Writing

Medscape

“How medicine did harm with anecdotal data” — Medscape (2020)

“Will coronavirus restrictions lead to more advanced cancers?” — Medscape (2020)

“My son didn’t recognize me: The rootless life of medical trainees” — Medscape (2020)

“Confessions of a High-Yield Doctor” — Medscape (2019)

“Two truths and a lie about pathology” — Medscape (2019)

“No, medical errors are not the third leading cause of death” — Medscape (2019)

“To maintain trust in science, lose the peer review” — Medscape (2019)

Journal Articles

“Medicine’s dangerous optimism: lessons from Dr Pangloss” — Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2020) [pdf]

“Protecting the pathology commons in the digital era” — Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2020)

“Strengthening the medical error meme pool” — Journal of General Internal Medicine (2019) [pdf]

Article discussed in USA Today

“Death’s other kingdom: Reflections on uncertainty in pathology” — Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine (2019)

“False-positive pathology: improving reproducibility with the next generation of pathologists” — Laboratory Investigation (2019) [pdf]

“Do physicians dream of electric sheep: Examining the conflict between compassion and technology” — Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (2018) [pdf]

“Social Media in Pathology: Continuing a tradition of dialogue and education” — Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2018)

“Microscopic screening of reduction mammoplasties risks overdiagnosis” — Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2018)

“From theoretical physics to atomic bombs: learning to value medical epistemology” — Academic Medicine (2018)

“Brutalist Medicine: A reflection on the architecture of healthcare” — BMJ (2017) [pdf]

“Pathology’s other sense” — Journal of General Internal Medicine (2017) [pdf]

“In search of compassion: a new taxonomy of compassionate physician behaviours” — Health Expectations (2015)

Study covered in The Democrat and Chronicle newspaper

“Speaking-for and speaking-as: Pseudo-surrogacy in physician-patient-companion medical encounters about advanced cancer” — Patient Education and Counseling (2014)

“A question prompt list for patients with advanced cancer in the final year of life: Development and cross-cultural evaluation” — Palliative Medicine (2013)

“Patient perspectives regarding communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues: how can it be optimised?” — Patient Education and Counseling (2013)

Newspapers and Magazines

“Anatomy of a predator” — The Pathologist Magazine (2019)

“Does cancer screening save more lives overall? Not necessarily” — WBUR (2017)

“When doctors succumb to malignant relativism” — Undark Magazine (2017)

Letter on immigration ban and teaching hospitals — Los Angeles Times (2017)

“We need an overdiagnosis awareness month” — Boston Globe (2016)

“Bad lessons from Dr. Oz” — Chicago Tribune (2014)

BMJ Opinion

“Are medical errors a huge problem that’s simple to fix?” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“Theranos’ dystopian vision lives on” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“Could a postmortem communication conference improve doctor-patient relations?” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

“The dog whistle medicine of the anti-vaccine movement” — BMJ Opinion (2018)

STAT

“Is there a conflict of interest behind your cancer diagnosis?” — STAT (2017)

“How the ‘alt’ is polarizing, and harming, medicine” — STAT (2016)

“We are not viruses: Don’t limit gay men from donating blood” — STAT (2016)

Retraction Watch

“Statisticians clamor for retraction of paper by Harvard researchers they say uses a nonsense statistic” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Just how common is positive publication bias? Here’s one researcher who’s trying to figure that out” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Will scientific error checkers become as ubiquitous as spell-checkers?” — Retraction Watch (2019)

“Should journals credit eagle-eyed readers by name in retraction notices?” — Retraction Watch (2019)

Story covered in The Boston Globe, “On second thought”

“Can a ‘nudge’ stop researchers from using the wrong cell lines?” — Retraction Watch (2019)

Other

“Doctors, Drama, and Social Media” — Doximity Op-Med (2018)

“Pathologists predicted the Theranos debacle, but their voices were missing from most news coverage” — Health News Review (2018)

“Twitter-Based Medicine: How social media is changing the public’s view of medicine” — The Health Care Blog (2018)

“ASDP Interactive Case Study” — American Society of Dermatopathology (2018)

“On the long road to media health, new AMA guidelines are a step in the right direction” — Health News Review (2018)

“Doctors should fight fake health news at the checkout aisle” — KevinMD (2017)

“Cancer diagnosis? Why calling your pathologist might be a good idea” — Healthy Debate (2017)

“What is the proper way for physicians to be leaders?” — KevinMD (2016)