Marc Zarefsky

Marc Zarefsky

AMA Affiliated Groups

Contributing News Writer,

Marc Zarefsky is a communications consultant who works with C-suite executives, top-ranked universities, nonprofit organizations, and a variety of associations. Marc previously worked in the communications offices at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Prior to that, he worked as an award-winning sports reporter and editor. 

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Physician Health

3 ways to make your organization proactive on physician burnout

AMA member Tait Shanafelt, MD, has made a career out of focusing on physician well-being. Learn about his prescription for organizational change.

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Private Practices

Why this emergency doctor thrives as private practice CEO

Omar Maniya, MD, made the switch from the front lines of COVID-19 care in New York City to running a small primary care private practice. Learn more.

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Public Health

COVID-19 not the only condition for which many go unvaccinated

Over 75% of adults are missing at least one routinely recommended vaccine. Doctors and others can play a big role in changing that picture.

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Public Health

8 things physicians and patients need to know about the Pfizer vaccine

Three experts answered a variety of questions about the new Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its Emergency Use Authorization.

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Population Care

When kids struggle with wearing masks, here’s how doctors can help

With COVID-19’s Delta variant surging, wearing a mask is key. Learn about some good counseling tips for doctors to share with parents to help children wear masks.

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Public Health

Giving health care heroes a voice on social media

A nurse detailed the strain of caring for patients with COVID-19. Learn why a health system is sharing the video to push the #MaskUp message.

A nurse in full PPE sitting on the edge of a hospital bed looking out of a bright window.

Public Health

3 ways physicians can help combat COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, and other physicians identify what’s driving vaccine hesitancy and how to help patients overcome it.

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Improve GME

Teaching resident physicians about safe opioid prescribing

Opioids can be an effective treatment for chronic pain, but prescribing them properly requires prudence. Learn more from the AMA.

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