A shower of technology/a flowering of clinics
Date: January 3, 2011
You can’t read this issue of Inside Tract without noticing that technology has raised our ability to help patients. But besides doing that, it’s given us a window into the complexity of disease and its therapy that didn’t exist before. Every year we know more about the conditions we treat. That’s true, for example, in learning the difference it makes if one type of pancreatic cyst appears in the main or the branch duct, or in understanding the diagnostic benefit of combining manometry with standard pH testing of the esophagus.
This is a long way of saying that technology—and how we apply it—has made specialties flourish at Hopkins. The result is that we open new centers and clinics. As an academic medical center, we’ve always aimed to be a high-quality, easy-to-use resource, a place to extend your ability to help patients. And as keepers of sophisticated technology and experts in its use, we can do that even better.
We hope that you will enjoy this glimpse of what we’re undertaking, and we invite you to call on us to learn how we can contribute to your practice.
Anthony N. Kalloo, M.D.
Director, Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology