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August 23, 2019
This is an exciting interview with Dr. Marty Makary, a New York Times bestselling author and Johns Hopkins surgeon, who talks about what he calls the "hybrid specialist" and the importance of non-traditional careers in medicine. Get a free audiobook along with a free 30-day Audible trial membership at www.audibletrial.com/TUMS Dr. Marty Makary Dr. Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and Johns Hopkins general surgeon and Professor of Health Policy. His book The Price We Pay (book trailer below) takes on surprise medical bills and reveals how individuals and businesses can lower their health care costs. Described as “a must-read for every American” by Steve Forbes and a “deep dive into the real issues driving up the cost of health care” by Dr. Don Berwick, The Price We Pay is the “The Big Short” of American Medicine. Makary is a frequent medical guest on NBC and FOX News and a leading voice for physicians, writing for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Dr. Makary serves as executive director of Improving Wisely, a national physician collaboration to reduce unnecessary medical care and lower health care costs.  He is also the founder of Restoring Medicine, an advocacy effort to help people who can’t afford their medical bills. His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, administrative waste, price and quality transparency, and the impact of health care costs on low-income populations. Dr. Makary was the lead author of the original articles on the Surgical Checklist and later served in leadership with Atul Gawande on the World Health Organization Surgery Checklist project. Makary has published more than 250 scientific articles, including articles on payment reform, vulnerable populations, and opioid prescribing guidelines. He is also an advocate for treating medical conditions when possible with healthy foods and lifestyle medicine.  Dr. Makary has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine and named one of America’s 20 most influential people in health care by Health Leaders magazine. Lastly, his book Unaccountable was adapted for television into the hit medical series The Resident. His newest book, The Price We Pay, now available for order online and in stores on September 10, 2019, tells the stories of health care’s disruptive innovators and the new movement to restore medicine to its mission.
August 14, 2019
Get a free audiobook along with a free 30-day Audible trial membership at www.audibletrial.com/TUMS Dr. Tamar Shafran Dr. Shafran is an attending general and pediatric ophthalmologist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Shafran received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in 2010; completed residency training in Ophthalmology at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2014, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Rainbow Babies & Children’s (also here at Case Western) in 2015. Dr. Shafran now practices both general and Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is also a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a published author in medical literature with a strong background in teaching. She is married to a pediatrician, Dr. David Shafran, Dean of the Physician Assistant Program at Case Western, and resides in the Cleveland area with her children. Please enjoy with Dr. Tamar Shafran!
June 3, 2019
The topic of today’s show is not a specialty, but rather a new podcast that I am very excited to help introduce to the world called All Access: Med School Admissions, and the person here to tell us about it is its creator and host, Christian Essman, the Director of Admissions at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. From the All Access website: Applying to medical school can be a very complex and confusing process! On top of that, finding reliable and accurate information about the application process can be even more challenging. With nearly 15 years of admissions experience, Christian Essman of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, gives the listener a unique view into the medical school admissions world through a series of revealing interviews with key admissions figures from around the country. All Access: Med School Admissions brings the listeners into informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues. Listeners will learn about a variety of medical schools, what makes their programs unique, and what they are looking for in their prospective students. Most importantly, Christian will lead the discussion on a variety of medical school admissions-related topics where you will get insight directly from the most authoritative sources out there - his admissions friends. Subscribe on iTunes and Spotify. Email Director Essman at allaccess@case.edu.
April 22, 2019
This episode is sponsored by Audible! Head over to www.audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free audiobook when you sign up for a free 30 day trial membership! Check out the TUMS Resources page for a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). Dr. Janani Krishnaswami Dr. Krishnaswami is the Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. Dr. Krishnaswami received her medical degree from the University of Michigan in 2008; completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente, as well as completed a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of California –Berkeley all by 2012, eventually taking the job as Program Director in 2015. Since completing her training, Dr. Krishnaswami’s research has center on the cultural context of wellness and measuring “best practices” of community engaged programs focusing on preventing sedentary behavior and obesity. In support of this effort, Dr. Krishnaswami’s has focused on building health “outside the hospital” by engaging students, community members and trainees in community-based, participatory efforts to promote wellness, prevent chronic disease, and sustain health. Prior to her role as Program Director at Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Krishnaswami served as the Associate Program Director for Preventive Medicine at the University of California – Los Angeles, where she led curriculum development on community engagement and quality improvement. In addition, she developed and taught a novel health policy curriculum for the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Internal Medicine residency program, and mentored Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents through the program’s first community-engaged research elective. Based on her work in curriculum design and medical education, she was invited to serve on the national steering committee directing the creation of a novel inter-residency health policy fellowship, led by George Washington University and Kaiser Permanente. Importantly, this work led Dr. Krishnaswami to establish the Preventive Medicine program at Rio Grande Valley as the first ACGME-accredited residency based on the “Community-Engaged Lifestyle Medicine” curriculum, which aims to build health equity and local health in the training of residents. In her spare time, Dr. Krishnaswami tends to her own wellness through her hobbies of writing, singing and fitness, and spending time with her husband and young son. Please enjoy with Dr. Janani Krishnaswami!
June 29, 2018
See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! Use this link to sign up for a free account. Then come back and use this link to get $80 off their annual premium subscription! Check out the TUMS Resources page for a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). If you would like to support the show, use the TUMS Amazon link to make all your normal Amazon purchases! You get all your things in usual 2 days, and TUMS gets a little sumin' sumin' at no extra cost to you. Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Emily Silverman Dr. Silverman is an academic hospitalist at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Silverman completed her undergraduate degree at Brown University in 2009 where she majored in History of Art and Architecture, briefly flirting with a career in the art world before heading down the pre-med path. She then completed her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2014, followed by her residency in internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2017. In addition to practicing hospitalist medicine, Dr. Silverman is the host and creator of The Nocturists, a live medical storytelling event and podcast for physicians and other healthcare providers. You can think of it as medicine’s version of the Moth. She is also the author of a series of prose poems about her experiences as a medical resident, many of which are published in the The Examined Life Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her writing is animated by a deep-seated curiosity about science, human nature, and what it means to live and die well. In addition to her podcast’s website at thenocturnists.com, Dr. Silverman can be found at her personal website at emilysilverman.com, as well as on twitter as @ESilvermanMD Please enjoy with Dr. Emily Silverman! Time Stamps Intro to Dr. Silverman + intro to storytelling [3:36] Part 1: “Tell us about your specialty” [22:25] Routines, patients and outcomes [30:50] Biggest challenges / prediction for the next 10-20 years [58:18] Most exciting / most mundane [1:04:04] One thing you wish you had known [1:14:29] One thing to consider in earnest [1:16:37] Specific questions about academic hospital medicine [1:18:33] Resources [1:22:29] Part 2: “Tell us about how you decided your specialty was right for you“ [1:24:04] Part 3: “Give us advice for long-term career planning irrespective of your choice of specialty” [1:31:58] Book recommendations [1:39:44]
June 15, 2018
See below for time stamps. This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! Use this link to sign up for a free account. Then come back and use this link to get $80 off their annual premium subscription! Check out the TUMS Resources page for a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show (as well as other goodies). Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Mark Rockoff  Dr. Rockoff is a Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. A native of New Jersey, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 and Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1973.  He then completed residencies in both pediatrics and anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in neuroanesthesiology at the University of California at San Diego.  After leaving San Diego, he was on staff at MGH for two years when he moved to Boston Children’s Hospital where he has been since 1981. Dr. Rockoff is board-certified in pediatrics, anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, and critical care medicine.  He has been a member of the Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is a Past-President of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the American Board of Anesthesiology.  He is Chairman of the Archives Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital and has had a longstanding interest in American and medical history. Importantly, Dr. Rockoff is seen by many as the father of combined pediatric-anesthesiology training spearheading the founding of the first combined residency program in Boston. He and his wife have three children and two grandchildren and reside in Hingham, MA. Please enjoy with Dr. Mark Rockoff! Time Stamps Part 1: “Tell us about your specialty” [10:54] Routines, patients and outcomes [19:13] Most exciting / most mundane [44:50] One thing you wish you had known [48:43] One thing to consider in earnest [58:52] How practice changes depending on setting [59:44] Specific questions about combined peds-anesthesia [1:08:17] Biggest challenges / prediction for the next 10-20 years [1:17:56] Resources [1:22:46] Part 2: “Tell us about how you decided your specialty was right for you“ [1:24:54] Part 3: “Give us advice for long-term career planning irrespective of your choice of specialty” [1:42:43] Book recommendations [2:02:44]  
June 1, 2018
See below for time stamps. Confused about 4th year? This episode is for you! Newly matched 4th year med students Roy Swanson (ophthalmology), Marco Swanson (plastic surgery), and Dana Canfield (obstetrics and gynecology) school Ian on the ins and outs of 4th year of medical school. Show notes can be found here. This is a wide ranging conversation that starts at the end of 3rd year and takes the listener through the completion of 4th year. A complete list of discussion topics for this episode can be found here, but includes: Introductions [2:44] Start 4th year discussion [15:32] Acting internships (+ away rotations) [26:01] Away rotations [1:04:25] Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) --> now the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) [1:12:47] Letters of recommendation [1:15:05] Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and personal statements [1:38:00] The Step 2s (Clinical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) [2:02:24] Residency interviews [2:34:20] The rank list and the Matching algorithm [3:07:35] The Match and Match week [3:24:49] Supplemental Offer of Acceptance Program (SOAP) aka "the scramble" [3:26:40] Life post-Match [3:33:49] Final comments from the gang [3:43:37] Special thank you to Katie Bedard, MD; Alice Yu, MD; Gary Parizher, MD; Kelly Manger, MD; and Karishma Habbu, MD for their help in formulating the discussion topics. And an extra special thank you to Kristol Das, MD for sitting patiently through a dry run of the interview to identify missing topics and to make sure the 4th Year Episode would flow properly :) Please enjoy with Roy, Marco, and Dana!   This episode is sponsored by OnlineMedEd! Use this link to sign up for a free account. Then come back and use this link to get $80 off their annual premium subscription! Check out the TUMS Resources page, which includes a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show!
April 16, 2018
Confused about 4th year? This is your episode! Newly matched 4th year med students Maggie Knisley (pediatrics), Dan Binder (family medicine), and Steve Bigach (orthopedics) school Ian on the ins and outs of 4th year of medical school. Show notes can be found here. This is a wide ranging conversation that starts at the end of 3rd year and takes the listener through the completion of 4th year. A complete list of discussion topics for this episode can be found here, but includes: Acting internships Away rotations Letters of recommendation Residency applications and ERAS The Step 2s (CK and CS) Residency interviews The rank list The Match SOAP aka "the scramble" Life post-match Special thank you to Katie Bedard, MD; Alice Yu, MD; Gary Parizher, MD; Kelly Manger, MD; and Karishma Habbu, MD for their help in formulating the discussion topics. And an extra special thank you to Kristol Das, MD for sitting patiently through a dry run of the interview to identify missing topics and to make sure the 4th Year Episode would flow properly :) Please enjoy with Maggie, Dan, and Steve!   Check out the TUMS Resources page, which includes a complete list of book recommendations made by guests on this show.
February 23, 2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ever thought about going to an American Medical Student Association convention?   AMSA has teamed up with TUMS to offer a discount code (code: TUMS) that gets you $50 off convention registration, as well as $25 off AMSA membership!   I specifically requested that the code also apply for pre-med students as well as current med students, so even if you're still on the war path, the code'll still work!   The convention is March 8-11 in Washington, DC, and the Keynote Speaker is Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, which promises to be awesome!   So, if you're thinking about going, head on over to amsaconvention.org/register and enter the promo code "TUMS" at check out!   ----- Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Aaron Leetch Dr. Leetch is the Program Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Arizona Tucson Dr. Leetch completed his undergraduate degree in 2004, his medical degree in 2008 and then his Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Combined training in 2013 all The University of Arizona. Dr. Leetch is an Arizona native and has completed both medical school and residency at the University of Arizona. Dr. Leetch holds a dual appointment with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He is currently the Program Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency. His academic interests include medical education, simulation medicine and pediatric critical care and the recognition of sick children. Teaching is his passion. Having started as a high school science teacher, he now enjoys teaching medical students, residents, nurses and pre-hospital providers locally, regionally and nationally about pediatric emergency recognition. As the host of the AZEMCast podcast, he produces a monthly peer-reviewed emergency podcast complete with in-audio citations delineating evidence-based from opinion. Ultimately, his goal in medical education is to make kids less scary to providers and to provide practical approaches to emergency care. Please enjoy with Dr. Aaron Leetch!
February 9, 2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Ever thought about going to an American Medical Student Association convention?   AMSA has teamed up with TUMS to offer a discount code (code: TUMS) that gets you $50 off convention registration, as well as $25 off AMSA membership!   I specifically requested that the code also apply for pre-med students as well as current med students, so even if you're still on the war path, the code'll still work!   The convention is March 8-11 in Washington, DC, and the Keynote Speaker is Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, which promises to be awesome!   So, if you're thinking about going, head on over to amsaconvention.org/register and enter the promo code "TUMS" at check out!   ----- Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Miguel Escalón Dr. Escalón (@dr_escalon) is the Program Director of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at Mount Sinai Ichan School of Medicine. Dr. Escalón completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Chicago in 2005; completed his medical degree and a masters of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009; completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013; and finally a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2014. In addition to Program Director, Dr. Escalón serves as the Director of Critical Care Rehabilitation. In this position, Dr. Escalón works closely with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and recreational therapists, as well as neuropsychologists, and other medical and surgical specialists in order to provide comprehensive care in the rehabilitation and mobilization of critically ill patients, especially those patients in the ICU. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Escalón is involved with research into brain and spinal cord injury especially as it relates to pain, spasticity and the role of technology in recovery. In particular, he is involved in the use of robotic exoskeletons to facilitate walking after such injuries. Please enjoy with Dr. Miguel Escalón!
January 26, 2018
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Raj Dasgupta Dr. Dasgupta (www.beyondthepearls.net; rajdasgupta.com) is a sleep medicine attending at as well as an assistant program director of internal medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dasgupta completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine in 1997; completed his medical degree at the Medical University of Silesia in Poland in 2003; completed an Internal Medicine residency at Michigan State University in 2006; completed a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care at St. Luke’s & Roosevelt Hospital of Columbia University in 2010; then completed a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 2011. In case you didn’t catch it, Dr. Dasgupta is quadruple board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and so when not practicing sleep medicine, he practices pulmonary / critical care. One of his passions, however, is resoundingly for medical education, and he has received the faculty teaching award for the last 3 years in a row at Keck. In addition, Dr. Dasgupta has taught USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 as well as Internal Medicine Board Review prep classes around the world for the past 14 years, and he just published the 1st book in a series he authored titled “Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls” printed by Elsevier.  Of note, Dr. Dasgupta has appeared on various media platforms and television shows such as the “The Doctors”, “The Wellness Hour”, “ESPN” ,“Larry King Now” and “You Can Do Better”. Dr. Dasgupta is Raj Dasgupta MD on Facebook and @DoctorRajD on Twitter, and he can also be found on his personal website at beyondthepearls.net and rajdasgupta.com Please enjoy with Dr. Raj Dasgupta!
January 12, 2018
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Ciro Ramos-Estebanez Dr. Ramos-Estebanez (crecns.com) is a Professor in the Neurocritical Care & Stroke divisions at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Ramos-Estebanez has completed extensive clinical training including an Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein, a Neurology residency at Harvard, a Neurocritical Care fellowship at the University of Miami, and finally a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Cantabria in Spain. Additionally, he will complete his MBA at Case Western’s Weatherhead School of Business in 2018. Dr. Ramos-Estebanez is a physician-scientist who combines a clinical career with various research interests. He has published extensively in both the basic & clinical neurosciences. He is currently developing a new metabolic MRI sequence in a stroke rodent model in collaboration with Case Western’s Biomedical Engineering Dpt., as well as conducting clinical research involving neuro-ophthalmological outcomes in collaboration with his Ophthalmology & Neurosurgery colleagues. Lastly, Dr. Ramos-Estebanez is leading a multinational project on lumbar puncture in the presence of mass effect. Dr. Ramos-Estebanez mentors minority students, undergraduate and graduate level mentees, as well as residents, and he invites you to join him on his website at crecns.com. Please enjoy with Dr. Ciro Ramos-Estebanez!
December 29, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Michael Abrams Dr. Abrams is a pediatric ophthalmologist currently on sabbatical to work as CEO of FreeLinc Technologies (www.freelinc.com) in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Dr. Abrams completed his undergraduate degree at Haverford College; his medical degree at a combined program at Dartmouth and Brown Medical Schools; an ophthalmology residency at State University of New York at Buffalo; and then a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Hospital of Detroit. Over his career, Dr. Abrams has served as a General Medical Officer and Battalion Surgeon in the U.S. Army, spent 16 years in private practice as a pediatric ophthalmologist, and regularly published his research in peer review journals during this time.  He is a volunteer faculty member for ORBIS international, and has a specific interest in Connected Health and in establishing distributive educational hierarchies in evolving medical systems. He has served on numerous boards, including the Children’s Eye Foundation (www.childrenseyefoundation.org), and the Utah Medical Insurance Association (www.umia.com), where he helped to guide a $150 million merger and acquisition.  In 2013, Dr. Abrams took a sabbatical from clinical medicine to take the top job at FreeLinc, a research and development company focused on the adoption of Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) as a new wireless communication standard to be used with their proprietary wireless body area network technology that hopes to revolutionize Connected Health. Please enjoy with Dr. Michael Abrams!
December 15, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy Dr. Ramasamy (www.ranjithramasamy.com) is the Director of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery as well as an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Miami. Dr. Ramasamy completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in 2003; completed his medical degree at Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2007; completed a urology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical College in 2013; then completed a fellowship, sponsored by the NIH, in Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Ramasamy has been integral to the advancement of the field of male reproductive medicine and surgery. He has published over a 100 peer-reviewed articles and authored several book chapters on the topic; is on the  editorial board of Urology and the Journal of Andrology, as well as a member of many other journals and societies; and has presented his work at over 25 national and international conferences from the United States to Indian, a remarkable feat considering that he only just completed his formal training two years ago. Dr. Ramasamy is also the founder of a company called Uro-Logic that created an app called Urology Flashcards that has over 10,000 users and that is available for free in iTunes and on Google Play. Of note, Dr. Ramasamy is a former television news anchor also having made appearances on the hit ABC series NY Med as well as ABC Nightly News to talk about foods with aphrodisiac qualities. Please enjoy with Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy!
December 1, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Michael Schacht Dr. Schacht is the Associate Program Director of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Residency & Fellowship at Indiana University. Dr. Schacht completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in 2005; completed a dual MD/MBA degree at Indiana University in 2010; completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Louisville in 2015; and then completed a vascular and interventional radiology fellowship in 2016 at Indiana University, where he remains today as faculty. Dr. Schacht is all about medical education. In particular, he loves spreading the word about interventional radiology. In fact, he recently submitted an article to Academic Radiology titled Improving Medical Student Exposure to Interventional Radiology. In his free time, Dr. Schacht enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and traveling. Please enjoy with Dr. Michael Schacht!
November 17, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux Dr. Bordeaux is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Fellowship Director of Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Bordeaux completed his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University – Raleigh in 1998; completed his medical degree and an MPH at Duke University School of Medicine in 2002; completed a dermatology residency followed by a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology fellowship at the University of Massachusetts by 2007 after which he joined the faculty in Cleveland. Dr. Bordeaux is a leader in the field of Mohs surgery, especially in the arena of advanced reconstructive techniques to hide the otherwise disfiguring consequences of removing skin cancer from the face. A testament to the patients he has helped and the contributions he has made to the field, including a handful of publications that have changed the practice of dermatologic surgery, Dr. Bordeaux has been voted Best Doctor’s in America 3 out of the last 4 years. On top of these accomplishments, Dr. Bordeaux has still managed to have an average of 1 medical student shadow him per week for the last 10 years. Please enjoy with Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux!
November 3, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Keith Murray Dr. Murray is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of Tactical EMS at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. Murray complete this undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada in 1999; completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2007; completed an emergency medicine residency also at the University of Chicago in 2010; and then completed a wilderness medicine fellowship in 2011. In addition to being medical director of tactical EMS, Dr. Murray speaks regularly about the field at grand rounds and in the communities surrounding Pittsburgh. His talks have titles such as “officer down analysis and the four phases of rescue”, “Tactical Hemorrhage Control”, and “IED Recognition and Bomb Blast Injuries”. Moreover, he is the lead instructor the Tactical EMS portion for the University’s EMS fellowship, as well as the Hand to Hand Combatives course for physicians and the ALICE Active Shoot Instructor Certification course. Please enjoy with Dr. Keith Murray!
October 20, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. David Zopf Dr. Zopf is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology, as well as an Affiliate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zopf completed his undergraduate degree as well as a Masters of Science in Neuroscience and Physiology at Purdue University in 2005; complete his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009; completed an otolaryngology residency at Michigan in 2014 followed by a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Washington in 2015, after which his returned to Michigan to join the faculty. Dr. Zopf’s clinical focus is in caring for children with congenital malformations of the head and neck. He is also part of the Scaffold Tissue Engineering Group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering where he and his colleagues have led the field of medical 3D printing to aid in the treatment of these patients. Among other innovations, his team developed a patient specific, 3D printed airway splint, culminating in a landmark New England Journal of Medicine article detailing this innovation as well as the potential of 3D printing in general for the production of personalized medical devices. Please enjoy with Dr. David Zopf. Selected Show Notes www.thingiverse.com Whoa. Too much cool stuff. STL format. www.otomatch.com Be sure to check out www.headmirror.com, who partners with otomatch.com. Lots of great info on the specialty. www.csurgeries.com Oh yeah, definitely give this one a look. The Bible. Bioresorbable Airway Splint Created with a Three-Dimensional Printer.
October 6, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Susan Padrino Dr. Padrino is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine & Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Padrino completed her undergraduate degree at Amherst College in 1994; completed her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1999; and then completed a Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2004. In being dual boarded certified, Dr. Padrino has operated in both medical and psychiatric clinical settings throughout her career. She has also spoken about the combined training on several occasions at the annual meetings of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as on the intersection of the two specialties in a talk titled “Is it Medical, Psychiatric, or Both?” Heavily involved in medical education, Dr. Padrino is also currently the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at the School of Medicine. Please enjoy with Dr. Susan Padrino!
September 22, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Meera Harhay Dr. Harhay is a transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Harhay completed her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2003; completed her medical degree, an internal medicine residency, a nephrology fellowship, and a transplant nephrology fellowship all at the University of Pennsylvania by 2014, after which she joined the faculty at Drexel. During her nephrology fellowship, Dr. Harhay also completed a master’s of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and has since published dozens of peer-reviewed articles on kidney disease and transplantation. Her research is currently supported by NIH funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. Please enjoy with Dr. Meera Harhay!
September 8, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Leal Herlitz Dr. Herlitz is an Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist and the Director of Medical Kidney Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Herlitz completed her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College in 1999; completed her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004; then completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology followed by a fellowship in Renal Pathology both at Columbia University Medical Center by 2009, where she remained as faculty prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2014. She is board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She also engages in collaborative basic science and clinical research and is an author on over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She has recently assumed leadership of the pathology thread at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with the goal of helping to highlight pathology as one of the career paths open to medical students. Please enjoy with Dr. Leal Herlitz!
August 25, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Megan Schimpf Dr. Schimpf is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan School
of Medicine. Dr. Schimpf completed her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Michigan by 2001; completed a residency in obstetrics & gynecology at the University of Connecticut in 2005; and then completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (aka Urogynecology, aka Urogyn) at Hartford Hospital in 2008, after which she eventually returned to Michigan to join the faculty. Dr. Schimpf is a member and spokesperson for the American Urogynecologic Socitey, and her clinical interests include the impact of obstetrics on the pelvic floor, as well as robotic surgery for prolapse and urinary incontinence. Please enjoy with Dr. Megan Schimpf!
August 18, 2017
Help Ian interview all *190+* specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions TUMS Email template to facilitate reaching out to guests! Become a TUMS patron! Show notes for this episode can be found here.  Dr. Alex Macario Dr. Macario is the Program Director of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as a physician with an MBA. Dr. Macario completed his undergraduate, medical school and business school degree at the University of Rochester all by 1990. He then completed an anesthesiology residency, as well as a postgraduate fellowship in health services research at Stanford by 1995. In addition to many other professional involvements such as being the Program Director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Anesthesiology and Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesiology residency programs at Stanford, Dr. Macario has mentored many physicians on the merits of pursing business training along side their medical training and is the author of a paper titled “Should I Get a Masters of Business Administration?” published in Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. Of note, Dr. Macario is the founder and director of the Management Fellowship at Stanford, a postgraduate program which trains physicians in areas such as leadership, informatics, entrepreneurship, quality, and management science with special attention to the delivery of surgical and anesthesia care. Dr. Macario is @alexmacario on twitter so be sure to say hello! Please enjoy with Dr. Alex Macario!
August 11, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview more physicians! undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a patron of the podcast! The show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Jeffrey Janis Dr. Janis is full-time faculty as a Professor and Executive Vice Chairman in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Janis completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University Olin School of Business in 1993; completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1998; and then completed an integrated plastic surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2003. Dr. Janis is currently the President-Elect (will take the job in October of 2017) on the Executive Board of American Society of Plastic Surgery, also serving as the Board Vice President of Education, overseeing all education for the largest plastic surgery organization in the world. He has been repeatedly named to the U.S. News and World Report “Top Doctors”, and also has received similar recognition by Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, and Who’s Who in America. Of note, Dr Janis was also part of the team that performed the first full U.S. face transplant at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011. Please enjoy with Dr. Jeffrey Janis!
August 4, 2017
Help Ian interview more physicians! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a patron of the podcast! Show notes for this episode can be found here! Dr. Venita Chandra  Dr. Chandra is a vascular surgeon as well as the Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chandra completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota in 1999; completed her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2004; then completed a general surgery residency, a biodesign innovation fellowship, and finally a vascular surgery fellowship at Stanford by 2013. In addition to her role as associate program director of the vascular surgery fellowship, Dr. Chandra is the founder of the Stanford Limb Salvage Initiative where research on new and cutting edge peripheral vascular and limb salvage techniques is performed, as well as work to optimize the management of patients and education of residents and fellows in this complex field. Please enjoy with Dr. Venita Chandra!
July 28, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview more physicians! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a patron of the show! Show notes for this episode can be found here. Dr. Gordon Bennett Dr. Bennett is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon at the Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, a private multi-group specialty practice in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Bennett completed his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan by 1982; completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Akron General Medical Center in 1988; and then completed a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1989, eventually returning to Akron by 1999 to join the Crystal Clinic where he is now an executive vice president on the board of managers. While predominantly a private practice physician, Dr. Bennett is also a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University where he lectures medical students and residents on all facets of orthopedic foot and ankle management. Please enjoy with Dr. Gordon Bennett!
July 21, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a TUMS patron! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. Josh Augustine Dr. Augustine is a nephrologist at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Augustine completed his undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Michigan by 1997; completed an Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern University Hospital in 2000; completed a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension in 2003; and then completed a second fellowship in Kidney Transplantation in 2004. Dr. Augustine is the instructor of the renal portion of the first-year curriculum at the School of Medicine, and was the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s Person of the Year in 2015. Please enjoy with Dr. Josh Augustine!
July 14, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview more physicians! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. James Voos Dr. Voos is an Associate Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Director of the Sports Medicine Institute at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and is the Head Team Physician of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Dr. Voos completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas in 2004; completed an Orthopedic Surgery Residency follow by a Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2010 at the US News & World Report #1 ranked “Hospital for Special Surgery in New York” where he was an assistant Team Physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Before coming to Cleveland in 2014, Dr. Voos was the Team Physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and Head Physician for the Kansas City Ballet. He has published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters on topics such as ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Voos has a passion for advancing the safety and education of athletes with expertise in the use of wearable technology, development of injury prevention programs and sports performance. Dr. Voos’ wife is a neonatologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. They have 3 young children, Kalli, K.C. and Klara. Please enjoy with Dr. James Voos!
July 7, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a TUMS patron! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. Kevin Malone Dr. Malone is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Malone completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1995; completed his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati in 2001; completed residency in orthopedic surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in 2006; and then completed a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center in 2007, after which he returned to Cleveland to start his practice. Dr. Malone is also on the consulting medical staff for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, and is an investigator on a DARPA funded project to develop an advanced sensory neuroprosthesis for upper extremity amputees. Please enjoy with Dr. Kevin Malone!
June 30, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Become a TUMS patron! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. Christopher Wyatt Dr. Wyatt is an emergency medicine physician at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Wyatt completed his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University in 2002; completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2006; and then completed an emergency medicine residency at the joint Case Western / MetroHealth / Cleveland Clinic Foundation program in 2009, after which he joined the faculty at MetroHealth, Cleveland’s county hospital system. Also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Wyatt is one of the lead designers of the emergency medicine curriculum for 3rd year medical students at the School of Medicine. Voted Best Doctors in America in 2015 by Best Doctors, inc, Dr. Wyatt is also a recognized leader in his field. Please enjoy with Dr. Christopher Wyatt!
June 23, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Support the podcast! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. Sajid Surve Dr. Surve is the Co-Director of the Texas Center of Performing Arts Health, as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Surve completed his undergraduate degree at The College of New Jersey in 2001; completed his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005; completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Long Beach Medical Center in New York in 2009; and then completed a Plus One Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine fellowship at Rowan University in 2010, after which he joined the faculty. Dr. Surve has nearly a decade of experience as a Performing Arts Medicine clinician and set up both dance and music medicine clinics during his time on faculty at Rowan University.  In 2014, he left Rowan for the University of North Texas to become the performing arts medicine provider for the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex as well as the UNT College of Music, where he treats performers of all disciplines and skill levels. Dr. Surve’s clinical interest is in the musculoskeletal injury management and prevention in the performing arts population. Please enjoy with Dr. Sajid Surve!
June 16, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian get to 120 interviews! Become a TUMS patron on Patreon! Show notes! Dr. Rozy Khan Dr. Khan is a critical care medicine physician, as well as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Khan completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California in 2004; completed her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008; completed an internal medicine residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in 2011; and then completed a critical care fellowship at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in 2013, eventually returning to California to join the faculty at USC in 2016. In addition to clinical interests in critical care ultrasound and neuro-critical care, Dr. Khan also has a special interest in workplace gender dynamics. In fact, Dr. Khan writes about such dynamics and many other topics on her popular blog TheFemaleDoc.com. She has also been a national speaker on related topics including the status of women in medicine and contract negotiation strategies. Often referred to simply as “the Female Doc” (her social media handle on both Snapchat and Instagram), Dr. Khan also broadcasts many medical educational video snippets donning her characteristic Snapchat spectacles! Please enjoy with Dr. Rozy Khan! Selected Show Notes Dr. Khan’s website: www.thefemaledoc.com @thefemaledoc on Instagram. @thefemaledoc on Snapchat. @thefemaledoc on Facebook. @RozyKhanDO on Twitter. Dr. Khan’s article on KevinMD.com about burnout. The ICU Book, 4th Edition 3rd Edition is cheaper, although out of date per Doc Khan. Might also be able to snag a PDF online... The one and only, PubMed. The Critical Care chapter in Harrison’s Principle of Internal Medicine. Power up your VPN and have at it! Godspeed. Books: Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Lean In
June 9, 2017
Sur'usly, help Ian interview all 120 specialties www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Help support the podcast! Show notes! (see below too) Dr. Beverly Newhouse Dr. Newhouse is a critical care medicine physician, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Newhouse completed her undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina in 1994; completed her medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2003; completed an anesthesiology residency at UC, San Diego in 2007; and then completed a critical care medicine fellowship in 2008 at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked for a year before returning to UC San Diego to join the faculty. In addition to her role as an Associate Clinical Professor, Dr. Newhouse is also the Education Director for the UCSD Anesthesiology Residency Program, as well as the Education Coordinator for the Anesthesia Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Her dedication to education has earned her many awards, most recently the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013 as voted on by the residents she oversees. Please enjoy with Dr. Beverly Newhouse! Selected Show Notes The Society of Critical Care Medicine. Intensive Care Medicine Society. LearnICU.org Society for Critical Care Anesthesiologists. PulmCCM.org Book: Dubin’s Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s http://www.medarcade.com/uploads/4/5/5/4/45547265/ekg_dale_dubin.pdf Here's a scanned PDF of the book (big file, will take a hot minute to load) Here’s the book on Amazon
June 2, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian get to 120 interviews! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Show notes! Dr. Brett Porter Dr. Porter is a geriatrician at Intermountain Senior Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Porter completed his undergraduate degree in 2007 and his medical degree in 2012 both at the University of Vermont, as well as a masters certificate in gerontology in the intervening years at the University of Utah. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University in 2015, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine once again at the University of Utah. Dr. Porter is the recipient of the Southeast Center of Excellence In Geriatric Medicine Resident Award, given in recognition of excellence in and dedication to geriatric medicine. Dr. Porter’s clinical interests include dementia, end of life planning, and polypharmacy and limiting the use of prescribed medications in the elderly. In his free time, Dr. Porter enjoys Utah for the outdoor Mecca that it is, and his hobbies include mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, and canyoneering. Please enjoy with Dr. Brett Porter! Selected Show Notes New York Times article: Geriatricians as rare as the Central African okapi American Geriatrics Society. Simba at Pride Rock . The Alzheimer’s Association. Hearing aids that you can buy on Amazon. I forgot to ask about books :(
May 26, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Donations page! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here. Dr. Hodes is an American internist in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is the Ethiopian medical director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, a 103 year old organization that provides high-impact disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. Dr. Hodes completed his undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in 1975; completed his medical degree at University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1982; and then completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University in 1985. Before completing his residency, Dr. Hodes made his first trip to Ethiopia as a relief worker during the 1984 famine. He then won a Fulbright Fellowship after residency to teach at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine from 1985-1988. In 1990, he joined the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee to help care for the Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, work that eventually led him to become senior consultant at Mother Teresa’s Mission, caring for sick and destitute patients. In addition to his work in Ethiopia, he has worked with refugees in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, and Albania, in one instance being charged with the health of some 50,000 refugees in the Kibumba camp in Zaire. In 1999, Dr. Hodes met 2 abandoned orphans with Pott Disease (or, tuberculosis of the spine) and adopted them so that he could put them on this insurance so that he could bring them to the United States for surgery. This set in motion events that would see Dr. Hodes officially launch the Ethiopian spine program in 2006. During that first year, he got 20 new patients with spinal deformities. The clinic now averages over 1 new patient a day. Today, following nearly 3000 spine patients, Dr. Hodes partners with world-renowned, Ghanaian spine surgeon Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, with whom he has arranged over 600 surgeries. Observing this, noted Indian spine surgeon Dr. S. Rajasekaran commented “Rick has the largest collection of the worst spines in the world.” Dr. Hodes has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature; has been awarded 5 honorary doctorates; and has been a commencement speaker at multiple schools, including the University of Rochester, UC Davis, and Brandeis. The American College of Physicians has awarded him “Mastership” (the level of membership above fellow), as well as the Rosenthal Award for creative practice of medicine. He was recognized as a CNN Hero in the category “Champion of Children.” He is the subject of 4 documentary films, including “Making the Crooked Straight” and “Zemene,” as well as a book, “This is a Soul: the Mission of Rick Hodes” by Marilyn Berger. Dr. Hodes lives in Ethiopia with his family and patients. Please enjoy with Dr. Rick Hodes!
May 19, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Donations page! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Dr. Brandon Atkins Dr. Atkins is a cardiologist as well as a Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Clinical Research at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey. Dr. Atkins completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia in 1993; completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania by 2000; completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2003; and then completed a fellowship in Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2006. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Atkins was recruited to Cleveland where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. At University Hospitals, he treated patients on the in-patient Cardiovascular Service and served as an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency. In addition, Dr. Atkins was a faculty member in the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute within the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. During his basic science research career, he received and completed a mentored K Award from the National Institutes of Health as well as a career development award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He was able to establish his own independent biomedical research laboratory focused on the study of vascular biology and the basic molecular mechanisms of cardio- and cerebro-vascular disease. His work has resulted in multiple publications in the literature and presentations at scientific meetings. In mid 2015, Dr. Atkins transitioned from academia to the pharmaceutical industry joining Merck Research Laboratories as a Clinical Director of Cardiovascular Clinical Research, work that has seen him involved with early and late stage development projects in atherosclerosis, heart failure, and thrombosis. Please enjoy with Dr. Brandon Atkins.
May 12, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes! Dr. Bishop is an orthopedic traumatologist as well as an Associate Residency Program Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bishop completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard College in 2000; completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in 2004; completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2009; and then completed a fellowship in orthopedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center in 2010, after which he joined the faculty at Stanford. Dr. Bishop specializes in the treatment of fractures of the upper and lower extremities and the pelvis as well as post-traumatic problems including malunion, nonunion and infection, and has contributed several video lectures to VuMedi.com about lower extremity fracture management. Dr. Bishop’s research interests include medical education, orthopedic biomechanics, and the basic science of fracture healing. Of note, Dr. Bishop was featured on an episode of Doctor Radio entitled The Orthopedics Show that aired on Sirius Radio XM. Please enjoy with Dr. Julius Bishop!
May 5, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes! Dr. Jeanne Lackamp Dr. Lackamp is the Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lackamp completed her undergraduate degree at The College of Wooster in 1993; completed her medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2003; completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 2007; and then a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at George Washington University in 2008, after which she joined the faculty at University Hospitals. Dr. Lackamp’s clinical interests lie in the management of psychiatric issues within the general medical arena as a core attending on the inpatient Psychiatry consult service. An avid educator, she engages in teaching psychiatry trainees (from medical students to fellows), as well as rotating trainees in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Podiatry, and Bioethics. Dr. Lackamp has been voted Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. 3 times since 2013, and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Faculty of the Year as voted by her residents. Please enjoy with Dr. Jeanne Lackamp!
April 28, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes! Dr. Young is the Interim Section Head of Musculoskeletal Radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as the Director of Medical Imaging for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Dr. Young completed his undergraduate degree at DePauw University in 1989; completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1993; completed a residency in radiology at Oakwood Hospital is Dearborn, Michigan in 1997; and then completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at University Hospitals in 1998, where he remains today as faculty. While his fellowship emphasized sports medicine MRI, Dr. Young’s musculoskeletal training also included exposure to orthopedic oncology. As such, in addition to reading images for the Browns, Dr. Young’s clinical interests include diagnosing bone and soft tissue malignancy. Moreover, Dr. Young is the coordinator of Emergency Radiology at University Hospitals and therefore spends considerable time aiding his colleagues in the ED. Lastly, as an associate Professor of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Young is actively involved in the education of medical students and residents. Please enjoy with Dr. Peter Young!
April 21, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes! Dr. Tcheurekdjian is the Co-Program Director of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Training Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and finally the Vice President of Allergy/Immunology Associates, Inc. Dr. Tcheurekdjian completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in 1995; completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2000; completed a Med/Peds residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in 2004; and then completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco in 2006, after which he returned to Cleveland to start his practice. Dr. Tcheurekdjian also the Co-President
of Ohio Clinical Research Associates, LLC and is currently an active researcher in the realm of ethnic differences of allergies, their associated genetics, as well as the documentation of the presentation of a variety of uncommon allergies. Voted Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. 3 times since 2013, Dr. Tcheurekdjian's clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of primary immunodeficiencies, recurrent infections, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema, food allergies, and hives, and has made multiple appearances on NBC, CBS, and ABC morning and evening news to speak about allergies. Please enjoy with Dr. Haig Tcheurekdjian!
April 14, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian get to 120 interviews! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions/ Show notes! Dr. Daniel Lee Dr. Lee is the Program Director of Anesthesiology, as well as a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lee completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana in 1988; completed his medical degree and a PhD in Genetics & Development at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in 1997; completed a pediatrics residency in 2000 followed by an anesthesiology residency in 2003 both at UC San Diego. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and intensive care at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London in 2005, after which he returned to UC San Diego to join the faculty. Dr. Lee has many passions but one of them is resoundingly for medical education. In addition to being the Program Director of Anesthesiology, he is the Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine/Anesthesiology Residency, as well as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Anesthesiology. He is involved at the School of Medicine on the Core Curriculum Committee and is currently the Chair of the UCSD Program Oversight Committee, which is responsible for targeted reviews of all 124 residencies and fellowships at the University. And the list of his educational involvements goes on. Of note, Dr. Lee has a special interest in understanding and preventing physician burnout and is on the UCSD Healer Education Assessment and Referral Program Committee, which provides assessments and lectures addressing medical student & physician depression and suicide. Please enjoy with Dr. Daniel Lee!
April 7, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Are you a physician? Consider volunteering for an interview about your specialty to help Ian reach 120+ interviews! Show notes! Dr. Serena Hu Dr. Hu is Chair of the Division of Spine Surgery, Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Hu completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University in 1980; completed her medical degree at McGill University in 1984; completed an orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1989; and then completed a fellowship in spine and scoliosis surgery at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center in 1990, after which she took her first job as assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Eventually, Dr. Hu transitioned to the University of California, San Francisco, where she held the title of Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from 2011 to 2014, finally assuming the role of Chair of Spine Surgery at Stanford where she remains today. Dr. Hu is and has been heavily involved with the professional organizations and publications of her field since the beginning of her career. Not just a member of a dozen or so associations and societies, Dr. Hu has served and held leadership roles on multiple dozens of committees and Boards of Directors, and is currently the secretary of the American Orthopedic Association among several other active tenures, not including her leadership and mentorship roles at Stanford and UC San Francisco before that. In additional to being a reviewer for several journals, Dr. Hu is also an associate editor of Spine Deformity, the official journal of the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Hu has received a dozen research grants, published over a 100 peer-reviewed papers, and written 17 book chapters, not to mention the 100s of visiting professorships and invited lectureships she has attended locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally over her career. Of note, Dr. Hu is also a graduate of the Executive Program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Please enjoy with Dr. Serena Hu!
April 4, 2017
Are you a physician? Consider volunteering for an interview about your specialty to help Ian reach 120+ interviews! Show notes! Dr. Kilchevsky is a Staff Urologist at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH. Dr. Kilchevsky completed his undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in 2005; completed his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in 2009; completed a urology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2014; and then completed a urological oncology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in 2016, after which he joined the Concord Hospital Medical Group where he remains today. Dr. Kilchevsky is currently the associate investigator of two clinical trials focusing on the treatment of prostate cancer, and has already published a dozen peer-review papers on similar subject matter in his young career. In addition to being a member of the American Urological Association, Dr. Kilchevsky is also a member of the Israeli Society of Sexual Medicine and has published several papers on erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy, as well as the clinical anatomy of the G-spot. Clinically, Dr. Kilchevsky’s areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery, image-guided therapies, and functional prostate imaging. Please enjoy with Dr. Ami Kilchevsky!
March 31, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Are you a physician? Consider volunteering for an interview about your specialty to help Ian reach 120+ interviews! Show notes page! Dr. Vasudha Bhavaraju Dr. Bhavaraju is the Program Director of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatrics Residency in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Bhavaraju completed her undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College in 1995; completed her medical degree at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1999; and completed a pediatrics residency as well as a chief resident year at Phoenix Children’s Hospital by 2002, where she remains today as faculty. Dr. Bhavaraju is heavily involved in the personal, professional and educational development of residents. In addition to the stewardship of her own residency program in Phoenix, she is part of a national task force sponsored by the Association of Pediatric Program Directors to improve assessment tools for residents. For her efforts, Dr. Bhavaraju has received numerous faculty mentorship and teaching awards. In addition to her educational duties, Dr. Bhavaraju works as a pediatric hospitalist and spearheaded the founding of the Weekend Newborn Clinic at Maricopa Medical Center in response to a system-wide need for follow-up of recently discharged newborns whose well-child visits fell on weekends and holidays. Please enjoy with Dr. Vasudha Bhavaraju!
March 24, 2017
Are you a physician? Consider volunteering for an interview about your specialty to help Ian hit 120+ interviews! Show notes page! Dr. Banagan is an orthopedic spine surgeon and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Banagan completed her undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University in 2001; completed her medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2005; completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2010; then completed a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in 2011, after which her returned to the University of Maryland to join the faculty. Dr. Banagan specializes in adult and pediatric spine patients and treats cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine conditions. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Banagan has already authored or co-authored 20 book chapters in her young career. She is also involved in the Medical Student Mentor Program at the School of Medicine, as well as the Orthopedics Clerkship Program, which oversees orthopedic clinical rotations for 3rd and 4th year med students. Lastly, she is the education coordinator for the spine fellowship taking active part in the training of future spine surgeons. Please enjoy with Dr. Kelley Banagan!
March 21, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Are you a physician? Consider volunteering for an interview about your specialty to help Ian reach 120+ interviews! Show notes page! Dr. Chad Zender Dr. Zender is the director of the Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centerand an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Zender completed his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University in 1997; completed his medical degree at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in 2001; completed his residency in otolaryngology at Loyola University Medical Center in 2006; and then completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2007. Dr. Zender is an active member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and is participating in several clinical trials involving non-surgical treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancer, as well as adjuvant therapy after surgery. In addition, his translational research interests are in discovering therapeutic biomarkers for the identification of cancerous and precancerous lesions of the head and neck. Of note, Dr. Zender has also participated in several surgical missions trips around the world including to east Africa where he worked with local otolaryngologists to provide care and education to patients and physicians through the Head and Neck Outreach Program. Please enjoy with Dr. Chad Zender!
March 17, 2017
Are you a physician? Volunteer for an interview about your specialty! Show notes page! Dr. Herrmann is a Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac surgeon in the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Herrmann completed his undergraduate degree at Wabash College in 2002; completed his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006; completed his general surgery residency at Indiana University in 2013, during which time he also completed an NIH-sponsored postgraduate research fellowship. Then, following residency, he completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, as well as a congenital cardiac surgery fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2016, after which he returned to Indiana University to join the faculty. Dr. Herrmann specializes in pediatric and adult congenital cardiac surgery but has special interests in single ventricle physiology, pediatric mechanical circulatory support, and the Ross procedure. Dr. Herrmann and his wife have two children. He enjoys playing sports with his children and spending time outdoors, particularly landscaping. Please enjoy with Dr. Jeremy Herrmann!
March 10, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring him physicians; or, if you're a physician, volunteer for an interview! Show notes page! Dr. Shadia Jalal Dr. Jalal is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Jalal completed her medical degree at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine in 2002 and her residency in internal medicine at the University of Indiana in 2006, where she also completed a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 2009 and where she remains today as faculty. In addition to her clinical duties as the director of the thoracic oncology clinic at Indiana University, Dr. Jalal is the director of the Clinical Trials Office where she helps oversee clinical research at the University. Her own research interests include lung and esophageal cancer, and is or has been the principal investigator on near 20 clinical trials in her young career to date, being awarded the Young Investigator Award in 2013. She also finds time to advise medical students, residents and fellows, for which she was recognized with the Outstanding Teaching Contributions to Medical Student Education award by the School of Medicine in 2014. Please enjoy with Dr. Shadia Jalal!
March 7, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring physicians; or, if you're a physician, volunteer! Show notes! Dr. El Asmar is an endocrinologist at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. El Asmar completed her undergraduate degree in 2005; her medical degree in 2009; a research fellowship in breast cancer in 2010, as well as her intern year of internal medicine residency training in 2011, all at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She then completed her internal medicine residency in 2014, followed by an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism fellowship in 2016, both at University Hospitals where she remains to day as faculty. Dr. El Asmar is currently full-time clinical faculty but is also actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of fellows in preparation for their future careers in Endocrinology. Please enjoy with Dr. Nadine El Asmar!
March 3, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring him more physicians; or, if you're a physician, volunteer! Show notes! Dr. Eugene Ceppa Dr. Ceppa is the Associate Program Director for both the General Surgery Residency program and the Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ceppa completed his undergraduate degree in 1999 and his medical degree in 2003 both at Johns Hopkins; completed his general surgery residency in 2010 at Duke University, a 7 year span that included a 2-year research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco; completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship in 2011, also at Duke; and then completed a hepato-pancreato-biliary (aka HPB) surgery fellowship in 2012, at Indiana University, where he remains today as faculty. Dr. Ceppa is dedicated to the mentorship of medical students in career choices in surgery and research having been the recipient of the Appleseed Medical Student Teaching Award while at Duke and then the General Surgery Medical Student teaching Award while at Indiana. All the while, Dr. Ceppa has been voted Top Doctors by the Indianapolis Monthly and authored 60 peer-reviewed publications, 21 book chapters, and taken part in 70 posters, presentations, and surgical video tutorials. Please enjoy with Dr. Eugene Ceppa!
February 24, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring him more physicians! Show notes page! Dr. Gray is a former United States Air Force Flight Surgeon who has since retired from the military and clinical practice to pursue his passion for helping med and pre-med students on their journey to and through medical school. Dr. Gray completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 2002; his medical degree at New York Medical College in 2009; and his intern year at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in 2010 after which he served 5 years in the Air Force, the first 2 as a flight surgeon and the last 3 as Chief of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Gray is best known for his podcasts which have combined for over 1.2 million downloads and which include The Premed Years podcast, The OldPreMeds Podcast, The MCAT Podcast, and most recently Specialty Stories, a podcast that features stories of specialists from every field of medicine. Dr. Gray is also the author of The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview. Through his book, his podcasts, and his website at medicalschoolhq.net, Dr. Gray has helped thousands of students successfully navigate the path to and through medical school. Dr. Gray lives outside of Boulder, CO with his wife Allison, who is a Neurologist, and their daughter Hannah. Please enjoy with Dr. Ryan Gray!
February 21, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring him physicians! Shownotes! Dr. Nicole Maronian Dr. Maronian is the Program Director of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, as well as the Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Maronian completed her undergraduate degree at Allegheny College in 1987; her medical degree at the University of Rochester in 1991, where she also completed an otolaryngology residency in 1998; and then completed a fellowship in Laryngology and Voice Disorders at the University of Washington in 1999, eventually joining the faculty at University Hospitals in 2006. Dr. Maronian’s research interests include neurolaryngology, tracheal disease, and dysphagia. She has published nearly 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals about laryngology and voice disorders and is a reviewer for the journal Laryngoscope. Also a frequent presenter and speaker on laryngeal disease at local, regional and national meetings, Dr. Maronian has been voted Top Doctors in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine, as well as voted Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. Please enjoy with Dr. Nicole Maronian!
February 17, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties by referring him to more physicians! Show notes! Dr. Zacharias, DO, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in the Division of Cardiology and Section of Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation. He is also currently the Medical Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support program. Dr. Zacharias completed his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University in 2003; completed his medical degree at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007; completed an Internal Medicine residency, followed by a Cardiology fellowship both at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center by 2014 where he also served as a Chief Resident and as a Chief Cardiology Fellow. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 2015 before returning to Ohio to join the faculty at Cleveland Medical Center where he remains today. Dr. Zacharias’ clinical interests include invasive hemodynamics, temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support, and cardiac transplantation. He sees himself as a clinician educator and mentors local students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. At the completion of medical school he was a finalist for the Dean’s Award and at the completion of his Chief Resident year he was the recipient of the University of Massachusetts Department of Medicine Recognition Award for extraordinary contributions to medical education. Please enjoy with Dr. Michael Zacharias!
February 10, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Help Ian interview all 120 specialties listed on the CIM website! Show notes! Dr. Elizabeth Higgins Dr. Higgins is a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellow at Johns Hopkins, as well as an Associate Professor of both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Albany Medical College. Dr. Higgins completed her undergraduate degree at Siena College in 1985; her medical degree at SUNY Health Science Center – Syracuse in 1989; and then completed a combined Med/Peds residency at Albany Medical College in 1993, after which she practiced as an attending physician for 23 years before deciding to enroll in a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship, which she will complete in June of 2017. Before applying for her fellowship, Dr. Higgins has held several titles, including that of Med/Peds Residency Program Director at Albany Medical College (a position she held for 10 years until 2007), as well as Associate Dean of Student Affairs, a position she at the Medical College until starting her fellowship. For her work in medical education, she is a 3 time recipient of the Golden Apple Award (most recently in 2009) bestowed by the American Medical Student Association to highlight a professor deserving of notoriety due to their improvements or advancements in medical education. In line with her commitment to medical education, Dr. Higgins is also on the Advisory Committee of the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine program, whose website is the basis for most of the interviews featured on the Undifferentiated Medical Student podcast. Please enjoy with Dr. Elizabeth Higgins!
February 7, 2017
Help Ian interview all 120+ specialties listed on the CIM website! Show notes! Dr. Briskin is a Pediatric Sports Medicine physician at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics within the Division of Sports Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Briskin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester in 1994; completed her medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1999; completed a residency in pediatrics in 2002 and Chief Resident year in 2003 both at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. She then completed a two year Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital before returning to Rainbow Babies and Children's to join the faculty in 2005. In 2007, she founded the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rainbow. It serves to train both allopathic and osteopathic physicians in the field of Primary Care Sports Medicine, and Dr. Briskin oversees the fellows’ educational activities, including community sports coverage.  Dr. Briskin is also heavily involved in the Cleveland community. She serves as Head Medical Team Physician at Case Western Reserve University, as well as two other schools, and serves as a medical consultant and concussion consultant for yet two more. Additionally, Dr. Briskin is also the medical co-director of the Ohio Youth Soccer Association North, as well as the team physician of their Olympic Development Program.  Finally, Dr. Briskin is the Co-Director of University Hospitals Sports Concussion Center, where she has helped to develop a program to train primary care physicians in the community as well as University Hospitals staff in concussion diagnosis and management, a field which she is one of her primary research interests. Please enjoy with Dr. Susannah Briskin!
February 3, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Show notes! Dr. Richard Josephson Dr. Josephson is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Josephson received his undergraduate degree from The University of Rochester in 1977; his medial degree from the New York University School of Medicine (where he was also a part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, receiving a master’s of science in Pharmacology); completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1985 and a fellowship in Cardiology 1988 both at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he was also a research fellow in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Institute on Aging. After his formal training, Dr. Josephson began his career in Akron, Ohio in private practice cardiology and grew what was initially a 4-physician group into a practice encompassing over 30 cardiologists. Over the next two decades, he worked at various Akron City Hospitals, where he assumed roles as varied as Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology, and Director of Cardiology Research and Education. He joined the faculty at Case Western and University Hospitals in 2007 where he remains today. Dr. Josephson is heavily involved in cardiovascular research and has been supported by NIH funding for over 30 years. Lastly, Dr. Josephson has received numerous awards, most notable among them having been voted Best Doctors in America every year since 2004. Please enjoy with Dr. Richard Josephson!
January 27, 2017
Show notes! Dr. Wiznitzer is a pediatric neurologist in the Neurologic Institute at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Wiznitzer completed both his undergraduate degree and medical degree at Northwestern University by 1977; completed his residency in pediatrics in 1980 and then a fellowship in developmental disorders in 1981 both at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; and then completed a fellowship in pediatric neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 1984. Lastly, he completed postdoctoral training as a National Institutes of Health National Research fellow in higher cortical functions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1986, after which he joined the faculty at Rainbow Babies and Children's . Dr. Wixnitzer’s research interests include autism and pediatric stroke. He has served as Principal Investigator, co-investigator and a consultant on many research studies in these areas funded by the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. Dr. Wiznitzer has also authored or coauthored 11 book chapters and nearly 70 scientific papers. He is a reviewer for many journals including Neurology and the Journal of Child Neurology, as well as serves on several editorial boards. Of note, Dr. Wiznitzer served as the Director of the Rainbow Autism Center for 18 years at Rainbow Babies and Children’s and has spoken publically about autism and vaccine safety in many forums including in an interview on CNN’s Larry King Live. Please enjoy with Dr. Max Wiznitzer!
January 20, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Check out the show notes page for Dr. Anthony Post! Dr. Anthony Post Dr. Post is the Medical Director for Liver Transplantation at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Post received his undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in 1979; received a master’s and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medical in 1982 and 1986, respectively; completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland in 1989 and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic in 1991, after which he joined the faculty at University Hospitals where he has remained ever since. His initial specialty was intestinal motility but his interests soon turned to Liver Disease and its management, eventually becoming the Medical Director for Liver Transplantation in 1998. Of note, Dr. Post is one of the developers of a portion of the first year medical school curriculum at Case entitled Food to Fuel, devoted to GI anatomy, biochemistry, nutrition and gastroenterology. Dr. Post has also been voted Best Doctors in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine for the last 10 years in a row. Please enjoy with Dr. Anthony Post!
January 13, 2017
Show notes page for Dr. Steve Brown. Dr. Brown is Program Director and Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Family Medicine Residency in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Brown completed his undergraduate degree at Stanford University in 1994; completed his medical degree at Albany Medical College in 1998; then completed a family medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco at San Francisco General Hospital in 2001. Following the completion of his residency Dr. Brown worked for four years with the Indian Health Service with the rural White Mountain Apache Tribe in Northern Arizona. In this role as a Commissioned Officer with the Public Health Service, Dr. Brown was a full-spectrum family physician delivering babies, providing emergency care, and inpatient and outpatient care of adults and children. Dr. Brown joined the family medicine teaching faculty at Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix, in 2005, where he continues to practice and teach full-spectrum family medicine. He also works closely with medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, where he was recognized as Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year in 2010. He then become residency program director in 2011. Dr. Brown’s scholarly interests include care of the rural and urban underserved, high value care, pharma influence, and physician well-being. He has served as chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission of the Health of the Public and Science and on subcommittees for Clinical Preventive Services and Clinical Practice Guidelines. He is an Associate Editor for Essential Evidence and a board member of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Finally, Dr. Brown is editor and co-founder of the American Family Physician Podcast (on iTunes and at aafp.org/afppodcast) which he co-hosts with third years residents in his program. The podcast, which summarizes clinical topics and practice-changing evidence, is regularly a Top 10 medical podcast on iTunes with over 25,000 downloads per month. Please enjoy with Dr. Steve Brown!
January 6, 2017
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Show notes for this episode can be found at undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com Dr. James Lieberman Dr. Lieberman is a recently retired Diagnostic Radiologist from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He is currently the President of the Case Western Reserve University Medical Alumni Association as well as an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Lieberman received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in 1970 and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1974. Dr. Lieberman’s medical training then took a winding route to included his intern year, a year in dermatology, a year in internal medicine, and then a year as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Lieberman then completed his residency in diagnostic radiology in 1981 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Lieberman then practiced for a time in most of the major private and public health systems of Cleveland including University Hospitals, MetroHealth Medical Center, and then finally in the Cleveland Clinic Regional Radiology Practice, from which he retired in 2014. Dr. Lieberman is married to Dr. Belinda Yen-Lieberman, Professor of Pathology and the Cleveland Clinic’s Director of Clinical Virology, Serology, and Cellular Immunology, and together they have established a scholarship to provide financial assistance for promising medical students. They also have two adult sons, David and Daniel. Please enjoy with Dr. James Lieberman!
December 30, 2016
Show Notes can be found at undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com! Dr. Kalayjian is the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, as well as an Associate Professor of Infectious Disease at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kalayjian received his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1978; his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1982; completed his residency in internal medicine in 1985 and a fellowship in infectious diseases in 1991, both at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Kalayjian is the recipient of the Voices Against the Silence Award for his work in improving the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS in Northeast Ohio. He has also been recognized by Best Doctors in America 6 times, most recently in 2014. In addition to being the recipient of many teaching awards, Dr. Kalayjian is also the Lead instructor of the Microbiology and Immunology sections of the School of Medicine’s basic science curriculum. Please enjoy with Dr. Robert Kalayjian! Also, sorry about the sirens.
December 23, 2016
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audiobook! Dr. Mimi Ceppa Dr. Ceppa is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she is also the Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Simulation Laboratory. She also serves as the Medical Director of the Indiana University Health lung-screening-program and is also on faculty for the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program. Dr. Ceppa received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 2001, and completed her residency in General Surgery also at Duke in 2008. During her residency, Dr. Ceppa also completed a 2-year research fellowship in New York City at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with the Thoracic Surgery service. Choosing Duke again, Dr. Ceppa then completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship in 2011. Dr. Ceppa is married to an academic surgeon, and they have three young children. Please enjoy with Dr. Mimi Ceppa!
December 16, 2016
Dr. Coleman is a trauma and acute care surgeon, as well as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She completed her medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2005; completed a general surgery residency at the Rush University/Cook County Hospital in 2010; and then a trauma and surgical critical care fellowship at Emory University Grady Memorial Hospital in 2012. Dr. Coleman is also a wife, mother, and writer, with over 2 million views of her work on her blog at www.heelskicksscalpel.com. She has also contributed articles to the Huffington Post, Forbes, KevinMD.com and LinkedIn. Lastly, she is the co-host of the Careercast podcast of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. Please enjoy with Dr. Jamie Coleman!
December 13, 2016
Go to audibletrial.com/TUMS for a free 30-day trial membership and free audible book! COL Kenneth Azarow, MD Dr. Azarow is the Surgeon-in-Chief of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Azarow earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshal College is 1981; his medical degree form F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University 1987; completed his general surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1992, as well as a pediatric surgery fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario in 1996. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington where he was appointed as the director of the surgical research program and chief of pediatric surgery. While in the Army, he rose to become the general surgery residency director and, eventually, Chief of Surgery, and retired at the rank of Colonel in 2008 after a 25 year career in the military which saw him serve several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and for which he received the Legion of Merit as well as dozens of other military awards. During this time, he oversaw 9 divisions, 5 residency programs, and was responsible for the smooth delivery of surgical education, research, and care during the constant movement of faculty due to the war on terrorism. From a pediatric surgery standpoint, his paper on Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia entitled ”Tale of Two Cities: The Toronto Experience” is considered a classic work in the field and has helped guide the field away from ECMO usage and towards a pulmonary protective strategy with the use of conventional ventilators in neonates. His C.V. also currently lists over 75 peer-reviewed journal citations, over 25 book chapters, and 100s of presentations and invited named lectures. Please enjoy with Dr. Kenneth Azarow!
December 9, 2016
Colonel Matthew J. Martin, MD Dr. Martin is currently the Trauma Medical Director and Chief of Surgical Critical Care at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. He is also the Director of Surgical Research and the former Associate Program Director for the Madigan Army Medical Center General Surgery residency program. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. He is the current Chair of the Army State, Region 13, for the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. He has been deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, service for which he received The Bronze Star as well as many other military distinctions. Dr. Martin completed his undergraduate degree in 1990; a master’s degree in Medical Science in 1995, and his medical degree in 1998 all from Boston University. He completed residency training in General Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2003, and a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Los Angeles County Hospital and USC Medical Center in 2005. Dr. Martin has had a prolific literary and research career in the 11 years since completing his formal training which includes contributions to 100s of peer-reviewed publications, authorship of 24 book chapters, and being co-author and editor of two books (“First to Cut: Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone”; and more recently “Front Line Surgery: A Practical Approach”) Lastly, Dr. Martin is a co-host of the podcast Traumacast, a show that discusses topics related to all things trauma surgery. Please enjoy with Dr. Matthew Martin!
December 6, 2016
Dr. Greenfield is director of the division of general obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, as well as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Greenfield completed her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1983; and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Metrohealth Medical Center in 1987, after which she joined the faculty at University Hospitals where she has practiced ever since. Dr. Greenfield has received many, many awards and honors over the years for excellence in education and leadership, including being voted Best Doctors in America 12 out of the last 15 years. Dr. Greenfield has also had an extensive writing career which began in 2001 when she assumed the role of director of obstetrics and gynecology for the Dr. Spock Company, where she wrote hundreds of articles for drspock.com, answered scores of “ask our experts” questions, and even directed obstetrical content for the public television series Parent Sense. Dr. Greenfield published her first book Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide in 2003. She then went on to write The Working Woman’s Pregnancy Book, which was released in 2008 and then followed in 2015 with an updated ebook version for the Kindle. Lastly, in her free time, Dr. Greenfield can be found blogging on your website at MarjorieGreenfield.com Please enjoy with Dr. Marjorie Greenfield!
December 2, 2016
Dr. Stehouwer the Associate Program Director of the combined internal medicine-pediatrics (med-peds) residency program as well as the founder and director of the med-peds Consult Service at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Before becoming a physician, Dr. Stehouwer studied philosophy at Calvin College where he received his undergraduate degree in 2007. He then received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 2011, where he developed an interest in the care of children with complex and life-long medical conditions, leading him to pursue a med-peds residency to learn how to provide care to these children who continue to combat their illnesses well into adulthood. He completed this residency at University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (which share a campus) in 2015 after which he completed a med-peds chief resident year in 2016. During his chief year, he began the aforementioned med-peds consult service to assist physicians in managing patients who straddle the divide between adult and pediatric medicine. In addition to running the med-peds consult service and acting as associate director of the med-peds program, Dr. Stehouwer also attends on both general medicine and pediatric wards individually. Please enjoy with Dr. Nathan Stehouwer!
November 29, 2016
Dr. Brantley is a recently retired emergency medicine physician following a 32 year career. Dr. Brantley completed his medical degree at Louisiana State University, School of Medicine in 1979; and a pediatrics residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1982, after which he entered private practice as a solo-practitioner of pediatrics. However, while fulfilling a U. S. Army (Reserve) commitment he became interested in emergency medicine and eventually joined the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1985. Then, after becoming the medical director of the emergency department in his hometown of Rustin, Louisiana, he joined a multispecialty group practice in 1990 focusing full-time on emergency medicine. Retiring from clinical practice in 2010, Dr. Brantley transitioned to a career in teaching, a lifelong goal of his, and followed a path that would earn him a Master of Science in Applied Anatomy from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine in 2012. He now serves as an Assistant Professor of Pathology in the Division of Anatomic Pathology Education, with a secondary appointment to the Department of Anatomy. He is also the Course Director of Neurological Anatomy, Applied Neuroanatomy, and Imaging Anatomy. Please enjoy with Dr. Thomas Brantley!
November 25, 2016
Dr. Armitage is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, as well as Program Director of the Department of Internal Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Armitage completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas in 1981; his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1986; his internship, residency, chief resident year in Internal Medicine and then an infectious Diseases fellowship all at University Hospitals of Cleveland all by 1991, eventually joining the faculty at Case Western in 1992. Dr. Armitage’s primary professional focus has been on postgraduate medical education.  Dr. Armitage currently serves as the Past President of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and in 2002, received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award bestowed by the ACGME in recognition of the fact that that program directors face many challenges in administering a residency program and that those directors who find innovative ways to teach residents alongside the demands of caring for their own patients should be celebrated. Please enjoy with Dr. Keith Armitage.
November 22, 2016
Dr. Mann is an Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, and although retired from clinical practice since 2007, remains board certified in neurology. Dr. Mann attended the University of Pennsylvania; obtained his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1968; and then completed his neurology residency in 1972 after splitting time between Bowman Gray School of Medicine Baptist Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine-Barnes Hospital. Following the completion of his medical training, Dr. Mann served for as an army neurologist in Japan until 1974, after which he moved to Cleveland to start his private practice which he would continue until 2007, as well as to assume many other educational and administrative roles at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western. Please enjoy with Dr. Donald Mann!
November 18, 2016
Dr. Steele is the Chairman of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic (although at the time of recording this interview, he was the Division Chief of Colon & Rectal Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) and Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Steele completed his undergraduate degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1994; completed his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 1998; completed a general surgery residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 2003; then completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship in 2005. Following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Steele became the Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center through until 2015, a decade of service which saw him deployed as a staff surgeon to Iraq and Afghanistan four times and for which he received the Bronze Star among many other military awards. Then in late 2016, after a short tenure at UH Cleveland Medical Center, Dr. Steele accepted the position of Chairman of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic where he remains today. Of note, Dr. Steele is currently working toward his Executive MBA at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, which is right down the street from the hospital. Dr. Steele is actively involved in the colorectal community. He serves on several editorial boards including that of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, and is also the American College of Surgeons’ web porter for the colorectal community. His literary contributions include over 200 articles, reviews, chapters, and Clinical Practice Guidelines, as well as five complete Colorectal Surgery textbooks. Lastly, Dr. Steele is also the co-founder of the podcast, Behind the Knife (at BehindTheKnife.org) which discusses topics related to all things surgery and which boasts 20,000 downloads each month. Enjoy! Part 1 - About the specialty [7:23] Part 2 - How the specialty was the right choice [33:14] Part 3 - Long-term career planning [53:57]
November 15, 2016
Dr. Sweet is a neurosurgeon in the Division of Functional & Stereostactic neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as an assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH.  Dr. Sweet completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 2001; her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2005; her neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 2012; and then a fellowship in stereotactic and function neurosurgery UH Case Medical Center in 2013, where she remains today as faculty. Dr. Sweet is currently involved in an NIH funded research project exploring the use of Deep Brain Stimulation in bipolar disorder, as well as the principal investigator of a clinical trial exploring spinal stimulation, in addition to many other projects exploring the implantation of electrodes into the brain to aid in limb movement. Dr. Sweet is also the author of more than 20-peer reviewed publications, as well as the author of at least 5 book chapters. Enjoy!
November 11, 2016
Dr. Hardacre is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, as well as the Surgical Director of the Digestive Health Institute and Division Head of Pancreatic Surgery at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Dr. Hardacre earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery in 2002 and then a fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery in 2003 both at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Hardacre is an active researcher and principal investigator of a national study examining a novel immunotherapy used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, as well as an investigator in many others studies. Dr. Hardacre has published more than 30 papers in leading professional journals, is the author of five book chapters in a variety of surgical textbooks, and serves as a reviewer of many of the surgical journals in his field. Without further ado, Dr. Jeffery Hardacre.
November 11, 2016
Help Ian interview all 120 specialties! www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/suggestions Support the podcast! Show notes and links for this episode can be found here! Fresh out of a chief resident year in internal medicine, Dr. Hambley is a critical care medicine fellow at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Hambley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Norte Dame in 2007, and his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 2012, where he also completed a Master’s of Public Health. He completed his residency as well as a chief resident year in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals in 2016, after which he began his fellowship in critical care medicine. Dr. Hambley is also the recipient of the Arnold P Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching award for Outstanding Resident Role Model. Please enjoy with Dr. Bryan Hambley!
November 11, 2016
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