Vinny Arora, MD This article originally appeared on the Society of Hospital Medicine’s The Hospitalist. —————— The word legacy has been synonymous with death to me. When so and so dies, we discuss their legacy. I had a powerful experience that changed my mind on this word that is befitting for this Legacies column. Seven years […]

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP I was recently honored to be part of a panel of leaders in child health at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Making Our Mark: Pediatricians, Leadership, and Impact on Child Health. When my colleague and post-doc cohort alumnus from UCSF, Elena Fuentes Afflick reached out I was thrilled. She […]

Joanne Conroy, MD and Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP This has been such a disheartening and soul crushing week. It began last Wednesday when a white man with a history of violence shot and killed two African-Americans at a Kentucky Kroger store following a failed attempt to barge into a black church. Mail bombs […]

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD This article originally appeared on the NEJM Catalyst page.  It was written by Women of Impact members Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA & Joanne Conroy, MD.  Women of Impact Co-Authors include: Vineet Arora, Anne Beal, Chloe Bird, Ann Bonham, Kathy Buto, Lynne Chafetz, Deborah Chang, Ceci Connolly, Lisa David, […]

Ceci Connolly To tackle the social determinants of health, Healthy People 2020 charges us with working collaboratively across sectors to address the unique needs of our communities. Public health agencies and community-based organizations have powerful partners in health plans and providers to achieve success. Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the nonprofit Alliance of Community Health Plans, […]

Darilyn Moyer, MD From the American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine Recently, we were surprised to uncover an unrecognized gender disparity in our own presumably forward-thinking residency program. Women account for 47% of our internal medicine residency class (similar to the national average) and more than 50% of program leadership. Our graduates frequently […]