Category: Medical

Wonderful New Zealand

My recent ramble about friends “down under” reflected on my good fortune to have past trainees who have been kind enough to entertain us in Australia. A related medical connection took us also to New Zealand, where we were hosted by Linda Robert. We met “Bobbie” many years ago as the owner of OBEX, a…
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With close friends “down under”

One of the joys of a lifetime in academic medicine is the privelege of mentoring bright young people and watching them grow into productive careers. In my case that has included many traineees from overseas, who have kindly invited me to visit and teach, at the last count in over 50 countries. The teaching part…
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Medical staff burnout

As 2022 slides into history, we give thanks to many people for their contributions to our comfort, welfare and enjoyment, and not least to the health care workers who we older folks tend to see rather often. Personally, we are fortunate so far to have dodged serious bullets, and have excellent care when needed, but…
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I wrote and produced a pantomime Oh yes I did!

It used to be a tradition that medical students put on some sort of show at their Hospitals at Christmas time, often lampooning their chiefs. They did one when I was at the The Middlesex hospital in London called “the Gizzard of Oz”. I was the Gizzard, and the 3 plaintiffs were looking for medical…
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Celebrating Kees Huibregtse

Marion and I were so sorry to hear that Kees Huibregtse passed recently. My GI/medical readers will be well aware of Kees’ illustrious career in Amsterdam. He was one of the pioneers in the early days of flexible endoscopy and a consumate generous teacher. Endoscopists, especially “ERCPists”, flocked to learn from him from all over…
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Hong Kong Endoscopy workshops

The live endoscopy workshops based at the Prince Of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong are undoubtably amongst the best in the world. After a COVID pause, they resume in December in hybrid form with a stellar faculty. You can attend virtually for free! Check out The only snag is the time difference, 13 hours…
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Two (different) Giants of Gastroenterology have fallen.

Sad to write that Walt Hogan and Jose Ramon Armengol Miro passed recently. They dominated their respective fields but were so different in character. Others will document their massive contributions at appropriate length and eloquence. Allow me some brief personal comments and reminiscences. WALT HOGAN was a sweet gentleman, reserved, always smiling and cheerful. He…
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Orlando Endoscopy Live WOW

Just back from attending a stunning conference at the Digestive Health Institute in Orlando organized by good friends Shyam Varadarajulu and Rob Hawes. Amazing what they have achieved in little more than a year since taking their team to the Orlando Health system. Their Center for Advanced endoscopy, Research and Education (CARE) is already impressive,…
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My interview with Healiogastro

A conversation with Bill Chey about the early days when endoscopy (and I) were young And a bit about how we both developed.

MUSC GI Update conference September 17 2022

Our annual Gastroenterology and Hepatology conference this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Division (a little late due to COVID). All of the speakers have trained an/d or worked at MUSC, and we are encouraging all Alumni to participate. It will be held at the Mills House hotel in Charleston on Saturday September 17th…
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