Editor's Corner

Editor's Corner

ASH Clinical News’ Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors offer their perspective on current topics in hematology and health care. The content of the Editor’s Corner is the opinion of the author and does not represent the official position of the American Society of Hematology unless so stated. Have a comment about these editorials? Let us know what you think; we welcome your feedback. Email the editor at ACNEditor@hematology.org.

Modern Medicine and Modern Stoicism

One of the things I have found myself particularly struggling with as a fairly new attending is accepting that patients are free to make...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Illegitimi EPIC Non Carborundum (Don’t Let the EPIC Bastards Grind You Down)

After having served a recent tour of duty caring for patients in the hospital, I was reminded by the hospital’s billing department that I...

Physician (Un)wellness

I’ve been mulling over the concept of wellness, or really on unwellness, for the past several months. You can’t read a publication without someone...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

The Day I Was Schooled on CME

I put the final exclamation point on the “Thank you!!!” slide for a local continuing medical education (CME) talk on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and...

The Color of Blood and “Exohematology”

Spilled blood’s brilliant red color has a rich symbolic history. The crimson color chemistry of porphyrin-bound iron ions led our ancestors to equate red...

An Ode to Joy

We have new leadership at my institution, who, in an act of inspiration (or accidental greatness), have declared that bringing joy back to the...

Cinder, a New Dating App From ASH!*

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, ASH Clinical News has been trolling for ways to promote that most elusive of emotions – love – while...
Alice Ma, MD

Rituals of the Season

I’ll never forget my first American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting. I was a second-year fellow and a novice at “ASHing.” My mentors had...

My Fair MDs: Encouraging Doctors to Speak Plainly

“An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him. The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him. One common language I'm afraid we'll never...

Draining the Email Swamp

On a typical weekday, I receive 200 emails and send 40. Unless you, dear reader, are the taciturn Seattle hematologist who hasn’t responded to...
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