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My summer reading has a definite (unintentional) theme: books written by, or heavily featuring people I know. I joke […]
It was my great pleasure to meet AJ Montpetit from the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation at HIMSS15 this year. We recorded this interview where I talk about my Crohn’s diagnosis, the story behind my Walking Gallery Jacket, getting into advocacy, and the way the Internet can help people with chronic […]
Tomorrow morning I fly to Chicago for HIMSS15 (imagine Disneyworld, but for Health IT and instead of EPCOT you’ve got a maze of vendor booths hawking the latest tech and software). All the preparation and buzz has me thinking about what I want from health IT. Everyone is trying to be the next Uber for […]
Last year, I was given an award by a well-known charity. The clear glass award was engraved with my name, and presented by a former Congressman in a ballroom just outside DC, in front of an audience full of doctors, lawyers, and philanthropists. The evening’s entertainer, a sweet young country singer straight from Nashville, shouted […]
The following is my application for the Cinderblocks 2 Patient Travel Scholarship.
This has been a hard Winter. My health has not been good, and my mental health has suffered as a result of less sunlight and more days on the couch instead of hanging out with friends. I woke up recently with a […]
Dr. Larry Chu and the Stanford Medicine X crew just dropped a major bomb on the already still-hyped up ePatient community. Applications for the 2015 ePatient Scholar program opened yesterday night.
I am nowhere near completing the process of recapping the 2014 event, nowhere near recovering from the jet-lag, euphoria, and ideas for action whirring […]
I’ve had a complicated relationship with MedX. Earlier, I thought it was just this year, the stress of having to get so much done, learning so much on the fly, feeling (perhaps unfairly on my part) not as much support as I needed. I was first in a difficult living situation and then dealing with […]
It feels like I’ve been preparing for this for ages, so it’s a little hard to believe that Stanford Medicine X is just a few days away! No longer a newbie, I’m feeling the pressure in different ways this year, but also know firsthand just how inspiring the event can be. I’ve […]
When I was 13, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, and from that point on nearly all of my major life choices have been made with it in mind, including picking a college major that would result in a job with health insurance.
An essay I wrote […]