Tinkering in Today's Healthcare Factories: Pursuing the Renewal of Medicine

Tuesday, January 10, 10:30 AM - Tuesday, January 10, 11:30 AM


Presented by Calvin College
Underwritten by: John & Mary Loeks and Holland Home

Abraham Nussbaum is a physician and writer. His memoir, The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine, explores how healthcare reform is transforming the practice of medicine, turning physicians into technicians, and hospitals into factories. Dr. Nussbaum practices at Denver Health, an academic safety-net hospital in downtown Denver. He previously directed its adult inpatient psychiatry units, which care for adults throughout Colorado experiencing mental health crises. He currently serves as Chief Education Officer, providing strategic vision, daily direction, and administrative oversight for Denver Health's clinical education programs. Dr. Nussbaum grew up in Colorado, studied literature and religion at Swarthmore, and completed medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of North Carolina. In his practice, he strives to inhabit the roles described in his book, asking how he and his fellow practitioners can restore patients to health through person-centered care.