Peter McDonnell, MD

Cambridge Health Alliance




He is director of The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and chief medical editor of Ophthalmology Times.


Not enough hours in the day

There literally are not enough hours in a day to allow physicians to comply with all the recommendations emanating from the various constituencies involved in issuing guidelines.

My theory regarding physician burnout

Surveys have found that burnout among physicians who deliver “primary care” is so bad that 20% of them intend to stop practicing.

Why the NEI is crucial

“The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” - Will Rogers