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.

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...
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...
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