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06/08/2022

Alfred and Blair Sadler Discuss Their Just Published, "(P)Luck: Lessons We Learned For Improving Healthcare and the World" (June 7th)

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(P)Luck moreover details the nine year collaboration between identical twins, Dr. Alfred Sadler and Blair Sadler, an attorney, via their work at NIH,  Yale, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Hastings Center on Bioethics to advance national organ donation and transplantation policy, create the Physician Assistant profession, advance national emergency medical care and address related bioethical issues.   The work also provides insights regarding related challenges these fields face today and provides a list of lessons learned applicable to present day health care problems. 

During this 39 minute discussion, Dr. Sadler and Mr. Sadler begin by explaining the purpose of the work and how and why they chose to collaborate after completing medical and law school.   The conversation moves on to an overview of their collaborative efforts, they discuss challenges still facing organ donation and persisting ethical issues, for example, related to the ongoing pandemic and conclude with comments concerning a few of the 15 lessons learn they identify.              

Alfred Sadler, MD, ScD (Hon) FACP, is the Co-Founder of the Physician Assistant Program at Cal State University, Monterey FredPhoto Bay and is the President of the Cypress Foundation - dedicated to improving physician and PA workforce in the tri-county area where he lives.  He was trained in surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical School and at Mass General Hospital  He practiced primary care in Monterey County for nearly forty years with an emphasis on underserved populations.  He is a a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and in 2018 was recognized as Physician of the Year by the Monterey County Medical Society.  He is a coauthor of The Physician Assistant: An Illustrated History

Blair Sadler, JD, is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a member of the BlairPhoto
faculty at the University of San Diego's Rady School of Management.   A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he was a law clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.  From 1980 to 2006, he was President and CEO of the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.  He has served on the board of the Hastings Center for 12 years and is a member of the board of Health Care without Harm, an environmental health advocacy organization.  He chairs the Board of Access Youth Academy in San Diego.

Information on their work is at: https://www.bookdepository.com/P-Luck-Alfred-Sadler/9781735873176?ref=grid-view&qid=1654425267966&sr=1-6.  

   

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