Cleve Francis
cardiologist, musician

Cleve Francis

Cardiologist; President, Mount Vernon Cardiology Associates, Alexandria, Va.; musician.

Archive: Cleve Francis

His real fans understand

Dylan's current act is no longer at the forefront of any social movement and his voice is croaking. Neither of these things will discourage his true fans.

By Cleve Francis | December 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (5)

Natural evolution

Those choosing to leave Google will go on to create the next breakthroughs in innovation. Without this entrepreneurial drive, our civilization and our technology would not be where it is today.

By Cleve Francis | December 6, 2010; 04:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Lifting me up

During my freshman year, I got a cold and went to the student health clinic. I was treated by an elderly black physician. I had never seen a black physician, or felt that I could also become one. It was then that I knew what my life would be about.

By Cleve Francis | November 29, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Wanting to believe

Sometimes it takes a fall from grace to transform into an instrument of leadership.

By Cleve Francis | November 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Broadening the dialogue

Whether or not one believes in the issues promoted by the tea party is immaterial. They are a fact of our political process and should be viewed in that context.

By Cleve Francis | June 17, 2010; 12:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

A lump in the throat

Calls can be corrected in professional football, tennis and horse racing, to mention only a few. In the Galarraga case, the umpire's call should have been changed.

By Cleve Francis | June 10, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Change the game

A longstanding rule in tennis is "always change a losing game." I think it was a good thing for BP to abandon the "Top Kill" when it was clear that it would not work.

By Cleve Francis | June 3, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The proper blend

Just as a baseball team needs both veterans and rookies, Congress also needs a blend of seasoned veterans and creative upstarts to make things balanced.

By Cleve Francis | May 24, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The buck stops here

BP is ultimately responsible for the spill. But our own regulatory agencies also have to make sure that we have the right rules in place.

By Cleve Francis | May 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

A class act

The former first lady has a lot of ideas and personal convictions, but she chose to keep them to herself, until now.

By Cleve Francis | May 17, 2010; 05:02 PM ET | Comments (11)

Work as a team

Now more than ever the American public needs the men and women of Congress to work as a team.

By Cleve Francis | May 13, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Activism's new look

Today, even though injustices continue, the world in which we live is very different.The struggle and resolution is very individualized.

By Cleve Francis | May 6, 2010; 04:24 PM ET | Comments (3)

Tread carefully

We cannot depend on corporations alone to hold to ethical standards. They must be required to do so by oversight with teeth.

By Cleve Francis | May 3, 2010; 04:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Gaining traction

Right now, the American auto manufacturers have an excellent chance at improving their reputation as carmakers, thus making them more competitive.

By Cleve Francis | April 26, 2010; 05:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't begrudge the rich

These very wealthy folks are just human beings. As long as their indulgences are not harmful to others, they should be viewed as just that -- perks of the rich and famous.

By Cleve Francis | April 22, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

We need a 'time-out'

Work is more personal with us. It actually defines us. For South Koreans, it's more like a national comitment to boost the country -- and they did it.

By Cleve Francis | April 15, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (4)

No turning back

With our fascination with reality shows such 'American Idol,' we have opened the door to this type of marketing. There is no turning back.

By Cleve Francis | April 12, 2010; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Underdogs give us hope

it is the underdog's plight that provides us true hope. Hope in the form of opportunity to become champions.

By Cleve Francis | April 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Untested success

In the social and political history of America, this was a monumental event. Proponents can rejoice in the bill being passed, but the long range success remains unproven.

By Cleve Francis | March 23, 2010; 09:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

A game-changing moment

As far as women coaching at the collegate and professional levels, this might be a bit more difficult, considering the egos involved. But the first step has been taken.

By Cleve Francis | March 18, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

The true test of a coach

We often forget that the real emphasis should be on the athletes' education and preparation for the future.

By Cleve Francis | March 15, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (7)

We're all human

At a basic level, Mr. Baldwin is a human being and, like the rest of us humans, is at times associated with questionable decisions and actions.

By Cleve Francis | March 11, 2010; 12:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Leno gets his groove back

Leno and Letterman provide a comedic filter that allows us to deal with issues that might otherwise cause nightmares, depression and ulcers.

By Cleve Francis | March 4, 2010; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (2)

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