Making a Human Connection

“I’ve never wanted to make nurses feel like they have to convince me to come to a bedside. I’ve always said, ‘If you want me to come look at the baby just say so and I’ll come.’ Ninety percent of the time it is clinically worth the trip. The 10% of the time that everything’s […]

Convenience and Coordination

Thanks to the folks at HealthLeaders Media and reporter Debra Shute for interviewing me for this story. One of the key messages we landed on was this: “…the push toward accountable populations while simultaneously meeting consumers in their living rooms are dual trends that will definitely need to be resolved within the next 10 years.” […]


Today marked the end of an era.  Our dog Bartlet – named after the fictional POTUS from The West Wing who (true story) I wrote-in for President last year when I couldn’t bring myself to vote for any of the real candidates – died this morning at 08:32. He was a pound puppy, adopted from the […]

Tiny Medicine

Don’t give up! I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small! – Horton, from Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss When I tell people I’m a neonatologist, they usually nod and smile in the way people do when they have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.  I’ve learned […]

Getting There

Here’s a new Chapter excerpt called Getting There – happy summer everyone! We are standing on the threshold of both heaven and hell, dancing nervously between the gates of one and the ante room of the other. -Yuval Harari, Sapiens The nausea was so overwhelming it nearly sent me to the ground.  I’d spent 31 […]

Alpha and Omega

“After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of […]

Would you read this book?

I’ve been playing with a book idea for a few months, writing and re-writing the introduction and toying with different ways to shape the chapters.  It’s still not fully baked, but the concept at least is formed enough to see if it would resonate… So, in the spirit of leveraging all the 21st century has […]