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50 Forward And 50 Back: A Look At The Evolution Of Health And Health Care


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Society and medicine have changed substantially in the last 50 years. Fifty years ago, doctors smoked, sometimes while examining patients. Few people exercised. And medicine was just beginning to make significant advances. So that got us to thinking about the evolution of health and healthcare. Where might we be headed? Where might we be 50 years in the future? We’ve invited three medical professionals to explore the past and help us imagine the future.

Dr. Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP - President of Levine Cancer Institute

John Santopietro, MD, DFAPA - Chief Clinical Officer for Behavioral Health at Carolinas HealthCare System

Michelle L. Matthews, MD - Associate Director, Reproductive Endocrinology at Carolinas Healthcare System