Posted by • March 15th, 2010

About the blog

The Now@NEJM blog, produced by the NEJM publishing communications team, is about new and innovative content in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM.org). Our goal is to inform you about what’s new and provide some additional context to complement the content published in NEJM.

Each week we post a piece under From Pages to Practice about one of the latest research papers in NEJM, discussing its clinical significance, where it may lead us in practice and research, and often giving an editor’s thoughts about why it was important to publish. We pose questions to stimulate your thinking and discussion. The idea is to make it easy for you to give us your views on a particular topic and make the conversation accessible to other doctors and physicians-in-training. Posts contain links to the full article, which will be free to all visitors for a limited time.

We also feature two posts from the Resident e-Bulletin each week, with an article summary, “Clinical Pearls,” and “Morning Report Questions” – teaching points that many of you find so useful in your roles as teachers or trainees. The blog gives us a way to distribute and store this educational information on the social web, again, inviting comment and discussion.

You’ll also hear about new products and applications as we bring them out, such as new Interactive Medical Cases, or iPhone applications, like NEJM This Week and the Image Challenge. We link to videos on the NEJMvideo channel on YouTube, share our Twitter feed, and links to NEJM in the News, too.

We’d like this to be an open forum, complementary to the core content of NEJM, engaging you in a new experience beyond the journal page in a more interactive community.

About the team


Rebecca Berger, M.D.

Rebecca Berger, M.D. Rebecca is a 2016-2017 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2013 and completed residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2016. She currently works as an attending physician in the MGH Hospital Medicine Group. Her interests include quality improvement, patient safety, process improvement, and medical education.

Ramya Ramaswami, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P., M.P.H.

Ramya Ramaswami, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P., M.P.H. Ramya Ramaswami is a 2016-2017 NEJM editorial fellow. She is a medical oncologist within the National Health Services of the United Kingdom. Ramya received her medical degree, postgraduate medical and oncology training from Imperial College London, and a masters in public health from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Her clinical and research interests include cancer prevention, viral driven cancers, as well as disparities and access issues in global oncology.

Andrea Merrill, M.D.

Andrea Merrill, M.D. Andrea was a 2015-2016 NEJM Group Editorial Fellow. She is currently in the middle of her General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and is also conducting research focusing on improvements in breast cancer surgery. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the completion of her residency.

James Yeh, M.D., M.P.H.

James Yeh, M.D. M.P.H. James was a 2015-2016 NEJM Editorial Fellow. He recently completed fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is interested in evidence-based medicine, medical education, knowledge translation, and pharmacoepidemiology.

MaryAnn Wilbur, M.D.

MaryAnn Wilbur, M.D. MaryAnn Wilbur was a 2015-2016 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She graduated with a combined MD/MPH from Boston University in 2011 and completed residency training in Gynecology & Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in June 2015. She has returned to Johns Hopkins for a clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Her areas of interest include gynecologic malignancies and health outcome disparities.

Ravi Parikh, M.D., M.P.P.

Ravi Parikh, M.D. M.P.P. Ravi is a Resident in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Originally from Hernando, Florida, he received his M.D. and M.P.P. from Harvard. His clinical and research interests are in aging, serious illness, and cancer survivorship.

Ken Bernard M.D., M.B.A.

Ken Bernard M.D., M.B.A. Kenneth (“Ken”) R.L Bernard is a graduate the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Bernard graduated from Yale in 2006 and continued his training at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School where he received his MD and MBA in 2011. As a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and an Indian Health Service Professions Scholar, Dr. Bernard’s interests include minority health and advocacy, acute care access, emergency department operations, safety and quality, and leadership development. During residency he co-founded and implemented a pilot Leadership Development Course (LDC) for MGH Internal Medicine residents, which is now core educational curriculum for all MGH Internal Medicine trainees. He has also led leadership, teamwork and mindfulness work shops for the HAEMR residents. Currently he is working on creating the first Indian Health Service Emergency Department Inventory through a collaboration with Emergency Medicine Network (EMNet.org). His published works include topics such as critical care and resuscitation, evidence based emegency medicine practice, teamwork and leadership, and quality of care amongst US American Indian populations. He is a staff emergency physician in Tuba City, Arizona at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation caring for patients from the Navajo and Hopi Nations. He lives with wife Kelly and their two dogs, Tully and Greta.

Rupa Kanapathipillai, M.D.

Rupa Kanapathipillai, M.D. Rupa is an Infectious Disease Specialist from Melbourne, Australia, and was a 2014-2015 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She has previously worked in Malawi with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and collaborated with Treat Asia HIV Observational Database/Australasian HIV Observational Database on two recently published studies. She received her medical degree from Monash University in Melbourne, and holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Chana Sacks, M.D.

Chana Sacks, M.D. Chana was a 2014-2015 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and then joined the faculty there in the MGH Hospital Medicine Group. She attended medical school at The University of Chicago.

John Staples, M.D.

John Staples, M.D. John is a former NEJM Editorial Fellow. He joined the University of Washington Hospital Medicine program in March 2013.

Daniela Lamas, M.D.

Daniela Lamas Daniela is a pulmonary/critical care fellow at Harvard. She spent a year at the NEJM from 2011-2012 as an Editorial Fellow, working on projects for the Journal‘s 200th anniversary. She finds that writing for the Now@NEJM blog is a great opportunity to become familiar with research that doesn’t have to do with the lungs.

Joshua Allen-Dicker, M.D.

Joshua Allen-Dicker, M.D. Josh is an Instructor in Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, medical degree at NYU School of Medicine, and MPH at Harvard School of Public Health.

Rena Xu, M.D., M.B.A.

Rena Xu Rena is a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her MD and MBA degrees from Harvard. Originally from Pittsburgh, she has been a contributor to Now@NEJM since 2010.

Rachel Wolfson

Rachel Wolfson Rachel is a fifth-year MD/PhD student at Harvard Medical School. She is originally from Okemos, MI, and graduated from Stanford University in 2011. For her PhD research, she is studying the regulation of cell growth in response to nutrients.

Carla Rothaus, M.D.

Carla Rothaus, M.D. Carla was a 2013-2014 NEJM Editorial Fellow. She was previously on staff at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Breast Imaging section. She attended medical school at Cornell and did a pediatric internship before completing a radiology residency at Yale University.

Joann Schulte, M.D.

Joann Schulte, M.D. Joann is board certified in general pediatrics and preventive medicine. She joined the NEJM as a 2013-2014 Editorial Fellow after working in public health at CDC and investigating more than 100 disease outbreaks. During her time with CDC, she worked in vaccine-preventable diseases, immunizations, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. She worked in Atlanta, in the states and internationally. She was the state epidemiologist in Florida, where she dealt with public health issues related to eight hurricanes that struck the state in a 2-year-period.

James Colbert, M.D.

James Colbert Jamie is a former NEJM Editorial Fellow and a hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital. He completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and attended medical school at Stanford University.

Sushrut Jangi, M.D.

Sushrut Jangi, M.D. Sush Jangi is a former NEJM Editorial Fellow and an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He completed his internal medicine training at Beth Israel Deaconess and medical school at the University of Massachusetts.

Lisa Rosenbaum, M.D.

Lisa Rosenbaum Lisa is a former NEJM Editorial Fellow, and a Fellow at the Philadelphia V.A. Medical Center and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. She did her residency training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ishani Ganguli, M.D.

Ishani Ganguli Ishani is a journalist and a resident in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Originally from Princeton, NJ, she graduated from Harvard College in 2005 and Harvard Medical School in 2011.

Graham McMahon, M.D., M.M.Sc.

Graham McMahon Graham McMahon M.D. M.M.Sc. is the president and CEO at the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education based in Chicago. Previously he was an associate dean and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and program director for the fellowship program in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and hypertension at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston where he completed his postgraduate training. He was the NEJM Editor for Medical Education for more than 10 years. He received his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, a master’s degree in clinical research from Harvard Medical School, and his doctorate in education from the National University of Ireland.

Sara Fazio, M.D.

Sara Fazio, M.D. Sara was NEJM’s editor for Continuing Medical Education (CME) from 2011-2014. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Master in the Holmes Society at Harvard Medical School, and a general internist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she completed her postgraduate training and medical education fellowship. She received her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island.

NEJM Publishing Communications Staff

Edward W. Campion, M.D.

Edward W. Campion, M.D., Senior Deputy and Online Editor

Karen Buckley

Karen Buckley, Publishing Communications

Jennifer Zeis

Jennifer Zeis, Publishing Communications

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