The Long Road Back

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

In early September 2014, Ian Crozier, M.D.,’97, supervised the jet evacuation of a critically ill patient from Kenema, the epicenter of the raging Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. An exhausted Crozier told the medical team that he hoped he didn’t … Continued

Afterburn

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Burn injuries can happen to anyone. Each burn patient’s story is unique, but they all start the same: with an unplanned event. So sudden. Often tragic. Always painful. The severe burn patient is a significant challenge medically and often requires … Continued

Choosing Wisely

From the Winter 2015 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The U.S. medical system spends $750 billion a year on health care that doesn’t result in improved health outcomes. In fact, one-third of medical spending is wasted on unnecessary procedures, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. Patients … Continued