Dispatch from Botswana: 2017 BIDMC Annual Report Video

  As part of the 2017 BIDMC Annual Report, I produced this video about my time as an attending and Clinical Fellow in Global Health at Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Molepolole, Botswana. If you’re curious about what I was up to in Botswana, give it a watch!

Episode 27: The First Opiate Epidemic

The United States is in the midst of an epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths due to opiate painkillers. Its causes are varied, but there’s no question that physicians share a large part of the blame. Little discussed is that this is actually the second time this has happened. Almost […]

Summer Shorts #2 – Corrupted Blood

  In 2005, a mysterious plague called Corrupted Blood hit the online denizens of World of Warcraft, ripping through cities and decimating player characters. After the smoke cleared, it became clear that this virtual plague shared many characteristics with real-world diseases and almost immediately attracted the attention of researchers. In […]

Episode 26: The God Squad

The invention of dialysis — essentially artificial kidneys for people with kidney failure — revolutionized medicine. It also started a debate about medical rationing and ethics that rages to this day. Producer Cam Steele brings us a story about the God Squad, the group of lay people and doctors tasked […]