Episode 16: Epidemiology, Big Data, and Health Equity in Cancer Research (with special guest Mya Roberson).
On this show, I welcome Maya Roberson, a Ph.D. student at the University Of North Carolina, who focuses on Health Equity in Cancer Research. We discuss her recent publication “Premenopausal gynecologic surgery and survival among black and white women with breast cancer,” her experiences as a Black American growing up in rural America, what inspired her to join her chosen field, and how she became a Trustee just after graduating from Brown University in 2016. Disclaimer: This podcast does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
On this show, I am joined by Dennis Strenk, the host of the People of Pathology Podcast, and a Pathologists’ Assistant at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories in Milwaukee, MN. We talk inside secrets of the podcasting scene, including interview strategies and theme songs, and we both reveal our favorite specimen to gross!
Episode 14: Improving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Pathology (with special guest Dr. Marissa White).
Today’s episode features Marissa White, an Assistant professor and Breast Pathology consultant at Johns Hopkins and an emerging leader in the field of Pathology education. We talk about her ongoing efforts to improve access to the field of Pathology and the state of diversity in medicine and Pathology. Disclaimer: This podcast does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
Episode 13: Pregnancy and health care disparities in the time of Covid-19, with special guest Dr. Jackie Parchem
On today’s show I welcome Dr. Jackie Parchem, an OB/Gyn who specializes in Maternal Fetal Medicine, and an Assistant Professor at the McGovern Medical School, (UT Houston). We discuss what life is like for a practicing OBGyn in this time and her very interesting research, especially as it relates to health care disparities. Disclaimer: This podcast does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
Episode 12: Digital Pathology: A new microscope? (With Drs. Maheswari Mukherjee and Liron Pantanowitz)
Today's show explores the changing role of digital Pathology in education and clinical workflow. We begin with a discussion of my guests' recent publication "Eye tracking in cytotechnology education: “visualizing” students becoming experts,” published in The Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology March/April edition. We also consider the role of digital microscopy in education and clinical duties, as well as the changing field of Cytopathology.
Episode 11: Histology education in a virtual medium: Exceptional videos from the mind of a medical student (with special guest Chris Demas).
Today’s episode features Chris Demas, a third (almost fourth) year medical student at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has a YouTube channel, Illustrations of Histology which he created after taking histology as a first year medical student. We discuss his process of creating these videos, how learning is changing to adapt to modern times, and even which kinds of pencils we prefer. Disclaimer: This podcast does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
On today’s show, I am joined by Dr. David Schwartz, Professor of Pathology at The Medical College of Georgia and a specialist in global maternal health, medical anthropology, and epidemiology. We discuss previous pandemics and their effects on pregnant patients, development of vaccines, and what we know (or think we know) about placental pathology and maternal-fetal transmission with the SARS-Co V-2 virus. Disclaimer: This podcast does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.
Episode 9: A view from Houston: Cancer care, the state of research, and how to consume information (with special guest Dr. Anirban Maitra).
On today’s show: Dr. Anirban Maitra, Professor of Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. We discuss clinical pathology and research activities, how cancer patients are being cared for during a pandemic, I learn that “covidization” is a word, and Dr. Maitra gives a new meaning to “BC” and “AC”
Episode 8: From early Medical School graduation to an inpatient Covid unit: An (interim) intern’s experience (with special guest Dr. Gregory Kirschen).
On today’s show: Dr. Grergory Kirschen, a recent M.D./Ph.D. graduate who immediately began work as of this month on an inpatient Covid-19 unit. He tells us what it's like to suddenly be an intern, how trainees are fairing, and even drops his own Pathology-related bad joke! An inspiring show and a must-listen.
Today we discuss physician burnout in Pathology- with special guest Edna Garcia, first author of the recent AJCP article "The American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Job Satisfaction, Well-Being, and Burnout Survey of Pathologists.” We are also joined by Dr. Brown, the Chief Officer of Medical Quality at ASCP, who speaks about experiencing burnout and ways to make it better. A very timely conversation in a time of increased stress!
In today's episode, I speak with Dr. Andrew Courtwright, who is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. We speak about the clinical findings in patients with severe manifestations of Covid-19 and the ethics of resource allocation in pandemics. And I learn the mechanics of prone position ventilation.
Join us this week for a discussion about public health and how it is impacting all of our lives. My guest is not only a pathologist, a friend, and former co-resident, but also has training in public health and helps me put this pandemic into a broader context. And we tell really bad inside jokes about pathology! You'll learn! You'll cringe! It's great!
Episode 4: "A pause for applause (and then I almost cried)" with special guest Dr. Laura G. Pastrián (Madrid, Spain)
Join me in learning about what life is like for a Pathologist in Spain in the midst of this pandemic with our special guest, Dr. Laura G. Pastrián, a Surgical Pathologist who specializes in Gastrointestinal Pathology at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. We even managed to time the call to join in some national appreciation for all the workers keeping the country going.
Episode 3: ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) in patients with COVID-19 with special guest Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay.
In episode 3, I am joined by Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, who is Director of Pulmonary Pathology at Cleveland Clinic. We discuss ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), and what is known about histopathologic findings in patients who have died as a result of SARS-CoV-2.
In episode 2, we focus on information. Places to get it, how to titrate the right amount, people to trust. I welcome Dr. Howard Forman is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale, and he also oversees the MBA program and has a background in public policy. We have an interesting conversation about the novel corona virus. I also contemplate the role of physicians as front-line healthcare workers as soldiers in a war.
I welcome an old friend to talk about a brief history of testing for COVID-19 and where we stand now.