Monday, February 23, 2009

Because that's where the money is


The highest paid employee at Columbia University? A dermatologist, at $4,332,759 a year. At Cornell? A fertility specialist, at $3,149,376. Maybe this is why doctors are getting out of the disease business and into the enhancement business. Read more in the Times.

3 comments:

fordekr said...
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fordekr said...

One problem this article raises implicitly is the existence of high salaries in nonprofit institutions that depend, at least in part, on donations from the public.

The highly paid dermatologist in this article is a cancer research specialist, so in my mind his work doesn't primarily involve enhancement technologies, although the work of many highly paid dermatologists clearly does. And I'm not sure infertility isn't disease-related, at least sometimes. I guess I'm simply raising the question about what kinds of medical interventions, particularly in the arena of reproduction, count as the use of enhancement technologies.

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I think that the image is so appropiate, I want to be a doctor because they getting out of the disease business and into the enhancement business.