The Role of Dose-Dense Neo Adjuvant Triple H Therapy, Hugs, Humor and Humility: Palliative Medicine, Oncology, and the Human Spirit – A Clinician’s Journey.
The road to becoming a medical oncologist is a unique lattice of spiritual academic stamina. The roots of my academic and spiritual journey began well into my childhood when I was
raised in a kind, warm, and genuine family.
My mother and father, both immigrants who came from Israel with hardly a formal education or command of the English language came to the United States to provide a greater life for the next generation.
As a child, when neither my siblings nor I could no longer receive academic help from our parents after the fourth grade,
sometimes I would see other children in my class getting help from parents who were doctors,
lawyers, engineers, and university professors. Despite this, however, what helped motivate my success more than anything was the loving reassurance from my parents.
Originally, I started my academic career wishing to be an Academic Immunologist. During my undergraduate studies, I was given the unique opportunity to work with focused and well published investigators
who fostered a genuine intellectual curiosity who wished to serve as mentors and role models.
What appeared evident to me at the time was that a bridge must exist between the cluttered brilliance of the laboratory bench and that of the bedside of a fellow human being in need of answers.
Palliat Med Hosp Care Open J. 2015; 1(2): 50-52. doi: 10.17140/PMHCOJ-1-109