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May 16, 2017
Dr. Julia Close invites women attending the ASCO Annual Meeting to be a part of conversations about gender in medicine at the Women's Networking Center, either by joining for planned session or simply by stopping by to meet colleagues and have a cup of coffee.
May 12, 2017
Mr. Todd Pickard considers the effect of the team on professional burnout. Is your team a source of conflict and disappointment, or a source of confidence?
May 09, 2017
I take my responsibilities as a physician seriously. But when faced with my own sick child, everything on my to-do list—writing, research, even clinic—went out the window.
May 08, 2017
Every time I’ve received a gift from a patient, I feel humbled and slightly embarrassed, for, really, I’m just doing my job. But I treasure each one, tangible or intangible.
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Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MPH

Anees B. Chagpar, MD, MSc, MA, MPH, FACS, FRCS(C), is a breast surgical oncologist, the Director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Assistant Director for Global Oncology at the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. She was part of the inaugural ASCO Leadership Development Program and has served as Chair of ASCO's Innovation Grants Selection Committee and as a member of ASCO's International Affairs Committee. Follow Dr. Chagpar on Twitter @AneesChagpar

Mar 01, 2013
Two weeks ago, I presented Yale Surgical Grand Rounds focused on “Cost and Quality in Cancer Care.” Amidst the talks in Washington regarding our unsustainable health care spending, and provisions of the Affordable Care Act rapidly taking hold, it seemed appropriate to start to critically evaluate...
Dec 25, 2012
New Years has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s the one time of year that everyone—regardless of race, religion, or region of residence—gets together to celebrate a year gone by and a new one yet to come. For me, it’s a time of reflection, looking back over the past year, scavenging...
Sep 23, 2012
As some of you may know, I am doing an Executive MBA in Healthcare Leadership at the Yale School of Management in my “spare” time. I love the program and am learning a ton. There was something a professor said the other day—no, not a novel way to think about linear programming, problem framing,...
Jul 07, 2012
Last week, I had the privilege of joining the Yale Cancer Center’s contingent on a visit to University College London in the U.K., where we share a number of scientific collaborations. Between discussions of pathways, particles, and personalized medicine, some of the “tea time” conversation turned...
Apr 22, 2012
I applaud ASCO and the ABIM on the “Top Five" list—and President Link’s comments in this month’s ASCO Connection magazine (page 38) are right on the mark! It’s our responsibility to rein in costs and improve quality...we cannot expect...
Mar 17, 2012
I was recently appointed the Assistant Director of the Yale Cancer Center with the portfolio of Diversity/Disparities. While I’m not sure I’m the most qualified for this, it has gotten me thinking a lot about diversity, disparities, and what it means to achieve health equity. Too often, I think...

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