Past Event

Dr. Joseph B. Martin: Where Have all the Doctors Gone?

Fri, Apr 6 2012 - 12:00pm

 Dr. Joseph B. Martin: Where Have All the Doctors Gone?
Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Former Chancellor of UCSF and Former Dean of Harvard Medical School; Author, Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, M.D., M.P.H., UCSF Chancellor; Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor – Moderator
Dr.Martin’s life journey has taken him from humble beginnings as a Mennonite farm boy to the highest levels of academic and medical leadership. Along the way, he witnessed many of the discoveries and events central to the turbulent transformation of medicine that began in the second half of the 20th century. As dean of Harvard Medical School, he helped create the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, bringing together seven Harvard-affiliated institutions for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. Dr. Martin sees a crisis in health-care reform and the “fee for service” system as unsustainable. He asks,  “Where have all the doctors gone?” Come hear from one of the nation’s leaders in medicine.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program, 1 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, MEMBERS FREE, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also Know: Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation as part of the Good Lit series. In association with Health and Medicine Member-Led Forum.