In 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) completed sequencing the human genome. Since then, this fascinating and rapidly-evolving field has ignited imaginations with the possibility of unlocking our personal blueprints, complete with individualized disease predictability and curative remedy. There is a wealth of information to be unraveled from our chromosomes; yet, as Albert Einstein once …

Quality interactions with a doctor: one of the most important aspects of one’s health is, unfortunately, one of the most elusive. In “The Endangered ‘Good Doctor,’” a Wall Street Journal article honoring Dr. Burton J. Lee III, a former patient remembers how Dr. Lee had the important quality of understanding the value of a personal relationship between …

Our Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Kherani, was recently profiled by MM.LaFleur. MM.LaFleur is a luxury clothing and accessory brand for professional women that celebrates “the woman with #BetterThingsToDo.” In MM.LaFleur’s digital magazine, The-M-Dash, Dr. Kherani discusses her career in medicine and why she became so excited about Summus. Read Dr. Kherani’s full piece here.

Giving people the gift of clear vision; caring for women during high-risk pregnancies; operating on patients with brain tumors. In our most vulnerable moments, we put our trust in the hands of our doctors. In proclaiming National Doctors’ Day in 1991, President George H. W. Bush noted, “medicine is a special calling, and those who …

Treating better by talking more

More time communicating with doctors may reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients

By | March 28, 2017

According to Harvard Business School researchers, one of the most effective ways to improve patient outcomes is also one of the simplest: physicians talking more with patients. Unfortunately, the fee-for-service payment model in the US does not properly value physicians’ time, but rather incentivizes doctors to maximize treatment volumes and minimize unprofitable consultations. This is …

A conversation with Dr. John Chabot

Groundbreaking surgeon discusses his career treating pancreatic cancer

By | March 24, 2017

The pancreas is a small organ tucked in the back of your abdomen that helps break down your food and regulate your sugar levels. You don’t normally notice its presence, but when illness strikes, the results are devastating. Pancreatic cancer is typically found at a late stage and, as a result, is exceedingly difficult to …

Empowering patients: translating information into wisdom

A note from our Co-Founder and Medical Director

By | March 8, 2017

I have been fascinated by medicine for most of my life. The study and practice of medicine is as much art as it is science, with an ever-evolving palette of discoveries, techniques, and therapies that enable us to cure, treat, and comfort. Progress occurs through a lens of humanity, ethics, and altruism. To me, apart …

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