As long-time Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anesthesiology, James C. Eisenach, M.D., has encountered some of the best minds and most important science in medicine. Although science is at the heart of his role as editor of a peer-reviewed journal, Dr. Eisenach feels that the best caregivers are those who strike a balance between the heart and the mind.

“As physicians, we care for patients in a very particular way, applying constantly changing scientific knowledge and communicating this to patients and their families one case at a time,” said Dr. Eisenach. “The best physicians are lifelong learners of science and also honest, compassionate communicators.”

The 2015 Rovenstine Lecture will focus on how physicians can apply practical approaches to better learn and represent science while closely listening to and communicating with patients in their care. Dr. Eisenach will draw from more than 30 years of experience as an NIH-funded scientist and...

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