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 […]

Read More The woman who changed how we die…

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 […]

Read More Drowning in a Flood of Cancer Debt

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

Read More Burnout

#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 […]

Read More #TipsForNewDocs

Up and running

After seconds of thought and hours of mindless computer clicking, I’m glad to have The Ink Vessel up and running. I’ve placed a few of my favorite older cartoons on the “Work” page, but new cartoons will show up here in the blog-page. Thanks for looking! PSA: Clostridium Difficile is anything but funny! Use antibiotics wisely…

Read More Up and running