Posts by Dennis Purcell

Summus’ Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Kherani, was recently interviewed by Nomad Health. Nomad Health, a marketplace for clinical jobs, asked Dr. Kherani about her career in medicine and her journey to co-founding Summus. Read the full interview with Nomad Health here.

NYTimes: “Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years”

Summus-affiliated physician Dr. Judd Moul shares his perspective on recent studies.

By Dennis Purcell | February 14, 2018

Dr. Judd Moul, professor of surgery and director of the Duke Prostate Center, was quoted in a recent NYTimes article. For the first time, two independent clinical trials have showed that two different drugs give certain patients about two more years before their cancer metastasizes. “‘We’re going from rags to riches,’” says Dr. Moul. […]

Prostate cancer diagnosis: are there better options than a simple PSA test?

Summus-affiliated physician discusses the latest developments in prostate cancer diagnosis

By Dennis Purcell | October 20, 2017

Summus-affiliated physician Dr. David Penson, Chair of the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt, was recently featured in an LA Times article discussing the diagnosis of prostate cancer. In the article, Dr. Penson discusses improvements over simple PSA tests. Read the full article from the LA Times here.

Summus congratulates Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD, MBA, who has been named UCLA’s neurosurgery academic department chair. Dr. Liau, a member of Summus’ physician network, is only the second woman to ever serve as chair of an academic neurosurgery department in the U.S. Read more about Dr. Liau’s accomplishments here.

Understanding your heart health: top cholesterol myths

Obesity medicine expert debunks the top cholesterol myths she experiences in practice

By Alexandra Sowa, MD, MA | July 11, 2017

“But, doc, I don’t eat eggs, shrimp and anything with cholesterol in it! How can my numbers be bad?”  That is generally the flabbergasted reaction I get from patients who are disappointed that their cholesterol markers aren’t optimal, even after giving up dietary cholesterol and fat.  Their befuddlement is only made worse when I tell […]

Our Medical Director, Dr. Jennifer Kherani, was recently profiled by Fairygodboss for her dynamic career in medicine and path to Summus. In the interview, Dr. Kherani shares her career advice for women and why she is so passionate about the work we do at Summus – namely, transforming the healthcare experience for patients and doctors […]

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