I’ve been asked previously what I think is the biggest challenge facing medicine or surgery in the future. Many physicians and futurists would suggest that personalized medicine, genetic therapy, cancer cure, public health, nanotechnology and many other things are going to form several of the biggest challenges ahead of us. The more I spend time in medicine and surgery, the more I reflect on the future of medicine, the more I ...

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shutterstock_57058306 Twitter is a communication platform, and, therefore, it is a neutral medium. It’s not the medium itself, but how you use the medium that makes Twitter "good" or "bad." In my five years of being an anonymous and five months of being a named individual on Twitter, I have come to realize that different people use Twitter for different purposes. In ...

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shutterstock_154181867 I was once Australia’s most followed surgeon on Twitter, according to my dear wife. She was probably right, as always. I had more than 3,700 followers on my account, but very few people knew who I was behind that necktie avatar. You see, I was anonymous, or more correctly, pseudonymous. There were three reasons why I chose to start off life on ...

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