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The People That You Meet – (Half of) The Sisterhood

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On my most recent flight to the United Kingdom in May to give a couple of talks in London, as I was settling into my seat for the 6 hour flight, a young girl came up behind me and said that she had with window seat. She was out of breath, carrying a guitar case […]

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Hospital Now Accepting Likes, Retweets as Payments

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, TN – In a stunning health care coup, Stalwart Memorial Hospital has announced a new advertising campaign that is sure to change the face of hospital publicity and simultaneously lower the cost of health care for the consumer.  Thanks to the brilliance of the newly-hired social media manager, Shina Patel, patients will have their […]

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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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ZDoggMD In Da Lab

| May 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

ZDoggMD is of course Dr. Zubin Damania, a physician and CEO and Founder of Las Vegas-based Turntable Health – a new health clinic located in and part of Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project. He is known for his music videos, parodies and comedy sketches about contemporary medical issues and working in the medical field. He hits the […]

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The Hardware Store

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently found myself in a local Target store looking for something I thought they may or may not carry but it was on the way home and figured I would stop and look. I was thinking about picking up some of what I was looking for many years and this day seemed to be […]

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The Art of Writing a Pathology Report: What We Say and What We Mean

| April 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Over the weekend I shared an image on Facebook that garnered a lot of interest so I thought I would share it with readers here and add to the content.  The image I believe comes from a book edited and largely authored by Natasha Rekhtman and Justin Bishop along with Diana Molavi in Quick Reference Handbook […]

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Welcome to Army Pathology

| April 12, 2016 | 10 Comments

Following internship it was time to start my 4-year pathology residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. Through a similar process to the civilian match, I requested the opportunity to stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and for some reason was selected to do so. At the time, the residency program was combined with the […]

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Why Can’t Medicine Be More Like Uber?

| January 28, 2016 | 5 Comments

Anyone who has used Uber would probably use terms such as “easy”, “fast”, “simple”, “transparent”, or “cost-effective”. Uber, and for the sake of argument, let’s say other ride share services, allows for people who need a ride and people who can provide that ride a mechanism in a very transparent, open-market system to connect and […]

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The Movat Pentachrome and Digital Pathology

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

My Director of Anatomic Pathology during the course of my residency was a Mexican-born pediatric and neuropathologist who spoke perfect Spanglish with a bunch of last names and some with hyphens. She was a great person and a great morphologist. Nearly every case had a decision reached on it between the gross, microscopic and clinicopathologic […]

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Pathologists Are the Meteorologists of Medicine

| December 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

A pathologist is a physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests and interprets the results in order to facilitate a patient’s diagnosis and treatment. A meteorologist as a person with specialized education who uses scientific principles to explain, understand, observe, or forecast the earth’s atmospheric phenomena and/or how the atmosphere affects the earth and life on […]

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College of American Pathologists Notably Absent from Choosing Wisely

| November 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

I recalled sharing news a couple of years ago about ASCP and the ABIM Foundation partnering together for something called “Choosing Wisely” and thought I would check in to see what this site consisted of now. I think the addition of information for patients is somewhat new in addition to information for clinicians. According the […]

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24 Hours in China

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The clock on the car dashboard read “2:22”. It was Saturday afternoon in Shanghai, having left Charlotte, NC at 7 AM the day before. The trip thus far could not have gone any better. A short 14 hour flight from Chicago over the North Pole and quick clear through customs, myself and another pathologist from […]

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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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