Jerome Kassirer ​​​​​|  Author, Editor, Physician

A young doctor Kassirer at Tufts Medical Center
Dr. Jerome Kassirer, Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Kassirer in 2012

Unanticipated Outcomes 
a Medical Memoir

Jerome Kassirer's "Unanticipated Outcomes" tells the story of a young medical student in Buffalo, N.Y., and his unlikely rise to
become a world-renown physician
​in Boston and Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most prestigious positions in the medical field.

Unanticipated Outcomes: A Medical Memoir
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also available on
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Kassirer is a man who not only paid the price for standing up for his beliefs of right and wrong, but who went on to staunchly oppose the financial entanglements between physicians and the pharmaceutical industry.
Click HERE to listen to Jerry Kassirer reflecting on his years as Editor in Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine on the podcast Clinicial Converstations.

What they're saying about Unanticipated Outcomes

"Jerry Kassirer, it turns out, is not only an esteemed doctor, researcher, teacher, and editor – but
also a master storyteller. His journey from the streets of Buffalo to the hallowed halls of one of
​Boston’s revered medical institutions to the pinnacle of the world’s leading medical journal is almo
ast toomazing to be true. But then he was faced with one of life’s most difficult choices – whether or not to be true to his values and thereby risk the editorship he so prized. His story, his choice, and his wisdom transcends medicine and will leave you pondering the nature of grit, courage, risk and sacrifice." 
--Harlan Krumholz, M.D.,  Yale-New Haven Hospital