The two most important things I do (on a daily basis)

When one is very young one often thinks everything one does is important, because, of course, it is -- if only to oneself (although one's family may have a reasonable tendency to encourage such a belief). Over the years, I have discovered that some things are much more important than others, and I have now …

On “precision” and “personalized” medicine …

"Personalized medicine" and "precision medicine" have become two of the medical "buzz-terms" of the 21st Century. However, they aren't the same thing at all. In all truth, "personalized medicine" has been with us since Hippocrates and earlier. Here's why. Every surgical procedure ever carried out is a form of personalized medicine, and every half-decent surgeon …

How good a communicator are you?

Every year I read a lot of material: novels, biographies, history, scientific and medical articles, clinical trial protocols, media releases, you name it. But there is a very small number of books that I re-read -- assiduously, every single year. Two of them are: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Charles L. Dodgson (a.k.a. Lewis Carroll) …