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

Off Limits

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

According to Food Allergy Research and Education, about 1.5 million Americans have food allergies. They affect 1 in every 13 children under 18 in the U. S.—or about two in every classroom. Those who have them must approach food with a great deal of caution.

These Doctors Mean Business

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

While patient care is an important part of the careers of the majority of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine graduates, some find that they can make the greatest leadership contributions in non-clinical roles. These doctors get down to business.

Healing from Within

From the Summer 2014 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Through the services offered at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt, patients like Brenda Wilson are learning how to live with chronic pain and taking steps toward building a new normal. The Center recently received a $5 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation.