New Book Release

Congressional Malpractice: Is Access to Affordable Healthcare A Right or A Privilege?

By Leonard Zwelling, M.D., M.B.A.
Contributing Author, Marianne L. Ehrlich
Forward by Retired U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

Published by John M. Hardy Publishing, Houston Texas
ISBN: 978-1-946182-01-2
Release date: 1 March 2018

Health Care Reform Policy Blog

3 mins

Did Bill Clinton Gift Us Donald Trump?

Did Bill Clinton Gift Us Donald Trump? By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/05/opinion/bill-clinton-trump-sexual-harassment.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion-columnists Frank Bruni discusses the similarities between the latest incarnation of Bill Clinton and his successor in the Oval Office, Donald Trump. They are both self-pitying narcissists who can never admit to making an error, even twenty years down the line. Mr. Clinton got angry ...

3 mins

All Medicine Should Be Personalized

All Medicine Should Be Personalized By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/the-search-for-cancer-treatment-that-is-personal-and-useful.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmagazine&action=click&contentCollection=magazine&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=8&pgtype=sectionfront In his unique and insightful way, Siddhartha Mukherjee has once again distilled the cancer problem down to what we know and what we don’t. He describes the previous “mutant-hunting” that was the earliest days of genomic medicine as being like the Saul Steinberg New Yorker cover ...

3 mins

Kids In Cages: Were It Only That Simple

Kids In Cages: Were It Only That Simple By Leonard Zwelling I am no expert on immigration. I do know that immigration to the United States is one of the foremost reasons for American dominance in the world since WW II. I also know that any attempts to limit the access the rest of the ...

3 mins

Trudeau Doesn’t Buy Trump’s Bluster

Trudeau Doesn’t Buy Trump’s Bluster By Leonard Zwelling The angriest I think I saw Ron DePinho get was when he called me and the President and Vice President of the Faculty Senate into his office to castigate us about the leaks of slides that had been shown to the Senate. These slides had made their ...

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Relationships Are The Key To Re-Engineering MD Anderson

Relationships Are The Key To Re-Engineering MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/opinion/g7-trump-north-korea-kim-jong-un-foreign-policy.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region As David Brooks points out in the NY Times, Donald Trump has re-engineered the politics of the United States and the world. Where once the post-WW II world was one in which our security was based on our willingness to firm up our ...

3 mins

NBC Is Then. Netflix Is Now!

NBC Is Then. Netflix Is Now! By Leonard Zwelling It’s the final full day for us at Banff and it has been a very busy meeting with lots of pitches about our scripts and many formal presentations and panel discussions. This afternoon the final two panels convened and they could not have been more different ...

3 mins

There’s No Business That’s NOT Like Show Business

There’s No Business That’s NOT Like Show Business By Leonard Zwelling This is a quote from the irascible Fran Lebowitz and, boy, is it true. I am in Banff, Canada attending the Banff World Media Festival. This is a meeting of movie and TV producers, writers and agents all looking for the next big thing. ...

1 min

A Cool Two Minute Video

The sizzle reel from my pitch to producers for our TV Series called Conflict of Interest www.conflictofinterestseries.com

4 mins

Salary On Grants: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed

Salary On Grants: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed By Leonard Zwelling It has become the perennial questions for scientists at MD Anderson. What percentage of one’s salary must one bring in from outside sources? What counts toward my total and what will happen if I fall short? My argument will be that the answer ...

3 mins

1968-Fifty Years Ago Or Yesterday?

1968-Fifty Years Ago Or Yesterday? By Leonard Zwelling It’s June 6, 2018. Exactly fifty years ago, I awoke in my small bedroom in my parent’s house on the south shore of Long Island. I was home from Duke for a summer job at Long Island Jewish Hospital to get my resume ready for medical school. ...

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