Lenox Hill, Part One

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Lenox Hill, Part One

September 22, 2020

Lenox Hill, Part One

Some of you may have heard about the acclaimed Netflix series, Lenox Hill. If you haven’t, you’ve to to check it out. Four doctors at New York’s storied Lenox Hill Hospital balance their personal lives and their dedication to their patients in this documentary series. And one of those doctors joins me today. Dr. David Langer, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Co-Founder of Playback Health is one of those doctors — and he joins me here in-studio — and I am totally fanboying for all the reasons. Touching people’s brains to help save their lives is indeed an interesting badge of honor to wear, and a a burden to bare. And as someone who has had their brain touched by a neurosurgeon, I have the most profound respect imaginable for the practice. Beyond his superstardom with the Netflix special, David is one of the most genuine and empathic human beings around who also happen to be one of the most recognized leaders in his craft. Our conversation was more than just idle chatter. There is a deep-rooted missing element to showcasing humanity in medicine, and an ebb tide reveal of the lack of empathy that unfortunately pervades the practice of medicine. And did I mention that David was a first responder to the COVID pandemic in NYC when the shit really hit the fan? With that, enjoy PART ONE of my two-part episode with the one and only Dr. David Langer.

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