Endorsements - The Future of Medicine
"I have known Dr. Schimpff since he served as Director of the University of Maryland Cancer Center over 25 years ago. We worked together as he helped lead the transformation of the UM Medical Center into national institution for advanced medical care, education and research. Steve has the rare knowledge and gift to take complex medical issues and render them understandable to non-medical audiences. In this book, he takes readers through the exciting coming change in medicine: physicians will go from diagnosing and treating illness, to using a patient's own genetic makeup to predict and prevent disease."
Benjamin L. Cardin
United States Senator, Maryland
"I started reading the introduction and couldn't put the book down. This book demystifies medicine. It brings the reader a perspective of the transitions that have taken place since Dr. Schimpff's grandfather practiced family medicine about 100 miles north of New York City in the first quarter of the 20th century.
The book covers new trends in health care designed to bring back personalized medicine that will be both predictive and preventive. From the promise of gene therapy and stem cells to the use of computer simulators for surgeons this clearly written book opens the window of medicine to the public with clarity and transparency. I heartily recommend "The Future of Medicine" to my patients, friends, and family.
John I. Gallin, M.D., FACP RADM, United States Public Health Service (retired)
Director, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Bethesda, Maryland
"I met Dr. Schimpff while he was the CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and I was commanding general of the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) and Fort Detrick. He worked with my staff to help design a strategy for us on the operating room of the future. After retirement, he became a consultant to USAMRMC in patient safety, developing a roadmap for further action. Now he has written a book for the layperson on the amazing advances occurring in medical care and how they will change, for the better, healthcare for all of us. This is a revealing book about a very exciting topic for all to enjoy."
Lester Martinez-Lopez, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P.Major General (Retired), U.S. Army
Senior Vice President & Administrator Lyndon B. Johnson General HospitalHarris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas
Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command until 2005
"I am delighted to endorse and highly recommend Steve Schimpff's new book, "The Future of Medicine - Megatrends That Will Improve Your Healthcare."
I have known Steve Schimpff personally for over twenty years, but was very aware of his groundbreaking work in the treatment of infections in cancer patients while he was at the National Cancer Institute. I, too, was a National Cancer Institute trained medical oncologist and well remember the havoc that infection causes in the cancer patient. Schimpff's work brought significant progress to a very complex area of medicine. His work has saved lives.
From the National Cancer Institute he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and soon was director of the school's cancer center. After several successful years he was lured into management by the leadership of the University of Maryland Hospital. He was successful for several years as the chief operating officer and then became the President and Chief Executive Officer.
His book is in many ways a reflection of his success. He began working in a narrow, but very difficult field of medicine and the over his career he has progressively widened his horizons. Having lived through and contributed significantly to medical progress over the past thirty years he is in an excellent position to look to the future. We are all fortunate that he has brought his forecast to us in a thought provoking book."
John H. Moxley, MD
Former Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School, University of California, San Diego
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs, U. S. Department of Defense
Managing Director, Healthcare Division, Korn/Ferry international, Los Angeles, CA
"Stephen C Schimpff, M.D., former CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center - since retiring in 2004 - has written a book for a general audience - entitled "The Future of Medicine - Megatrends That Will Affect Your Healthcare." It covers genomics, stem cells, vaccines, imaging, medical devices, the OR of the future, digitization of medical data, patient safety, and complementary medicine. It offers his views, based on over 150 interviews, on what is happening to medical care and how it will be transformed over the coming five to fifteen years. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in their own or their loved one's health. It will also be of interest to hospital trustees and staff, insurers and regulators and those interested in health in general. This 35+ year healthcare executive has great wisdom, a keen insight and a lot to say about how you will be affected by healthcare in the future. A split second action saved my life in 1992. Thus, I encourage you to buy Dr. Schimpff's book - The Future of Medicine - Megatrends in Healthcare That Will Affect Your Quality of Life."
Retired CEO, Development Credit Corporation
"I have known Dr. Schimpff for nearly twenty years. I have been cognizant of his keen interest in how medical advances influence methods of care delivery and ultimately impact quality of life. There is substantial evidence that we will continue to benefit from significant medical advances in the coming years. Dr. Schimpff has managed to interview over 100 experts from across the country and has reduced mountains of technical ideas into a few critical megatrends that will influence the way care will be rendered in the foreseeable future. His book is a must read for anyone interested in the future of health care delivery and how these megatrends may impact quality of life as well as life expectancy."
Ronald R. Peterson
President, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System Baltimore, Maryland
"It has been a privilege to have known Dr. Stephen Schimpff for over three decades. He was a pioneer in the study of infection complications of cancer patients and has been a leader in academic medicine, both as a scholar and a highly lauded administrator. His broad background in medicine enabled him to write a remarkably thorough, comprehensive and forward-looking book for the public entitled "The Future of Medicine: Megatrends that Will Improve You Healthcare"
Using his detailed knowledge, Dr Schimpff has written an authoritative and thought provoking book touching every key issue in modern medicine and bioscience, including genomics, stem cells, imaging, digital medicine and more. In each section he shines a light of lucidity on complex topics and issues that makes them understandable and valued by readers.
This is an excellent contribution by a renowned medical leader."
Philip A Pizzo, MD
Dean, School of Medicine Stanford University
Carl and Elizabeth Naumann ProfessorPalo Alto, CA
"I have known Dr Schimpff for over 17 years, initially while he was COO of the multihospital University of Maryland Medical System. He was always interested in how advances in basic and clinical research along with advances in technology would benefit patients in their healthcare.
I know him to take complex subjects and explain them in an easy and understandable manner; he has done the same with his writing."
Andrew Ziskind, M.D.President, Barnes-Jewish HospitalProfessor of Medicine, Washington University School of MedicineSt Louis, MO