Why We Revolt

A patient revolution for careful and kind care

victor montori

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Why We Revolt is a triumph. It speaks honestly and knowledgeably about the faults of “industrial medicine.” Montori, a doctor, citizen, and poet, has produced a wonderful and meaningful book that deserves widespread attention.
— Don Berwick, physician, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and president emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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Victor Montori (Lima, 1970) is a physician and researcher. He works at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (U.S.) participating in the care of people with diabetes. He graduated from medical school in his hometown of Lima, Perú, and completed postgraduate training at Mayo Clinic in the U.S. and at McMaster University in Canada. Considered “a patient’s doctor,” Victor received the Karis Award, a patient-nominated recognition for his compassionate care. A researcher in the science of patient-centered care, Victor and his colleagues have authored over 580 research articles. A full professor of medicine at 39, Montori is one of the most cited clinical researcher in the world. In 2016, Victor founded The Patient Revolution, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing careful and kind patient care for all.

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