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PeerSpectrum | Journeys in Medicine

73 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 15 ratings

Welcome to PeerSpectrum, where we dive deep with uncommon conversations in and around medicine. Expand your practice by exploring the world and ideas beyond it and get ready to make your downtime count. Get ready for PeerSpectrum with Dr. Keith Mankin and Colin Miller.

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Inside the hidden world of North Korean Medicine with Neurosurgeon, Dr. Kee Park.

September 23, 2022 16:19 - 48 minutes - 32.3 MB

Have you ever wondered what its like being a doctor one of the most isolated and restricted countries on earth? We have. It’s a question Keith and I have explored and discussed many times over the years since starting this podcast. But how do you find and connect with someone in country where virtually all citizens are prohibited from contact with the outside world, and heavily surveilled when doing so? Today’s episode is one we were beginning to think we could never do. Finding the right per...

Small Steps & Giant Leaps. History of surgery with Dr. Ira Rutkow.

July 28, 2022 19:40 - 1 hour - 39.6 MB

All right, welcome back. Today we’re exploring the history of surgery; taking a speedy but deliberate journey from prehistoric brain surgery to our modern high tech operating suites. As Rudyard Kipling once pointed out, “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” And this episode is all about the stories. Stories about heroes, risk takers and the gruesome reality that preceded all the medical and surgical advances we take for granted today. We’re joined by ge...

From Rwanda to the Boardroom. Conflicts at work with Robyn Short, PhD.

July 28, 2022 19:34 - 59 minutes - 44.1 MB

All right, welcome back. Today we’re happy to have with us, Robyn Short. Robyn is a business consultant and specialist in conflict resolution and mediation. She is currently president and CEO of the Workplace Peace Institute, a consulting and research firm focusing on these areas. She is also an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University. With that said, let’s get started.

Expert Network Intelligence with Inex One CEO, Max Friberg

May 31, 2022 19:54 - 52 minutes - 40.8 MB

Today we’re diving deep into an industry many of you have likely heard of and perhaps even participated in. It’s a nearly $2-billion-dollar global market, growing 15-20% each year. They are called expert networks and in the words of today’s guest, they are, “brokers of knowledge – all the stuff that is too niche, quirky, timely or contextual for anyone to put it in writing or audio. Traditionally, these expert networks have been the tools of trade for management consultants and analysts in h...

Consciousness & Being a Beast Machine with Neuroscientist, Anil Seth, PhD

April 15, 2022 19:30 - 1 hour - 49.3 MB

Today we’re privileged and delighted to have one of the world’s leading researchers in neuroscience, Anil Seth. Anil is Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex and Founding Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science. He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Neuroscience of Consciousness. His TED talk on consciousness and controlled hallucination has been viewed over 12 mi...

Psychology, Science & Practice. Scott Browning, PhD & Brad Van Eeden-Moorefield, PhD

February 07, 2022 20:42 - 52 minutes - 66.1 MB

Today we’re exploring a particular challenge in the mental health space, the gulf between academic research and real-world clinical practice. As you’ll learn in the episode, only a surprising few of the published articles in psychology and psychiatry journals are ever read by practicing mental health professionals. Today we’re happy to welcome two guests working to bridge this gap. Dr. Scott Browning is a researcher and professor of psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Dr. Brad van Eeden-Moor...

The Business of Risk with Gen. Stanley McChrystal

November 05, 2021 17:38 - 58 minutes - 74.1 MB

Today we’re excited and honored to have with us, retired US Army General Stanley McChrystal. A retired four-star general with 34 years of service, Stanley was the commander of all US and coalition forces in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010. Prior to this, he served as commander of JSOC or the Joint Special Operations Command, overseeing the US military’s most elite units including Delta Force and SEAL Team 6. According to journalist Sean Naylor, in his Book, Relentless Strike, McChrystal was, “t...

Weeks, Years and a Royal Tribute. Brief thoughts on the 20th anniversary of September 11th.

September 10, 2021 19:21 - 8 minutes - 13 MB

Colin's brief reflection and personal story from September 11th.

White House Physician Jeffrey Kuhlman, MD & Co-Author, Daniel Peach, DO on Transformative Healthcare

August 19, 2021 17:32 - 57 minutes - 73.1 MB

When it comes to VIP medical care, there is one patient who stands above all others. From what is publicly known he is assigned a team of doctors, nurses, medics and PA’s on standby around the clock. He and this team travel with an armored ambulance, a supply of matched blood, and a full array of medical and diagnostic equipment. His aircraft also has state of the art medical equipment with a surgical suite. Before he arrives anywhere, an advance team has carefully planned emergency routes to...

Neuroscience & Innovations of Literature. “Wonderworks,” with Angus Fletcher, PhD

June 24, 2021 16:13 - 1 hour - 106 MB

Today we are excited to have Angus Fletcher with us on the show. He is a professor of story science and literature at Ohio State University’s Project Narrative. He completed dual degrees in neuroscience and literature before receiving his PhD in literature from Yale. In addition to his teaching and research, Angus also serves a story consultant for Sony, Disney, BBC, Amazon, PBS and NBC/Universal.  Unlike many literary academics, critics and perhaps your high school English teacher, Angus tak...

R&D Dept. Science & philosophy of childhood with developmental psychologist, Alison Gopnik, PhD

May 26, 2021 16:56 - 1 hour - 50.4 MB

Today we’re exploring the world of childhood, a “protected space in which they [children] can produce new ways of thinking and acting that, for better or worse, are entirely unlike any that we would have anticipated beforehand.” A protected space that exceeds, in length, that of any other species. A space of time that today’s guest has spent her career studying and often refers to as humanity’s R&D department. Alison Gopnik is likely a familiar name to many of you, especially those of you wh...

“Nobody’s Normal” and the Stigma of Mental Illness. Anthropologist, Roy Richard Grinker, PhD

April 23, 2021 15:54 - 1 hour - 101 MB

Today we are delighted to have Roy Richard Grinker with us. He a professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University, and author of “Nobody’s Normal. How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness.” Richard comes from a long line of research psychologists. His grandfather, Roy Richard Grinker, Sr. was a pioneer in American psychology, and studied under Sigmund Freud. He may have been one of the last people psychoanalyzed by Freud before Freud’s death. We’ll ...

"Tracing Health," with Research Program Director for the Public Health Institute, Marta Induni, PhD

March 23, 2021 15:56 - 1 hour - 43.6 MB

Today we are delighted to have Dr. Marta Induni with us on the show. She is a principal investigator with the Public Health Institute. She is also director of Tracing Health, a program launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that provides contact tracing and scientific support services to counties and local health departments on the US West Coast.

Targeting PTSD with two Navy SEAL Physicians. Sean Mulvaney, MD with Guest Host, Robert Adams, MD

February 17, 2021 19:57 - 1 hour - 63.3 MB

Today we are thrilled to embark on a new adventure here on PeerSpectrum. The first episode of our new guest host series. We’re inviting back some of our most popular past guests and handing over the microphone. As Keith and I have learned over the past few years, there is an art and craft to interviewing. Playing on the field has given us both a deeper appreciation and admiration for the true masters of the game. Masters such as the late Larry King (who passed away just last month) and his ve...

Big Questions with legendary interviewer & Esquire’s writer-at-large, Cal Fussman.

December 03, 2020 17:52 - 1 hour - 92.8 MB

Think of someone accomplished, someone famous, someone you truly admire. Have you met them? If so, how did it go? What did you talk about? If not, what would you talk about? What questions would you ask them? For us, today’s guest is just that person. His name is Cal Fussman and he is a long time writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine through their “What I learned” series. He is also host of the Big Questions podcast. Cal has interviewed everyone and I mean everyone…Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy C...

Eisenhower’s Legacy of Lessons. “How Ike Led” with Susan Eisenhower

October 28, 2020 19:28 - 1 hour - 86.9 MB

On the release of this episode, we find ourselves in October of 2020. Still deep in the Covid-19 pandemic, and exactly one week away from the 2020 presidential election. Instead of piling on with our own opinions and speculation, we’re heading to the past for lessons and perspective that might, just might, help us make better sense of the world around us. Lessons from someone I think many of us wouldn’t mind having around today. A man who led the fight to liberate Europe from the darkness of ...

The Quantified Surgeon. Sensors, wearables & performance analytics. Stanford surgeon, Dr. Carla Pugh

September 22, 2020 15:33 - 1 hour - 83.4 MB

You’ve no doubt heard this famous quote from science fiction writer, William Gibson, “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.” What better way to describe technology and medicine? The runway for technological innovation and adoption is just a little longer in our world. What other profession or industry can you think of that still uses pagers and fax machines? So where can we look for a sneak peek into the future? How about sports? Motion tracking sensors, video analys...

The Mad Men of Medicine Avenue. Investigative Journalist and “Pharma” author, Gerald Posner

August 20, 2020 17:38 - 1 hour - 119 MB

All right, welcome back. If you think you have a pretty good handle on the opioid crisis, the pharmaceutical industry and how it all works, today’s episode may challenge that assumption. It certainly did for us. The modern pharmaceutical and biotech industries are like no other. How they got to where they are is a story like no other. The same businesses that have given us incredible lifesaving advances have also given us disasters like the opioid epidemic. The history of the pharmaceutical i...

Overcoming rejection. Renowned transplant surgeon & heart transplant patient, Dr. Robert Montgomery

July 23, 2020 16:52 - 1 hour - 90.8 MB

Imagine losing your father at 14, losing your brother a decade later, and looking down the barrel of the same heritable heart condition that killed them both. Imagine learning in your first year of surgical residency that your continued existence will depend a new implantable device, called an ICD. A device so new, you will likely be the first surgeon in the world to have one implanted. A device that will allow your life to continue, but most likely put an end to your surgical career. That’...

“No Man's Land.” The trailblazing women doctors of WWI with journalist & author, Wendy Moore

June 19, 2020 19:04 - 56 minutes - 83.9 MB

Barbara Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the WWI classic, “The Guns of August,” once observed, “The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.” Not only must history be recorded, it must also be examined and retold. For most of us, who are not professional historians, we approach history through the curation and re-telling of the past, mainly via books and documentaries. Perhaps we are not so different from o...

Mountaineering, photography and the Dalai Lama. Emergency and expedition doctor, Andrew Peacock, MD.

May 14, 2020 18:11 - 1 hour - 80.4 MB

Today’s episode is not about Covid-19. Instead we’re going to give all of you a break and take you as far away from this as we possibly (and virtually) can. For that, we’re heading to Queensland, Australia to meet Dr. Andrew Peacock, an emergency physician, award winning photographer, accomplished climber and expedition guide for Lindblad expeditions, a travel company contracted with National Geographic. This conversation takes us everywhere from Antarctica to Nepal, aboard a Russian ice bre...

Overexposure. Law Professor and Health Economics Researcher, Christopher Robertson, PhD, JD

April 28, 2020 00:06 - 50 minutes - 63.3 MB

In January of 2018, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon announced the creation of a new, co-venture, to tackle the rising costs of healthcare for their company’s employees. They immediately picked famous writer and surgeon, Atul Gawande to lead it. Short on details but big on promise, just the simple announcement of this venture sent shock waves through the media and the markets. Billions of dollars in stock value for insurance companies and other health sector players vanished over ni...

Accelerating Bench to Bedside. Stanford University School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Lloyd Minor.

April 02, 2020 18:47 - 56 minutes - 80.9 MB

Today we have Dr. Lloyd Minor with us on the show. He's an ENT surgeon, scientist, innovator and currently dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine. We covered his early career path, a surgical treatment he actually developed and his new book, “Discovering Precision Health,” released just this month in March, 2020. As the leader of one of the nation's top medical schools, located right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dr. Minor has a unique lens on medicine's innovation pipeline. His...

Thank you from Colin and Keith. Brief thoughts on COVID-19.

March 26, 2020 17:16 - 25 minutes - 38.3 MB

This was a brief conversation between Colin and Keith regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recorded on March, 24th 2020. For all of you on medicine's front lines, we're thinking about you every day, and we're deeply grateful for all you are doing, for all of us. Stay safe and take care.

Keeping score. Seeking a grand equation for health with theoretical physicist, Laurence Jacobs, PhD.

March 13, 2020 17:48 - 1 hour - 116 MB

All right, welcome back. If you're still around in the year 2061, two things will be true. You'll enjoy seeing the next passing of Halley's Comet, and your life insurance company will enjoy having collected four more decades of your life insurance premiums, without a payout. Standing there that day you and your insurance company can be grateful for the work of one man, the exact same man that comet is named for. The English astronomer, mathematician and physicist, Edmond Halley. Why you ask? ...

Harnessing the habitual mind. Psychologist & behavioral scientist, Wendy Wood, PhD

January 31, 2020 21:48 - 59 minutes - 84.3 MB

It's no mystery to most of you that poor health behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and patient non-compliance account for a substantial portion of the disease burden, not to mention costs, in the US. Some recent estimates by the CDC and other researchers suggest behaviors account for 40-50% of increased risk associated with deaths before age 75. The problems are clear. What to do about them isn't. There's no “will power” medication to prescribe, and...

Nullius in verba. Understanding uncertainty with statistician, Sir David Speigelhalter, PhD

December 05, 2019 17:35 - 1 hour - 87.7 MB

Nullius in verba. Understanding uncertainty with statistician, Sir David Speigelhalter, PhD by Keith Mankin, MD & Colin Miller

True Grit at Lost Rivers. Saving a hospital from the brink with CEO, Brad Huerta.

October 14, 2019 21:09 - 1 hour - 99 MB

We've all heard the bad news about rural hospitals in the U.S. 60 million of our fellow citizens rely on these small hospitals, often known by their designation as critical access facilities. According to a recent analysis conducted by the consulting firm, Navigant, 21% of rural hospitals today are at a severe risk of closure. That includes 430 hospitals across 43 states, representing 21,000 staffed beds, 150,000 employees and $21 billion in revenue. When one of these hospitals closes (and 95...

Crossing Medicine's Last Perimeter. Aging & Longevity with Harvard Geneticist, David Sinclair, PhD.

September 20, 2019 19:03 - 59 minutes - 86.7 MB

Today we're heading to the front-lines of research testing and challenging one of the most basic truths of the human experience...we all get older and we all eventually die. Today's guest doesn't buy this. In fact, he actually views aging as a diagnosable disease, a disease that can be managed today, and one day fully treated. Now, before you start rolling your eyes, let's meet today' guest. David Sinclair is a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Paul Glenn...

Lockdown. Inside Prison Medicine with ER Physician, Dr. Jeffrey Keller.

September 12, 2019 15:36 - 56 minutes - 89.5 MB

All right welcome back. Here's a quick trivia question, which group of US patients are constitutionally guaranteed access to free medical care? And no this is not a trick question. The answer...prisoners. Today we're jumping into an area of medicine few, if any of us, know much about. Let's be honest, how many of you out there have even seen the inside of a prison of jail? Not many, we guess. Criminal records and professional medical licensing don't mix well. For those of you who've been wi...

Trading Places. Do Doctors Make Better Patients? MIT Economist, Jonathan Gruber, PhD.

August 30, 2019 20:11 - 53 minutes - 80.5 MB

All right welcome back. If you could pick the ideal patient population, armed with the best knowledge, fluent in medical jargon, generally healthy and willing to comply with recommended treatments, who would you pick? How about doctors? Doctors may not be perfect patients but at least they should outperform similar non-clinicians, right? Surprisingly, little to no research has actually been done comparing the care, compliance and outcomes of doctors to comparable groups of non- physicians. ...

The American Doctor at Chernobyl, Part II: Dr. Robert Gale

July 23, 2019 18:01 - 1 hour - 95.2 MB

As you heard last time, Dr. Gale (a bone marrow transplant specialist from UCLA) rose to international prominence after being the first American physician invited by the Soviet Union to treat patients suffering acute radiation trauma, only days after the horrific incident at Chernobyl. Our journey continues as Dr. Gale is flown in by helicopter to personally survey the Chernobyl nuclear power-plant. This only weeks after the meltdown of reactor number four. We'll see what it was like walking...

The American Doctor at Chernobyl, Part I: Dr. Robert Gale

June 05, 2019 17:03 - 54 minutes - 51.6 MB

Thirty three years after the worst nuclear disaster in human history, the name Chernobyl rings ominously, and continues to inspire fear, outrage, debate and grim curiously. It's a captivating story now being re-told dramatically, though not completely accurately, through HBO's new and very popular mini-series. We've had some pretty unique people on this program but perhaps today's guest is more unique than most. Dr. Robert Gale is an academic physician who's spent his career researching and ...

Treating Mother Teresa & Model-T Medicine: Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Devi Shetty

May 07, 2019 17:49 - 58 minutes - 89 MB

Today's guest is Dr. Devi Shetty, a cardiac surgeon, entrepreneur and one of the most famous physicians in India. What's he famous for? Well, he performed the very first neonatal heart surgery in India, and actually served as Mother Teresa's personal physician after operating on her following a heart attack. Obviously, we weren't missing the opportunity to explore these unusual stories, but they are far from the main focus of our conversation. Dr. Shetty is best known for the unique and innov...

Meditation Head-On: Neurosurgeon and Buddhist Priest, Dr. Patrick Codd

March 19, 2019 15:32 - 54 minutes - 42.2 MB

Keith and I have long considered doing an episode on meditation. What held us back was our goal (as it is with every episode) to answer these two questions: how would the episode specifically benefit you, the physicians and medical professionals in our audience, and how would we avoid simply rehashing a well worn topic explored elsewhere? As you know, we're not big on chasing trends here. So we tabled it, until just recently, when we came across today's guest. Dr. Patrick Codd earned his M.D...

Mismeasuring Medicine. "The Tyranny of Metrics," with Jerry Z. Muller, PhD

March 07, 2019 21:44 - 59 minutes - 88.3 MB

Most of you know the quote, “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” It's often attributed, incorrectly, to the famous nineteenth century physicist, Lord Kelvin. Wherever it came from, it's sounds about right. Same goes for this familiar quote from a popular business book author, “What gets measured gets done.” Well, in today's episode were going to talk about what's getting measured and what's actually getting done. What's getting measured are thousands of performance and quality ...

Level I Guidance: “A Random Walk,” with Economist & Investment Icon, Burton Malkiel, PhD

January 21, 2019 21:45 - 1 hour - 54.3 MB

Today's episode is about money, specifically your money. Now, if we're going to take a break from interviewing astronauts, Navy SEAL's, NFL surgeons and cutting edge researchers to do an episode on investing, you can bet we we have a very specific reason for doing so. You can also bet we have a rare and unique guest. That guest is renowned Economist, Burton Malkiel. You can google him later but here's a quick CV highlight reel: PhD from Princeton, Harvard MBA, author of 12 books and more th...

Waking Up to Psychedelic Medicine. Neuropharmacologist, David Nichols, PhD.

December 17, 2018 19:19 - 1 hour - 79 MB

Clinical research with Psychedelic compounds like psilocybin, LSD and MDMA have gotten a lot of press recently. Major institutions such as Johns Hopkins, UCLA and Yale are leading the charge with dramatic results in drug addiction, PTSD, end of life care, depression and other mental illness that is simply breathtaking. When we think back to the psychedelic sixties, it’s hard to imagine that legitimate clinical research was taking place with psychedelics then, too; although much of it (think ...

Examining, “The Dr. Death Podcast.” Science Journalist, Laura Beil.

October 25, 2018 19:48 - 46 minutes - 63.8 MB

Today we have award winning science journalist, Laura Beil with us. Her investigative podcast series on the notorious former neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch is what brings her here today. Since its release last month, "Dr. Death," as it is called is now one of top 5 ranked podcasts in the country. You've probably heard about this story but just a quick recap before we get started: In 2011, neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch began his first practice in Dallas, TX. Through the next two years, ...

Examining, “The Dr. Death Podcast.” Award Winning Science Journalist, Laura Beil.

October 25, 2018 19:48 - 47 minutes - 40.2 MB

Today we have award winning science journalist, Laura Beil with us. Her investigative podcast series on the notorious former neurosurgeon, Christopher Duntsch is what brings her here today. Since its release last month, "Dr. Death," as it is called is now one of top 5 ranked podcasts in the country. You've probably heard about this story but just a quick recap before we get started: In 2011, neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch began his first practice in Dallas, TX. Through the next two years, ...

NFL to the Olympics: Surgical Treatment of Elite Athletes with Dr. Robert Watkins, IV.

September 28, 2018 16:02 - 53 minutes - 46.3 MB

On this episode's release, we find ourselves in week 3 of the 2018 NFL season. So what could be a better time than now to talk with a surgeon who's spine practice has treated more NFL, and other professional athletes, than any in the world. Patients such as Dan Marino, Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, Wayne Gretzky, Reggie Jackson and Rob Gronkowski, just to name a few. If you like stats, check out this patient roster: 173 NFL players, 21 Superbowl Champions, 43 NBA players, 60 Pro Hockey Player...

Extreme Makeover: Hospital Edition. Physician and Architect, Dr. Diana Anderson

September 18, 2018 19:14 - 57 minutes - 45.2 MB

All right, welcome back. Steve Jobs once said,"If Henry Ford had asked his customers what they want, they would have said a faster horse...[you see, he said] It's not the customer's job to know what they want." When you create a trillion dollar company and the iPhone, you get to say stuff like that. How would your life be different if Steve Jobs designed your EHR? Could a dream team from Apple design a perfect hospital without any input from the physicians and nurses who will work there? Wh...

28 Days That Saved a City. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha & the Fight for Flint.

August 10, 2018 17:04 - 50 minutes - 35.6 MB

Name: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD Specialty: Pediatrician and public health advocate Location: Hurley Medical Center: Flint, MI Today it's our distinct privilege to have Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha on the show. Before her best selling book, her countless TV interviews, before Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, "Dr. Mona" (as she is known) was just another pediatrician taking care of children in one of the poorest cities in the country. If you're like us, yo...

Space Medicine, EVAs, ISS and The Right Stuff: NASA Astronaut and Physician, Dr. Michael Barratt

July 26, 2018 20:45 - 1 hour - 54.5 MB

The opening you just heard was the actual footage of STS- 133, the final launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery, and the second to last launch of the US space shuttle program. One of the astronauts aboard that day was Dr. Michael Barratt: A career astronaut, a physician by training and today's guest on the podcast. I can't even begin to tell you how excited we were to do this interview. NASA gets literally thousands of requests every year for astronaut interviews, speaking engagements and vis...

Emergency Medicine at 30,000 Feet: Dr. Paulo Alves, Global Medical Director for Medaire

June 26, 2018 19:26 - 1 hour - 92.4 MB

If you fly often, it's only a matter of time before you hear those not so welcome words over the intercom: "Is there a doctor or medical professional aboard?" So, do you hit your flight attendant button, or wait for someone else to do it first? When you're stuck at 30,000 feet, options are limited. You might even feel a little like our past guest, Dr. Gavin Francis, serving as the only doctor available in a remote Antarctic research base. So what are your options? Who can you call for assi...

Who Does Delta Force Call When They Need a Doctor? Former Navy SEAL, Dr. Robert Adams: Part II

May 04, 2018 15:59 - 1 hour - 110 MB

All right, welcome back for round two with former Navy SEAL, Dr. Robert Adams. If you missed part one, go back and check it out. In Part II we move forward to Bob's career as an army physician. We're going to learn what it's like being a physician attached to the Army's elite counter terrorism and hostage rescue unit, known as Delta Force. A unit so secretive that even family members of Delta operators are treated by separate physicians. Next we'll move to post-invasion Iraq and Bob's early ...

The Toughest Doctor We’ve Ever Met. Former Navy SEAL, Dr. Robert Adams: Part I

April 23, 2018 21:43 - 1 hour - 72.6 MB

Today we’ve got a pretty awesome guest for you. What was once a secret, and very much unknown group of elite US military soldiers, has now become a virtual household name inspiring countless books, news stories and even movies. While all of you have certainly heard of Navy SEAL’s, very few of you have likely met one. They’re a small, select and rare group. Even rarer are the handful of Navy Seals who have gone on become physicians. Today’s guest is one of these few. To become a SEAL require...

Forget Peer Review: Dr. Susan Culican looks to the crowd for untrained eyes & unconventional funding

March 23, 2018 21:13 - 1 hour - 68.1 MB

Welcome back. During our last episode we had an incredible conversation with the founders of, a very novel and exciting platform for crowd funding scientific research. If you missed this episode, definitely check it out. Keith and I came away so impressed with their venture, we decided to take a deeper look at some of the current research. One experiment really jumped out, so we invited the lead researcher to join us. That researcher is today's guest, Dr. Susan Culican, profess...

Undiscovered Country: Research Funding 2.0 with Cindy Wu & Denny Luan, founders of Experiment

February 13, 2018 16:44 - 53 minutes - 76.9 MB

How do you feel about funding scientific research, particularly medical research? How efficient, effective and fair is the grant system in deploying billions of taxpayer dollars? Are funds targeted towards diseases proportional to their occurrence in patient populations? Are the influences of disease specific non-profit groups helpful or hurtful? Are the interests and activities of biomedical companies aligned with the needs of you, and your patients? Well, if you think there's room for some...

Extending Medicine's Reach. The Future of PA's and NP's with Ellen Kurtzman, PhD.

November 28, 2017 15:57 - 1 hour - 88.2 MB

Today we're exploring the future of PA's and NP's. Many of you listening work very closely with them, and in-fact many of you listening are PA's and NP's. As the roles, responsibilities and autonomy of PA's and NP's continue to grow, an interesting question comes up. Can we actually compare the effectiveness of PA's and NP's to doctors? To help us tackle this question is today's guest, Dr. Ellen Kurtzman. Ellen is a professor of nursing at George Washington University and she has made nurses...


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