Welcome to Hell

Despite the off-putting tag-line, I haven’t found Germany to be very hell-like. Perhaps that’s due to my location in Frankfurt rather than Hamburg (the epicenter of the Trump/Putin rendezvous), but I’m guessing not. And in the event this really is hell, then I think Dante severely misinterpreted its characteristic 9 circles. However, it was fairly … More Welcome to Hell

July 3rd

A world-renowned healthcare scholar , a US Presidential Appointee, and a Physician walk into a bar… That’s how I felt last night while I was on the phone with with Tsung-Mei Chen and staring at a framed presidential decree signed by Barack Obama, indicating Matt Masterson’s current place in our democracy. Not a bad way … More July 3rd


It’s hard to believe I’m packing for this trip: DC – Frankfurt – Dubai – Chennai/Madurai – Singapore – Taipei – Tokyo – Sydney – Honolulu – San Fran… I’m expecting it to be unforgettable, hopefully productive, and most importantly, meaningful. There is currently a ground swell for change regarding how we view health care … More Pre-Trip