David Steensma, MD

    David Steensma, MD

    Senior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA

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    • Molecular Stamp Collecting Monday, May 1st, 2017

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA The great experimental physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) provocatively claimed, “All science is either physics … or stamp collecting.” Lord Rutherford intended his cocky quip as a jab at the geologists, chemists, and biologists of [...]

    • On Eating Bone Marrow Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA The first time I ate bone marrow was, fittingly, shortly after I spoke on marrow failure at a conference in Milan, where osso bucco with saffron risotto is a local specialty. The tiny, back-alley [...]

    • Kindred Spirits Sunday, May 1st, 2016

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Despite the [...]

    • Cyclothymia and the ASH Annual Meeting Sunday, November 1st, 2015

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA After years of attending the ASH annual meeting, I’ve come to understand my meeting-related emotional cycle well enough to avoid taking it too seriously. Each December, I rotate through a set of five now-predictable [...]

    • My First Eosinophil Friday, May 1st, 2015

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA When a shocking historic event occurs, many can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the terrible news. I, too, can recall intimate details of awful incidents like [...]

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    • A Way With Words: David Steensma, MD Thursday, December 1st, 2016

      David Steensma, MDSenior physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA When did your interest in crossword puzzles start? Did you enjoy puzzles growing up? My mother has long been an avid “cruciverbalist” – a crossword puzzle aficionado. In 1977, when I was in elementary [...]

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