From Vietnam to Vanderbilt

From the Spring 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Duc Pham, MD’98, often speaks about how lucky he has been in his life. He recounts acts of kindness by teachers who helped him succeed in school, by organizations that offered him scholarships to attend medical school, and by the … Continued

Keeping Pace

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth. It’s bursting at the seams with unparalleled new construction, exciting new employment opportunities and a bustling food and entertainment scene. But along with Nashville’s rapid growth … Continued

Minds on Trial

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

If a man breaks into a house, dresses himself in the homeowner’s clothes, eats food from the pantry and refuses to leave when he’s discovered because he believes he rightfully owns the house, should he be held as criminally accountable … Continued

Profiles in discovery

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Infectious diseases. Addiction. Mitochondrial diseases. Glioblastoma. In this issue of Vanderbilt Medicine, we share glimpses of five basic scientists in the early stages of their careers who are tackling these tough clinical problems by probing structures of individual proteins, cell … Continued

A Class Act

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The glamour of being a neurosurgery resident is a yarn. It’s a world of busy calls, sharpening skills, the occasional moments of doubt, and seemingly more obligations than unlimited coffee could fuel — even if time stretched to 30 hours … Continued

Smart Investment

From the Fall 2019 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Diagnosed with colon cancer, Melba Martin, 88, needed surgery to save her life, but her colorectal surgeon, Timothy Geiger, MD, knew that her frailty and anemia, coupled with concerns about her heart, put Martin at high risk for developing complications … Continued