Each month, Look Who’s Talking features voices from across BWH answering the same question. With this month’s issue of BWH Clinical & Research News publishing on Valentine’s Day, this month BWHers answer: What’s something you love about your job? If you would like to add your voice to the conversation, please submit a comment at the bottom of the page.

“I feel very fortunate to have a job that enables me to work with patients and understand the very personal aspects of health, illness and medical treatment. At the same time, I feel grateful that I work in an environment where I can take what I learn from my patients and carry that forward into clinical research which aims to better prevent and treat disease for large populations of patients at risk. I also feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to work with students and trainees who are bright, energetic and passionate about medicine. I love how these aspects of my job integrate in a synergistic fashion and allow me to help make an impact.”

– Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH, Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Division


“I love my job because the staff have a shared vision and they are dedicated to the mission of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The people I work with are passionate about what they do and are always striving to do better.”

– Rose Wach CRA, Technical Director, CT, Cross Sectional, and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology



“I love the patients who come here, I love the people who work here, I love my group, the Division of Epilepsy. There are so many things I love about my job; it’s a hard question to answer. Brigham and Women’s Hospital has an amazing combination of outstanding clinical care and the highest research standards, but also such wonderful staff and a truly collaborative environment – it’s special that way. My group is very ambitious, but not competitive with one another. We can’t help each other enough. And the patients that come here are very sick, they have complicated cases, and we have a chance to make them better. I love coming to work here every day, to see my patients and try to improve their lives.”

– Ellen Bubrick, MD, Neurologist, Division of Epilepsy


“I love many aspects of my job as a physiatrist. I enjoy getting to know my patients, determining the cause of their symptoms, and developing individualized treatment plans. I love following up with patients and learning that their pain and quality of life have improved. I appreciate the opportunity to work with dedicated clinical and administrative staff. I’m often inspired by my colleagues and enjoy collaborating with them on clinical care and research projects. It’s also a pleasure to teach musculoskeletal physical examination and pain management skills to medical trainees. I especially enjoy spreading the word about physiatry, the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.”

– Danielle Sarno, MD, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Interventional Pain Management, Department of Neurosurgery


“This is an exciting time in biomedical research. New technologies such as CRISPR genome engineering and recent advances in mass spectrometry are enabling us to gain new insights into how Epstein-Barr virus contributes to human cancers, and how this may ultimately be overcome. Something I love about my job is the opportunity to use cutting-edge approaches to tackle long-standing, clinically-relevant questions.”

– Benjamin Gewurz, MD, PhD, Associate Physician and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases