All posts by Behrouz Zand,M.D.

I am a gynecologic oncologist, a husband, and a father. My blog is mostly about our healthcare system, but occasionally I get inspired to write about other "stuff". I hope people who read my blog get a fresh perspective of the healthcare system and get new ideas on how we can improve our health and well-being.

The Real Faces of Racism

Late Friday night, we witnessed about 100 white nationalists–euphemistically calling themselves the “Alt-right”–marching with Tiki torches in hand. By Sunday, one young woman who went to counter-protest would be dead. She would be run over in an ISIS like car attack by one of these white nationalists. Clean cut with polo shirts and khaki pants, these ...

What makes an exceptional leader in health care? The answer may surprise you.

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”--Warren Buffett

A Brief American History of What Lead to Obamacare

Healthcare continues to make national headlines as Republican senators have twice failed to pass a bill in the Senate with enough support to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How did we get here and why do so many Republicans want to make the ACA go away badly? To answer this question, you ...

A Second Chance

The obesity epidemic is raising the rate of obesity linked cancers in the U.S.

Why Doctor, Nurse, and Hospital Groups Don’t Support the GOP’s ACA Repeal

Doctor, nurse, and hospital groups are unified because opposing the proposed repeal and replace bill comprises what is right for many Americans and the health of this country.


Two Texas counties. In one, you’ll live almost a decade longer

Inequalities of life expectancy between counties are getting larger and worse. Between U.S. counties, average life expectancy can differ by more than 20 years.

Why music can be good medicine

Listening to music can reduce stress and anxiety for both the surgeon and the patient.