“I am constantly amazed by the rate at which our factual knowledge expands within the field of medicine. In comparison, our understanding of how we think as physicians is in its infancy but it is precisely this process that enables us to effectively apply our knowledge to the plight of the patients we encounter. I am keenly interested in learning about and improving my own clinical reasoning skills as well as teaching those skills to students and colleagues”
Art is originally from the Boston area and grew up as a long-suffering yet faithful Red Sox fan. He attended Yale University and after three years as a high-school science teacher obtained his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Mount Auburn Hospital and spent the next twelve years practicing and teaching in general medicine in the Boston area before moving to New Zealand with his Kiwi wife and two children in 2005.
Since changing hemispheres, Art has worked in the General Medicine Department of Auckland Hospital as a consultant physician, (former) Clinical Director, award-winning clinical teacher, and the current Director of Education. He is also a widely published, award-winning poet.
32 year old male with alcoholism. Where does your mind take you? What if I told you he is a highly functioning engineer – does this change your feelings towards this patient? Have you ever considered your subconscious approach to medical problems, and questioned how it may lead to diagnostic error? Learn how to understand […]
Introducing the chumps, Dr Nic Szecket and Dr Art Nahill, two very clever doctors working in Auckland who excel in clinical reasoning. Attempting to stump the chumps, we have Emergency Physician and writing genius Dr Michelle Johnston presenting an unusual and interesting case to challenge the brilliant brains of Art & Nic. Will they be […]