As legendary start up lore would have it, Richard Branson, the founder of the young empire, Virgin Records, was stuck at an airport in Puerto Rico in 1984. He was trying to get to the British Virgin Islands to meet his girlfriend. Frustrated by the situation, and perhaps his lack of control, Branson looked around…