Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kaya Founder Featured in the August ACP Hospitalist

Kaya Founder, Dr. Chi Huang, sits down to talk about medicine, his career, his favorite way to spend free time, and Kaya Children International.

From the August ACP Hospitalist, by Jessica Berthold.

Chi-Cheng Huang, ACP Member.

Occupation: Chairperson, Department of Hospital Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass.

Age: 39.

Current residence: Lincoln, Mass.

Hometown: College Station, Texas.

Family: Married with three daughters.

Medical school: Harvard Medical School.

Residency: Harvard Combined Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency Program.

Specialty: Hospital medicine in internal medicine. I still moonlight sometimes in pediatrics at a walk-in clinic in East Boston.

Something I wish I'd learned in medical school: The interpersonal bedside management skills with patients and families that are required to be a caring physician. You might be the most intelligent physician in the world and not be able to get to “yes” to take care of a patient's needs, without these skills.


Most meaningful non-medical accomplishment: Being a husband and father, and then the nonprofit organization I founded, Kaya Children International, which helps assist Bolivian Street Children.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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