The woman who changed how we die…

When it comes to courageous healthcare heroes, it’s hard to think of anyone quite like Dame Cicely Saunders – nurse, social worker, doctor, and an extraordinary spark in bringing rigorous compassion to medicine… I’m excited to share my comic on the life of Dame Saunders published with Annals of Internal Medicine just in time for […]

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Drowning in a Flood of Cancer Debt

I had the honor of taking up a digital pen in the L.A. Times alongside my inspiring colleague Dr. Fumiko Chino (now a Radiation Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) to tell her story of how the “financial toxicity” of cancer treatments brought her own life to the brink of ruin.  You can read […]

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Good Medicine

Sir William Osler is widely considered the father of modern medical education and created the first residency specialty training program for doctors. He was famous not only for his glorious mustache but for his passion for drawing students out of the classroom and to the bedside of their patients. His influence can be seen throughout […]

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Medicine in the Digital Age

Since its first display in 1891, Sir Luke Fildes’ classic painting “The Doctor” has become an icon for the ideals of presence and personal connection in the practice of medicine. Certainly, medical technology has made miraculous strides in the past century, but I sometimes wonder how we measure up against that ideal in our digital […]

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Burnout

A cartoon salute to the medical folks working this #LaborDay . . . Hope you’re able to feel appreciated for the hard work you do, even when you may feel toasted!! #LaborOnLaborDay #GraphicMedicine

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#TipsForNewDocs

In honor of the July arrival of new doctors at teaching hospitals around the country, the Twittersphere is actively producing a variety of #TipsforNewDocs. Here is my own compiled and drawn list of 7 graphic tips to add to the mix. Number 1- Listen to #Nurses !! Number 2 – It’s hard to remember when […]

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