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Category: Physician stories
Helping children turn failures into success through growth mindset
In the Spotlight: Pediatrician Irene Loe talks about her five-year passion project to help parents cultivate a growth mindset in their children.
Curious what it’s like to be a doctor? The ‘Journey to Medicine’ podcast may be for you.
A Q&A with Sarita Khemani, MD, about her podcast, Journey to Medicine, which features stories of medical school applicants' setbacks and successes.
My mommy is a doctor: A children’s book (and love story)
Moises Gallegos, a Stanford emergency medicine physician, wrote a children's book for his son to celebrate his wife, a physician-mother.
Strong medicine: Stanford physician shares medical info on YouTube
In this Q&A, Stanford hospitalist Eric Strong discusses his YouTube channel, Strong Medicine, and his interest in medical education.
Behind the scenes with a Stanford pediatric surgeon
A day in the life of Stephanie Chao, a Stanford pediatric surgeon, researcher and mother trying to live in the moment and balance the chaos.
Embracing trauma survivors: A psychiatrist’s story
Stanford psychiatrist Shaili Jain chose to focus on trauma survivors after learning what happened to her father and grandparents in the 1940s.
Superhero science: Super speed and underwater breathing
Errol Ozdalga explains the real-world physiology behind superhero powers, like Superman's super speed and Aquaman's ability to breathe underwater.
Eponym debate: The case for naming diseases after people
Should diseases be named after people? This first of a two-part series includes arguments to continue using medical eponyms.
The hematology/oncology fellow whose son was pants for Halloween
In the Spotlight: Stanford fellow Jeffrey Bien reflects on his 15 minutes of Internet fame and his work as a cancer specialist in training.
Five practices that foster doctor-patient bonds
Stanford researchers say they have identified five practices that doctors can implement to make more meaningful connections with patients.
In the Spotlight: Identifying hidden hurdles for mothers in medicine
This "In the Spotlight" features Jessica Gold, a pediatric hospitalist who lobbied to remove an obstacle to career advancement for physicians who are mothers.
Practicing medicine in Antarctica: “It’s a harsh continent”
In this Q&A, Stanford physicians Julie Parsonnet and her husband, Dean Winslow, discuss their months-long stay in Antarctica providing medical care.
Team-building, with toys
Emergency medicine physicians practice communicating effectively with their colleagues by building a model helicopter out of Legos.
“No money, no problem”: Guaranteeing emergency care for all
Laws ensure that anyone can receive needed care in an emergency department. A Stanford Medicine physician played a key role in refining those policies.
Why words matter so much in critical doctor-patient conversations
New research by Stanford Medicine clinicians and scientists aims to ensure that doctors know the right words to use in critical conversations.