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Happy St. Patty’s Day! What’s something lucky that makes you think about healthcare?


The blessings in disguise of personal hardships and our CLOSLER community.

Passion in the Medical Profession | March 13, 2020 | <1 min read


Margaret Chisolm, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

My own life has been mostly free of the challenges that so many of my patients have confronted on a daily basis. This is a matter of unearned fortune, nothing more. I am thankful for the blessings of a life relatively free of suffering but also for the personal hardships I have faced, without which I would not be as valuable a doctor to my patients or teacher to my students. It is from my sufferings—my brother’s suicide, my own depression among them—that I’ve learned much about being a good physician, and for that I am grateful.

Mike Fingerhood, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Patients give me bobbleheads as gifts. It started with a doctor bobblehead a patient gave me that I put on my desk and it’s grown to a collection of over 15. I point out to patients that when it comes to health, bobbleheads only say yes to exercising and eating well.

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Scott Wright, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Happy St. Patty’s Day to all in our CLOSLER community. I’ve been walking around and staring down searching for a four leaf clover so that I can make a wish for our current circumstances to end soon. While we all may be feeling anxious about everything going on right now, I feel lucky to see such profound collaborations to try to help us keep our communities healthy and safe.