Dhruv Khullar

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Dhruv Khullar

Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.

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Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research.

He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He recently worked in the ABC News Medical Unit, helping to curate and communicate evolving health stories, and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.), focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation.

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We’re Bad at Evaluating Risk. How Doctors Can Help.



My patient and I were locked in a game of decision-making hot potato. “What would you do, Doc?” he said. We’d been discussing whether he should get screened for prostate cancer. Such questions trouble most doctors. We often lob the choice back to patients, or “on the one hand, on the other hand” so much they […]