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Interview with Patrick Hanaway, MD, Winner of the 2017 Linus Pauling Award

Co-founder of IFM Jeffrey Bland, PhD, interviews the 2017 Linus Pauling Award winner, Patrick Hanaway, MD. Dr. Hanaway’s two sons reflect on their experience with their parents in the medical field, and then Dr. Bland and Hanaway dive into reflections on how Dr. Hanaway reached this stage of his life and career.

From being a ski bum to lunch and learns on nutrition, from providing care in the Alaskan bush to analyzing value-based care data at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Hanaway highlights times in his life that shaped his personal and career trajectory.

IFM’s Linus Pauling Award recognizes leaders in the field. Dr. Bland’s interviews with these leaders provide a window into the many influences that can shape a life to effect widespread change

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