It is The Vanishing Physician-Scientist? edited by Dr. Andrew I. Schafer.
Dr. Schafer is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Physician-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital–Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is past president of the American Society of Hematology, the founding editor in chief of its publication, and President-Elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine.
According Dr. Schafer, physicians throughout history have played a vital role in medical discovery. These physician-scientists devote the majority of their professional effort to seeking new knowledge about health and disease through research and represent the entire continuum of biomedical investigation. They bring a unique perspective to their work and often base their scientific questions on the experience of caring for patients. Physician-scientists also effectively communicate between researchers in the "pure sciences" and practicing health care providers. Yet there has been growing concern in recent decades that, due to complex changes, physician-scientists are vanishing from the scene.
In this book, leading physician-scientists and academic physicians examine the problem from a variety of perspectives: historical, demographic, scientific, cultural, sociological, and economic. They make valuable recommendations that – if heeded – should preserve and revitalize the community of physician-scientists as the profession continues to evolve and boundaries between doctors and researchers shift.
Contributors to the book are:
- James M. Anderson, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
- Ann J. Brown, MD, MHS, Duke University School of Medicine
- Barry S. Coller, MD, Rockefeller University
- Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD, Case Western Reserve University
- Paul E. DiCorleto, PhD, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
- Mark Donowitz, MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Stephen G. Emerson, MD, PhD, Haverford College
- Gregory Germino, MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Stephen J. Heinig, Association of American Medical Colleges
- Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
- Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, University of Michigan Medical School
- Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, MACP, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine David Korn, MD, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School
- Timothy J. Ley, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
- Philip M. Meneely, PhD, Haverford College
- David G. Nathan, MD, Harvard Medical School
- Philip A. Pizzo, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD, Haverford College
- Andrew I. Schafer, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital
- Alan L. Schwartz, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
- Roy L. Silverstein, MD, Cleveland Clinic
- Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School