'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
When your doctor orders a laboratory test or does a biopsy, we interpret the tests and also provide feedback to physicians when they have questions about tests. We also help pick the tests that are going to be used at the medical center and evaluate them to make sure that they work appropriately and help physicians make the diagnoses.
What we do now that’s very different than in the past — before we would make diagnoses that were pretty broad and general, and now we’re asked to make diagnoses that are quite specific because many of the drugs that are used are actually aimed and targeted at a specific kind of cancer, a specific subtype of a disease. And so now it’s really, really important that we tell the clinician exactly what type or subtype, which might make them eligible for a therapy or might not make them respond to a very expensive therapy. So we can really help direct the clinician to pick the right therapy for a patient.