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Bryan Vartabedian
Works at Baylor College of Medicine
Attended Baylor College of Medicine
Lives in The Woodlands, TX
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When mobile phones were new we counted the numbers of doctors using them. We will have arrived when we stop publishing papers about how many doctors learn watching videos.
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This week while serving on the GI consult service at Texas Children’s Hospital I was asked to evaluate a child in the Pediatric Heart Failure ICU. When I walked into the patient’s room, I found this: A massive wall-mounted touch screen at the foot of the bed with all of the patient’s critical data beautifully displayed...
As ambient interfaces infiltrate the clinical environment, the right data is finding doctors precisely at the point of care where it’s actionable.
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Once restricted to peer-review journals as their sole means of sharing ideas, every doctor on the planet is a now a potential publisher. Here’s why doctors should embrace the democratization of media:

http://33charts.com/2016/02/every-doctor-should-write.html
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http://33charts.com/2016/01/waiting-health.html

This is one of the most powerful things I have ever seen. 
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This little image has made a big splash in the health infosphere. All I can say the day we're threatened by a search engine is the day we're in trouble.  
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Where computers have the capacity to consider all possible moves fast, we require more creativity and confidence to buck conventional thinking.
In The Signal and the Noise, Nate Silver provides interesting examples of why some predictions fail but some don't. Using examples from games like chess and poker, the investment world, baseball, weather forecasting, earthquake prediction, economics, and polling Silver says predictions go bad because of biases, vested interests, and overconfidence. The chess tale about humans/computers trying to outguess each other -- how Kasparov thought he coul...
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One of the challenges organizations face on Twitter is presenting themselves in a space built for individual human exchange. Tools like Twitter are built for connection. +CookMedical 
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I face this when I have a great idea, concept, or something cool. But I find myself frozen believing that I want to hold it, or hoard it, until I can refine it or make it bigger or better or more influential or more perfect. When should I share a nascent idea?
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For those looking to make a mark or move the chains, the challenge is managing and containing the reactive space to make time for the hard work.
Exploring the edges of medicine and technology
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There's more to my public presence than basic health information
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A quickie 4 Pointers on magnets and kids. If you know anyone who has children, be on the lookout for toys with rare earth magnets brought in from outside the U.S. This is an emerging and potentially devastating problem that can be prevented. Please pass this one along
One of hottest trends in consumer gadgets has been the use of rare-earth magnets.
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I try to keep this in mind before I hit follow
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Education
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Pediatric GI/nutrition fellowship, 1994 - 1997
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Pediatrics residency, 1991 - 1994
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medicine, 1987 - 1991
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Public physician
Introduction

I teach at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where I cultivate programs in digital literacy.  I like to think of myself as preparing the next generation of physician for a very different future.  I’m most passionate about how doctors engage and communicate in public spaces.  Since 2005 I've been an active witness to the social health revolution and its impact on doctors and patients.  

Most of my public thinking is centered at 33 charts.  It’s where I explore the weird edges of medicine/technology and narrate the experience of the post-analog physician.  33 charts is my test kitchen for thinking.  33 charts was recently selected to be archived for future generations in the National Library of Medicine.  

Communication is at my core.  Before the Internet I cut my teeth on pulp doing freelance work for magazines such as Parenting and American Baby.  I am the author of Colic Solved - The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Crying, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007) and First Foods (St. Martin's Press, 2001). I've done a bunch of other cool stuff that I've forgotten at this point.

When I'm not writing or thinking, I read obsessively.

I have an Australian Labradoodle that speaks English.

I like to work really early in the morning.

Bragging rights
I once rode the elevator with Mark Zuckerberg
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Public physician, pediatric gastroenterologist
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Communicating big ideas in small spaces
Employment
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    pediatrician, 2004 - present
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The Woodlands, TX
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Westwood, MA
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