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What are your key areas of interest and research? I am fascinated with pathophysiology in general. As an illustrator, I enjoy the opportunity to express my creativity and explore how the human body works. I feel lucky to be a PA in the field of internal medicine, where I get to help patients with a wide spectrum of issues. It’s very rewarding to take... Read more

Robert W. Wachter, MD is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also directs the Division of Hospital Medicine. Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing... Read more

The NHS is constantly working to deliver health services which are safe, effective and provide a good experience of care. At some stage in our lives almost all of us will have cause to see a doctor – in our local general practice or in a hospital setting – and want to be sure that our doctors meet the high standards we expect. Every year doctors undergo... Read more

Dr. Paul Ballman is Head of Leadership Development at Vodafone UK and the author of Red Pill: The Truth About Leadership. 1. What are your key areas of interest and research?  I am principally a practioner in the area of leadership excellence, so that tends to drive my research interest. Much of my consulting work involves psycholgically profiling candidates... Read more

I recently came across a great article. It was written back in 2001 and was based on data from the 80s and 90s, but still may have something to teach us. Three researchers in Montreal, Danny Miller, John Hardwick and Isabel Le Breton-Miller had done an interesting analysis of management fads since 1985. Their first task was to figure out what constituted... Read more

Taher Shams, a passionate management professional, is responsible for the daily operations and overall management of Zulekha Healthcare Group, including Zulekha Hospitals in the UAE as well as the new Alexis Hospital in India. A gold medallist in marketing and finance, Mr. Taher Shams began his career with the Zulekha Healthcare Group and has grown... Read more

The Hippocratic Oath, one of the most famous texts in medicine, and perhaps one of the most famous oaths in any profession, is seen as a rite of passage when qualifying as a physician. It represents a commitment to, and the upholding of, ethical standards in medicine. As a qualified GP I remember the sense of pride in taking the oath, and my firm belief... Read more

Dr Simona Agger Ganassi, Architect and Urban Planner, is the Chairman of the Board (2015-16) of EuHPN -  European Health Property Network, in which she represents SIAIS, the Italian society of Architecture and Engineering in Health.  EuHPN ( is a foundation based in The Netherlands, created in 2000 by representatives of Health Ministries... Read more

Joan Peppard is Chief Pharmacist in Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Co Offaly and the President of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists. She commenced a 3 year term of office from June 2015. Ms. Peppard has twice been the head of the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland in the position of President. Prior to joining the EAHP... Read more

Pascal Garel is the CEO of the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE). Created in 1966 HOPE gathers 37 organisations from 30 countries, representing around 80% of hospital activity in Europe.  HOPE helps to develop and maintain information about planning and operation of the hospital services and of the health systems in which they function... Read more

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