Q: Outside of hospital work, what else are you interested in?
A: High-value care is my central aim right now. I want to expand it, and I want to do things on a national scale. We formed a High Value Care committee and I’m hoping to create new guidelines to reduce overuse, overtesting, and Choosing Wisely. Outside of medicine, I like photography. Nothing professional, but I love taking pictures, especially nature and travel. Back in the day, I used to do a lot of running and martial arts too.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: I’m not sure if I will go the chief medical officer or chief quality officer route. That’s probably where I see myself. I definitely want to continue making bigger changes on a national scale, like implementing the overuse educator program across the country.
Q: What do you see as the future of hospital medicine?
A: Value-based health care is always going to get bigger as the cost of health care and the cost of overuse rises, and we start to see a lot of harms outlined in research. We’re going to be on top of it much more, because the hospital setting is complex and continues to change.