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[Perspectives] Vikas Saini: leading activist in the Right Care Alliance

Without a clinic or a laboratory, Vikas Saini could feel out of his comfort zone, but as President of the Lown Institute, located in Brookline on the outskirts of Boston, USA, he does not have much time to reflect on his previous life. Having trained as a cardiologist under the great Bernard Lown, Saini now heads up the non-profit organisation founded by his mentor in the 1970s. “Bernard thought his vision for patient care should become part of a national conversation within the US. The work I do now is a natural extension of this, which has led to a focus on medical overuse and underuse within the US health system”, he says.