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.

Editor’s Corner: The China Conundrum

As I begin writing this editorial, nanoscience expert Charles Lieber, PhD, Chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is sitting in...

Editor’s Corner: Don’t Forget to KISS Your Audience!

For hematologists around the world, a definite highlight of each year is the December American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting, which now draws...

Editor’s Corner: Wellness 2.0

We’re all talking and thinking about wellness. You couldn’t miss the emphasis at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. There was the...

Editor’s Corner: 2020 Visions

I have worried about the year 2020 since I was small. My long-standing unease about 2020 and the trouble it might bring is not because...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

My Patients, My Lanes

About a year ago, the National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted an invective aimed at physicians who advocated for gun control, to the tune of...

Grief Tacos

Life is hard. People are resilient. I gave birth to our second son this past February. There are some things about the second kid that...

Fathers (and Mothers) of Hematology

In 1963, Boston hematologist William Dameshek wrote an essay in the journal he’d founded 17 years earlier, Blood, describing 18th-century English anatomist William Hewson’s detailed...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

Our Identity Crisis

I recently embarked on a quest to determine who we are and what we do as hematologists. I figured it couldn’t be that hard, getting...

The Biggest Losers

(Author’s note: The other biggest losers appearing herein will remain nameless and will owe me a nice dinner for sparing them, but more on...

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...
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