Joel Chinitz


BSR Contributor Since July 3, 2012

Joel Chinitz is a retired physician who lives in Fort Washington, Pa.

Now retired, I describe myself as a recovering nephrologist. In addition, having earned an MPH degree in mid-life, I developed a number of community health projects related to domestic violence, bullying and firearm violence.

I was the 2009 recipient of the Philadelphia County Medical Society Practitioner of the Year award.

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Detail from Eakins's 'Gross Clinic': Turn off that damn cell phone!

Annals of medicine: The Gone-A-Gram

High-tech health care:
Between life and death at a modern hospital

Computerized guidelines for terminating life? Rhesus monkeys programmed to perform surgery? If only patients responded less emotionally and more rationally to the innovations of modern biotechnology, America's health care headaches would vanish overnight.

Joel Chinitz

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