Elaine Schattner journalist, health care advocate, physician

I'm a journalist, physician, and advocate for universal access to modern and compassionate health care. In my earlier career as a clinician and cancer researcher, I learned about science and medical practice. When I became a cancer patient, I learned more about having cancer: how it affects a person's family, career and outlook. Here I'll cover medical care, ethics and women's health. Meanwhile, I'm writing a book on public attitudes about cancer. Disclaimer: I do not provide medical advice here or elsewhere. My views do not necessarily represent those of any institutions or organizations with which I am affiliated. Current Bio: I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. I belong to these professional organizations: American College of Physicians (Fellow); American Society of Journalists and Authors; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, American Society of Clinical Oncology; American Society of Hematology (Emeritus); Association of Health Care Journalists; New York Academy of Medicine (Fellow); Physicians for a National Health Program.

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