Blog Log


Members of the American College of Physicians contribute posts from their own sites to ACP Internist. Contributors include:

Auscultation
Ira S. Nash, MD, FACP, is the senior vice president and executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group and a professor of cardiology and population health at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and was in private practice in cardiology before joining the full-time faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital. He then held a number of senior positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center prior to joining North Shore-LIJ. He is married with two daughters and enjoys cars, reading biographies and histories, and following his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees, when not practicing medicine

Zackary Berger
Zackary Berger, MD, ACP Member, is a primary care doctor and general internist in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins. His research interests include doctor-patient communication, bioethics, and systematic reviews

Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
Run by three ACP members, this blog ponders vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital. Daniel J. Diekema, MD, FACP, Michael B. Edmond, MD, FACP, and Eli N. Perencevich, MD, ACP Member, are infectious diseases physicians and health care epidemiologists who divide their time among patient care, research, education, and prevention. Their focus is on understanding why infections occur in health care settings and how to prevent them.

db's Medical Rants
Robert M. Centor, MD, MACP, contributes short essays contemplating medicine and the health care system. He is an academic general internist at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and serves as regional dean for the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. He is a past Chair of ACP's Board of Regents.

Suneel Dhand, MD, ACP Member
Suneel Dhand, MD, ACP Member, is a practicing physician in Massachusetts. He has published numerous articles in clinical medicine, covering a wide range of specialty areas including pulmonology, cardiology, endocrinology, hematology, and infectious disease. His other clinical interests include quality improvement, hospital safety, hospital utilization, and the use of technology in health care.

Everything Health
Toni Brayer, MD, FACP, blogs about the rapid changes in science, medicine, health and healing in the 21st century. She is the CEO of a large medical group in Northern California.

>Glass Hospital
John H. Schumann, MD, FACP, provides transparency on the workings of medical practice and the complexities of hospital care, illuminates the emotional and cognitive aspects of caregiving and decision-making from the perspective of an active primary care physician, and offers behind-the-scenes portraits of hospital sanctums and the people who inhabit them. He is the president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa

Informatics Professor
William Hersh, MD, FACP, is professor and chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He posts his thoughts on various topics related to biomedical and health informatics.

David Katz, MD
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACP, is an authority on nutrition, weight management, and the prevention of chronic disease, and a leader in integrative medicine and patient-centered care. He is the director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Derby, Conn.

MD Whistleblower
Michael Kirsch, MD, FACP, is a gastroenterologist in Willoughby, Ohio, whose blog addresses the joys and challenges of medical practice, including controversies in the doctor-patient relationship, medical ethics, and measuring medical quality. When he's not writing, he's performing colonoscopies.

More Musings
Rob Lamberts, MD, ACP Member, a med-peds and general practice internist in Georgia, returns with "volume 2" of his personal musings about medicine, life, armadillos, and Sasquatch at More Musings (of a Distractible Kind).

Peter A. Lipson, MD
Peter A. Lipson, MD, ACP Member, is a practicing internist and teaching physician in Southeast Michigan. His blog, which has been around in various forms since 2007, offers musings on the intersection of science, medicine, and culture.

Reflections of a Grady Doctor
Kimberly Manning, MD, FACP, reflects on the personal side of being a doctor in a community hospital in Atlanta.

Why Is American Health Care So Expensive?
Janice Boughton, MD, FACP, practiced internal medicine for 20 years before adopting a career in hospital and primary care medicine as a locum tenens physician. She lives in Idaho when not traveling.

World's Best Site
Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP, is an internal medicine physician who has avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when he first wrote medically oriented computer programs. He is in practice in Tacoma, Wash.