In DC today, and speaking on a panel discussion about Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). It seems ever important to generate more discussions like these, both on the hill and in our social media and IRL communities. We are really going to be thinking about the necessity to use evidence-based research in doctor-patient conversations. I'll be speaking from the patient perspective about the excellent quality of care I was able to receive at NYU Langone when I underwent heart valve replacement. Being in the right time and place when you need a lifesaving procedure shouldn't be a privilege, it should be an American right. You can watch the panel discussion here.