My patient and his wife didn’t understand that an anesthesiologist is a physician, despite his having been cared for by anesthesiologists during
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Nurses argue that they can perform many hands-on tasks of anesthesia care just as well as we can. So why are we still doing those tasks? As we orient
Forget the pandemic, say hospital executives. What have you done for us lately? There was a time, at the peak of the pandemic, when many of us
If you think about scope-of-practice creep at all, you may think immediately of the advocacy efforts so many physicians have made to preserve
How the ACGME and ABA are infantilizing resident training Not long ago, my patient in a complex thoracic case developed
Every death related to anesthesia is a tragedy; even more so when a minor procedure such as a colonoscopy leads to a completely unexpected death.
I originally wrote this column just before Thanksgiving one year, and then updated it in 2012 after the tragic massacre of the Newtown first-graders.
Remember the dark days of the pandemic in March and April, when the true risk of caring for COVID patients started to become clear? Remember when
This article, with advice for residents about the future of anesthesiology, was published first in the October 2020 issue of Anesthesiology News You
How are two-career households with children — let alone single-parent households — going to manage with daycare centers and schools closed,
Author’s note: This article was written in May 2020 for the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ monthly magazine, the ASA Monitor. It was
ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 may have been the last old-school, convention-size, professional meeting I will ever attend. I could be wrong, but it may mark
Author’s note: This article was written in late March, 2020, for publication in the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ monthly magazine, the
I live and work in Los Angeles, one of the plastic surgery capitals of the world. Quite a few of my patients have “had a little work done” —
Do you think I went too far in my last blog post, calling out some journalists as “pontificating parasites” who love nothing more than to slam