What Ironman Louisville Taught Me About Gratitude

This post has been a long time coming.  Back in 2003, I volunteered as a first year medical student at the Blue Devil Ironman.  As exhausted and elated triathletes crossed the finish line, I worked the medical tent and escorted those who were dehydrated, hyponatremic, or obviously suffering from altered mental status into the tent …

What Books Changed Your Life?

This summer I've been fortunate to read some great books. Among others, I read Jon Meacham's The Soul of America on the beach, flown cross-country while audio-booking Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and indulged a (wishful-thinking) Teddy Roosevelt kick by powering through both River of Doubt by Candice Millard and The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns …

Weaponized Fear and Our Health

On a warm June day in 1950, 53-year-old Senator Margaret Chase Smith stepped to the rostrum in the chamber of the United States Senate. With a steady, measured tone, she delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” warning America and her Senate colleagues of the dangers of riding “to political victory on the four horsemen of calumny—fear, ignorance, …

Modern Healthcare Commentary

Excited to share my thoughts this week with Modern Healthcare on the intersection of analytics, technology, and humanity in healthcare: When we strip away everything in healthcare that humans do not absolutely have to do, all that remains is the raw humanity ingrained in person-to-person interactions. Better technology CAN thus both enable and expand our …