Tag: Chicago

Philips Digital Pathology Introduces US Roadshow

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the need for further education on the topic of digital pathology, specifically with the recent approval of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution for primary diagnostics, Philips is organizing a US roadshow, visiting 7 cities in 2017, to educate pathologists on digital pathology. The first stop on the roadshow is Houston on August 29th followed by Chicago […]

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The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 2

| April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In my previous post, The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 1 I wrote briefly about growing up outside of Chicago in a suburb called Cicero. For lack of a better word, Jimmy was perhaps as close a friend as anyone could have in that neighborhood. But one learned from an early age to be […]

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One of a Kind – Not So Much

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

My father had asked his father in-law many years prior for some money to buy gold. My grandfather apparently told him that was not a good idea and questioned how he was going to feed his kids and put clothes on their backs with gold. Ultimately, he lent my father the money and Nixon took […]

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Delivering Babies in Honolulu and Taking the Test in Chicago

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Northwestern Medical School prided itself in all its clinical departments, the strength of their faculty and teaching abilities, as well they should. A right for a Top 20 medical school in the rankings, for what they are worth. In particular, they were particularly proud of their Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics programs. Oddly, they were […]

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Grandpa – Part 2

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

My grandfather claimed he never met a food he didn’t like. And he took full advantage of that. He ate what he wanted, drank what he wanted and at times smoked what he wanted. He fought obesity his entire life. As a result of that he suffered from diabetes and despite not watching his diet […]

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Grandpa – Part 1

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I never met my paternal grandfather. He passed away from a massive stroke about a year before I was born. I was named after him but know very little of his early life. He came from Russia when he was 3 years old and the family settled in Chicago. He worked hard his whole life […]

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The Body Shop

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mike “Lala” Jankovic stood less than 5 feet tall with dark wavy hair and thick sideburns and continual 3-day beard growth it seemed. He was sort of a mix of Louie DePalma and Latka Gravas from the sitcom Taxi that was on television about the first time I met Lala. He was somewhat cantankerous but […]

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The Zaladonis Brothers

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

During medical school I played on a roller hockey team for a couple of years. Most of the team was centered in the Bridgeport neighborhood of the city and we would practice in a church gym when we could get it. Getting their involved trying to get rides from a teammate in Lincoln Park or […]

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