Subhendra Banerjee, MD

The number of senior citizens in this country is rapidly rising, with those 65-and-older expected to nearly double by 2050. Today seniors undergo 38% of all surgeries in California — more than twice their current share of the population —…

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Randy Fralick, MD

Coming into medicine from a long line of machinists and metalworkers, Randy Fralick, MD, knew he would choose a specialty that made good use of his hands and motor skills. Surgery seemed like a natural fit, and the diversity of…

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Dee Lacy, MD, PhD

As an infectious disease physician, Dee Lacy, MD, is accustomed to asking herself how her patients’ pain and suffering might have been prevented. But an encounter with one patient—a 33-year-old man who had been admitted to the hospital with meningitis…

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