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#9/31 Days of Giving- Angel Wish

The last elective I did as a medical student was an away rotation with the infectious disease division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was the mid-1990s during the AIDS epidemic. The medications that turned what was a rapid death sentence into a chronic disease were not yet available. Watching someone in one’s..Read More »





#5/31 Days of giving- Committee for Physician Health – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

“Physician, heal theyself.” When I served on the disciplinary board for the health professions for the state of New York (i.e. medical jury duty) not uncommonly the issue that came up that had someone’s license on the line was a question of the person’s own health–mental and physical–not uncommonly addiction problems–and its impact on their..Read More »



#3/31 Days of Giving – M.O.R.E. (Medhen Orphan Relief Effort) – Musings of an NYC Dermatologist

M.O.R.E. (Medhen Orphan Relief Effort) is a New Jersey-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing home-based/community based, as opposed to institutional, care to orphans in a community in Ethiopia. I first heard about M.O.R.E from a colleague, Dr. Asqual Getaneh, a renowned, Ethiopia-born internist and international health expert, who is on the board. M.O.R.E. comes up..Read More »