About

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Photo Credit: Michael Bonfigli

Head Shot 2 croppedThanks for visiting my website and blog.  I’m a physician, writer, early stage researcher, and healthcare advocate.

My writing generally focuses on the policy, politics, and history of health care, and my articles have appeared, either in print or online, in the Guardian, New Republic, Los Angeles Review of Books, USA Today, Salon, CNN.comDissent, US News & World Report, JacobinIn These Times, and elsewhere.  I have a book forthcoming on the history of the “human right to health” idea, to be published by Routledge.

I am an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a staff physician at the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an organization with a longstanding commitment to community health and the health of the underserved.  I’m additionally pursuing health systems/public health research.

Finally, I’m an advocate for real universal health care,  and serve on the board of directors and as secretary of Physicians for a National Health Program  If we believe in a “right to health” for all, then we need a universal single-payer health care system for all.

I attended college and medical school at New York University.  I did my residency in internal medicine residency at Columbia, where I spent a year as a chief-resident.  In 2016 I completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at what was previously called the Harvard Combined program, which included Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital.

Any opinions expressed here, in my writings, on social media, or in interviews are my own, and do not necessarily reflect that of my employer or any other organizational or academic affiliation.