Episode Summary:

In this week’s show: Dr. Mark Boguski argues that diagnostic management teams consisting of physicians from diverse specialties, including genetics and genomics, can integrate data from different specialties and improve patient care.

It may take doctors some time to adapt to this new collaborative style—but by not confining themselves to disciplinary boundaries, Boguski says, doctors will be able to make connections between different areas of medicine and glean information that isn’t taught in medical schools. Boguski draws on examples from oncology, where he says doctors are gradually being retrained to think in terms of disease pathways instead of discreet organ systems.

Dr. Boguski is the chief medical officer of Liberty Biosecurity and founder of the Precision Medicine Network. He’s a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American College of Medical Informatics. He’s served on the faculties of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School, and as an executive in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He is the former vice president and global head of genome and protein sciences at Novartis, and a graduate of the medical scientist training program at the University of Washington in St. Louis. He has written a series of books on cancer for the general public, under the series title “Reimagining Cancer.”