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"My Knee Really Hurts..."
July 15, 2011

"My Knee Really Hurts..."

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Wei’s World July 2011

I recently attended a farewell dinner for Dr. Paul Plotz. Paul is one of the foremost researchers in the arthritis division at the National Institutes of Health and he supervised my fellowship. After a long and distinguished career, he had decided to “hang it up”… so to speak.

When I arrived for fellowship at the NIH in 1979, I was full of vim and vigor and ready to test myself against the world. It was Paul who introduced me to the insular environment of the NIH. He tried to determine what my interests were and what my strengths and weaknesses (of which there were many) were. He then tried to put me in the situations that best utilized my strengths and minimized my weaknesses. Believe me, this was no small feat!

For two years I toiled as a fellow taking care of very sick patients while also trying to decipher the scientific clues each patient presented to us.

The NIH is a research facility and the patients are all there to participate in clinical trials. They come from all over the world seeking help when conventional therapies have failed. That made it both easy and hard for fellows. We understood that the patients were voluntarily participating in studies… but at the same time we understood that they were placing their trust in our hands. It was a burden of responsibility that we took very seriously.

After I left the NIH and went into private practice, I continued to stay in contact with Paul. He was always more than willing to answer my questions, volunteer for talks in my community, offer advice on scientific presentations, and even recently help one of my sons secure a summer position in a laboratory.

Paul is a rare individual who knows something about everything. He is truly a Renaissance man. And someone who has occupied a space in my world as a figure larger than life. He readily admits he isn’t perfect… but he is one of my heroes.

Goodness flows from the heart. It can’t be faked. Which is why I try to emulate people like Paul.

At the dinner I talked with his sons. The very first time I saw them, they were boys playing ball in the street. Now they are distinguished adults and well known in their respective fields. It’s clear they are chips off the old block.

At the dinner, I sat with some other people who had also been fellows under Paul. We swapped war stories and marveled when we all came to the same conclusion, one which Paul elegantly described in his farewell speech: despite the plans we may make in life, often times, it is serendipity that determines our future. More than one of us “fell into” the arthritis field. Chance? Perhaps. But maybe something else. In any event, the torch has been clearly passed to us and we’ll keep it going.

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