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Paul Levy
Worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lived in Little Rock, AR
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The moat has been crossed.  The ramparts have been breached.  Any hint that the invasion by the robotic surgery company will be slowed is off the table.
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Simple tactics can make a difference.
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There are two types of surgeons, those who have operated on the wrong side, and those who will do so
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His judgement, commitment to the public good, and integrity were never, ever in doubt.  Millions of people in this region--for decades to come--will owe him a debt of gratitude.  It was a privilege and pleasure to know him.
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The most frustrating thing to see is when a corporation spouts off its "message," and the newspaper lets it just sit there without asking the obvious and hard questions.
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In recent years, controversey has arisen when manufacturers go beyond their traditional role (i.e., to reasonably design and manufacture a device) and participate in training and credentialing physicians to use their company's product.
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Nicole demonstrated what one committed person can achieve for an urban area.  We all wish her well in Seattle!
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New book by Dr. Brian Goldman has entertainment but also deeper value.
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How cancer drugs get more and more expensive per life saved.
Here's a quiet but powerful article that is an indictment of the oncology drug industry and public policy surrounding that industry.  It's called "Pricing in the Market for Anticancer Drugs," in the Journal of Economic Perspe...
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Good comments further down about the cost of cancer care in U.S. and elsewhere; and the way we society views patient responses to terminal diagnoses. The market likes a fighter, not a graceful exit. My father died of lung cancer back in the 80's; I understand that this is a tough issue.
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Author, speaker, corporate advisor
Employment
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    President and CEO, 2002 - 2011
  • Harvard Medical School
    Exec. Dean for Admininstration, 1998 - 2002
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Adjunct Professor, 1992 - 1998
  • MA Water Resources Authority
    Executive Director, 1987 - 1992
  • MA Dept. of Public Utilities
    Chairman, 1983 - 1987
  • Economics & Technology, Inc.
    Senior Consultant, 1981 - 1983
  • Arkansas Dept. of Energy
    Director, 1979 - 1981
  • MA Dept. of Public Utiliities
    Commissioner and Chairman, 1978 - 1979
  • MA Energy Policy Office
    Deputy Director, 1974 - 1978
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Little Rock, AR - Boston, MA - New York, NY - Oceanside, NY
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Advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.
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Advocate for patient-driven care, eliminating preventable harm, transparency of clinical outcomes, and front-line driven process improvement.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Economics & City Planning, 1968 - 1974
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