• Article

    My Journey

    November 1, 2023

    A startling diagnosis All of a sudden, I was sitting on the other side of the table from another physician, not a patient. I was not discussing my cholesterol levels, blood pressure, or anemia, but...

  • Gratitude is Good for Us

    November 1, 2023

    As our discussion about discharge ended, Ms. Jones, stooped, her thin grey hair pulled back, and moved slowly toward her husband’s hospital bed. Gently, she stroked his head and said, “We will...

  • Article

    Finding Beauty in Our Patients’ Lives

    October 4, 2023

    Awe as a path to greater resilience for hospitalists With her grey hair pulled back and wearing her Sunday best, Ms. W. gracefully rose from the chair and approached the hospital bed where her...

  • Article

    Mid-career “Phronesis”

    July 5, 2023

    The 2023 SHM Converge Conference in Austin, Texas was the backdrop for a chance encounter between two old friends. We and our spouses met during residency 20 years ago, became fast friends, and then...

  • Article

    The Future of Hospital Medicine…Is Connected

    April 18, 2023

    Recently someone on Twitter, supposedly a physician, replied to one of my tweets calling out misinformation and tried to catch me in some trap about vaccine-induced cardiac events. She went on to...

  • Opinion

    Females and the Future of Hospital Medicine

    April 13, 2023

    I was unknowingly the future of hospital medicine, but it was a future that almost didn’t come true. The first time I stepped onto the hospital wards was with a physician who called himself a...

  • Article

    The Unsung Health Care Hero: When the Physician Advisor Saved a Life

    April 11, 2023

    Leaving against medical advice is not uncommon in hospitals, but when Ms. Lydia asked to sign out, the nurse and hospitalist were shocked. Ms. Lydia, a sweet, 72-year-old patient with sepsis from...

  • Article

    Alternative Hospitalist “Uniform” When Hospitalists Were New (2003)

    February 22, 2023

    I read with interest the contrasting articles “Have We Gotten too Casual “ and “Heels, White Coats, Formal Wear, and Scrubs” all about hospitalists’ attire in the January 2023 issue. It...

  • The Rabbit Hole or The Thin Red Line

    February 14, 2023

    The last two years have nearly drained my soul to the last drop. There have been so many moments that have been tear-stained, hopeless, dark, full of loss, and covered in blood. We have faced a...

  • Article


    January 19, 2023

    As a transplant, I wasn’t familiar with the city's geography. But I knew where the streets were, and that’s where we went. We all piled into the van—the outreach coordinator, nurse, attending,...