Elizabeth Nabel

Exposing the hubris in knowing

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About Elizabeth Nabel

Elizabeth Nabel is an exemplary physician, scientist, and leader. She is currently the President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a practicing cardiologist, biomedical researcher, patient advocate, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her leadership hallmarks include greater interdisciplinary and cross-industry collaborations, patient-inclusive care, a globally-reaching vision, and innovation in personalized therapies and translational medicine. As former director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Betsy established pioneering programs in genomics and stem cells, founded the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, and launched the Red Dress Heart Truth campaign. Betsy’s research focuses on the molecular genetics of cardiovascular diseases. Medicine even penetrates Betsy’s family life, as her husband is also a successful physician-scientist and her three children have all pursued medical careers.

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Nabel, the President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School, shares a personally revealing story that shows how the limits of knowledge can be a weakness and how accepting our ignorance can be a strength.

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