Suter Science Seminar - Stop the Noise

Where Science Center, 104

Duration 1 hour

Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Politics of Healthcare Reform by Brian Hill, MD

Physicians parse symptoms to identify disease, for cure does not come from managing symptoms but rather treating disease. Problem-solving in health policy should employ the same approach utilized to cure disease in our patients. Unfortunately, the ideological banter surrounding healthcare reform has mistakenly focused on symptoms and as such has missed the true disease inhibiting the ability of our system to provide readily accessible, high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. To reach this end, we need to develop a proactive and collaborative system that utilizes the proper incentives aligned toward health and wellness amongst an empowered and engaged patient population.

Following EMU, Dr. Hill graduated with honors from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his training in urology at the University of Maryland Medical System and now practices at Urology Specialists of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. He is on the board of the Emory Clinically Integrated Network at his local hospital while also serving on the managing board that covers a network consisting of five hospital systems and almost 2000 physicians in the metro-Atlanta area. In the realm of policy, Dr. Hill has written a book entitled Stop the Noise: A Physician’s Quest to Silence the Noise of Healthcare Reform, has appeared on CNN and FOX News and speaks regularly via radio interviews and at local-regional meetings to discuss healthcare reform. He is married with two daughters ages 10 and 6 years old.

Co-sponsored by the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.

Intended Audience General Public

Tags ACAD, SCIENCE, SEMINAR, Intellectual Life

Contact Information

Name Science Center

Phone # 540.432.4400


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