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37 - Dan O'Connor - How to Be a Student Entrepreneur, Founding HealthX, and Choosing Dermatology

12/23/2018
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Today’s episode is one we recorded a long time ago with Dan O’Connor, one of the three founders of HealthX! Dan is now a dermatology resident at Harvard. In the episode, we chat about how he got interested in computer science, entrepreneurship, as well as some of his previous experiences as a medical scribe, an academic researcher, and founding a company to make the resident evaluation process more streamlined. His research uncovered some interesting findings focusing on gender bias in the...

Duration:02:06:41

36 - Lizz Card and Joy Obayemi - Global Surgery Adventures in Tanzania

10/22/2018
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This episode is one we recorded a while back with Lizz Card and Joy Obayemi who are also third year medical students. In it, we discuss the work they did in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, performing research with a focus on global surgery. First, we hear a little bit about each of their backgrounds, and then we jump into some of their projects, including looking into the repercussions medical bills have on mental health, and the role of traditional bone setters in the...

Duration:01:53:17

35 - Dr. Shivan Mehta Part 2 - Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthcare

8/20/2018
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Today’s episode is Part 2 of a conversation Logan and I had with Dr. Shivan Mehta, who is the Associate Chief Innovation Officer at Penn Medicine. A gastroenterologist by training, Dr. Mehta is also the Director of Operations at the Penn Center for Healthcare Innovation, and works with the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. He received his MD, MBA and Masters in Health Policy all from Penn. We had a great conversation with topics ranging from his...

Duration:00:27:27

34 - Dr. Shivan Mehta Part 1 - Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Healthcare

8/12/2018
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Today’s episode is Part 1 of a conversation Logan and I had with Dr. Shivan Mehta, who is the Associate Chief Innovation Officer at Penn Medicine. A gastroenterologist by training, Dr. Mehta is also the Director of Operations at the Penn Center for Healthcare Innovation, and works with the Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. He received his MD, MBA and Masters in Health Policy all from Penn. We had a great conversation with topics ranging from his...

Duration:00:28:30

33 - Dr. Scott Trerotola - A Pioneering Career in IR, Hemodialysis, and Device Innovation

7/6/2018
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In this episode, I speak with Logan Brock, my occasional co-host, and Dr. Scott Trerotola who is the Chief of Interventional Radiology as well as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Trerotola is a mentor to many medical students, and pursues research in hemodialysis and venous access among many other topics. Along with his surgical and academic work, Dr. Treretola is also an inventor, holding numerous patents for medical device – one of...

Duration:00:55:58

32- Dr. Scott Manaker Part 2 - In Defense of the RUC

5/23/2018
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In Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Manaker, we discuss some of the common criticisms of the RUC, and why the group is structured the way it is. Long story short, it’s an imperfect group that was designed to most effectively do the otherwise overwhelmingly gargantuan task of determining the value of the procedures physicians bill for. For more background on the RUC and Dr. Manaker, check out Part 1....

Duration:00:35:08

31 - Dr. Scott Manaker Part 1 - The RUC, and Determining How Much Physicians Get Paid

4/28/2018
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Today’s episode is the first of a two part conversation I had with Dr. Scott Manaker, who is a an attending Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I first heard about Dr. Manaker being at Penn when I fell down the rabbit hole researching a fascinating part of the U.S Healthcare system – a group called the Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee, or the “RUC” for short. Dr. Manaker is a member of this group, and I felt really...

Duration:01:17:36

30 - Internship Minisode - Christina Bax, Bringing Sight to Africa with Peek Vision

4/21/2018
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This episode is the final internship minisode with Christina Bax, who spent last summer working in Botswana with Peek Health, a company originally discussed on this podcast in one of our first episodes with Ryan Littman-Quinn. Christina talks about how she approached figuring out what to do over the summer, her role as a medical student with the Peek team, working with design students, and how she transitioned to living in Africa! Links Peek Vision https://www.peekvision.org/ Upenn-Botswana...

Duration:00:22:55

29 - Catherine Cullen - The Bioethics of Fetal Medicine

4/12/2018
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This episode is a follow-up to the discussion with Dr. Alan Flake on fetal medicine and the artificial womb project. I speak with my good friend, and Penn Med classmate, Catherine Cullen about bioethics, and what we should think about as we continue to push forward, innovating in the realm of fetal medicine. With the advent of genomics, gene editing, and gene therapies, these types of conversations are more important now than ever. If you haven’t had the chance to listen to our episode with...

Duration:00:29:59

28 - Dr. Alan Flake - The Artificial Womb and Innovation in Fetal Medicine

4/8/2018
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Today we bring you a long-awaited, and incredibly special episode! This is an interview I, along with the new co-VP of curriculum for Penn HealthX, Raymond Liu, did with Dr. Alan Flake after he spoke at the Penn HealthX conference last semester. Dr. Flake is an attending pediatric and fetal surgeon in the Division of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He serves as Director of CHOP’s Center for Fetal Research and is a professor of Surgery and...

Duration:00:46:23

27 - Dr. Nisha Mehta Part 2 - Physician Side Gigs

4/5/2018
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Part 2! This episode is a conversation I had with Dr. Nisha Mehta, who is a Penn Med alum! She is currently a radiologist, writer, speaker, and physician advocate. Her writing has been featured in Forbes, PBS NewsHour, Doximity, and KevinMD, among many others. She writes and speaks on many topics in medicine, including physician burnout, work-life balance, wellness, and personal finance. She is also the founder of the Facebook group, Physician Side Gigs, where over 15,000 physicians share...

Duration:00:32:00

26 - Dr. Nisha Mehta Part 1 - What is Unique About Physician Burnout?

4/2/2018
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This episode is a conversation I had with Dr. Nisha Mehta, who is a Penn Med alum! She is currently a radiologist, writer, speaker, and physician advocate. Her writing has been featured in Forbes, PBS NewsHour, Doximity, and KevinMD, among many others. She writes and speaks on many topics in medicine, including physician burnout, work-life balance, wellness, and personal finance. She is also the founder of the Facebook group, Physician Side Gigs, where over 15,000 physicians share stories of...

Duration:00:34:23

25 - Internship Minisode - Nancy Liu, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement at UCSF

2/18/2018
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Today’s minisode is an interview with another one of the HealthX summer internship funding recipients, and another fellow MS2, Nancy Liu. Nancy spent the summer at UCSF learning about methods used in patient safety and quality improvement work. She cold-called a number of research teams to see if they would be interested in having her join, knowing that she could secure outside funding. She was also able to participate in the Telluride Experience which is a conference for medical students...

Duration:00:20:53

24 - Internship Minisode - Alejandro Cazzulino - Private Equity and the Medical Device Space

2/11/2018
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Today’s episode is a quick minisode with one of my fellow MS2s, Alejandro Cazzulino, or Cazz. We chatted a bit about his experience working for a private equity firm Healthpoint Capital, and one of their spinoffs, Innovahealth Partners that invests in medical device companies. Cazz was able to secure this internship with the help of HealthX funding that is available every year for Penn Med students who are looking to take on some untraditional work in a HealthX-related field. Students who...

Duration:00:23:04

23 - Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, How Non-Profits Are Fighting to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

2/4/2018
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Today’s episode is a conversation I had with Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, who spoke to Penn HealthX last semester about her experience as a patient with Cystic Fibrosis, and in founding Emily’s Entourage, a 501c3 that accelerates research for new treatments and a cure for CF. Since 2011, Emily’s Entourage has raised around $3 million, and has invested in research projects and start-up companies looking to develop drugs for rare missense mutations that cause CF. Emily received her undergraduate...

Duration:02:07:42

22 - Dr. Jake Brenner, Thinking Like a Medical Entrepreneur, and Penn Health Tech

1/27/2018
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Today’s episode is a conversation I had with Dr. Jake Brenner, who is pulmonary and critical care physician at Penn who splits his time between clinical work, developing technologies in the lab, and founding companies to bring those technologies to market. He completed his MD/PhD at Stanford, and participated in their Stanford Biodesign Fellowship program. He was able to spin two separate companies out of his involvement with that program, and is currently working on another called RightAir....

Duration:01:04:07

21 - Justin Larkin, Co-Founding WellSheet to Improve the EHR Experience

1/20/2018
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Today’s episode is a conversation I had a few months ago with Justin Larkin, who is a fellow Penn Med student. Justin is one of the co-founders, and current CMO of WellSheet, which is a start-up that is using machine learning to identify, prioritize, and visualize patient health data across electronic health records. This company was launched out of the Penn HealthX Labs incubator completion, and remains one of the programs greatest success stories. Now that I’ve started my clinical...

Duration:01:08:55

20 - Dr. Ali Behbahani, Venture Capital and Medicine

1/13/2018
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Today’s episode is a conversation that Logan recorded with Dr. Ali Behbahani when he was here for the Penn HealthX conference in December to lead a workshop on thinking like a Venture Capitalist. Ali’s story is especially interesting because he actually worked in the business and investment world before completing his MD/MBA dual degree at Penn, and then decided to go straight back into finance and investing when he graduated. This is obviously not common for someone who goes to medical...

Duration:00:44:53

19 - Alastair Blake, The U.K Health System, and Consulting for McKinsey

1/6/2018
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Alistair Blake is a British-trained physician who went to Cambridge. He performed his residency in London, and has worked as health policy fellow for the NHS. He is currently an MBA-student at Wharton, and plans on working full time after graduation with the consulting firm, McKinsey. After speaking for a HealthX event on campus, he joined us to dive a bit deeper into his thoughts on the U.S vs. the U.K health systems, and what he has learned as a physician who wants to transition into the...

Duration:01:10:21

18 - Dr. Patrick Brennan, The Role of a Chief Medical Officer(CMO), and Coaching in Healthcare

12/29/2017
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For our last episode of 2017, I hosted Dr. Patrick Brennan, the current Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS). We touch on Dr. Brennan’s passion for infectious disease, how he began to take on leadership roles in medicine – including those with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and as an advisor to the CDC and Secretary of Health and Human Services – the role of a CMO at a large non-profit hospital, high-level coaching in healthcare,...

Duration:03:35:32