Hi, my name is Behrouz Zand. I am a gynecologic oncologist, a surgeon, a husband, and a dad. I am board certified in both Obstetrics & Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. I am a physician at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center with my clinic located in the Houston Bay Area.
My blog is mostly about well-being and improvement concepts both personally and in healthcare. Occasionally, I also write articles as a contributing author for the Houston Chronicle’s Gray Matters.
The beauty of medicine to me as a profession has always been that it is a hybrid of the arts and sciences. So I’ll share some interesting ideas from the field of medicine, science, and technology, but just importantly, I’ll write about some of the big ideas from the humanities and social sciences—such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, literature, and economics. Steve Jobs from Apple said it best that the greatest ideas emerge from the intersection of technology and the humanities.
Also, I aim to write with clarity to share knowledge for all– no matter if you are a physician, engineer, a restaurant manager, or a stay at home parent. One of the pitfalls of academia is that we write and communicate often esoterically or we write specifically for a small target audience who know the jargon of academia. Therefore many people will never get to appreciate or learn from their work. And what good is creating great work and ideas, if very few people will understand it?
Finally, what I post on this blog is based on my own views and opinions.