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The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast

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Given the current events in Lebanon, Lebanese physicians working there have been in the news extensively lately. Some have chosen to leave in search of a more stable life; some have chosen to stay, and some have chosen not to move back to Lebanon in the first place. We will interview Lebanese physicians working in Lebanon and beyond to get their opinions about the events taking place in Lebanon, the future of medicine in Lebanon, and the role Lebanese physicians play worldwide in their respective fields, and their connections to their home county. We will highlight success stories, stories that were not so successful, and everything in between. Medical students, physicians-in-training, and attending physicians at different points in their careers will be interviewed. We hope you will find this podcast beneficial and exciting!

Given the current events in Lebanon, Lebanese physicians working there have been in the news extensively lately. Some have chosen to leave in search of a more stable life; some have chosen to stay, and some have chosen not to move back to Lebanon in the first place. We will interview Lebanese physicians working in Lebanon and beyond to get their opinions about the events taking place in Lebanon, the future of medicine in Lebanon, and the role Lebanese physicians play worldwide in their respective fields, and their connections to their home county. We will highlight success stories, stories that were not so successful, and everything in between. Medical students, physicians-in-training, and attending physicians at different points in their careers will be interviewed. We hope you will find this podcast beneficial and exciting!

Location:

United States

Description:

Given the current events in Lebanon, Lebanese physicians working there have been in the news extensively lately. Some have chosen to leave in search of a more stable life; some have chosen to stay, and some have chosen not to move back to Lebanon in the first place. We will interview Lebanese physicians working in Lebanon and beyond to get their opinions about the events taking place in Lebanon, the future of medicine in Lebanon, and the role Lebanese physicians play worldwide in their respective fields, and their connections to their home county. We will highlight success stories, stories that were not so successful, and everything in between. Medical students, physicians-in-training, and attending physicians at different points in their careers will be interviewed. We hope you will find this podcast beneficial and exciting!

Twitter:

@khalildiab

Language:

English

Contact:

3173745102


Episodes

Episode 47: How the Healthcare System in Lebanon is Succumbing to the Political Situation

5/1/2022
Please listen to Episode 47 of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast. Our guests for this episode are: - Dr. Adam Coutts, an academic at the University of Cambridge, UK and a Global Challenges Research Fund Scholar and co-investigator. - Dr. Cherine Bazzane, a Family Medicine physician and lecturer at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, who has a cancer survivor clinic at Clemenceau Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins International, and an anti-aging specialist. - Dr. Alexandra Chen, a...

Duration:00:50:16

Episode 46: Achieving Healthcare Equity in the LGBTQ Community in Lebanon with Dr. Omar Fattal

4/17/2022
Please listen to episode 46 of the Lebanese Physicians' Podcast with Dr. Omar Fattal, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Fattal is one of the main founding members of LEBMASH, the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health, which works on improving the health of the LGBTQ and refugee community in Lebanon. In the episode, we discuss the behind the scenes work that was done to establish LEBMASH, and we delve into the past, present, and future of...

Duration:00:37:58

Episode 45: An International Medical Graduate’s Story of Transition Between Lebanon and the United States

3/27/2022
Please tune in to Episode 45 of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast with Dr. Ahmad Mahdi documenting his transition from Beirut, Lebanon to Wichita, Kansas to start his residency in internal medicine at KU-Wichita Campus. In this episode, we discuss the process of applying to residency in the United States and the practical and emotional aspects of this transition. Dr. Mahdi recently wrote his story on the ECFMG blog, Journeys in Medicine, and it was shared widely by ECFMG. This episode is...

Duration:00:32:51

Episode 44: An Open Access Journal with no Publication Fees: Is this for real? with Dr. Gregory Nicholas

3/12/2022
Please listen and watch episode 44 of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Gregory Nicholas. Dr. Nicholas is a graduate of the Lebanese American University School of Medicine and currently a plastic surgery resident in Brazil. Through his medical training, he noticed that medical students, residents, and physicians in underpriviliged communities are at a disadvantage when it comes to their ability to publish in peer-reviewed journal. This is due to the cost of publication and to the lack...

Duration:00:35:32

Episode 43: Addressing the Psychological Impact of the Beirut Port Explosion on Children and Adolescents

2/27/2022
Tune in to our newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast where we discuss the results of the recently published study "Anxiety, depression and PTSD in children and adolescents following the Beirut port explosion" with Drs. Fadi Maalouf and Lilian Ghandour. In this episode we discuss the psychological impact of the explosion on children and adolescents in Lebanon following the explosion. We discuss the questionnaires used, the areas in Lebanon that were polled, and the significance...

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 42: The GNK Foundation: Advancing the Treatment of Blood Disorders in Lebanon with Dr. Adlette Inati

1/29/2022
Please tune in to watch and listen to Episode 42 of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Adlette Inati, and co-hosted by Dr. MohammadAli Jardali. In this episode, we discuss the Georges Nassim Khoriaty Foundation focusing on its establishment, and its work on improving the lives of children with blood cell disorders and cancers in Lebanon. The foundation has done tremendous work advancing research in sickle cell disease in Lebanon including newborn screening, and Thalassemia. We would...

Duration:00:36:49

Episode 41: The Beirut Blast and Hospital Disaster Preparedness with Drs. Haytham Kaafarani and Jamal Hoballahut Blast and Hospital Disaster Preparedness with Drs. Haytham Kaafarani and Jamal Hoballah

1/15/2022
If you are interested in learning about disaster preparedness, please tune in to out latest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast discussing the results of the Beirut Blast Assessment for Surgical Services (BASS) Multicenter Study which was recently published in the Annals of Surgery as a result of a collaboration among 4 major medical centers in Beirut (AUBMC, LAUMC-RH, CMC Beirut, and HDF-Beirut) and the Center for Outcomes and Patient Safety in Surgery (COMPASS) at the Massachusetts...

Duration:00:40:31

Episode 40: Current State of Oncology in Lebanon with Dr. Anwar Shayya

12/18/2021
Please listen and watch Episode 40 of the Lebanese Physicians Podcast. In this episode, we discuss the state of oncology and cancer treatment in Lebanon, which is suffering at this time due to migration of a large number of oncologists, and the lack of availability of essential cancer treatments due to cost and other factors. The state of oncology in the country sheds a light into the overall state of medical practice in the country. We end the episode discussing ways to help and possible...

Duration:00:42:00

Episode 39: Global Smile Foundation: The Road to Sustainable Cleft Care with Drs. Usama Hamdan and Rami Kantar

12/4/2021
Please listen to and watch our latest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast discussing the Global Smile Foundation with Dr. Usama Hamdan, President and Co-Founder of the foundation, and Dr. Rami Kantar. The Global Smile Foundation was established more than 30 years ago and has been providing comprehensive and sustainable cleft care through clinical, educational, and research initiatives. It has treated patient across the globe in Ecuador, Peru, Lebanon, West Africa, and other...

Duration:00:41:02

Episode 38: Discussing genomic testing in Lebanon with CEO and founder of Genes Arabia Dr. Kevin Saliba

11/23/2021
Please watch and listen to our newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast, co-hosted with Dr. MohammadAli Jardali, discussing genomic testing in Lebanon, its past, present, and future with CEO and founder of Genes Arabia Dr. Kevin Saliba. Dr. Saliba is a surgeon by training having finished his training at the Lebanese University. His enterpreneurial spirit led him to develop Genes Arabia serving Lebanon and Jordan currently and providing genomic sequencing and testing for people in...

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 37: Discussing domestic violence, reproductive health, and period poverty in Lebanon with Dr. Jinan Usta

10/26/2021
Please listen to our newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast with Drs. Jinan Usta and MohammadAli Jardali. Dr. Usta is Professor of Family Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and a big advocate for violence prevention in the household having published extensively on the topic. The socioeconomic crisis in Lebanon has had devastating consequences on people's savings accounts and quality of life. This has included all aspects of life, including marriages and...

Duration:00:36:30

Episode 36: No fuel. No problem. How doctors in Beirut still make it to work with Dr. Zaki Sleiman

10/12/2021
Please listen to and watch our newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Zaki Sleiman who is an obstetrician now based in Switzerland but still works in Beirut. We discuss Dr. Sleiman's most recent post of him holding a newborn wearing his biking gear dedicating this picture to the baby to remind it of the historic time it was born in Lebanon in the middle of its worst ecomonic crisis. Dr. Sleiman who is an avid triathlete biked 10 kilometers to work to deliver the baby due...

Duration:00:27:36

Episode 35: Rationing Medical Supplies in Lebanon with Dr. Bernard Harbieh

9/30/2021
Please watch and listen to our latest episode of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Bernard Harbieh, a cardiac electrophysiology specialist at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and at KMC. In this episode, we discuss the difficulties physicians and patients are having to obtain the necessary medical supplies for life saving procedures. In Dr. Harbieh's case, we discuss the struggles he is having with getting pacemakers and pacemaker batteries. We delve into the...

Duration:00:26:27

Episode 34: ”Elle habitait a Sandwich”- Reflections of an immigrant to the US Midwest with Pauline Karroum

9/23/2021
Please listen to our latest episode of the The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Pauline Mouhanna Karroum, a journalist, novelist, and avid writer, who immigrated to the Springfield, Illinois area in the United States Midwest for her husband's medical training. In this episode, we discuss her novel "Elle habitait a Sandwich", or "She live in Sandwich", the story of Therese, a new immigrant to Sandwich, IL. Her novel describes in detail what goes through the minds of immigrants, especially...

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 33: Zero COVID in Lebanon: Is this a dream or could it be a reality? with Dr. Jade Khalife

9/7/2021
Please listen to and watch our newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians' Podcast with Drs. Jade Khalife and MohammadAli Jardali. Dr. Khalife holds an MD from the American University of Beirut, a Master of Public Health, Health Management and Policy, and a Master of Science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is an advocate of the ZeroCOVID strategy and has established the Independent Lebanese Committee for the Elimination of COVID-19 with a clearly outlined strategy...

Duration:00:33:38

Episode 32: Medical Training in Australia with Dr. Serge Geara

8/28/2021
Have you thought about doing your medical training in Australia? Have you considered working in Australia as a doctor? Have you thought about life in Australia? If you have not considered this or if you are looking into this pathway, listen to this episode of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Serge Gaara who started his medical school at LAU, and subsequently transferred to Australia to finish his medical school there and now is doing his medical training there. Get the inside scoop...

Duration:00:31:57

Episode 31: Postdoctoral fellowships with Dr. Elie Ghabi

8/20/2021
Are you thinking of applying to a postdoctoral fellowship in the US? Do you want to know if it is the right fit for you? Do you want to learn about the application process and how to boost your CV to secure a paid position? Are you interested in learning about life as a postdoctoral fellow? Are you interested in knowing about the benefits of these positions for your application to residency? If so, watch and listen to our latest episode of @The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Elie...

Duration:00:33:50

Episode 30: Discussing the Match Process and Internship Experience with Dr. Sarah El Halabi

8/12/2021
Please listen and watch our latest episode of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Sarah El Halabi who just went through the match process and started her internship at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. We discuss the match process, the number of programs to apply to, the virtual interview process, and composing the rank list. Then, we delve into how to make your internship year a worthwhile and fun year. Please follow Sarah on her twitter handle: @SarahElHalabi1...

Duration:00:28:43

Episode 29: The Status of HIV in Lebanon and the MENA Region with Dr. Nesrine Rizk

8/5/2021
Please listen to our newest episode of the podcast with Dr. Nesrine Rizk, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, and a renowned HIV specialist in the MENA region. We discuss where the MENA region stands on the HIV care continuum, and we delve into the barriers, opportunities, and the work needed to improve the lives of HIV patients in the region in the future. We hope you enjoy this new podcast episode.

Duration:00:34:17

Episode 28: The Road to Medical Training in the UK with Dr. Violeta Yammine

7/29/2021
Are you thinking about training in the UK? Are you interested in learning about the pathway to securing a residency spot in the UK? Do you want to learn about the road to a medical career in the UK? Please listen to the newest episode of The Lebanese Physicians Podcast with Dr. Violeta Yammine FY1 at Oxford University Hospitals and Dr. Elie Ghabi, post doctoral fellow in Baltimore, MD discussing this topic. We hope you enjoy it.

Duration:00:30:35