Medicine Without Doctors Doesn’t Compute

November 26, 2019

(Wall Street Journal) – Innovations in robotics and genetic engineering, immunotherapy and artificial intelligence are creating opportunities in medicine that seem like science fiction, but none of them will fly without the literal hand-holding that only a flesh-and-blood physician can provide. Patients won’t accept some of the more dystopic innovations on the horizons of personalized care—retina scans, nanomedicine, bioengineered immunities—unless their treatment is being driven by actual doctors who learned their jobs the old-fashioned way.