Welcome to Destination Healthcare, THE podcast to LEARN about YOUR favorite healthcare professionals. They will be sharing with you, their advice, insight, and lessons they’ve learned along the journey. Our guest today is my friend, Zachery Dereniowski, AKA THE MD MOTIVATOR (@MDMOTIVATOR) Freshman year he attained a 0.59 GPA and was required to withdraw. The Dean thereafter stated, “Zachary, maybe college isn’t right for you.” Zachary used this ultimate failure as ultimate fuel. He returned to college, completing his remaining studies with a 4.0 GPA and scored over a 510 on the MCAT on his first attempt. Now, as a medical student at the highly regarded University of Sydney, he wants to continue to help educate, empower, and mentor driven students wanting to maximize their medical school aspirations. He is one of the most motivational and knowledgeable people I know. And I am absolutely honored to call him a friend.
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Our guest today is my friend Carlene Link. Dr. Carlene Link is a clinical pharmacist who works in the inpatient setting for a Level 1 Trauma hospital. She completed her undergraduate at John Carroll University, received her Pharm.D. from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and completed her PGY-1 residency at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital. In 2010, she became a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS). She began her career as an Internal Medicine clinical specialist where she worked inpatient rounding with her teams for five years and then moved into the business sector, working for an international drug information company for another five years. Following the birth of her second child, she stepped back from Corporate America to raise her kids while returning to the clinical setting. A mom to two active boys, she is a workout enthusiast who loves fashion, cooking, traveling and reading. She is an active medical blogger on social media who is extremely passionate about empowering women, especially those in healthcare, to find what truly makes them happy while achieving what balance means for them, as well as advancing the profession of pharmacy (find her on social media @drcarlenelink!).
Dr. Chiang is a triple board-certified gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist who trained at Columbia and Harvard. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at Jefferson Health. Dr. Chiang is also the Founding President of the Association for Healthcare Social Media and the first Chief Medical Social Media Officer at a large academic medical center. He is a prominent social media influencer among the gastroenterology community and he pioneers the use of social media for education and outreach for GI-related conditions and medicine in general. His role in social media has been featured by The New York Times, CNBC, BBC News, Men’s Health, and more. He was The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Influencers of Healthcare Rookie of the Year, and 2019 Medscape Top 20 Social Media Physicians. He is active on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube @AustinChiangMD. He’s someone that I look up to and am honored to call a mentor and friend. Episode sponsored by @GOCLOVE
Our guest today is Chrissy Massaro, A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Chrissy is based in Philadelphia. She works in a large academic medical center and gives anesthesia for a wide variety of surgeries and patient populations. Prior to becoming a nurse anesthetist, she worked as a critical care nurse in the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care Unit. Chrissy also has a prior degree in Psychology with minors in Biology and Spanish, which fostered her passion for health and wellness. Her favorite hobby is creating vegan recipes and sharing them on her instagram page and food blog. She can be found on TikTok and Instagram at @ChrissyCRNA Episode sponsored by Dr. Josie ( @writeyouracceptance on instagram).
Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) and his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He then completed his General Surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago followed by Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Brown has been in practice in Scottsdale, AZ for 11 years. He wrote a book that launched in 2019 called, “The Real Beauty Bible.” The book's focus is to educate anyone looking to have plastic surgery and educates you about the process, from start to finish, from selecting the right surgeon to living in your new body. He is also launching a health and wellness concept this year to bring holistic health and wellness to his surgery clients before and after surgery. His focus is breast and body reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brown’s mission is to help every person live the best version of themselves. He is active on social media where he educates and inspires. Check him out at @therealtiktokdoc on TikTok, @drrichardjbrown on IG, and Brown Plastic Surgery on Youtube. Episode sponsored by @paived_platform
Magnolia Printz MD is a board certified Anesthesiologist practicing in Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin for medical school and did her residency and fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her husband Jon is an orthopedic surgeon and together they are raising 3 young boys. Dr. Printz is known in the medical community for her social media presence on Instagram and TikTok where she uses her platforms to give her followers an inside look at her life while spreading evidence based medical education. She can be found on Instagram at @magnoliaprintzmd
Michele is an Oncology Physician Assistant, founder of her company, "The Posh PA" where she serves as a counselor for Pre-PAs and PA students. She also hosts the Beyond The Scope Podcast. She is @Michele.theposhpa on Instagram and TikTok and she is a great friend of mine!
Dr. Kojo Sarfo, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Ghanaian-American Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, entrepreneur, and writer. He graduated from The University of West Alabama with his Associate's Degree in Nursing and then obtained his Bachelor's in Nursing from Western Governors University. He went on to obtain his Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Augusta University with a specialty in Psychiatry. He has three years of teaching experience as an adjunct faculty professor with the College of Nursing at his alma mater, Augusta University. He has a passion for treating and caring for persons with severe mental health conditions. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Abrantie & Signora, LLC, which is a clothing company dedicated to spreading positivity and mental health awareness for teenagers and college students. He can be found on instagram at @drkojosarfo
Dr. Naheed Dosani is a Toronto based Palliative Care Doctor who cares for the homeless and vulnerably-housed individuals with dignity and compassion. He is the Founder of Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless (PEACH), a program that provides community based hospice palliative care to society’s most vulnerable individuals regardless of their housing status. Naheed is a Human Rights Activist who has been awarded the Meritorious Service Cross for Humanitarianism from the Governor General of Canada as well as a humanitarian award from the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians. He is also a TEDxSpeaker and has built a large following on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. His talk can be found here. | Dr. Dosani can be found on Instagram at @naheedd
Dr. Tommy Martin is a Medical Doctor who is doing his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in Little Rock, Arkansas. He grew up in a small town in southern Missouri then went to undergraduate at Kansas Wesleyan University to play football and graduated in three years with a bachelors in biomedical chemistry! He attended St. George’s University for medical school and couples matched with his wife at the University of Arkansas. He is passionate about health, wellness, and fitness which led him to start a personal training business, Strong Docs. He also completed an Ironman during intern year of residency. He is an active vlogger who updates his followers on all things about medical school, fitness, and his faith through Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube! Lastly, his goals in medicine currently are to become a combined med peds hospitalist while doing overseas mission work! (Find him at @dr.tommymartin on instagram).