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2019 Charles T Dotter Lecture: Unity and having patients as our “true north”

Alan Matsumoto (Charlottesville, USA) talks to Interventional News about the disruption and fragmentation that is causing a “tornado in healthcare”.

He expanded on how interventional radiologists should show “unity in purpose” in the face of disaggregating forces such as consumerism, Big Business and Big Data, to centrally focus on the two things that matter most: patients who need care, and patience that allows for that care to be delivered wisely and well.

Matsumoto delivered the annual Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the 2019 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.

Matsumoto, Alan

Alan Matsumoto is a professor of radiology and chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia. He has pioneered many novel and innovative, minimally invasive, image-guided procedures during his 20 years at the University of Virginia, many of which have become incorporated into practice at many nationally recognised medical facilities. He has published more than 180 articles and book chapters and has trained more than 100 residents and fellows. His patient-oriented, multidisciplinary collaboration with other medical specialists has led to optimisation of care in patients with complex diseases.

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