"I practice a multidisciplinary approach. You can't really know anything if you remember only isolated facts. You've got to have models in your head and array your experiences—both vicarious and direct—on this latticework of models."
"I don't know that I, or anybody else, can be whole without engaging in the very dangerous exercise of trying to love oneself and love other people. Love isn´t mush, hugs, or butterflies. It's very serious business."
"First and foremost, I am a human being. Second, I am a human being who happens to play music."
"I was raised in a family where everyone was treated equally, and it left a mark. Equity is important to me. But medicine is very hierarchical. I bring to the patient the same level of care and attention I'd want for myself."
"Imagine if throughout your life you are able to help change the lives of ten people, and they in turn change the lives of ten people, and those in turn do the same. It sounds audacious, but if you can positively change these ten lives, you really can change the world."