Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

    Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

    Director of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News

    Editor's Corner

    • Meaningful Benefits Friday, September 1st, 2017

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken” I worry that, as clinical [...]

    • Microphone Moment Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Entering Monday’s oral abstract session at the 2016 ASH Annual Meeting, my goals were twofold: to see some great science that may influence how I care for my patients and to support my colleague [...]

    • So You Say You Want To Be A Clinical Researcher? Thursday, December 1st, 2016

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Perhaps you’ve just finished your hematology/oncology fellowship a year or two ago. Or you’re still a fellow and, having completed that intensive first year of inpatient consults and the speed dating outpatient rotations in [...]

    • A Primer on Email Etiquette Saturday, October 1st, 2016

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical NewsJennifer Lonzer, MAEditorial project leader at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio Every day, more than 200 billion emails are sent and received, for an average of 122 emails sent and received, per user, in [...]

    • Conflict of Conscience Monday, August 1st, 2016

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News On the first Wednesday of every month, the Innovation Management and Conflict of Interest Committee at Cleveland Clinic meets to discuss some of the thornier issues that have arisen with our staff members and [...]

    • Recommendations from My Bookshelf: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

      Have you ever been a stranger in a strange land? I thought I was when I moved from New England to Cleveland, where I had to learn to talk a little slower, and that unfamiliar people who smiled and said “hi” as they passed me in the hallways were not mentally unstable – as I […]

    • Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: MOC Madness Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News American Board of Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA March 2016 Dear ABIM, Got your last email. Are you just not that into me anymore? There it sat, an unsightly wart amidst the usual compelling missives [...]

    • The “Theys” Have It – Or Does He or She? Monday, February 1st, 2016

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Recently, in a decision that was heralded by some as transformative, by others as a “win for gender neutrality,” and by presumably the majority of the U.S. population as entirely irrelevant, the American Dialect [...]

    • Take My Leftover Tissue, Please! Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News I can understand if maybe you missed the big announcement on September 8. Perhaps you were out apple-picking with your kids, or were getting ready for a hot date that night. Or maybe you failed [...]

    • An Unabashed Rehash of the ASH Dash Thursday, October 1st, 2015

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News (Or, How to Write an Abstract Guaranteed to be Selected for a Plenary Presentation at the Annual Meeting*) 6:15 a.m. (EST), August 4, 2015: My alarm clock goes off. This is the day: the [...]

    • Equal Under the Law Saturday, August 1st, 2015

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News What a remarkable couple of months it has been for the law, and for our patients. On Friday, June 26, the highest court in the land ruled that same-sex marriage is a right nationwide. [...]

    • A Primer on Conference Call Etiquette Monday, June 1st, 2015

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News We’ve all been there. At precisely 2:59 p.m. you pick up the phone handset and dial into the conference call scheduled to start in the next minute. You search through appointment reminders and old [...]

    • Don’t Just Do Something! Stand There. Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News It’s the hardest thing in the world to do – or not do, as the case may be. Someone has just been diagnosed with cancer. He or she is referred by a primary care [...]

    • Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: Redux Sunday, February 1st, 2015

      Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: Redux Dear American Board of Internal Medicine, Remember me? I’m the guy who sent those other letters to you over the past couple of years, in which I channeled the spirits of Henry David Thoreau and Martin Luther King Jr., both of whom wrote passionate epistles while [...]

    • Belonging to a Club That Would Have Me as a Member Monday, December 1st, 2014

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Even though I had practiced my oral presentation a bunch of times, I still cringed when the session moderator announced the abstract number, title, and my name as the presenter, calling me to the [...]

    • A New ASH Publication Dawns Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

      Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MSDirector of the Leukemia Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News Welcome to the first edition of ASH Clinical News magazine! This new, monthly publication from the American Society of Hematology arose in response to the requests of ASH members and non-members alike for a [...]

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