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Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom

Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom


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Interviewing physician leaders to tap into their wisdom




Delivering World Class Results with Dr. Luis Diaz

Luis Diaz, MD, is the Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology and holds the Grayer Family Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Diaz is an internationally recognized physician-scientist, accomplished physician, researcher, and leader in the field of clinical oncology. He has pioneered several diagnostic and therapeutic genomic approaches to cancer and has developed the basis for a molecular pap smear, a promising way to detect early-stage ovarian and endometrial cancers...


Let The Game Come to You with Dr. Talmadge King

Talmadge E. King Jr., MD, is the Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. King is also a Master of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He holds the UCSF Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professorship in Internal Medicine, and is a recipient of the 2007 Trudeau Medal, the highest honor of the American Lung Association & American Thoracic Society. His research...


The Unhurried Patient Visit with Dr. Vincent Rajkumar

S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, is the Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Chair of the ECOG Myeloma Committee. He is also the Associate Editor of Mayo Clinic proceedings, as well as the Editor-In-Chief of Blood Cancer Journal. He was recently awarded the Giants of Cancer Care Award in 2019 and the Waldenström Award for lifetime achievement in myeloma. When Dr. Vincent Rajkumar first joined the Mayo Clinic, he was inspired by his colleagues to embrace...


Eliminating the Grocery List Mentality with Dr. Joseph Treat

Joseph Treat, MD, is a Professor of the Department of Hematology/Oncology, Vice Chair of Education and Medical Director for Ambulatory Care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Dr. Treat completed his medical school from Temple University and residency in Internal Medicine from Georgetown University Hospital where he stayed to pursue an Oncology fellowship at the Lombardi Cancer Center. He has dedicated his clinical practice to mesothelioma and lung cancer for the past 20 years and has published...


Commitment over Intelligence with Dr. Stephen Rennard

Stephen Rennard MD, is the Larson Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. He completed Internal Medicine training at the Washington University in St Louis followed by training in pulmonary diseases at the National Institutes of Health where he conducted research in the cell biology of lung disease for the next seven years. He joined the...


Mentorship: Does one size fit all? with Dr. Ariela Marshall

Ariela Marshall, MD, is the Director of the Women’s Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program and the Associate Program Director of Non-Malignant Hematology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an international leader and innovator in practice leadership and medical education with a passion for mentoring trainees into positions at top institutions. Dr. Marshall completed her medical school from Harvard Medical School, residency in Internal Medicine from the Hospital of University of...


A Mentoring Ecosystem with Dr. Vineet Chopra

Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, is a hospitalist and Chair of Medicine at the University of Colorado. He was previously the Inaugural Chief of Hospital Medicine at the University of Michigan. He completed his medical school at Grant Medical College in India and residency in Internal Medicine from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He is an accomplished physician-scientist and health services researcher focused on patient safety, hospital-acquired complications and the art and science of...


Doing Your Homework with Dr. Suresh Ramalingam

Suresh Ramalingam, MD, FACP, FASCO, is the Professor of the department of Hematology-Oncology, Roberto C. Goizueta Distinguished Chair and Assistant Dean for Cancer Research, Director of Division of Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. He is also the Deputy Director at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Dr Ramalingam completed his medical school from Kilpauk Medical College University of Madras and residency in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University. He...


"Total Commitment": Practicing Selfless Medicine with Dr. Shlomo Melmed

Shlomo Melmed, MD, MB, ChB, FRCP, MACP, is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Executive Vice-President and Dean of the Medical Faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and holds the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine. Dr. Melmed completed his medical school from University of Cape Town and Residency in Internal Medicine from Sheba Medical Center in Israel. He then trained in Endocrinology at UCLA. His research focuses on molecular pathogenesis of pituitary tumors...


Pick Your Battles and Be Fearless with Dr. Sowmya Nagaraj

Sowmya Nagaraj, MD is currently the Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine residency program at the East Carolina University. Dr Nagaraj grew up in India and completed her medical school from JSS Medical College in India before moving to the United States. She then pursued a residency in Internal Medicine from Hurley Medical Center of Michigan State University. After completing residency, she joined as a faculty member at Brody School of...


The Five-Minute Daily Ritual with Dr. Fred Schiffman

Fred J. Schiffman, MD, is a Hematologist/Oncologist and the Associate Physician-in-Chief at The Miriam Hospital, the Medical Director of the Lifespan Cancer Institute, the Sigal Family Professor of Humanistic Medicine and the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of NYU Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology/Oncology from Yale New Haven...


Empty Your Backpack with Dr. Stephanie Halvorson

Stephanie Halvorson MD is the Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed her medical school at the University of Minnesota and her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. In 2005, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at OHSU and in addition to her clinical responsibilities, has served as an Associate Program Director for...


Treating Cancer Before it Spreads with Dr. Dan Theodorescu

Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, is the Professor of surgery, pathology and laboratory medicine, Phase-I Foundation Distinguished Chair and Director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and Cedars Sinai Cancer. Dr. Theodorescu completed his medical school from Queens University, Ontario and residency in Urology from University of Toronto. He then pursued a fellowship in Urologic Oncology from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Theodorescu has published over 300 articles in...


Find What Excites You with Dr. John Donnelly

Dr. John Donnelly has had a career at ChristianaCare committed to excellence in medical education. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Donnelly did his dual training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at ChristianaCare and Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Dr. Donnelly has worked with countless medical students and residents in his roles as a Core Faculty member for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Associate Program...


Persistence. Agility. Cancer Research with Dr. Wafik El-Deiry

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, is Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Director, Cancer Center at Brown University, practicing oncologist and ACS Professor. El-Deiry earned MD/PhD degrees at U. Miami, completed Medicine residency, Oncology fellowship at Johns Hopkins where he discovered CDK-inhibitor p21WAF1. He was HHMI Investigator, tenured Professor of Medicine, Genetics and Pharmacology, Associate Director for Physician-Scientist Training in Hem-Onc,...


From Playing Melodies to Curing Maladies with Dr. Matthew A. Sparks

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology and the Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Duke University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Medical Student Research, and Lead of Society for Early Education Scholars Program in the department of medicine. Dr. Sparks completed his medical school and residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He then pursued a...


Disabusing Disability with Dr. Oluwaferanmi Okanlami

Oluwaferanmi Okanlami MD is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Urology at University of Michigan. He is also the Interim Director of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and Director of Adaptive Sports & Fitness within the Division of Student Life at the University of Michigan. He is the Spokesperson for Guardian Life in their Equal & Able Partnership. Dr. Okanlami was featured on Robin Robert’s Good Morning America Series “Thriver...


Four Pillars of Success with Dr. Ruth Gotian

Ruth Gotian, EdD, MS, is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is the former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is currently a contributor to Forbes where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. She was named to the Thinkers50 Radar list,...


Don’t Be in a Hurry; Take Your Time with Dr. Alan Wasserman

Alan Wasserman MD is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is the former President of the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA), which comprises the University’s full-time clinical faculty. Dr. Wasserman completed his medical school from Hahnemann Medical College and residency from Abington Memorial Hospital. He pursued a Fellowship in Cardiology from...


Reconnecting to your Why with Dr. Laxmi Suthar

Laxmi Suthar MD is the Program Director Of UCLA-Olive View Categorical and Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency, and an Associate Professor Of Medicine at David Geffen School Of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Suthar completed her medical school from Oregon Health Sciences University and residency in internal medicine from the University of California -- San Francisco. She also completed a teaching fellowship at UCSF during her training. Dr. Suthar’s academic areas of interest include medical...