As a clinician-educator, Brandon Combs takes a thoughtful approach to the health care system, patient outcomes and the training of future physicians.
Doctors often feel it necessary to do somethingto help a patient, he said, but sometimes those well-intended tests or treatments don’t actually help – and can also do harm. That idea was something he often thought about during his residency at the University of Colorado. After joining the university as a faculty member, he co-founded the Do No Harm Project to highlight such instances, which are referred to as medical overuse.
In truth, he thought about how physicians could improve health care practices even before then.