One Jefferson: One Future

The experience was exhilarating to hear an historic, major national institution plan its future in academic health. For six months, I’ve been listening as the people of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals talked about an ideal and optimistic future for health and medicine. Our faculty, staff, students and patients have told us what they want …


The Leading Role of Academic Health Centers

Extinct? Academic Health Centers may become “extinct” we heard repeatedly in 2013. Both the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association featured those fears in October issues. Throughout this blog, I challenge that idea. Extinction, if it comes, is a decision, not fate. The future of healthcare in America …