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At a time of thankfulness, what are you most grateful for as a healthcare professional?


Physicians reflect at Thanksgiving.

Passion in the Medical Profession | November 16, 2018 | <1 min read


Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

It is always an honor to care for patients. Being part of their life during vulnerable moments caused by disease and knowing we can help them in some fashion – that is what I am thankful for every day. Our patients give us our purpose. And for that, I am thankful!

Sam Kant, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center

I’m thankful to work with colleagues so driven to serve our community.

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Michael Crocetti, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

I am thankful for the families that I care for in my pediatric practice. The children ENERGIZE me! I am so lucky to have a job where I get to interact with bright vibrant children every day. Their optimism and inquisitive view of the world inspire me.

William Greenough, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

I am most grateful to all my patients and colleagues who have made my career so meaningful over these 62 years!

Colleen Christmas, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

One of the greatest parts of my job in medicine involves watching the medical students bear witness to a person’s journey. I am constantly awed by patients’ willingness to help teach our students and to share their vulnerabilities and their strengths. How incredible is that, to be part of that humbling and joyful connection? Medicine and the human body are incredibly fascinating, but these exchanges, for me, take medicine over the moon.