Michael Hochman, MD

TitleClinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Part-Time)
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
AddressLos Angeles CA 90089-9520
Phone+1 323 226 6571
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    Princeton University2001Sigma Xi Book Prize in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    2001Phi Beta Kappa
    Worcester District Medical Society2004Scholarship
    Harvard Medical School2006Honors Graduate
    Harvard Medical School2008  - 2009Medical Student Teaching Award for Residents
    Cambridge Hospital2009Resident Teacher of the Year
    Keck School of Medicine2010Faculty Teaching Incentive Award

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    I believe the role of a physician is to understand a patient’s health goals, educate him or her on treatment options and guide him or her to the best decision. Ultimately, clinical decisions should be made in partnership between the patient and doctor.

    I am a strong proponent of evidence based medicine, i.e. looking to the research to inform decision-making. In fact, I recently authored the book 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know. I also recognize that there is not always a right or wrong answer in medicine. Instead, the doctor and patient must consider the pros and cons of different strategies and decide on the best course. Sometimes, this involves non-traditional therapies while other times more traditional treatments are most appropriate.

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    1. Hochman M, McCormick D. Endpoint selection and relative (versus absolute) risk reporting in published medication trials. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov; 26(11):1246-52. PMID: 21842324; PMCID: PMC3208473.
    2. Hochman M, McCormick D. Characteristics of published comparative effectiveness studies of medications. JAMA. 2010 Mar 10; 303(10):951-8. PMID: 20215609.
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    3. Hochman M, Hochman S, Bor D, McCormick D. News media coverage of medication research: reporting pharmaceutical company funding and use of generic medication names. JAMA. 2008 Oct 01; 300(13):1544-50. PMID: 18827211.
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