Dr. Saurabh Jha, Kevin Pho, M.D.

Dr. Saurabh Jha

Kevin Pho, M.D.

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • Kevin Pho, M.D.
  • Fair Observer
  • STAT
  • The Telegraph
  • The Health Care Blog
  • MedPage Today
  • Philly.com
  • Quartz

Past articles by Dr.:

Masks are an effigy of American technocratic incompetence

Jesse doesn't care about the politicization of masks. He doesn't ask if masks work. He's masked not to sell them but because he must be masked. If there was little demand for masks, he'd have sold something else in this pandemic. As to his being right about its demand, he defers credit. → Read More

Will China Be the Wild Card in the 2020 US Election?

Going into the election, how will Trump straddle the fine line between accepting his responsibility and admitting his incompetence in handling COVID-19? → Read More

False negative: COVID-19 testing’s catch-22

False-negative doctors could infect not just their patients but their colleagues, leaving fewer firefighters to fight fires. → Read More

Can an artificial intelligence algorithm be sued for malpractice?

As artificial intelligence is used more widely in medicine, it is bound to make a mistake. When that happens, who — or what — is liable? → Read More

Why the Lancet's editorial on Kashmir is unhelpful

Mixing medicine and politics undoes the teamwork. The editorial in the world’s third most prestigious medical journal diminishes medicine’s transcendentalism. → Read More

Becoming a doctor in India can be life-threatening

I was secretly pleased that my niece decided not to become a doctor. Medicine is stressful enough without doctors being worried about their personal safety. → Read More

Keeping the art of medical satire alive

Congratulations to the BMJ for keeping satire alive. → Read More

Worship Gandhi's pragmatism, not his godliness

As we enter his 150th birth anniversary year, taking an angular look back at the Father of the Nation → Read More

Is Medical Imaging a Ricardian Derived Demand?

By SAURABH JHA Medical Imaging and the Price of Corn After the Napoleonic wars, the price of corn in England became unaffordable. The landowners were blamed for the high price, which some believed was a result of the unreasonably high rents for farm land. Economist David Ricardo disagreed. According to Ricardo, detractors had the directionality wrong. It was the scarcity of corn (the high demand… → Read More

Is Medical Imaging a Ricardian Derived Demand?

Medical Imaging and the Price of Corn After the Napoleonic wars, the price of corn in England became unaffordable. The landowners were blamed for the high price, which some believed was a result of the unreasonably high rents for farm land. Economist David Ricardo disagreed. According to Ricardo, detractors had the directionality wrong. It was the scarcity of corn (the high demand relative to… → Read More

The social determinants of a physician's path

Does a physician’s zip code – that is where they were born and raised – have an effect on where they practice? → Read More

Medical Care in Rural India

By SAURABH JHA I’ve humbly realized that doctors aren’t always indispensable. When I was three, a compounder – a doctor’s assistant – allegedly saved my life. Dehydrated from severe dysentery, I was ashen and lifeless. My blood pressure was falling and I would soon lose my pulse. I needed fluids urgently. An experienced pediatrician could not get a line into my collapsed veins. When hope seemed… → Read More

Splitting hairs with Hypertension

By SAURABH JHA, MD Intrigued by many things in my first few days in the U.S., what perplexed me the most was that there seemed to be a DaVita Dialysis wherever I went; in malls, in the mainstreet of West Philadelphia, near high rises and near lower rises. I felt that I was being ominously followed by nephrologists. How on earth could providers of renal replacement therapy have a similar spatial… → Read More

To err is homicide in Britain

The General Medical Council has contributed to the grand public deception. The actions of the General Medical Council will outlive them. → Read More

A reaction to ORBITA: Keep on stenting, judiciously

An outsider’s look at the controversial study. → Read More

The real reason why the National Health Service survives

There’s a two-tiered system in Britain, and it causes a lot of complications for doctors. → Read More

Why Doctors (And Everybody Else) Should Read Books by Nassim Taleb

By SAURABH JHA, MD “There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method” – Herman Melville, Moby Dick Asymmetry of Error During the Ebola epidemic calls to ban flights from Africa from some quarters were met by accusations of racism from other quarters. Experts claimed that Americans were at greater risk of dying from cancer than Ebola, and if they must fret they… → Read More

Did doctors know best in the Charlie Gard case?

The international news story has a lot to teach about medicine and ethics. → Read More

Are CTE headlines overblown? A radiologist investigates.

A skeptical physician wants better reporting on the condition. → Read More

The chargemaster is health care's most evil component

It should be called the charge monster. → Read More