Author: Alec Kherlopian, MD, MPH

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Alec Kherlopian graduated from Boston University's Sargent College in 2011 with a concentration in Health Science. He then graduated with an MD/MPH from Boston University School of Medicine and School of Public Health in 2015, concentrating in Health Policy and Management. He is currently a PGY-1 in the Department of Internal Medicine at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center of Burlington, MA.

Pursuing “Right Care”: A Lown Experience

In April, I had the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Lown Institute Conference in Chicago. The Lown Institute was named after and inspired by Dr. Bernard Lown, a renowned cardiologist who also championed social change by co-founding the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, an organization to prevent nuclear war during the Cold War. The theme of the conference was promoting “right care” by addressing overuse, underuse and misuse of medical services through a coalition of patient advocates, community organizers and medical professionals.