It would still be business as usual for Elliot B. Lander and the successful Rancho Mirage urology practice he established in 1997 had it not been for one life-changing event in 2010. That’s when his colleague, cosmetic surgeon and fat transfer expert Mark Berman showed him a new stem cell technology he’d been introduced to in Korea. The technology enables
When Geoffrey D. Block was recruited by Eisenhower Medical Center to focus on interventional and surgical endoscopy, only part of his glee was about the work. He’d grown tired of the gray skies of Pittsburgh, where he’d spent more than 30 years as a physician, and his wife was excited about the prospect of living closer to family in Los
Almost every cardiology practice has a significant impact on patients’ lives, but that wasn’t enough for Hetal R. Bhakta. He specializes in electrophysiology because it “allows us to do certain procedures that are definitive in their nature. You don’t get to do that very often in medicine,” he says. Bhakta also loved the idea that the field, which focuses on
Known by patients and colleagues as “Dr. Harry,” Harry L. Haroutunian “was an old-fashioned country doctor,” says the Boston native of the years he spent in family practice in Vermont, often making house calls. He also ran an active sports medicine practice, but his focus changed when he visited Rancho Mirage’s Betty Ford Center as a patient: He was concerned
Whether helping doctors or patients, Dr. Jason Weisstein values having an impact. Expectations have changed now that patients are fitter and more active in their golden years.
Her ability to relate is partly what drew Dr. Toni Long into medicine itself. Suffering from health problems as a child, she got an early front-row view of the profession.
Active in Future Doctors of America as a teenager, Camille Harrison rotated through the specialties while in medical school, tried ophthalmology, and became “intrigued by the complexity of the eye.”
Dr. John Feller thought of himself as “kind of a geek,” he admits, into both technology and medical science as a child.
A combination of life experiences led Steven Eickelberg to become a physician and an addiction psychiatrist.
Maher Abdallah grew up watching his cousin perform surgery and practice primary care; by age 11, he knew medicine was his path.