Pulling Back the Curtain

We can learn much more from the innovators and mentors in hematology and oncology than clinical expertise. In Pulling Back the Curtain, we speak with hematology/oncology professionals about how they approach their leadership positions and what advice they would give those just getting started in the field.

  • Ross Levine, MD Thursday, December 29th, 2016 | January 2017, Volume 3, Issue 1 | Ross Levine, MD

    In this edition, Ross Levine, MD, talks about his path to medicine, the virtues of debate, and paying mentorship forward. Dr. Levine is the Laurence Joseph Dineen Chair in Leukemia Research and director of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center for Hematologic Malignancies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. What was […]

  • Charles S. Abrams, MD Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 | December 2016, Volume 2, Issue 12 | Charles S. Abrams, MD

    In this edition, Charles S. Abrams, MD, talks about the value of working as a team and getting out of one’s comfort zone. What was your first job? I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Almost all my childhood was spent there – except for a brief period of time when we moved to […]

  • Vincent Ho, MD Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | November 2016, Volume 2, Issue 11 | Vincent Ho, MD

    In this edition, Vincent Ho, MD, shares his experiences as a Vietnamese refugee, how they affected his decision to go into medicine, and how hematology has changed throughout his career. You were born in South Vietnam during the war. Could you tell us about your experiences before coming to the United States? I was born […]

  • Laura C. Michaelis, MD Thursday, September 1st, 2016 | September , Volume 2, Issue 9 | Laura C. Michaelis, MD

    In this edition, Laura C. Michaelis, MD, talks about winding career paths and the similarities between medicine and journalism. What was your first job? My very first job was babysitting in high school; I used to have a pretty robust babysitting business, with five or six families from the neighborhood. I also sold hot dogs […]

  • Robert P. Gale, MD, PhD Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | June 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6 | Robert P. Gale, MD, PhD

    In this edition, Robert P. Gale, MD, PhD, offers an honest appraisal of how medicine and research have changed in recent years and talks about his varied career and atomic hematology. What was your first job? My first job was working in my family’s haute couture business in New York. I started delivering fabrics and, […]

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