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Jul 11, 2019
Consensus among a multidisciplinary team may not be easy, but it is, ultimately, the goal. That, in and of itself, is the definition of quality care.
Jul 08, 2019
How does a group of talented, busy surgeons find the time to change their surgical paradigm? Dr. Nabil P. Rizk and I had an enlightening conversation about cost, value, quality of care, and process improvement.
Jul 02, 2019
Regardless of prognosis, we all must live with the reality that time is fleeting, and none of us have unlimited tomorrows.
Jun 28, 2019
Dr. David M. Waterhouse encourages you to engage with research champions at the 2019 ASCO Research Community Forum Annual Meeting.
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Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP

Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, is associate professor and interim chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida (UF). She is associate director for Medical Affairs for the UF Health Cancer Center, and she is a medical oncologist specializing in gynecologic cancers. She serves on ASCO’s Quality of Care and Cancer Communications Committees and is social media editor for the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Follow Dr. Markham on Twitter @DrMarkham.

Jun 03, 2019
The concept of work-life balance is a mirage. Instead, I think of it as a pendulum that sways between my priorities to match the moment and the setting. 
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.
Apr 16, 2015
One day in clinic, recently, I reviewed my daily schedule with the oncology fellows who were working with me that day.
Jul 31, 2014
The telephone message arrived in my EMR’s inbox. A patient’s daughter had called and wanted to ask some questions about her mother. Her mother, Louise*, had died about two weeks before. I hesitated before calling her, recalling her mother’s cancer course.
Jun 10, 2014
"I just want to know that she'll be able to travel," my patient's husband said.