Dr. Bennett Lorber on how doctors can develop better observational skills
If you imagine Dr. Bennett Lorber walking the halls of Temple University Hospital in a white coat, you're not seeing the whole picture. Though he's one of the foremost authorities in the world on the listeriosis bacterial infection and he's spent 40 years as a professor and specialist in Infectious Diseases, medicine is just one aspect of his life.
When he's not seeing patients or teaching tomorrow's doctors, Dr. Lorber paints (professionally), plays the guitar, reads poetry, and enjoys time with family and friends. This balance between the scientific and the artistic is one of the keys to his success and longevity in a tough field of work.
Dr. Lorber met with Andy to discuss the expectations placed on today's med students, the role of observation in medicine, and the infectious disease that worries him the most (hint: it's not ebola).