Physician Podcasts

Browse our collection of top podcasts for and by doctors
Podcasts for Doctors and Physicians
COPD Podcast by Health Unmuted

See You Now

Inspiring stories highlighting innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems.

The Healthtech VC

Featuring founders, investors and leaders in healthtech.

Rural Health Rising

Rural Health Rising is a weekly podcast exploring the healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America.

AAOS Career Podcast

The Bone Beat, an orthopaedic podcast channel from AAOS


A weekly news and analysis podcast from the folks behind Healthcare IT News, MobiHealthNews, and Healthcare Finance News.

AAOS Advocacy Podcast

Conversations on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal care.

Once Upon A Gene

True stories of raising rare kiddos

HOT for your Health

HOT for Your Health is a fast paced, high energy, luxury lifestyle brand focusing on relentless health innovations.

Digital Health 101

This podcast dives into the organizational and structural requirements for successful transformation to a new health paradigm.

AMA Moving Medicine

AMA Moving Medicine highlights innovation and the emerging issues that impact physicians and public health today

Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast

Being a Powerhouse in Your Career and a Passionate Person in Life

The EntreMD Podcast

The EntreMD Podcast helps physicians embrace entrepreneurship so they can have the financial freedom to live life and practice medicine on their own terms.

NEJM This Week – Audio Summaries

New medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Healthcare’s MissingLogic Podcast

Where healthcare leaders see their problems and challenges through a brand-new lens.

SoundPractice Podcast

The business podcast for physicians and health care leaders.

Mayo Clinic Talks

Stay on top of your practice with podcasts from colleagues at Mayo Clinic.

Docs Outside The Box

Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things

The Podcast by KevinMD

Social media's leading physician voice, Kevin Pho, MD, shares the stories of the many who intersect with our health care system but are rarely heard from. Welcome to The Podcast by KevinMD.

Impossible Healthcare

Two physicians who speak with thought leaders driving healthcare forward.

Patient Convert Podcast

Patient Convert Podcast delivers healthcare marketing insights and the latest digital strategies to help providers and health systems reach new patients.

DOCSF – Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco

Bridging the worlds of digital health and clinical orthopaedics to catalyze the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care

Creating a New Healthcare

A podcast series for Primary Care Physician leaders who are looking for fresh perspectives, new solutions and inspiration in their journey to advance value-based care.

Doctor Me First Podcast

Authentic conversations between female physicians that encourage, inspire and go beyond just medicine.

COPD Podcast by Health Unmuted

Latest Episodes

Will the COVID Omicron variant change the world again?

"The variant keeps me up at night a little bit because it has 32 mutations in the spike protein, in contrast to the Delta mutation. But it's not just the mutations. In terms of biological plausibility, it's plausible that it could be more evasive against immunity. Not just vaccines, but potentially reinfection. What really worries me is seeing the signals line up in the wrong way. It first started in Botswana, but it's surging not just in one part of South Africa, but across six different provinces in South Africa, all at once." Eric Feigl-Ding is an epidemiologist and health economist. He can be reached on Twitter @DrEricDing. He shares his story and discusses the new COVID Omicron variant. 
November 27, 2021
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Grieving our collective loss with compassion

"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others is a practice in which we release judgment, anger and heal our emotional wounds. We can then move forward to a version of a better world where we have evolved to a new beginning. Change is always happening, and that is our constant. What we focus on while it happens is what will determine how much we will suffer or thrive as we go through it. So, as we emerge through this time, whether as a health care worker, a parent, a newlywed or whatever your role is, let us stay present in what we have gained and be hopeful of the world that we will create tomorrow. Let us focus not on what seems to be an obvious loss or grieving process but one in which we can find introspection, wisdom, strength, and a new set of purpose. It is in this that we can evolve personally and as a collective. It is not easy. There is a lot of discomfort in shedding our old self and grieving our collective loss. Yet if we do this with compassion, we can find comfort knowing hope is waiting for us on the other side." Diana Londoño is a urologist. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Grieving our collective loss with compassion." (
November 26, 2021
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Revisiting streamlined consumer blood testing — with David Stein

While the world has been glued to Elizabeth Holmes' trial, the digital health startup world hasn't given up on the original dream of Theranos: convenient, accessible, low-cost blood testing available at retail locations in the community. In today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock checks in with David Stein, CEO of Babson Diagnostics. The company has developed a low-volume blood test that can be operated without a phlebotomist and can perform a large panel of often-requested diagnostics. Jonah and David discuss why this technology is important, how it works, and what it's like to operate in this space when the wounds from the Theranos scandal are still fresh.Talking points:Babson’s pitch (and the elephant in the room)Doing accessible blood testing “without cheats”Partnering with retailers, Siemens, and BDInnovating the blood draw itself, and why its importantInnovating the logistics of the testing industryA win-win for consumers, payers, providers, and retailersHow easy consumer blood testing can fit into other virtual care trendsThe impact of the Theranos scandal on the blood testing industryHow Babson approaches innovation at scaleConsumer blood testing and health equityHelping people take control of their own healthIntegrating point solutions into one healthcare ecosystemMore about this episode:Theranos whistleblower talks ethics in health tech startupsTime for Innovation in Blood Testing Technology (from Babson's website)'Omnichannel' is the new watchword as big tech, retail get serious about healthcareBlood testing startup partners with Israel’s Sheba Medical Center to support COVID-19 quarantine measures
November 26, 2021
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Turkey Soup for the Soul and Stories About Rare Unicorns Who Show Up in Our Lives with Tyra Skibington and Tracey Beckett

ONCE UPON A GENE - EPISODE 110 Turkey Soup for the Soul and Stories About Rare Unicorns Who Show Up in Our Lives In this special Thanksgiving episode, Tyra Skibington and Tracey Beckett share stories of rare unicorns— people who go above and beyond in the rare disease community. Sam's Day A story of a Christmas tree farmer named Ted who makes it possible for kids to spend a day on the farm with their families, enjoying wheelchair accessible hayrides, hot chocolate, and choosing their special Christmas tree. A Beautiful Gift A friend offered a stay at her ski resort condo over the New Year holiday. It was a beautiful gift and was just what the family needed to slow down, recharge, heal and connect.  Craig When a family is blessed with a vehicle when they need it most, a chain of giving follows, bringing this story of generosity and kindness full circle. A Lesson in Friendship When a new girl moves into the neighborhood, her mother shows her the value and importance of being a good friend.  Our Daughter Harper A story of Dr. Harper, who went above and beyond when a couple received an in-utero diagnosis. She helped them through their early diagnosis with kindness, empathy and respect. A Little Goes a Long Way Surrounded by medical staff, two in particular go above and beyond and stand out among the rest. It's the little things like good coffee and a special visit that make a hospital stay a little better for Jordan and her mom. Darby's Birthday Every year, a Certified Education Assistant delivers a custom jacket to Darby on her birthday which has been modified to be easily worn.  A New Bike A story of angels gifting money to build a bike made especially for Ford. The donated bike makes Ford happy, but has also helped Ford to build muscles in his legs. Abby's Blessings A true unicorn friend, Abby's thoughtfulness, wisdom, kind and energetic spirit blesses those around her. LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED Move 2 Advocate Freedom Concepts TUNE INTO THE ONCE UPON A GENE PODCAST Spotify Apple Podcasts Stitcher Overcast CONNECT WITH EFFIE PARKS Website Twitter Instagram Built Ford Tough Facebook Group
November 25, 2021
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To Aaron Rodgers, from a physician and Packers fan

"Mr. Rodgers, I’m glad you’re feeling well. This isn’t altogether unsurprising given your younger age and elite physical fitness (though cases in young unvaccinated people can and have become severe) and I hope you continue to feel well as you quarantine. The medical and scientific community works on data, lots and lots of data. The process of running clinical trials and publishing data is rigorously vetted and peer-reviewed. We do not have good data that supports the use of ivermectin. In fact, a couple of preprint studies have been removed from the internet due to inaccuracy and flaws in their data. Furthermore, I fear you are missing — and propagating — a very important point. We don’t just get vaccinated for ourselves, but for the greater good. As I’ve said, I’m glad you’re feeling well. As an unvaccinated young, healthy person you pose a greater risk of spreading the virus to the portion of the very young, very old, and immunocompromised population who do not share in your level of fitness than if you were fully vaccinated, especially with the travel required of you and going maskless. Some of these people make up your fan base. As someone who has been part of a team for his whole life, I wish you would see these individuals as part of your larger “team.” We have to all be in this together to achieve our goals of herd immunity just as you have had to work together with your teammates to win games and titles. I wish Mr. Rodgers a speedy recovery and hope he uses this time to reevaluate some of his recent statements and their possible repercussions. I’ll be watching and cheering on Jordan Love and the rest of the team." Allison Neitzel is a physician and public health student. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "To Aaron Rodgers, from a physician and Packers fan." (
November 25, 2021
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Using AI in the Operating Room

In this episode, we are privileged to host Sanjeev Agrawal, President and CEO at LeanTaas. This is a healthcare software company that increases patient access to medical care. When Stefano first met Sanjeev at the first DocSF Conference, the company was just a start-up. Today, the company has grown into an established and well-funded company that is changing how we manage hospitals across the country.   Sanjeev recounts his healthcare entrepreneurial journal, which began when his team successfully solved a Stanford Cancer Institute problem. He discusses machine learning applications and gives excellent real-world examples of problems where machine learning can be applied. We also tackled the data they are looking for to solve problems and where machine learning is going in the future.    This conversation is fascinating, not just on how to solve complex healthcare problems utilizing accurate data, because there's more to it than that, so make sure to tune in!   About Sanjeev Agrawal Sanjeev serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer for LeanTaaS. Sanjeev was Google's first Head of Product Marketing. Since then, he has led three successful startups - CEO at Aloqa (acquired by Motorola), VP Products & Marketing at TellMe Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and Founder & CEO at Collegefeed (acquired by After College).   Sanjeev graduated with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He started his career at McKinsey & Company and Cisco Systems before joining Google. Sanjeev is a Forbes contributor and also writes on his blog at He is an avid squash player and has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the top entrepreneurs innovating in Healthcare.    Key Takeaways:  LeanTaas cannot create volume, but it can help clinics and hospitals optimize patients physicians should be seeing.   The EHR has a historical record of all surgeries performed in the past by the block owner.  90% of a data science problem is the data. So science is important until you can extract meaning from it.   Most healthcare visits are not so simple.   Small data can make a world of difference.   Once you have clean data, then you can apply your algorithm.    Resources Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: @saagrawa
November 24, 2021
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NEJM This Week — November 25, 2021

Featuring articles on spinal or general anesthesia for hip surgery, HIF-2α inhibition in von Hippel–Lindau disease, live birth after genetic testing for aneuploidy, belzutifan in the Pacak–Zhuang syndrome, and on responsible innovation in reproductive medicine; a review article on osteosarcoma; a case report of a man with pain and erythema of the left hand; and Perspective articles on why aducanumab is priced at $56,000 per patient, on Medicare coverage of aducanumab, and on the little things. Supplement to the New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 385, No. 22.
November 24, 2021
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Ignoring jaw pain comes at too high a price

"The COVID-19 pandemic challenged health care systems and patients’ personal economic capacity, leading to approximately six million adults losing their dental insurance. Additionally, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association recommended dentists to limit their practices to emergency and urgent dental care. In the list of these diagnoses requiring emergency care, jaw pain (temporomandibular disorder (TMD) that includes several clinical problems involving the temporomandibular joint and group of muscles that help with chewing and other associated structures), was not included. This is not acceptable." Soumya Padala is a craniofacial orthodontist. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Delta surge warning: Ignoring jaw pain comes at too high a price." (
November 24, 2021
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254 Why pay off $662,000 of student loans in 3 years?

Renee and Nii discuss HOW they were able to NOT only pay off $662,000 of student loan debt but also: Save a 9-month emergency fund Save enough in our 401k plans for at least the employee-match In this episode, we also talk about: Putting in our first offer for a real estate property in Houston, Texas.  Hint: it got rejected! Will Smith & Jada-Pinkett Smith Social media influencers discourage folks from entrepreneurship
November 24, 2021
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Ep 76- “The Modern Roles of Finding a Perfect Healthcare Job with Hammad Siddiqui”

In today’s episode, you will meet Hammad Siddiqui. He help Clients GROW on LinkedIn - PROVIDING LinkedIn Revamping and Optimization Service to Clients from North America, Europe, Middle East and South Asia - He is a Business Consultant and LinkedIn Profile Writer, revamping LinkedIn Profiles and Empowering LinkedIn Users to optimally use LinkedIn for Job Search, B2B, Networking or Influencing. Coaching and Training for over 15 years.To connect with Hammad  find his  links below:LinkedIn: @hammadsThank you again for joining us today! If you know anybody that would benefit from this episode please share it with them and help spread the knowledge and motivation. Don’t forget to show your support for the Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast by writing a review on iTunes. Your feedback helps the success of our show and pushes us to continuously be better! ADDITIONAL RESOURCESWant to save 8+ hours of work and reboot your focus within 2 minutes so you can do the things you love to do? Yes, it’s really possible -- and I’m going to prove it to you! I offer 3 FREE consultations per week. Book yours here before they run out! to instantly restore your energy and brighten your fatigued eyes in 2 minutes? Download your FREE audio exercises and discover them for yourself.This is just the tip of the iceberg, and I know you have a lot more questions that you want to get answered. Join us inside our private community for our weekly Ask Me Anything sessions and monthly networking with like-minded healthcare practitioners.
November 24, 2021
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#124: What Does Having Gratitude as a Core Value Look Like?

Today’s episode is all about gratitude and being grateful.We believe that practicing gratitude makes you a stronger person and a stronger healthcare leader.Gratitude is one of our six core values at MissingLogic® and in today’s episode we share how we practice gratitude in our business.We know it can be difficult to find things to be grateful for, during these challenging times.We share how we have looked at the opportunities in front of us and the positive things that have happened with gratitude.In fact, we are very grateful that we have the opportunity to help and serve healthcare leaders, like you, during these difficult times.We are very grateful to you, our listeners, our family, and our friends for supporting us throughout our journey.For full show notes and links, visit: you found value in this episode, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!Enrollment is open to our Self-Study Program, Caring for Others Without Neglecting YOU!  This self-study program is specifically designed for healthcare leaders like you, so you can find a way to take good care of your team without neglecting you.Click Here NOW to learn more and enroll!SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
November 24, 2021
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61: Reporting Powers: Insights in Action

While the recent pandemic caused devastating loss of life and strained health systems, it also brought into sharp focus nurses’ pivotal role in healthcare and their enormous, and largely untapped potential to shape patient care, rethink how healthcare is organized and where it’s delivered.   Moved by the unprecedented stress and strain on nurses and our health systems, Johnson & Johnson, in partnership with the American Nurses Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, set out to understand the various ways that the nursing profession evolved amidst the pandemic. From the stories and data emerged the pointed Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report -- one that offers a deeper understanding on how the pandemic transformed nursing practice and how the momentum of these innovations can steer us to a much better and preferred future of the profession.   In this second of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report we go behind the scenes on a “listening adventure” and hear how the pandemic changed people’s access to care, their care needs, and the impact on the well-being of the healthcare workforce, and learn through thought-provoking stories, experiences, and fine details how three nurse changemakers are weaving the needed innovations into their organizations, care delivery, and workforce to Accelerate Nursing and Transform Healthcare. Email us at For additional resources, visit our website at
November 23, 2021
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Racism in Pain Medicine

Guest: Natalie H. Strand, M.D. (@DrNatStrand) Host: Amit K. Ghosh, M.D. (@AmitGhosh006) Racial biases can influence diagnosis and treatment decisions. It is important to normalize implicit biases and be aware of our own biases to reduce disparities and improve health care for patients. Joining us today is Natalie Strand, M.D., a consultant in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. She will discuss the unique, relevant and timely topic of racism in pain medicine, including the occurrence of racism in medicine at all levels – from patient care, diagnoses and outcomes to professional development of physicians. She describes our responsibility and how, if we want to engage in anti-racism, we must do it at all levels in medicine. Additional Resources: Strand, N. H., Mariano, E. R., Goree, J. H., Narouze, S., Doshi, T. L., Freeman, J.A., Pearson, A. C. S. (2021). Racism in Pain Medicine: We Can and Should Do More. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 96(6), 1394-1400. Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
November 23, 2021
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Using AI in the Outpatient Clinic

In this episode, we are privileged to host the fantastic Dr. Rajiv Sivendran, Co-Founder and CEO at Apprentice Health. He is an expert in the simulation space and optimization of resources. Rajiv is driven by the desire to solve problems in healthcare, and the idea for his company started when he was doing his MBA at Harvard.    Rajiv explains simulations and modeling, and links that to resource allocation and logistics in healthcare. He also discusses queueing theory, starting simulations in healthcare, the different variables involved, and ways to collect the healthcare data needed for the simulation. We hyper-focus on the power of the simulation approach and where it is heading. Rajiv provides powerful examples of simulations and where they can and cannot be successful. We also cover the marketing, ROI side of simulation, and more.    There are many potential uses of simulations, and this conversation is an excellent start to learn about it and how you can use it in your clinic or hospital, so tune in!   About Rajiv Sivendran, MD Rajiv Sivendran is the Co-Founder and CEO at Apprentice Health, a software that helps to deliver exceptional care by improving the use of their valuable resource - clinical time and space. Before Apprentice, he worked as an Attending Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and as a Clinical Fellow and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.    Key Takeaways: You have to understand the laws of nature that govern that specific niche.  A standard practice doesn't do simulation.  It is simpler to get started on something simple.  It is hard to build the data set in simulation.  Each sensor is uniquely identified to them when a patient comes in.  You can build your nuance into your simulation model. It could be super simple, or it could be super complex. Every doctor obeys the same rule of queueing.  The model can take different inputs to provide outputs specific to practice.  There are so many variabilities in healthcare.    Resources LinkedIn: Twitter: @rajiv_sivendran Website:
November 17, 2021
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What does patient engagement mean in healthcare, and how do you define it?

Todd Johnson’s work has always been about how we can make a patient’s experience more continuous. One of the most significant opportunities Todd recognizes in the use of these integration systems is behavior change. Information processing may be overwhelming, and this is why moving to digital systems will make this easier. The outcome is a win-win relationship for both patients and medical staff. Patients will have better clinical experiences; meanwhile, the team will save time.  Patient engagement is increasing over time with these technologies. Tune in to this episode to know much more about where we are headed.  About Todd Johnson Todd Johnson is a serial entrepreneur committed to building innovative products that engage patients and connect them to their care teams. He builds strong companies on products that address market needs and offer long-term strategic potential from great ideas. He is leading HealthLoop's evolution to become the foundation for GetWell Loop™ and managing the acquired Mountain View, Calif. office. Once the integration process is complete, his focus will influence GetWell Loop’s product development and sales strategy.  Todd holds a Bachelor of Administration in computer science from Cornell University. Key Take-aways  The gold standard in integration is to have all the information and data from a patient available.  Integration and Data systems create a win-win relationship.  This transformation in-patient care requires leadership and a change in how we think about it.  When deploying this technology, patient engagement was variable.  Patients will use these apps when it’s a way to communicate with the medical team instead of following instructions from it.  Resources Connect and Follow Todd on LinkedIn here: Learn more about the LearnMore GetWell Network here: Source: 
November 10, 2021
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What is 'Interoperability' in healthcare and why is it important?

The systems that store your health records across different providers are probably not talking to each other. Even if they are, it certainly didn't happen by accident.  This is a problem Niko Skievaski is working to solve. Interoperability is a technical term that comes from outside of healthcare. The meaning of it is when two or more systems can share data with each other.  Niko explains that there are three levels of Interoperability: The first level is one in which data is shared between systems or providers. The second level is within a single care setting, known as Integration. The last and third one is giving patients their data or Patient Authorized data Access.  The topic of data is something we could discuss for hours - but we don't have that kind of time! Instead, this episode is a greatly simplified way to understand it!   About Niko SkievaskiNiko Skievaski is a co-founder of Redox, a modern API layer for EHR integration. Before Redox, he co-founded a co-working space and business incubator in Madison that attracts fellow former-Epic employees interested in startups.  With Redox, he has raised $4 million to make an API that works as a bridge between healthcare data and the software that uses it, translating patients' records across platforms.  Niko has a Bachelor of Arts/Science from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts from Boston University. Key Take-aways  HL7 is the most used integration standard used.  HL7 can be understood as a language.  Integration space needs to be bi-directional.  API stands for Application Program Interface  Interoperability is in the middle of data governance and the legal part of sharing.  A patient’s data could be hundreds of pages long. We have information at our fingertips during this century. Resources Connect and Follow Niko on LinkedIn here:  Know more about Redox here: Medcity News:,Health%20IT%2C%20Startups  Forbes: 
November 3, 2021
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How to Deliver Healthcare in 250+ Languages

The importance of understanding each other: video remote interpreting platforms. Health disparities are as broad and different as a color palette. Jamey Edwards works to improve them with Cloudbreak Health. Trust in the patient-provider encounter is essential and necessary in the 21st Century. This is why he started providing language services to enhance these barriers in medicine. The pandemic has caused everything to turn towards digital solutions. What used to be an in-person visit, now is an email or a phone call. This is where telemedicine is headed: the simplification of processes from the providers’ side. Also, the collaboration between institutions will boost to improve a single patient's experience.  Join Stefano and Jamey in this beautiful conversation about how technology will #humanizehealthcare! About Jamey Edwards Jamey is on a mission to fix healthcare. Jamey has founded and co-founded companies in hospital management, physician outsourcing, and telemedicine as a serial entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Cloudbreak Health, a leading unified telemedicine company currently performing over 130,000 encounters per month in over 1,900 healthcare venues nationwide. Jamey is a member of the Global Army of Healthcare Transformers of StartUp Health and is focused on two main moonshots of increasing access to care and driving the cost of care to zero. He graduated as a Tradition Fellow from Cornell University in 1996 & received his MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2003. Key Take-aways  The difference in Language is one of the most significant medical disparities across the globe.  Telemedicine is bringing patients closer to doctors.  With the advancement of technology, collaboration between institutions will be easier.  Technology is constantly changing and working to improve the patient’s experience.  Resources Connect and Follow Jamey Edwards on LinkedIn:  Follow Jamey Edwards on Twitter:  Visit Cloudbreak Health on the web:  Follow Cloudbreak Health on LinkedIn:  Follow Cloudbreak Health on Twitter: Follow Stefano Bini on Twitter: Follow Personalized Arthroplasty Society:
October 27, 2021
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What is a Digital Therapeutic? And how do they work?

Let's dive into digital therapeutics! In this episode of Digital Health 101, we feature one of our good friends and digital health leaders: Eugene Borukhovich. Eugene is a serial intra & entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, and podcast host; the list is long and impressive!  Eugene starts by answering the question "what is a digital therapeutic?" We dive into the history of digital therapeutics ('DTx'), the different forms DTx can take, the breadth of application, and some great examples of companies who are creating real solutions with evidence, engagement and business models. We also cover the impact DTx can have on accessing care, data collection, affordability, reimbursement and more.  Eugene also discusses the work of YourCoach.Health and how it supports health and wellness coaches to manage their business from end to end.  To learn more about digital therapeutics and Eugene's thoughts and insights, tune in to this episode! About Eugene Borukhovich Eugene is a serial intra and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker, and board advisor focusing on digital health. He is a Chairman and Founding Board Member at YourCoach Health and founder of Initium Impact Ventures. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as a Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer. He has also co-founded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Key Takeaways A DTx delivers medical interventions directly to evidence-based patients, clinically evaluated to do the above: treat, manage, and even prevent different diseases and disorders.  The business models of DTx are being explored.  DTx promises to be affordable and offers digital access to a much larger population. All you need is a smartphone.  When the pandemic hit, emergency use went straight to the market for many behaviors and mental health-related digital therapies.  When people need help, that empathy is vital.  Mentions Akili Interactive Welldoc Omada Pear Therapeutics Big Health Guest Links and Resources Connect and Follow Eugene Borukhovich:  LinkedIn: Twitter: Eugene's Podcasts: Digital Therapeutics Edition on Digital Health Today: Digital Therapeutics Edition on Health Podcast Network:
October 20, 2021
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What is Virtual Reality? And how can it be used in healthcare?

In this episode we do a deep dive into virtual reality, and we are honored to feature a doctor synonymous with VR, Dr. Justin Barad.  In this interview, Justin defines virtual reality, shares some background context and history, and discusses some of the advantages of training in the VR world. He also talks about VR in healthcare, especially in surgery, pain, anxiety management, psychiatric space, and optometry space. Justin also shares his thoughts on possible areas of VR applications, how technology should be used in healthcare, and some studies showing a significant increase of skill transfer in the use of Osso VR.  Learn more about virtual reality and its impact on healthcare in this exciting episode of DH 101. Please tune in! About Justin Barad, MD Justin is the Co-Founder and CEO at Osso VR, a surgical training and assessment platform that teaches medical procedures in a highly realistic virtual environment. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with a Bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley and an MD from UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He completed his residency at UCLA and his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital. Key Takeaways: There's too much to learn in healthcare, and doctors cannot know it all.  There was an accelerating need for some way to train people remotely without needing to be physically together and without having access necessarily to patients, cadavers, or equipment. The VR platform is broadly applicable. In healthcare, it takes a village, and everything's a partnership.  Have a realistic expectation of what VR is and isn't. Working with technology is a skill set. First, you need to have a basic understanding of how the software works.   We need to make space and provide education around technology and integrate it more. We need to start thinking about how we can systematize creating the next generation of healthcare technologies. Connect and Follow Dr. Justin Barad on LinkedIn, Twitter, and the Web LinkedIn: Twitter: @jbhungry Website:
October 13, 2021
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Shafi Ahmed on Democratizing Surgical Training Through Virtual Reality

In this episode, we chat with Professor Shafi Ahmed about virtual reality and its application to democratize surgical training and surgical care. Through virtual surgeries, Dr. Ahmed is changing the medical approach to technology. Digital surgery is one of Dr. Ahmed’s main focus points. This has been something that hasn’t been around for long. He also discusses extended reality and technology specialties in the healthcare field.  Join the first episode of Digital Health 101 and discover the world-changing power of virtuality and tech in medicine! About Shafi Ahmed  Professor Shafi Ahmed is a multi-award-winning surgeon, teacher, futurist, innovator, and entrepreneur. He is a 3x TEDx and an international keynote speaker. Prof. Ahmed is faculty at Harvard Medical School, Bart’s Medical School, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University, Bradford University, and Singularity University, where he teaches medicine, innovation, and digital transformation.  He is currently a member of the NHS Assembly advising on the long-term plan. He was previously an advisor to the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health to help deliver innovation and digital Health and is the Vodafone UK Connected Health Ambassador. Key Take-aways  Extended reality is a concept referring to every combined (real and virtual) environment.  Digital surgery is still an innovative strategy.  People, specifically students, get more engaged when innovative tools are used. In VR and AI, one little piece becomes part of a more extensive structure for learning.  Technology will highlight gaps that we can’t see right now in surgery.  Guest Links and Resources: Connect and Follow Dr. Ahmed: LinkedIn  Follow Dr. Ahmed on Twitter:  Know more about Dr. Ahmed on his website:
October 6, 2021
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Trailer: Welcome to Digital Health 101

Welcome to the Digital Health 101 podcast. On this podcast, we explore and break down the building blocks of digital health, one technology at a time. We speak with experts to understand the fundamentals of how these technologies work. We take complex topics and present them in simple clear terms. We hear about the experiences of the innovators who are pushing the boundaries of technology and the clinical leaders who are putting them to use. Throughout this series, we'll explore how these technologies impact health access and health equity. Our goal is to keep anyone working in the healthcare space informed about the latest technologies, how they work and how they can be put to use whether that's on the patient's wrist, at the bedside or in the surgical suite. Follow this podcast on your favorite podcast player and sign up for our newsletter at, and thanks for joining us on the Digital Health 101 podcast.
September 29, 2021
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A doctor turned Hollywood actor on physicians who struggle with suicidal ideation

"Thanks for gathering today in this anonymous detached space. Since it’s unlikely that we’ll ever publicly convene in a circle on metal folding chairs, I’m reaching out through this letter. You can peruse this in private and perhaps see a piece of yourself here. As a non-practicing physician who speaks openly about my decades of suicidal ideations, I know there’s a thirst for connection on this topic. Colleagues pull me aside to whisper that they, too, have felt “that way.” See this letter as my way of firing a flare into the dark cavernous topic of physician suicide in order to faintly shed light and, above all, signal that you are not alone." Eliza Shin is an actor and former radiologist. She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "To my fellow physicians who are struggling with suicidal ideation." (
November 23, 2021
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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Travel trends and colder temperatures could mean a COVID-19 holiday surge

This episode is shared from Mayo Clinic Q&A and was recorded in November, 2021 Guest:  Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland) Host: Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. (@hmgazelkamd) Cold weather, increased travel, waning immunity and the potential for new variants may serve up the perfect recipe for a holiday COVID-19 surge, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.   "I have consistently said what's very likely to happen as we get to the cooler weather and see the trends in travel is that we will have another surge," says Dr. Poland. "We're in this unusual situation where the pandemic is actually getting worse because humans don't want to believe that the pandemic is just as important now as it was a year ago." In this Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Poland answers several listener questions and talks more about being vigilant against COVID-19 as the U.S. heads into a second winter with this coronavirus. He also addresses the recent news that wild deer have shown evidence of COVID-19 infection and what that might mean in the battle to eliminate the disease.  AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Resources: Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.
November 22, 2021
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