In Dr. Fonseca’s talk, From the Trenches: The Fiduciary Responsibility of the Physician to the Patient, he exposes consideration of daily clinical practices that can erode the physician’s fiduciary responsibility in the process of patient care. This includes discussions related to patient care, treatment selection, policies and value frameworks.
Rafael Fonseca, MD, is the Getz Family Professor of Cancer and a Professor of Medicine. He is a consultant in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, AZ and Chair of their Department of Medicine. Dr Fonseca earned his MD at Universidad Anahuac, Mexico. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami, FL, and a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN. He is a clinical investigator for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fund.